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Azubuike Talks N.C. State Visit With Smith Jr., Alkins

4 hours agoBasketball / NCAA : ZagsBlog

Udoka Azubuike took an official visit to N.C. State this past weekend and was joined by Dennis Smith Jr., who has already committed to the Wolfpack for 2016, and Rawle Alkins, who remains undecided. “It was nice, it was great,” the 6-foot-10 Azubuike out of Jacksonville (FL) Potter’s House Christian said by phone. The trio hung out together […]

Willard Says Seton Hall Has to Make NCAAs for Year to be a Success

4 hours agoBasketball / NCAA : ZagsBlog

Kevin Willard is entering his sixth season as the head coach at Seton Hall and is still seeking his first NCAA Tournament appearance. During his five years in South Orange, Willard is 82-80, 30-60 in the Big East and has one NIT appearance on his résumé. This year is critical for Willard and he understands […]

NBA Preseason 2015: Projecting Most Intriguing Matchups on the Schedule

The 2015 NBA offseason will be a difficult act to follow for the actual season. Between the DeAndre Jordan saga, banana boat emojis, New York Knicks fans mercilessly booing the selection of Kristaps Porzingis at the draft and the reloading...Show More Summary

UMKC puts Andre McGee on leave due to Louisville scandal

Not much of a shocker out of UMKC camp, as assistant coach Andre McGee has been put on non-paid leave, NBCSports reported on Friday.  The suspension comes on the heals on allegations that McGee was involved in paying for escorts to entertain players and recruits during his time as an assistant coach at Louisville. Show More Summary

Brook Lopez getting a Star Wars bobblehead

This is pretty awesome. Here’s the New York Post reporting what might possibly be the greatest news ever in Brook Lopez’s life: The Force is with Brook Lopez. The noted “Star Wars” fan and comic book aficionado was over the galactic moon the Nets have made a bobblehead doll of Lopez dressed up as a Jedi Knight, to given [...]

Preseason: Rondo acting as leader for Kings

Here’s the Sacramento Bee reporting on the Kings, whose new point guard Rajon Rondo is reportedly trying to step up early as a leader and mentor. Rondo is coming off an extremely disappointing season, so it’ll be interesting to see how he bounces back, especially in a new environment: Even on a day at training camp when he [...]

On the Bulls offense this season

Here’s CSN Chicago reporting on the Bulls offense this upcoming season: [Pau] Gasol and fellow Spaniard Nikola Mirotic will be key pieces in the diversity of the Bulls offense this season, as the Bulls will employ the popular “four-out, one-in” offensive set many teams use to maximize floor spacing for drivers and open 3-pointers for shooters. “We’ll run some [...]

JaVale McGee a wildcard for Mavericks

JaVale McGee a wildcard for Mavericks Here’s the Dallas Morning News reporting on new Mavs center JaVale McGee, whose ability to contribute to the team in the near future is unknown: The 7-footer who has been plagued by leg problems the last two seasons has always been a little bit of an “out there” kind of person. He’s made [...]

Early report: Paul Pierce fitting in with Clippers

Early report: Paul Pierce fitting in with Clippers NBA preseason is just getting started, so it’s super early, but right off the bat the Clippers have reasons for optimism. Here’s the Orange County Register reporting: Even though it was his first start as a Clipper and even though he was joining a starting group that was one of the [...]

Bryant Returns as Jazz Beat Lakers 90-71 in Preseason

Kobe Bryant scored five points in his first action since undergoing surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in the Los Angeles Lakers' 90-71 loss to the Utah Jazz on Sunday.

Lightfoot Talks St. John’s Visit, Decision Timeframe

13 hours agoBasketball / NCAA : ZagsBlog

Mitch Lightfoot, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound 2016 forward from Gilbert (Ariz.) Christian High, enjoyed his official visit to St. John’s over the weekend and expects to make a college decision sometime following his trip to Arizona next weekend. “It went really well,” he said by phone Sunday evening. “I like those guys a lot. Coach [Chris] Mullin […]

Schedule Preview - November

It's October. Practice for the basketball team is underway. We are 33 days away from the first game of the Avery Johnson era, an exhibition game against Trevecca Nazarene. We are 40 days away from the first official game of the season with Kennesaw State. Show More Summary

Davion Mintz to Creighton

13 hours agoBasketball / NCAA : ZagsBlog

Davion Mintz, a 6-foot-4 combo guard from Huntersville (N.C.) North Mecklenburg and the Charlotte Nets AAU program, committed to Creighton on Sunday. The 6-foot-4 Mintz also considered Kansas State, Wichita State, Tulsa and Georgia Tech, and was scheduled to visit Kansas State next weekend. He is Creighton’s first commit in the Class of 2016. “I want […]

Fever 75, Lynx 69: Fever Win in Opener, Handing the Lynx a Rare Home Loss

Briann January had 19 points and 6 assists, and the Fever stole home-court advantage in the W.N.B.A. Finals with a 75-69 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in Game 1 on Sunday.

Kobe Bryant's 1st Shot of the Preseason Hits the Top of the Backboard

Kobe Bryant…back? In his return to the court after missing 47 games with a shoulder injury last year, the Black Mamba’s first preseason shot hit the top of the backboard. Don’t worry, though. Bryant came back to reality shortly after and smoothly swooshed his first bucket: Ah, that’s better. [Vine] Read more NBA news on

Slimmed-Down Lowry Scores 26, Raptors Beat Clippers

Kyle Lowry scored 26 points in 21 minutes, leading the Toronto Raptors to a 93-73 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night in a preseason game.

Creighton lands 2016 combo guard

Creighton landed a guard with versatility for its first 2016 commitment.

Gerald Green Throws Down Huge Windmill on Fast Break

Gerald Green scoffs at gravity. The Miami Heat’s newest high-flying forward poked the ball away and got himself a wide-open fast break Sunday night during a preseason contest against the Charlotte Hornets. Everybody knew liftoff was about to commence. Show More Summary

Bosh Returns to the Lineup, Hornets Top Heat 90-77

Chris Bosh returned to the Miami Heat lineup and scored 14 points in a 90-77 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night in a preseason game.

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