Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball’ Category

Celtics president Danny Ainge suffers mild heart attack

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge has had a mild heart attack and is expected to make a full recovery. The team said in a statement Thursday the 60-year-old executive received immediate medical attention in Milwaukee, where the Celtics were facing the Bucks

Virginia holds off Texas Tech in OT for 1st NCAA title

Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Led by De'Andre Hunter and his NBA-ready game, the Cavaliers turned themselves into national champions Monday night, holding off tenacious, ferocious Texas Tech for an 85-77 overtime win — a scintillating victory that came 388 days after a crushing setback that might have sunk a lesser team for years.

Baylor escapes Notre Dame for 3rd NCAA women’s basketball title

Sunday, April 7th, 2019
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Baylor recovered after blowing a 17-point lead and losing a star player, beating Notre Dame 82-81 for the NCAA women's basketball championship Sunday night when 2018 tournament hero Arike Ogunbowale missed a foul shot in the final seconds.

Kelly Olynyk hopes Canada Basketball makes coaching decision soon

Sunday, April 7th, 2019
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Kelly Olynyk knows Canada has a crucial coaching decision to make — and he hopes it comes soon.

Virginia uses clutch free throws to survive Auburn in frantic Final Four finish

Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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Kyle Guy made three free throws after a questionable foul call with 0.6 seconds left, and Virginia survived a frantic rally by Auburn for a 63-62 victory in the national semifinals.

Divac, Moncrief, Sikma lead 2019 Basketball Hall of Fame class

Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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NBA stars Vlade Divac, Sidney Moncrief and Jack Sikma are the headliners of the 2019 class for the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Canada’s Barrett, Duke teammate Williamson top All-American honours

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
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Canada's R.J. Barrett and his Duke teammate, Zion Williamson, are the second freshman teammates to earn first-team All-America honours.

Auburn overcomes key injury, 11-point deficit to down Kentucky in OT

Sunday, March 31st, 2019
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Bruce Pearl and his Auburn Tigers are heading to the Final Four. Two days after losing starting forward Chuma Okeke to a major knee injury, the fifth-seeded Tigers beat second-seeded Kentucky 77-71 in overtime in the NCAA Midwest Region final.

Texas Tech beats Gonzaga to reach 1st Final Four in school history

Saturday, March 30th, 2019
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Texas Tech is going to the Final Four for the first time in school history. Jarrett Culver scored 19 points and the third-seeded Red Raiders produced a suffocating defense in the second half to beat No. 1 seed Gonzaga 75-69 in the West Region final.

North Carolina 1st No. 1 seed bounced from tournament

Friday, March 29th, 2019
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The first No. 1 seed has fallen in the NCAA Tournament — and it's North Carolina. Fifth-seeded Auburn upset the Tar Heels 97-80 in the Midwest Region semifinal behind a barrage of second-half 3-pointers, sending the Tigers on to the Elite Eight for only the second time and first since 1986.