Legendary coach Tex Winter does at 96

Tex Winter, the architect of the triangle offense that helped power three-peats in Chicago and Los Angeles, died Wednesday at the age of 96. Coach Winter learned the complex system from its inventor Sam Barry while he played for the Hall of Fame coach at USC. Winter gained prominence as an assistant coach under Phil Jackson being with Jackson for nine NBA titles.  Winter also spent 30 years as a head coach in the collegiate level, most notably as the head man at Kansas State. While he was at the…

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North Carolina unveils new basketball court

The University of North Carolina is having its basketball reunion tonight, bringing together former Tar Heels ball players from years past along with current players. Part of the evening’s festivities is the dedication of the basketball court to Coach Roy Williams. Teams in the Dean Dome will now hoop it up on Roy Williams Court. In his 15 season in Chapel Hill, Williams has 424 victories, won three national titles ( 2005, 2009 and 2017), reached the Final Four Fives times, eight regular season ACC titles and three ACC tournament…

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Popovich will not coach tonight in Game 3

Following the death of his wife Erin yesterday, Gregg Popovich will not be on the bench for Game 3 tonight against Golden State, the San Antonio Spurs announced today. Spurs say Ettore Messina will coach Game 3 tonight against the Warriors. Gregg Popovich is out following the death of his wife, Erin, yesterday. — Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) April 19, 2018 Gregg Popovich won't coach Game 3 tonight vs. Warriors after death of wife, Ettore Messina will fill in pic.twitter.com/j2f6suYE3i — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 19, 2018

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Villanova’s Donte DiVincezo declares for NBA Draft

It was announced earlier today that Villanova redshirt sophomore guard Dante DiVincenzo will enter the NBA draft, however he will not hire an agent leaving open a return to school. DiVincenzo had a breakout season, garnering BIG EAST Sixth Man of the Year and Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. His 31-point performance on 10-15 shooting helped power the Wildcats to a 79-62 victory over Michigan in NCAA title game. Donte has consistently improved in his time at Villanova through dedication and a commitment to our core values. His…

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Dana Ford takes Missouri State Head Coaching Job

We reported earlier today that Tennessee State men’s basketball Coach Dana Ford was expected to become the new head man at Missouri State University. It has become official as TSU Director of Athletics Teresa Phillips made the announcement that the move was official. We’re really happy to have had Dana for the past four years,” Phillips said “He’s improved the program, and we’re grateful for his contribution to the university. We wish him the best and we’re looking forward to finding the next leader of our program who will take…

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Tennessee State’s Dana Ford to take Missouri State job

Sources have told ESPN that Missouri State is expected to hire Tennessee State’s Dana Ford as its head coach. He replaces Paul Lusk whose ballclubs never finished higher than third in the Missouri Valley Conference. Coach Ford has been at TSU’s helm for four season. Though he has an overall record of 57-65, he has gone 52-39 since a 5-26 record in his first year. He has lead the Tigers to records of .500 or better in the last three seasons. Before assuming the Head Coach role at Tennessee State,…

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UMBC stuns no.1 Virginia 74-54 in historic win

It was going to happen at some point and tonight it did- a 16 seed beat a 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. The University of Maryland-Baltimore County defeated the overall no.1 seeded Virginia 74-54 in the opening round of the NCAA tournament tonight. The game was tied coming out of halftime at 21 but UMBC was firmly in control in the second half, outscoring the Cavaliers by 20 and at times it was the Retrievers ,and not the Cavaliers, who looked like the number one seed. Virginia’s vaunted defense,…

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Texas Southern repeats as SWAC Tournament Champions

For the second consecutive year the Texas Southern Tigershave seized the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. They earned that spot by defeating the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the SWAC tournament final 84-69. For Texas Southern, the same type of offensive output that allowed them ultimately seize control against Prairie View in the semis was on display in the first half of the championship game. A Trent Steen jumper brought UAPB within one was followed by Texas Southern 13-1 run in which Donte Clark scored eight…

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Texas Southern advances to SWAC championship game

Four players in double figures, lights-out second half shooting , and an instrumental run paved the way for Texas Southern defeating Prairie View A&M 88-74 and securing their place in the SWAC championship game. After taking a 5-3 lead in the early going, a three-pointer by Prairie View’s Troy Thompson would give the Panthers a 6-5 lead with 15:22 left in the first half. Prairie View would hold that lead, being up by as many as 6, for nearly the next ten minutes when Donte Clark’s jumper at 5:22 would…

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UAPB advances to SWAC Title game with victory over Southern

One half of the matchup of the 2018 Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship has been set. Arkansas-Pine Bluff advanced by defeating Southern 71-65 earlier this evening. UAPB enjoyed a 19-11 lead before Southern blitzed them with a 19-4 run to put the Jaguars up 30-23. Southern would halve their advantage shaved to three,30-27, right before the break when Charles Jackson was fouled on a three-point attempt and cashed in all three free throws. The second half was a see-saw affair that saw both teams take turns showing the way. The exploits…

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