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startribune.com - National Basketball Coaches Association critical of Timberwolves' coaching change
National Basketball Coaches Association critical of Timberwolves' coaching change
Star Tribune

The National Basketball Coaches Association released a statement today about the Timberwolves' head coaching change, criticizing the team for 'failing to conduct a thorough and transparent search' that would have included diverse candidates. The…

startribune.com - Marcus Fuller - Jamal Mashburn Jr.'s first Gophers men's basketball season one of growth and lessons learned
Jamal Mashburn Jr.'s first Gophers men's basketball season one of growth and lessons learned
Star Tribune

When Jamal Mashburn Sr. watched his son play for the Gophers and Richard Pitino for the first time at Williams Arena in Saturday's lopsided loss to Illinois, the father kept his eyes on the bigger picture. Sure, the former NBA standout wants to see…

ksl.com - Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor - Stranger gifts new basketball hoop to boy who used trash can for practice
Stranger gifts new basketball hoop to boy who used trash can for practice
KSL.com

SALT LAKE CITY — A Louisiana man scored big points in the kindness department when he noticed a young boy shooting hoops into a trash can and decided to gift him the real thing. Eight-year-old Jeremiah Williams is a basketball fanatic. He…

forbes.com - J.P. Pelzman - Rutgers Basketball And Coach Steve Pikiell Trying To Rekindle That Old RAC Magic Without One Key Ingredient
Rutgers Basketball And Coach Steve Pikiell Trying To Rekindle That Old RAC Magic Without One Key Ingredient
Forbes

After suffering the same heartbreaking end to last season as 60-plus other programs, Rutgers is still trying to hang a new men's basketball NCAA tournament banner at the fabled RAC for the first time since 1991. Then again, nobody but players…

si.com - Frankie Taddeo - 2021 College Basketball Conference Odds and Futures - Two Blue Bloods are Back in the Mix
2021 College Basketball Conference Odds and Futures - Two Blue Bloods are Back in the Mix
Sports Illustrated

Baylor remains the betting favorite to win the National Championship at DraftKings Sportsbook at odds of +250 just ahead of the undefeated No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs at +275. This week we see Michigan's overall betting odds drop from +650 last week…

mlive.com - Josh VanDyke | jvandyke@mlive.com - League of her own: Vandercook Lake girls basketball player thriving within boys program
League of her own: Vandercook Lake girls basketball player thriving within boys program
mlive

JACKSON -- Shelby Moore raced down the court, collided with an opponent twice her size and continued to scrap in the paint for an offensive rebound. The junior forward wasn't intimidated by the fact that she was the only girl on the court Tuesday…

247sports.com - Sam Webb - Basketball Insider: Bill Raftery not surprised by Juwan Howard's immediate success
Basketball Insider: Bill Raftery not surprised by Juwan Howard's immediate success
247Sports

Every week during the college basketball season, and every other week during the offseason former Michigan Basketball standout Tim McCormick joins TMI's Sam Webb for a podcast called ‘The Michigan Basketball Insider.' Each show offers a deep…

fansided.com - Scott Rogust - Duke basketball: Blue Devils troll UNC after Heels' loss to Marquette
Duke basketball: Blue Devils troll UNC after Heels' loss to Marquette
FanSided

The official Twitter account for Duke's men's basketball team trolled UNC after their loss to Marquette. Admit it, you have all hate-watched your rival team in hopes of them losing to bring a smile to your face. Well, let's just say the Duke Blue…

247sports.com - Kevin Flaherty - College basketball teams to 'buy and sell' this week
College basketball teams to 'buy and sell' this week
247Sports

In this week's buy and sell, two teams that were ranked among the nation's best hopped back into the 'buy' category after shaking off rust they'd showed after returning from absences. And some new teams that are making noise as top 20 squads on…

miamiherald.com - Fabian Lyon - For The Miami Herald - With Thompson twins, Pine Crest boys' basketball wins region semifinal; plus more results
With Thompson twins, Pine Crest boys' basketball wins region semifinal; plus more results
MiamiHerald.com

The early 80's British Pop group The Thompson Twins were mostly known for producing its two biggest hits ‘Hold Me Now' and “Doctor! Doctor!” before disbanding. The latest Thompson twin sensations are Pine Crest junior forwards…

nypost.com - Jorge Fitz-Gibbon - Iona College basketball announcer hit with federal child porn charges
Iona College basketball announcer hit with federal child porn charges
New York Post

Rich Leaf, 72, a retired teacher and a member of the Westchester County Sports Hall of Fame, is accused of receiving lewd images of minors. The “voice of Iona College basketball” has been hit with “deeply disturbing”…

triblive.com - Dave Mackall - Robert Morris basketball teams set for 1st Horizon League playoffs
Robert Morris basketball teams set for 1st Horizon League playoffs
TribLIVE.com

As the Robert Morris men's basketball team prepared to enter the sudden death portion of an unpredictable first Horizon League season, one theme pressed coach Andy Toole's psyche. Toole's bluntness spoke volumes as the seemingly outmanned…

triblive.com - Chris Harlan - Breaking down the 2021 WPIAL boys basketball playoffs | Trib HSSN | Trib HSSN
Breaking down the 2021 WPIAL boys basketball playoffs | Trib HSSN | Trib HSSN
TribLIVE.com

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 8:48 PM Here is a breakdown of the 2020-21 WPIAL boys basketball playoffs: Favorite: Upper St. Clair has talent and depth but also experience, having reached the WPIAL semifinals and PIAA second round a year ago with…

readingeagle.com - Rich Scarcella - Reading High rolls past Conrad Weiser and into Berks boys basketball title game
Reading High rolls past Conrad Weiser and into Berks boys basketball title game
Reading Eagle

Ruben Rodriguez made a statement Wednesday night that might send shivers down the spines of Reading High's future opponents. The scorching-hot Red Knights can play better, he said. “We've been playing pretty good, but I feel like we're…

triblive.com - Breaking down the 2021 WPIAL girls basketball playoffs | Trib HSSN | Trib HSSN
Breaking down the 2021 WPIAL girls basketball playoffs | Trib HSSN | Trib HSSN
TribLIVE.com

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 8:48 PM Favorite: Defending champion North Allegheny (18-1) was cruising along on a 30-game winning streak when it was clipped by Class 5A No. 1 Trinity, 59-56. Still, the Tigers remain the cream of the crop in the…

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