Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball’ Category

Barrett, Williamson team up to help Duke down undefeated Virginia

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

RJ Barrett scored 30 points, Zion Williamson had 27 and No. 1 Duke beat No. 4 Virginia 72-70 on Saturday night to give the Cavaliers their first loss of the season.

UConn women’s 126-game winning streak ends at hands of Baylor

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
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Kalani Brown had 20 points and 17 rebounds as No. 8 Baylor won over a top-ranked team for the first time, beating UConn 68-57 Thursday night and handing the Huskies their first regular-season loss in more than four years.

Canadian basketball bigger than ever in 2018

Friday, December 21st, 2018
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Not only did the men's Canadian national team take a big step toward reaching their Olympic basketball dreams in 2018, but the new crop of young players is also showing how elite Canada basketball can be heading into the new year.

From washing dishes to the NBA: The unlikely rise of Raptors’ Chris Boucher

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
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The future didn't look very bright for 19-year-old Chris Boucher. He was earning less than $10 an hour as a part-time cook and dishwasher at a St-Hubert restaurant in Montreal. Then a serendipitous day that changed everything.

Canadian R.J. Barrett drops 30 in Duke’s win over Yale

Saturday, December 8th, 2018
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Canadian NCAA freshman R.J. Barrett had 30 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and No. 3 Duke blew the game open in the second half to beat Yale 91-58 on Saturday.

RJ Barrett leads the way as Duke dismantles Hartford

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Freshman RJ Barrett had 27 points and a season-best 15 rebounds, and No. 3 Duke pulled away to rout Hartford 84-54 on Wednesday night.

Canada punches ticket to 2019 FIBA World Cup with rout of Brazil

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Kyle Wiltjer had a game-high 25 points and seven rebounds and Canada punched its ticket for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup with a 94-67 rout of Brazil on Monday.

Canada’s RJ Barrett named ACC Freshman of the week

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Canadian RJ Barrett has earned his first NCAA conference award of the season, taking home the ACC freshman of the week honours on Monday.

U.S. clinches spot in 2019 FIBA World Cup

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

The U.S. rallied late to beat Uruguay 78-70 on Sunday night, a win that clinches a spot for the Americans in next year's FIBA World Cup in China.

RJ Barrett fills the stat sheet in Duke’s rout of Stetson

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Freshman RJ Barrett had 26 points, seven rebounds and a season-high seven assists, and No. 3 Duke routed Stetson 113-49 on Saturday night.