June 12, 2012 |
CHICAGO — There will be some divided family loyalties if several pre-NBA draft scenarios play out and the 76ers grab Duke guard Austin Rivers. Some mock drafts have the Sixers taking the 6-4 shooting guard with their No. 15 selection in the June 28 draft. That would set up several intriguing in-season Atlantic Division clashes with Rivers' father, Celtics head coach Doc Rivers. Father-son dynamics remain positive and Austin Rivers says his dad is a big backer. Still, the younger Rivers also has a well-honed competitive streak and can't wait to play and beat Doc Rivers no matter where he lands.
January 17, 2013
Atlanta suspended top scorer Josh Smith before Wednesday night's 109-95 win at home against the Brooklyn Nets for "conduct detrimental to the team" after an incident in practice Tuesday, but nobody with the Hawks would say what had happened. The one-game suspension came with an undisclosed fine. "I really don't want to put too much focus on that anymore," Hawks coach Larry Drew said before the game. "Tomorrow, we'll welcome Josh back with open arms and we'll move forward. " "I think the whole practice [Tuesday]
March 12, 2012
The committee that selects the teams for the NCAA tournament obviously has a sense of history, because they sent Kentucky and Duke, the combatants in the epic East Regional final 20 years ago at the Spectrum, to the same region again, the South. This time it's the Wildcats who are the No. 1 seed and the favorite to win the whole tournament. Kentucky has a player of the year candidate in Anthony Davis and players like Terrence Jones and Darius Miller who were on its Final Four team of a year ago. The No. 2-seeded Blue Devils played the nation's second-toughest schedule during the year and have one of the best freshmen in the nation in Austin Rivers.
March 23, 2012 |
Penn senior guard Zack Rosen on Thursday was named a second-team Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I all-star, the only Ivy League basketball player named to any of the Division I all-star teams. Named to the ECAC first team were: Lehigh's C.J. McCollum , West Virginia's Kevin Jones , St. Bonaventure's Andrew Nicholson , Iona's Scott Machado , and Syracuse's Kris Joseph . Rosen was joined on the second team by Connecticut's Jeremy Lamb , Virginia's Mike Scott , Iona's Mike Glover , and Bucknell's Mike Muscala . McCollum was the ECAC player of the year, while Duke's Austin Rivers was the ECAC rookie of the year.
March 6, 2012 |
Ohio State's Jared Sullinger and freshmen Austin Rivers of Duke and teammates Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Anthony Davis of Kentucky are among the 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award given to the nation's top men's college basketball player. The finalists were announced Tuesday. The winner will be announced on ESPN at the Final Four in New Orleans and the award will be presented April 6 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Kidd-Gilchrist, from Somerdale, N.J. and Davis are the only freshmen on the list.
February 3, 2012 |
ISAIAH CANAAN scored 32 points and No. 10 Murray State remained unbeaten with an 81-73 win over visiting Southeast Missouri State last night. Jewuan Long added 13 points for Murray State (22-0, 10-0), which is off to the best start by an Ohio Valley Conference team since Western Kentucky opened 21-0 in 1953-54. Marcus Brister had 17 points and eight rebounds for the Redhawks (12-10, 7-3). The lead changed hands three times in the first half, and Murray State trailed the Redhawks, 39-33, at the break.
August 20, 2012
New Orleans Hornets coach Monty Williams has agreed to a multiyear contract extension, the club announced Sunday. The deal comes as Williams heads into the final year of the contract he signed in 2010. The Hornets did not release the terms, but a source said the contract lasts through 2016. Williams, 40, took the Hornets to the playoffs his first season. Last season, the club went 21-45 after trading Chris Paul in a deal that has helped them build for the future with 2012 draft picks Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers . TENNIS: China's Li Na won her first title of the season, beating Germany's Angelique Kerber , 1-6, 6-3, 6-1, to win the Western & Southern Open final in Mason, Ohio.
December 31, 2011 |
Seth Curry scored a season-high 22 points, Austin Rivers added 20 and No. 7 Duke routed Western Michigan, 110-70, on Friday night in Durham, N.C. Quinn Cook had 16 points and Josh Hairston finished with 13, helping the Blue Devils (11-1) win their fourth straight. They shot 54 percent, held a 50-28 rebounding advantage and used a huge early run and a knack for getting to the free-throw line to take a 30-point lead in the first half. Matt Stainbrook had 18 points to lead the Broncos (5-8)
November 23, 2011 |
Austin Rivers had 20 points, Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly had 17 each, and No. 6 Duke shot its way into another Maui Invitational championship game with an 82-75 win over No. 15 Michigan (4-1) on Tuesday. Duke (6-0) put on an offensive show near the shores of the sparkling Pacific Ocean, scoring on an array of three-pointers and spectacular shots. The Blue Devils hit 11 of 21 three-pointers while shooting 56 percent overall to earn a spot in Wednesday night's title game against No. 14 Kansas (3-1)
November 23, 2011 |
Austin Rivers had 20 points, Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly had 17 each, and No. 6 Duke shot its way into another Maui Invitational championship game in Lahaina, Hawaii, with an 82-75 win over No. 15 Michigan yesterday. Duke (6-0) put on an offensive show, scoring on an array of three-pointers and spectacular shots to remain undefeated (14-0) at the Maui Invitational. Andre Dawkins added 14 points and the Blue Devils hit 11 of 21 three-pointers while shooting 56 percent overall to earn a spot in tonight's title game against No. 14 Kansas, a 72-56 winner over UCLA.