Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball’ Category

Canada’s R.J. Barrett adds to trophy case as U.S. player of the year

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Mississauga's R.J. Barrett led Florida's Montverde Academy to an undefeated 31-0 regular season. He's the second Canadian to win the Gatorade U.S. national boys player of the year award.

March Madness: Canada’s Brissett leads Syracuse past ASU in First Four action

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Freshman Oshae Brissett had a double-double and led Syracuse's second-half comeback, and the Orange — the last team to make the NCAA Tournament — held on for a 60-56 victory over Arizona State on Wednesday night in the First Four.

Louisville ordered to vacate 2013 NCAA title after appeal denied in sex scandal case

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Rick Pitino

Louisville must vacate its 2013 men's basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel's decision to uphold sanctions against the men's program in the sex scandal case.

FIBA U19 men’s basketball wins Canadian Press team of the year

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

It was the perfect mix of talent and togetherness. And over one remarkable week last summer in Cairo, 12 teenagers did something no Canadian team had ever accomplished — claim gold on basketball's world stage.

Canada’s Kia Nurse scores 24 points for UConn in Toronto ‘homecoming’ game

Friday, December 22nd, 2017
Kia Nurse

On a night billed as Kia Nurse's homecoming game, the Canadian star scored 24 points to lift her top-ranked University of Connecticut Huskies to a 104-52 rout of Duquesne on Friday.

Canadian UConn star Kia Nurse thrilled to play ‘home’ game in Toronto

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
Connecticut Michigan St Basketball

Canada's Kia Nurse and her UConn Huskies face the Duquesne Dukes on Friday at Toronto's Mattamy Athletic Centre in a game that will showcase the NCAA's finest women's team.

Canada falls to Dominican Republic at FIBA World Cup qualifier

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Philip Scrubb scored 22 points and pulled down seven rebounds in Canada's 88-76 loss to the Dominican Republic on Monday in their second game of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas qualifiers.

Alabama plays 3-on-5 basketball after fight, ejections and injury

Saturday, November 25th, 2017
Alabama Minnesota Basketball

It's not March Madness but things got more than a little crazy between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Rick Pitino officially fired by Louisville amid investigation

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Louisville's Athletic Association has officially fired coach Rick Pitino nearly three weeks after the school acknowledged that its men's basketball program is being investigated as part of a U.S. federal corruption probe.

College basketball bribery scandal triggers soul searching

Monday, October 16th, 2017

The spate of arrests, details of under-the-table bribes to teenagers and the expected downfall of one of the sport's best-known coaches has triggered uncomfortable soul-searching among the institutions at the heart of college basketball, including internal reviews by more than two dozen schools of their own prominent programs.