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October 31, 2012
Women's College Basketball Preseason All-Americans     The Associated Press 2012-13 preseason women's all-American team, from a 40-member national media panel: Player   School   Ht.   Year   Votes Brittney Griner   Baylor   6-8   Senior   40 Skylar Diggins   Notre Dame   5-9   Senior   40 Elena Delle Donne   Delaware   6-5   Senior   40 Chiney Ogwumike   Stanford   6-3   Junior   23 ...
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January 21, 2005 | BY MIKE JENSEN INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Props To Duke, for hitting the road this week for games at Miami and Florida State. Of course, the Atlantic Coast Conference insists that Mike Krzyzewski take his team into actual opposing gymnasiums. The only remaining nonconference road game for the Blue Devils is Feb. 26 against St. John's at Madison Square Garden. Chops To anyone calling Villanova's 1985 NCAA title-game upset of Georgetown "the perfect game. " It was nearly the perfect shooting game, but the Wildcats had 17 turnovers in a game without a shot clock.
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March 26, 1989 | By Jere Longman, Inquirer Staff Writer
College basketball, above all else, is a coach's game. Players come and go, coaches remain. Coaches get most of the attention. They get the big money. They get the television shows. They get the sneaker contracts. They get the made-for-TV reputations. And many are getting out of control. "If you look at the sidelines, it seems like coaches are out of control, and 15 percent of the time, I think, they may be," said Lou Bonder, supervisor of officials for the Atlantic 10. "I've said for a long time that I think we should be restricted a whole lot more on the sidelines than we are," Arizona coach Lute Olson said.
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March 27, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
BOBBY KNIGHT apparently doesn't realize that people actually listen to what he says. Yesterday, the former college basketball coach railed against the NBA in an appearance on ESPN radio's "Mike and Mike" show. And he used a poor choice of words when asked about Duke's Jabari Parker and Kansas' Andew Wiggins, freshmen who are headed to the NBA despite subpar performances in the NCAA Tournament. "If I were involved with the NBA I wouldn't want a 19-year-old or a 20-year-old kid, to bring into all the travel and all the problems that exist in the NBA," Knight said.
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January 7, 2011 | The Inquirer Staff
Yancy Gates scored a season-high 22 points as 24th-ranked Cincinnati extended the second-best start in school history, beating Xavier, 66-46, on Thursday night to regain the city's bragging rights. Cincinnati's 15-0 start matches the 1998-99 team for second-best in school history. The Musketeers (8-5) had won three in a row and eight of 11 in the series, which often gets overheated. Xavier's Terrell "Tu" Holloway got a technical for throwing an elbow. Philadelphia University 72, Bridgeport 70 - The host Rams (7-5)
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January 14, 2012 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
1. Already? You're not going to believe this, but we are more than halfway through the 2011-12 college basketball season, with only eight weeks (and one day) remaining before Selection Sunday. Syracuse, which started the season ranked fifth, is the No. 1 team and stands - with Baylor and Murray State - as one of three major unbeatens. At the other end, Towson, Binghamton, and Chicago State have yet to win a game, going a combined 0-49. Surprise teams to this point have been Indiana, Georgetown, UNLV, Seton Hall, and Murray State; while Pittsburgh, Memphis, and Xavier have been the most disappointing measured against expectations.
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November 20, 1986 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
The building itself is utilitarian - brick and iron and, if not devoid of architectural splendor, certainly not revealing of any on first glance. Inside, trophy cases contain aging mementoes of an athletic era long past, lending an air of foreboding to the musty, dimly lit corridors. In fact, the 60-year-old structure resembles a museum or a Depression-era train station - until you walk up one of the chutes that lead to the stands. Then, gradually, the murmur that was audible even outside becomes a piercing chorus of screaming voices, and the grim passageways give way to a brightly lit wooden floor surrounded by darkened, pulsating stands.
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December 15, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Devin Booker and Willie Cauley-Stein each scored 15 points, and top-ranked Kentucky shook off the shock of losing junior forward Alex Poythress by rolling past No. 21 North Carolina, 84-70, on Saturday in Lexington, Ky. With Poythress courtside two days after sustaining a season-ending knee injury, the Wildcats (11-0) combined depth, length, and strong shooting to post a convincing win over the 6-3 Tar Heels. Trey Lyles had nine points starting in Poythress' place. Brice Johnson scored 15 points for the Tar Heels, who won the rebounding battle, 31-24, but found little success against the Wildcats' size.
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December 11, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
For just the second time in school history, the Penn women's basketball team beat St. Joseph's. A dominant second half led to a 65-51 victory over the Hawks at the Palestra on Tuesday night. The Quakers (4-3, 2-0 Big Five) are the only unbeaten team in the Big Five and need just one win in their two remaining Big Five games (vs. Temple Jan. 5 and Villanova Jan. 21) to claim their first title. Center Sydney Stipanovich led Penn with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Ashley Robinson (Archbishop Wood)
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December 2, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jonathan Holmes hit a three-pointer from the left baseline with two seconds left and No. 7 Texas beat No. 24 UConn, 55-54, Sunday in Storrs, Conn. Holmes had 13 points and eight rebounds to lead the Longhorns (6-0). Demarcus Holland and Javan Felix each added 10 points. Ryan Boatright had 24 points and seven rebounds for UConn (3-2), which lost its second consecutive game. Freshman Daniel Hamilton added 13 points and seven rebounds. Texas led much of the way but trailed by six after the Huskies went on an 11-1 second-half run. The Longhorns chipped away over the final six minutes and called a timeout with 4.4 seconds left trailing by 54-52 after Boatright missed the back end of a one-and-one at the free-throw line.
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December 1, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Aaron Bacote scored a career-high 31 points to lift Old Dominion to a 73-67 win over No. 14 Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday in Norfolk, Va. Bacote, who entered the game averaging just four points and shooting 16 percent, had scored just 20 points on the season. He made his first eight shots, including four three-pointers, and was 11 for 13 from the free-throw line to top his previous career high of 28. The Rams (4-2) were paced by Treveon Graham's 34 points and never led after the opening minutes.
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November 30, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Micahya Owens (Willingboro) led a quartet of players in double figures, scoring a team-high 14 points as the La Salle women's basketball team knocked off LIU Brooklyn, 71-66, in the opener of the LIU Turkey Classic in Brooklyn on Friday afternoon. Alicia Cropper added 13, Siobhan Beslow added a near double-double of 12 points and nine rebounds, and Amy Griffin added 10. Blackbird rookie Jolanna Ford led all players with 17 points. The Explorers (3-2) conclude play in the Turkey Classic Saturday, when they face off against Towson.
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November 27, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sophomore Micahya Owens (Willingboro) tied a career high with 23 points to lead La Salle (2-2) past Manhattan, 61-48, at Tom Gola Arena on Tuesday. Ebony Wells added her second straight double-figure game, finishing with 11 points on 5-for-10 shooting. Defense was the name of the game, as the Explorers held the Jaspers (1-3) to just 29.6 percent shooting from the field.   Drexel 76, St. Joseph's 63 - The 3-1 Dragons led nearly the entire way at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.
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November 24, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Drexel took out some frustration on Saturday afternoon at the Daskalakis Athletic Center as the Dragons defeated Colgate, 59-51. Drexel (2-1) led the entire way. The win felt good for Drexel, which was coming off a 59-43 defeat at Princeton on Wednesday night. They also avenged a 65-60 loss at Colgate last season. Sarah Curran (Archbishop Carroll) led all scorers with 19 points, going 7 for 12 from the field and 4 for 4 at the line. Two other Archbishop Carroll grads were factors.
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November 23, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Greg Lawson (Medford Tech) totaled 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Widener over FDU-Florham, 75-49, in the Scotty Wood Tournament in Allentown, Pa. Mark Pryzbylkowski (New Egypt) finished with 13 points for Widener (3-1). The Pride play Muhlenberg for the title on Saturday. The Mules (3-0) beat Cairn, 88-43. Catholic 68, Gwynedd Mercy 63 - Darnell Artis (La Salle) and Aaron Goodman (Council Rock North) each had 13 points, but the Griffins (2-1) fell to the Cardinals (2-1) at the Hoopsville National Invitational in Owings Mills, Md. Top 25 Ryan Boatright had 20 points and No. 17 Connecticut (3-0)
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November 21, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Zach Hanson caught Devin Brooks' air ball along the baseline and put it in the basket for the go-ahead points in the last minute, and host Creighton came back from an 18-point deficit to upset No. 18 Oklahoma, 65-63, on Wednesday night. The Bluejays (3-0) used a 24-4 run to get back in the game after a dismal first-half shooting performance. Austin Chatman hit two free throws to make it a four-point game with 24 seconds left, but Oklahoma still had a chance after Brooks missed three free throws in the last 14 seconds.
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November 20, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dakari Johnson scored 11 points, Andrew Harrison had 10 and No. 1 Kentucky used a dominant defense to blow out No. 4 Kansas, 72-40, in Tuesday night's Champions Classic in Indianapolis. The Wildcats (3-0) shot just 43.1 percent from the field, but they were so good on defense that it didn't matter. Kansas (1-1) shot just 19.6 percent from the field and was 15 for 27 at the line in the storied program's worst offensive performance since a 61-45 loss to Kentucky on Dec. 1, 1998. Duke 81, Michigan State 71 - Jahlil Okafor spent last year's State Farm Champions Classic trying to pick a school.
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