Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball’ Category

Canada’s Nickeil Alexander-Walker wants to follow cousin into NBA — after 2nd chance at Dance

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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From Hamilton, Ont., to Hamilton Heights high school, Virginia Tech guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker almost always teamed up on the court with his cousin Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, now with the Los Angeles Clippers. Their next game will likely be against each other — in the NBA.

A star-studded list of Canadians ready to leave mark on March Madness

Monday, March 18th, 2019
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Canada has 19 active players in the NCAA men's basketball tournament and, while that's not a national record, this mega-talented group should leave a Canadian mark on March Madness like never before.

March Madness: Duke selected as top seed for NCAA tournament

Sunday, March 17th, 2019
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Duke's run to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament title with a healthy Zion Williamson was enough to make the Blue Devils the No. 1 overall NCAA Tournament seed.

Zion Williamson powers Duke to ACC championship

Saturday, March 16th, 2019
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Zion Williamson proved he's back and healthy with a dominating three-game show at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. That has fifth-ranked Duke celebrating yet another championship in its already-record haul.

Duke breaks through against UNC to reach ACC Final

Friday, March 15th, 2019
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Zion Williamson had the go-ahead tip-in on his own miss with 30.3 seconds left and fifth-ranked Duke held off third-ranked North Carolina 74-73 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals.

Canada’s Nembhard hits game-winner to lead Florida past No. 1 LSU

Friday, March 15th, 2019
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Canada's Andrew Nembhard hit a three-pointer with a second left, and Florida rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half to upset nationally ninth-ranked LSU 76-73 Friday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament quarter-finals.

Duke phenom Zion Williamson will return Thursday from injury for ACC tournament

Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Duke freshman star Zion Williamson will play in the Blue Devils' quarter-final matchup with Syracuse in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Barrett’s 26 points not enough as Duke falls to UNC again

Saturday, March 9th, 2019
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Freshman Coby White scored 21 points and third-ranked North Carolina hung on late to beat fourth-ranked Duke 79-70 on Saturday to clinch a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championship.

McMaster to play for school’s 1st women’s basketball championship

Saturday, March 9th, 2019
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The McMaster Marauders are one win away from their first Canadian women's university basketball title.

Calgary, Ryerson set to battle in Final 8 men’s basketball semis

Friday, March 8th, 2019
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There will be a rematch of last year's championship in the semifinals of the 2019 U Sports Final 8 men's basketball tournament.