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Caris LeVert scores 34 to lead Pacers past Grizzlies

Reuters
Caris LeVert scored 34 points, Malcolm Brogdon added 29, and the visiting Indiana Pacers never trailed in their 132-125 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. LeVert shot 14-of-20 from the floor en route to his high-point total since joining the Pacers on March 13, and his 34 points were......

Canadian Basketball Hopes a New Floor Will Raise Its Ceiling

New York Times
Marc Stein The Raptors’ title run and the gargantuan television audiences it attracted have led Grunwald to proclaim, as he did in a recent phone interview, that “this is a basketball nation now.” Other prominent members of the Canadian basketball community say the same. The surest way to hush lingering......

Bogdan Bogdanovic helps Hawks beat Hornets

Reuters
Lou Williams scored on a tiebreaking drive to put Atlanta up with 58 seconds left, and the short-handed Hawks pulled out a 105-101 victory against the host Charlotte Hornets on Sunday afternoon. Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 32 points, making eight 3-point shots, and Clint Capela had 20 points and 15 rebounds......

Mavericks after first-ever season sweep of struggling Spurs

Reuters
The Dallas Mavericks will look to continue their climb up the Western Conference standings and take advantage of a rare break from the rigors of the COVID-influenced NBA schedule when they host the reeling San Antonio Spurs on Sunday evening. Apr 8, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka......

Warren De La Salle routs Macomb Dakota 68-33 in boy’s basketball quarterfinal

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here De La Salle will play in one Division 1 semifinal against Ann Arbor Huron Thursday at the Breslin Center        Source link – Click for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click......

College basketball star Luka Garza becomes latest athlete to sell an NFT

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Luka Garza #55 of the Iowa Hawkeyes drives past Asbjørn Midtgaard #33 of the Grand Canyon Lopes in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Tournament held at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on March 20, 2021 in......

NCAA May Use Single Site for Future Basketball Tourneys

Sports Illustrated
The NCAA used the single-site concept for its marquis championship out of necessity. Now it could become part of the tournament’s future. A day after crowning a national champion for the first time since 2019, NCAA senior vice president of basketball Dan Gavitt told reporters that the successful men’s college......

Baylor Denies Gonzaga a Perfect Season, Winning N.C.A.A. Men’s Basketball Title

New York Times
Billy Witz INDIANAPOLIS — There was a symmetry about Gonzaga’s arrival in the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball championship game — the unbeaten Zags bidding to be the first unblemished champion since Indiana, the state’s flagship basketball school, last accomplished the feat in 1976. That Gonzaga, the small Jesuit school tucked away......

Gonzaga, UCLA 1-2 in Way-Too-Early Top 25 college basketball rankings for 2021-22

ESPN
After a college basketball season unlike any we’ve ever seen, we’re about to enter a college basketball offseason unlike any we’ve ever seen. In addition to the usual NBA draft decisions, the transfer portal is filling up at an unprecedented rate and every player in the country has been granted......

Baylor wins first men’s basketball national title with 86-70 victory

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Baylor wins first men’s basketball national title, ends Gonzaga’s bid for perfect season with 86-70 victory.        Source link – Click for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click......

NCAA basketball and women are shortchanged under college funding rules

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY The recent controversy surrounding disparity in facilities and accommodations between the NCAA’s men’s and women’s basketball championships serves to underscore the inequity and downright absurdity in the funding of all college sports. While college athletes are once again......

How Haley Jones helped Stanford win the 2021 NCAA women’s basketball championship

ESPN
It was worth the wait. Twenty-nine years after winning its last NCAA title, Stanford is a national champion again. The Cardinal held off Arizona 54-53 on Sunday in San Antonio, with Wildcats star guard Aari McDonald missing a shot just before the buzzer. The No. 1 overall seed in the......

Lonzo Ball’s long-range shooting lifts Pelicans over Rockets

Reuters
Lonzo Ball made a career-high eight 3-pointers to pace a balanced scoring attack as the New Orleans Pelicans fended off the host Houston Rockets 122-115 on Sunday. Ball, who missed the previous seven games with a hip injury, paired 27 points with nine assists to lead the Pelicans — who......

Without Joel Embiid, Sixers routed by Grizzlies

Reuters
Dillon Brooks recorded 17 points to lead seven players in double-digit scoring as the visiting Memphis Grizzlies breezed to a 116-100 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. Jonas Valanciunas collected 16 points and 12 rebounds to notch his career high-tying 10th consecutive double-double for the Grizzlies, who erupted for......

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