March 27, 2001 |
For 6 hours, Jason Williams stewed. He was broiling mad, so mad he couldn't even speak. Here he was, a 17-year-old, a man almost, and his mother was packing him off in the car against his will like a little kid. What was she thinking? Why was she wasting his time? His mind was made up. He was going to Rutgers. Yet here he was, stuck in the car, driving south to Durham, N.C., driving, no less, in a rainstorm so heavy it was maybe one step short of a hurricane. "I don't think he spoke to me for 6 hours," said a beaming Althea Williams, minutes after Jason's Duke team beat Southern California on Saturday night at the First Union Center to advance to the Final Four.
July 25, 1996 |
Jason Williams gets congratulations from a welcoming committee after hitting one of three first-inning home runs for the United States baseball team. The Americans trounced Italy, 15-3, yesterday.
October 11, 2012 |
THE EAGLES have signed linebacker Jason Williams and released linebacker Adrian Moten. Williams, a 6-1, 244-pounder, is in his fourth NFL season. He will wear uniform number 57 with the Eagles. Williams played 28 games with the Panthers (2010-11) and Cowboys (2009-10). He was among the Panthers' final cuts this summer. Last season, Williams played in 14 games and led the Panthers with 15 special-teams tackles. In 2010, he played four games before suffering a knee injury. In his NFL career, he has 36 tackles, 28 special-teams tackles, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
February 24, 2008 |
A few days after losing to the worst team in the Western Conference, the 76ers narrowly avoided suffering the same fate against the worst team in the NBA. Trailing by five points with less than three minutes remaining in overtime, the Sixers scored the final 10 points last night to hold off the Miami Heat, 101-96, at American Airlines Arena. Neither team scored in the first two minutes of overtime, then Ricky Davis gave Miami a 93-91 lead when he scored on a follow of Dwyane Wade's missed drive.
March 24, 2001 |
Shane Battier saw it early. The kid could play. On a recruiting trip to Duke, Jason Williams tore up William Avery, then the Blue Devils' stellar point guard, in a pickup game. The smaller Williams went right at Avery, driving to the hoop, scoring at will. "He did some things that made me think, 'Wow, this kid's going to be good,' " Battier said yesterday. "I didn't know he was going to be this good this quick, but I knew he was going to be a player. " Battier did not imagine that, two years later as a sophomore, Williams would become the second Duke player to score 30 points in back-to-back NCAA tournament games, or that he would score 19 consecutive points in a regional semifinal.
November 11, 2005 |
Miami was tired from six games in nine nights, frustrated with its play and on the cusp of falling two games under .500. So Dwyane Wade provided a spark for the Heat. Wade scored 25 points and Jason Williams had eight of his 13 in the final quarter as the Heat rallied from a late eight-point deficit to beat the visiting Houston Rockets, 88-84, last night. Wade added eight rebounds and seven assists for Miami, which also got 13 points and nine rebounds from Alonzo Mourning and 12 points from Gary Payton.
March 7, 2006 |
Shaquille O'Neal celebrated his 34th birthday with 35 points and accounted for all of Miami's eight points in overtime, leading the visiting Heat over the Charlotte Bobcats, 106-105, last night. O'Neal added 12 rebounds to lead the Heat to a season-high ninth consecutive victory. This one was done without leading scorer Dwyane Wade, who sat out with a sprained right wrist. Jason Williams (24 points) made three three-pointers in the final period, including one with 45 seconds to play to tie it at 98. Both teams missed opportunities to win it in regulation.
March 25, 2015 |
Here are the NCAA men's basketball national champion teams since 1985 and the first-round NBA picks on their rosters: 1986 Louisville: Billy Thompson, Pervis Ellison ('89), Kenny Payne ('89) 1987 Indiana: None* 1988 Kansas: Danny Manning 1989 Michigan: Glen Rice, Rumeal Robinson ('90), Loy Vaught ('90), Terry Mills ('90) 1990 UNLV: Larry Johnson ('91), Stacey Augmon ('91), Greg Anthony ('91) 1991 Duke: Christian Laettner ('92), Bobby Hurley ('92), Grant Hill ('92)
March 22, 2001 |
Jason Williams was livid, and he did not care about hierarchy or respect or chain of command. In the sophomore's opinion, the Naismith Award winner was not playing like the nation's best player. It was the second round of the NCAA tournament last weekend. The opponent was Missouri, a young, brash, excitable team that, given a peephole view of success, could cause Duke all sorts of problems. Williams didn't want that. It was Final Four or bust, NCAA title or utter despair. So as CBS cut to commercials more than 12 minutes into the first half with the top-ranked Blue Devils trailing the Tigers by 19-16, Williams exploded on Shane Battier.
March 10, 2007 |
Shaquille O'Neal made his first seven shots and scored a season-high 32 points, Jason Williams added 20 points and the surging Miami Heat beat the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves, 105-91, last night. O'Neal finished 13-for-16 from the field and added nine rebounds. Williams shot 9-for-13 and Eddie Jones had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Heat, who shot 58 percent to win their fifth straight overall, 11th in a row at home and move within 2 1/2 games of Washington for the Southeast Division lead.