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  • Drexel's Damion Lee transferring to Louisville

    Damion Lee, who had decided to transfer after playing three seasons at Drexel, will complete his final year of college basketball eligibility at Louisville. On Lee's Twitter account, there is a photo of Lee in a Louisville jersey with the words,...
  • Calvert Hall grad Damion Lee chooses Louisville over Maryland, others

    After a month of unabated good news, Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon finally got a jolt of reality Thursday when highly sought Drexel transfer Damion Lee (Calvert Hall) announced that he was going to Louisville. Lee informed Evan...
  • Sterling Smith transferring from Coppin State, mulling major program options

    Coming out of high school in Chico, Calif., Sterling Smith didn't have any Division I basketball offers. After spending a year at a prep school in upstate New York, Smith had just two and chose Coppin State after former longtime coach Fang Mitchell saw...
  • A closer look at the factors in Damion Lee's transfer decision

    On Sunday, Drexel transfer Damion Lee (Calvert Hall) announced that he had cut his list of schools that he is still considering to five: Arizona, Gonzaga, Louisville, Marquette and Maryland. Lee said there will be a number of factors to consider. Here...
  • Dee Gordon's celebratory dunk an instant hit

    Dee Gordon's celebratory dunk an instant hit
    Dee Gordon showed all the skills that prompted the Marlins to trade for him in providing the impetus for their first victory of the season Friday. It was the one he showed after he scored four runs, stole two bases and knocked out three hits in the 10-...
  • Duke's fifth title shows Krzyzewski's ability to adapt

    Duke's fifth title shows Krzyzewski's ability to adapt
    As ESPN's crack and ubiquitous research staff rapidly unearthed Monday night — or was it Tuesday morning? — Duke's national-championship conquest of Wisconsin included record contributions from freshmen. Tyus Jones, Grayson Allen, Justise...
  • Bianchi: If Magic call Billy Donovan, he should hang up

    Bianchi: If Magic call Billy Donovan, he should hang up
    Eight years ago, Billy Donovan changed his mind, walked away from the Orlando Magic and went back to the University of Florida. Good move then. Better move now. Stay in college, Billy D. If the Magic call you this time, tell them they have the...
  • This Final Four will be where elite meet—only blue bloods need apply

    This Final Four will be where elite meet—only blue bloods need apply
    It turned out this wasn't the year for something different, fresh, shiny or new. The world wasn't ready for Notre Dame advancing to its first Final Four since 1978, or Gonzaga marching on to the backdrop of Bing Crosby's "Swinging on a Star." The...
  • UF extends contract of Gators men's basketball coach Billy Donovan through 2019-2020 season

    UF extends contract of Gators men's basketball coach Billy Donovan through 2019-2020 season
    The Florida Gators' run to the 2014 Final Four paid off nicely for coach Billy Donovan. Donovan parlayed UF's fourth Final Four appearance and sixth SEC title with him as coach into a one-year contract extension through the 2020 season that will push...
  • NCAA tournament site may push Duke and Gonzaga to play more in paint

    NCAA tournament site may push Duke and Gonzaga to play more in paint
    Duke forward Justise Winslow doesn't understand the odium being directed at NRG Stadium, next year's Final Four host and the site of Sunday's South Regional final between No. 1 Duke and No. 2 Gonzaga. Winslow, a Houston native, made three of four three-...
  • Branden Dawson's late heroics spark Michigan State

    Yes, Branden Dawson heard all about the Montrezl Harrell quote, on Twitter and courtesy of his Michigan State assistant coaches. But Mike Garland and associate head coach Dwayne Stephens delivered it with some instructions: "They told me, 'Don't say...