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  • On The Fly: More Big East Honors For PC's Kris Dunn

    On The Fly: More Big East Honors For PC's Kris Dunn
    It has been a breakout season for Providence guard Kris Dunn, the former New London High standout who has battled a shoulder injury in college. The sophomore has averaged 15.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 7.4 assists, emerging as one of the best point guards in the country. Dunn was honored Wednesday by the Big East Conference — remember that? — as he was named co-player of the year with Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono. He also earned defensive player of the year, becoming the sixth player in league history to win both awards. The past three: Hasheem Thabeet in 2009, Emeka Okafor in 2004, Donyell Marshall in 1994. Dunn has led PC to a 21-10 record and the No. 4 seed in the Big East Tournament this weekend at Madison Square Garden.
  • On The Fly: Rip Hamilton Officially Retiring From NBA

    On The Fly: Rip Hamilton Officially Retiring From NBA
    R ichard Hamilton officially retired Thursday. Rip helped lead UConn to its first men's basketball national title in 1999 as the Huskies beat Duke, 77-74. He was the Final Four MVP and had a game-high 27 points in the title game. He was the Big East...

    Should Magic tank for Okafor now?

    Should Magic tank for Okafor now?
    The Magic are back to a place they didn't really want to be: the lottery race. They are in the thick of it again after a free-fall. Now looms an intriguing dilemma I shouldn't bring up after so much losing cost Jacque Vaughn his job and fans so much...

    Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2004 | Peoria Central's Shaun Livingston

    Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2004 | Peoria Central's Shaun Livingston
    Whether he goes to Duke or the NBA, Shaun Livingston realizes he is blessed to be facing a decision most everyone else can only dream about. As a first option, there's Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski, who has won over Livingston's family--especially...

    UConn vs. South Florida: Setting the Scene at Sun Dome

    TAMPA, Fla. – We’re about half an hour away from the start of UConn vs. South Florida. The Bulls and Huskies are out on the court for their layup drills. Let’s set the scene: The students are back on campus here at USF, so there...