Latest College Basketball News

sportTeam USA notes: Final U17 squad includes several UK targets; 2018 star plans UK visit
A few quick notes out of Tuesday morning’s session from Team USA U17 training camp … The final cuts were made after Tuesday morning’s practice, and the 12 players that will represent Team USA at the FIBA U17 world championships in Spain later …
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Michigan transfer Spike Albrecht reports to Purdue men’s basketball team
Wearing a white T-shirt with black-and-gray lettering and black shorts featuring gold lettering, Spike Albrecht felt perfectly comfortable in Purdue gear. “It’s nice. I like Nike too, so I’m happy about it,” he said with a laugh Tuesday at Mackey Arena.
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Wake Forest Basketball Non-Conference Schedule Released
The Wake Forest basketball program officially released its non-conference schedule on Tuesday. How challenging is the schedule? Let’s take a look at who the Demon Deacons will be taking on in Danny Manning’s third season on the sidelines in Winston-Salem.
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Latest Women’s Basketball News

sportClose leaves OSU women’s basketball program
CORVALLIS – Oregon State women’s assistant basketball coach Mandy Close will leave the program this week, head coach Scott Rueck announced Friday. Buy Photo Mandy Close (right) spent the past three years as an assistant basketball coach for the OSU women’s …
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Chris Day Announces Women’s Basketball Coaching Staff
BURLINGTON, Vt. – University of Vermont head women’s basketball coach Chris Day announced Friday that Alisa Kresge will serve as associate head coach for his first season in Burlington. Brian Donoghue and Caroline Coyer have also joined his staff as …
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Women’s basketball coach Anita Howard leaves Livingstone
Livingstone is looking for a new women’s basketball coach. Anita Howard resigned Friday to take over the women’s program at Columbus State in Georgia. Howard, who coached Livingstone for two seasons, went 41-14 and reached the CIAA tournament semi …
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Buddy Hield is the Final Four star college basketball deserves

sportBuddy Hield is the Final Four star college basketball deserves
In the one-and-done era — which is about to turn one decade old — only three first-team Associated Press All-Americans (Tyler Hansbrough, Jared Sullinger and Doug McDermott) have returned to college basketball for another season after receiving their …
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No, UConn’s Dominance Isn’t Killing Women’s College Basketball
Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart, left, and Morgan Tuck celebrate with the trophy and teammates after winning 86-65 over Texas in a college basketball game in the regional final of the women’s NCAA Tournament, Monday, March 28, 2016, in Bridgeport, Conn.
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Denzel Valentine decides college basketball’s Vine of the Year
ESPN’s College Basketball Awards air on Friday night to officially wrap up another year of college hoops. The show is set to honor the top player from all five position groups and will end with the presentation of the Wooden Award, the sport’s most …
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Latest College Basketball News

sportPreviewing the top 10 college basketball games this weekend
Setting up the top 10 games this weekend in order of watchability. All times Eastern. No. 1) No. 10 Miami at No. 4 North Carolina. Saturday, 1 p.m., CBS. About the Hurricane (21-4, 10-3): It might be a surprise to some that Miami is near the top of the …
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College basketball postseason: Room for 164 teams this season
College football famously offers a bowl game to 62.5% of its teams — 40 bowl games, meaning 80 slots for 128 teams. College basketball is edging that way as well. With the debut this year of the Vegas 16 (announced in November), 164 of 346 D-I schools …
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Duke and Kentucky might be taking control of another college basketball season
Last college basketball season ended with Duke snipping nets, and it will be remembered most for Kentucky’s pursuit of a perfect record. Those two programs defined the year, as happens a lot of years in college basketball. For most of this season, it …
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Latest Women’s Pro Basketball News

sportFrom the Bottom to the Top: The Russell Westbrook Story
The only way a scholarship would become available was if Farmar went pro. If he didn’t, Keating’s efforts would go up in … He would go to track meets and softball games and, of course, scarcely missed a women’s basketball game. Bruins football games …
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Michigan State Adding Basketball History Wing At Arena
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State’s basketball arena is getting a $ 50 million upgrade, which will include an addition to promote the history of the men’s and women’s teams. A strength-and-conditioning center named for former MSU star Draymond …
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Women’s Teams Still Struggle for Fans
The women’s sports landscape is littered with leagues that have tried, and failed. The Woman’s Professional Basketball League was formed in 1978 and lasted for three seasons. The American Basketball League was formed in 1996 but folded shortly after …
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Latest NBA Basketball News

sportHow the D-League may shape the future of basketball
It has been a pretty terrific 10 years for the NBA’s D-League … against all odds. The league has evolved from a fringe minor league that saw teams constantly on the edge of folding to seeing stability and a role only growing larger in the NBA as both …
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Arizona basketball: Trier, Ristic rated UA’s top NBA prospects
Arizona Wildcats fans weary of early NBA departures in recent years may not have much to worry about next spring, at least according to Draft Express’ latest projections. The scouting-oriented website does not list any Wildcat in its newly updated mock …
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Mike D’Antoni Q&A: Nash-Curry, small ball and the future of NBA basketball
As the NBA shifts full-throttle into the small ball era, the coach many consider to be the godfather of pace and space, Mike D’Antoni, is sitting on the sidelines, rather than barking instructions from them. D’Antoni, 64, has been absent from a head …
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Latest NBA Basketball News

sportBoris Diaw, NBA’s most interesting man, making a difference in Africa
The league has set up shop in South Africa for the week to run its annual Basketball Without Borders Camp, with the NBA Africa game a new addition to the slate. The NBA contingent spent the week with its boots on the ground, visiting Boys & Girls Clubs …
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NBA all-star Kirilenko gunning to become new Russian basketball chief
Kirilenko has achieved a lot on the basketball court. He is an NBA all-star, one of the best defensive players of the last decade and an Olympic bronze medalist. However, now the 34-year-old wants to step up to the board room and become the new …
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NBA’s biggest stars flock to USA Basketball mini-camp
The vast power USA Basketball wields was evident this past week in the volume of high-talent players who showed up in Las Vegas for a mandatory mini-camp. Locks and long shots, healthy players, injured players, all-stars, MVPs, up-and-comers, all came …
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Pass/Fail Grades for Top College Basketball Players’ 2015 NBA Draft Declarations

sportPass/Fail Grades for Top College Basketball Players’ 2015 NBA Draft Declarations
The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NBA draft has come and gone, and as always, a handful of players made decisions that left coaches and analysts scratching their heads. “There are guys coming out this year that I can’t believe …
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High-tech basketball socks reach new heights with Nike iD customization
Yarn. When used traditionally, yarn creates a mundane garment null of shape or function. But when technology is infused with yarn’s properties, garments take shape, mold and develop specific functions. Basketball socks present the perfect example.
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Daily Fantasy Basketball 2015: NBA DraftKings Ideal Lineup Picks for April 27
They say defense wins championships. None of the defensive-orientated teams playing Monday night in the NBA playoffs will win the title this year, but they can help you win some cash at DraftKings. Fantasy points will be at a premium, but the good news …
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Shaker Heights boys basketball beats Medina, 53-44, in a Division I regional

sportShaker Heights boys basketball beats Medina, 53-44, in a Division I regional
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Shaker Heights’ boys basketball team defeated Medina, 53-44, in a Division I Cleveland Region semifinal Wednesday at Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center. Look for a full game recap with top plays, stats, reaction and more to be posted …
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St. Edward boys basketball ends Lorain’s perfect season with 68-60 regional
AKRON, Ohio — The defending Division I state champion sure looked like one on Wednesday, as St. Edward boys basketball grabbed a 68-60 win over undefeated Lorain in a regional semifinal. The Eagles (20-5) got a huge night from Kipper Nichols, who …
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Good Basketball Elsewhere Holds Lessons for Knicks
In January, my editors presented me with a rare opportunity: an indefinite sabbatical from covering the Knicks to find some of the good basketball that the country — and perhaps even the rest of the world — had to offer. It was clear by then that the …
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ODU men’s basketball receives first ever national ranking

sportODU men’s basketball receives first ever national ranking
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Even Athletics Director Wood Selig admitted he wasn’t ready for what he read on Monday. The Old Dominion men’s basketball program, 12-1 to start the season, received the no. 25 ranking by the Associated Press. It’s the first time …
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Cal basketball falls to Washington State 69-66
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AP Top 25 poll agrees: Seton Hall basketball is back
Seton Hall’s rise to prominence illustrates the egalitarian beauty of college basketball. After finishing 17-17 last year, the Pirates began the season ranked No. 6 in the Big East by the league’s coaches. Then, two weeks ago, ace freshman guard Isaiah …
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