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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.