Basketball

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant announces retirement

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant announces retirement

on November 30, 2015, 8:26 AM / in Basketball

Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant announced Sunday that he would retire from the NBA after this season. “My heart can take the pounding, my mind can handle the grind, but my body knows it’s time to say goodbye,” the 37-year-old wrote on The Players Tribune in a letter that opened, “Dear Basketball.” Bryant has won five NBA titles […]

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Grayson Allen, the forgotten member of Duke’s freshman class, saves their season

Grayson Allen, the forgotten member of Duke’s freshman class, saves their season

on April 7, 2015, 5:40 AM / in Basketball

By Rob Dauster /  NBC News INDIANAPOLIS — Grayson Allen had accepted that his role on this Duke team was going to be as the most highly-decorated member of Duke’s bench mob, a McDonald’s All-American relegated to mop-up duty and garbage time, the Cohiba of college basketball’s victory cigars. When Duke played in the Champions Classic, Allen played exactly one minute. When […]

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Duke cruises past Michigan State to advance to the national title game

Duke cruises past Michigan State to advance to the national title game

on April 5, 2015, 7:19 AM / in Basketball

  By Scott Phillips / NBC News INDIANAPOLIS — Michigan State took the floor with a ton of confidence during Saturday’s national semifinal against Duke. The Spartans scored 14 points on 5-for-7 shooting in the game’s opening 3:41 and began slapping the floor on defense in a charged-up display of early emotion. Michigan State learned the hard way that you shouldn’t […]

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Wisconsin beats Kentucky, ends their perfect season

on April 5, 2015, 7:13 AM / in Basketball

Your browser does not support iframes.By Rob Dauster / NBC News INDIANAPOLIS — Sam Dekker hit a three over Willie Cauley-Stein with two minutes left to break a 60-all tie as the Wisconsin Badgers played the role of the ultimate spoiler, beating No. 1 and then-undefeated Kentucky, 71-64. Dekker was, again, terrific, finishing with 16 points after scoring 50 in the two […]

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NBA Bans Clippers Owner for Life

on April 29, 2014, 9:31 PM / in Basketball, Sports

Video: NBA bans Clippers owner for life, slaps $2.5m fine In another asinine move, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver delivered the swiftest, strongest unenforceable penalty he could, then called on NBA owners to force Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team for making racist comments that hurt the league. The owners openly stood behind the Commissioner and if […]

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Bruce Pearl ‘wasn’t surprised’ Cuonzo Martin left UT Vols

Bruce Pearl ‘wasn’t surprised’ Cuonzo Martin left UT Vols

on April 19, 2014, 6:09 AM / in Basketball, News, Sports, State News

by Patrick Brown / timesfreepress KNOXVILLE — The timing of Cuonzo Martin’s move to California this week — two weeks after it appeared he would remain Tennessee’s basketball coach — came as a surprise. Martin’s decision to leave the Volunteers, though, wasn’t as much of a surprise to some folks, including Tennessee predecessor Bruce Pearl, who was hired at Auburn last […]

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Tennessee heads into Sweet 16 game

Tennessee heads into Sweet 16 game

on March 28, 2014, 7:19 AM / in Basketball, News

Tennessee vs. Michigan in the NCAA tournament’s round of 16 Where: Indianapolis When: Tonight at 7:15 Eastern Standard Time For just the seventh time in more than 100 years of basketball, the Volunteers will play in the NCAA tournament’s round of 16 tonight against Michigan, the regular season champions of the Big Ten Conference. Tennessee is having its best season […]

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Louisville wins national championship

on April 9, 2013, 6:26 AM / in Basketball, Sports

Luke Hancock produced another huge game off the bench, scoring 22 points, and Pitino became the first coach to win national titles at two schools when relentless Louisville rallied from another 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night. All this on the same day Pitino was announced as a member of the latest Hall […]

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Basketball…. Thursday Night

on March 29, 2013, 7:54 AM / in Basketball, Sports

Can you image it being anything other than quiet in the Indiana Hoosiers’ locker room, an awkward sort of silence punctuated by the loudly clicking cameras and the most hated and pointless question “How does it feel?” and the hushed answers that can come only from a team that fell far short of its lofty expectations. The losing team locker room is […]

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The Sweet 16

The Sweet 16

on March 25, 2013, 7:21 AM / in Basketball, Sports

  ‘College basketball is a game of joy, but as of late, all the joy seems to have been sucked out of it. Scoring is at its lowest point in decades. Coaches over-coach so much that point guards tentatively look to their benches before every offensive play, slowing the game to a snail’s pace. The NCAA and its Nurse Ratched-like […]

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Duke hammers UNC from the opening tip

Duke hammers UNC from the opening tip

on March 11, 2013, 7:59 AM / in Basketball, Sports

This latest Battle of the Blues didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all. Duke scored the game’s first 14 points and never looked back Saturday in rolling to an impressive 69-53 victory over rival North Carolina at the Smith Center. Seth Curry did most of the early damage by scoring 18 of his 20 points in […]

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OUTTA MY WAY

OUTTA MY WAY

on March 8, 2013, 8:02 AM / in Basketball, Sports
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