January 1, 2013 |
Sixers 103 - Lakers 99 (end of regulation) The Sixers upended the Lakers 103-99 at Staples Center Tuesday night. Jrue Holiday, who missed the December game between the two clubs, scored 26 points and dished 10 assists. The Lakers struggled to deal with Philadelphia's pick and roll much of the night. Spencer Hawes seemed to hit a long jumper every time the Lakers needed a crucial stop. Philadelphia missed four-straight free throws but the Lakers didn't have the time (or ability)
November 3, 2012 |
TITLE CONTENDER 1. MIAMI (2-1) The 72-win Chicago Bulls are already resting easier. 2. OKLA. CITY (1-1) The glue of the franchise never got a chance to fully Harden. NEEDING A FEW SWING STATES 3. SAN ANTONIO (3-0) Nobody constructs a roster suited for the regular season like these guys. 4. CLIPPERS (2-0) Reserve unit alone appears capable of contending for Pacific Division title. 5. BOSTON (1-2) Could slow-starting Celtics finally have some empathy for Lakers?
March 16, 2009 |
Duke is back in a familiar position: champion of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. The No. 9 Blue Devils swamped upstart Florida State with a barrage of three-point shots on the way to a 79-69 victory in the title game Sunday in Atlanta, giving Duke its ninth ACC tournament crown in 12 years. Jon Scheyer, the tournament's most valuable player, scored 29 points, Gerald Henderson had 27 and the Blue Devils (28-6) turned in one of their most complete performances of the season.
December 6, 2009
Rk. Team Rec. Result Next 1. KANSAS 6-0 Did not play at UCLA, today 2. TEXAS 6-0 Did not play Long Beach State, Monday 3. VILLANOVA 7-0 Did not play Maryland, today 4. PURDUE 7-0 d. Buffalo, 101-65 Valparaiso, Wednesday Boilermakers make 11 of 16 three-point shots in the second half. 5. KENTUCKY 8-0 d. No. 10 N.C., 68-66 Connecticut, Wed. at N.Y. Freshman John Wall shook off a leg injury to finish with 16 points, two key FTs. 6. DUKE 7-1 d. St. Johns, 80-71 Gardner-Webb, Dec. 15 Kyle Singler scores 10 of his 17 points in the second half.
December 15, 2009
Records through Monday; previous rankings by Shannon Ryan in parentheses 1 KANSAS (9-0) Jayhawks have Michigan on Saturday but won't play a ranked team until Jan. 10. (1) 2 TEXAS (8-0) Mr. In-n-out: Damion James has 40 career double-doubles. (2) 3 KENTUCKY (10-0) Only Adolph Rupp got off to a better start than John Calipari. (3) 4 SYRACUSE (10-0) The Orange keeps rolling with two wins against top-10 teams.
January 19, 2010 |
Everyone wants to know what went wrong with Purdue after that 14-0 start where Final Four expectations were heaped upon the Boilermakers. Coach Matt Painter said the solution to breaking out of a three-game losing slump isn't all that complicated. "We're not very tough," he said. The evidence in that is being outrebounded in five straight games, including 115-81 in the three consecutive losses to Wisconsin, Ohio State and Northwestern. The Boilermakers' once stringent defense has turned flimsy with Ohio State shooting 51% and Northwestern 45.7%, despite a season average of holding teams to 40.3%.
December 22, 2009
Records through Monday; previous rankings by Shannon Ryan in parentheses 1 KANSAS (10-0) Sherron Collins faces Cal guard and former AAU teammate Jerome Randle on Tuesday. (1) 2 TEXAS (10-0) The Longhorns are making a case to be a co-No. 1. A Feb. 8 game vs. Kansas can't come soon enough. (2) 3 KENTUCKY (12-0) John Calipari faced former assistant Bruiser Flint when the Wildcats hosted Drexel on Monday. (3) 4 SYRACUSE (11-0)