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  • Preview: Rider vs. Michigan State

    Michigan State has been among the best defensive and rebounding teams in the country for some time, but it might the unselfishness of coach Tom Izzo's current team that is pleasing him the most. The 19th-ranked Spartans look to continue their efficient...
  • Preview: Butler vs. Oklahoma

    Butler looks to knock off a second ranked team in as many days when it takes on No. 21 Oklahoma on Thursday in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals at the Bahamas. The Bulldogs pounded No. 6 North Carolina on the boards to earn a 74-66 victory Wednesday...
  • Preview: North Carolina vs. UCLA

    Sixth-ranked North Carolina will have plenty of things to improve on when it faces No. 23 UCLA on Thursday in the consolation round of the Battle 4 Atlantis at the Bahamas. The Tar Heels were pounded on the offensive boards 29-14, shot 56 percent at the...
  • High School Boys Basketball 18 in 18 preseason tour: Stop No. 9 is Nazareth where the Eagles may soar

    The Groller's Corner 18 teams in 18 days tour has become the 18 in 18 Challenge. Some bad traffic tieups on I-78 and Route 22 (what else is new?) prevented us from getting to a few destinations on Tuesday and snow wiped out practice for most teams on...
  • Kyrie Irving seeks bigger defensive role for Cavs

    CLEVELAND There was a time not long ago when the Cavs had to pull Kyrie Irving off opposing teams' top point guards. Now Irving is asking for those assignments. Irving has shown signs of real growth on both ends of the floor the last few weeks,...
  • Five takeaways from Clippers' win over Detroit Pistons

    Five takeaways from the Clippers' 104-98 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday: 1. When Chris Paul is aggressive and attacking, the Clippers are a much better team. Of course it’s always a delicate balance for Paul to look to score first...
  • Five takeaways from Lakers' loss to Memphis Grizzlies

    Five takeaways from Lakers' loss to Memphis Grizzlies
    The Lakers gave Memphis almost all they could handle, but ultimately the now 13-2 Grizzlies finished off the now 3-12 Lakers. Here are five takeaways from the 99-93 defeat Wednesday at Staples Center. 1. Kobe Bryant is still looking for balance...
  • Preview: Delaware State at Wake Forest

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Delaware State at Wake Forest Balance is critical to the success of most NCAA basketball teams - and to that end, Wake Forest is on the right track. The Demon Deacons look for another balanced effort Friday night as they...
  • Gators stunned again at the end, this time by Georgetown in overtime

    Last week it was Miami's Angel Rodriguez. Late Wednesday night it was Georgetown's D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera. For the second time in three games, an opposing point guard delivered a game-winner against the Gators. Smith-Rivera's 12-foot running...
  • Derrick Rose: The NBA's latest polarizing figure

    Derrick Rose has become a polarizing figure in the Windy City, where blustery reports of the demise of the Chicago Bulls' point guard continue to swirl. Should the former MVP -- that's right, remember he was considered the best player in the NBA in...
  • Boys basketball preview: Goodbye, big men. Hello, point guards.

    Boys basketball preview: Goodbye, big men. Hello, point guards.
    Anthony Davis and Jabari Parker are thriving in the NBA, and Duke's Jahlil Okafor and Kansas' Cliff Alexander are on their way. Yesterday's prep superstars all stand at least 6-foot-8 and were at the forefront of what some believe will go down as the...