January 10, 2014 |
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Marcus Thornton led William and Mary with 18 points Wednesday night as the Tribe beat Drexel, 85-73, in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams at Kaplan Arena. William and Mary (9-5) shot 60 percent, and 8 for 13 from three-point range, in the first half. The Tribe led by 46-30 at halftime. Drexel (8-6) cut the lead to seven points twice in the final three minutes. Frantz Massenat led the Dragons with 19 points. Tavon Allen and Chris Fouch scored 18 apiece.
May 20, 2015 |
Michael Qualls is confident that he can help speed up the 76ers' rebuilding process. "I feel like I can help right now," the former Arkansas shooting guard/small forward said. "I can be a force right away to help change that atmosphere and [turn] that program around. " Qualls, 21, is trying to impress the Sixers' coaches and executives in person. He flew to Philadelphia on Sunday. He is scheduled to work out for the team on Tuesday in a group that includes Keifer Sykes (Wisconsin-Green Bay)
February 19, 2009 |
Talor Battle made four free throws in the final 16 seconds to lead Penn State to a 38-33 victory win over No. 18 Illinois last night in Champaign, Ill. Battle finished with 11 points for the Nittany Lions (19-8, 8-6 Big Ten), who committed 13 turnovers and made just 28 percent of their shots. The Illini (21-6, 9-5) were no better, shooting 30 percent (15 for 50) and committing 15 turnovers. Elsewhere: Avery Smith had 13 points as host Wisconsin-Milwaukee edged No. 21 Butler, 63-60 . . . Tyler Hansbrough scored 27 points to help third-ranked North Carolina beat North Carolina State in Chapel Hill.
April 12, 2013 |
NATE ROBINSON scored a season-high 35 points and the Chicago Bulls stopped another lengthy winning streak, rallying to beat New York, 118-111, in overtime Thursday and end the Knicks' 13-game run. Robinson came up big down the stretch, scoring eight points in the extra period. Jimmy Butler added 22 points, Luol Deng scored 16, and the Bulls busted a long streak for the second time in about a 2-week span, ending the Miami Heat's 27-game run - the second-longest in NBA history - on March 27. Carmelo Anthony made two free throws with 14 seconds left to tie the game and force overtime, but things unraveled for the Knicks in the extra session, when they were outscored, 13-6.
February 25, 2013 |
LEBRON JAMES scored 28 points, Dwyane Wade scored 11 of his 24 in the final 5 minutes - when Miami needed him most - and the Heat extended the NBA's longest current winning streak to 11 games, beating the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers, 109-105, Sunday night. The Heat blew a 22-point, second-half lead then rallied from eight down with 5:16 left. "We're a veteran ballclub and we've been in every situation that an NBA game can offer us," James said. "We don't get too high, we don't get too low, we just play the 48 minutes out and see where it takes us. " Dion Waiters scored 26 points for Cleveland.
January 7, 2015 |
The last time Drexel got a look at William and Mary senior guard Marcus Thornton in its building, the high-scoring guard nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer that lifted the Tribe to a 68-66 victory at the Daskalakis Athletic Center a year ago. On Monday, however, there was no need for such heroics. Arguably the best player in the Colonial Athletic Conference, Thornton, with a batch of NBA scouts checking him out, scored 18 of his game-high 23 points in the first half, as William and Mary handed Drexel its worst loss of the season, 73-47.
January 20, 2013
Marc Gasol scored 19 points and Zach Randolph had 13 points and 19 rebounds in Memphis' 85-82 overtime win Saturday night over host Chicago. The Grizzlies had to beat back the Bulls, who had fought back from a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to force the extra period. But Chicago, playing its third consecutive overtime game in four days, didn't have enough in overtime as Memphis scored the first six points of the extra period. Spurs hold off Hawks Tony Parker had 23 points and 12 assists as the San Antonio Spurs held off the shorthanded Hawks 98-93 on Saturday night in Atlanta for their fourth straight victory.
January 27, 2014 |
William and Mary didn't draw up a fancy play. Marcus Thornton didn't even bother to take it to the basket. He just dribbled calmly up the court, rose up over a defender, and put another dagger through the heart of a Drexel season that has already seen more than its share. Thornton's buzzer-beating three-pointer gave William and Mary a 68-66 win over Drexel at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Thornton and Drexel's Chris Fouch, two of the Colonial Athletic Association's premier guards, staged a battle-within-a-battle Saturday that wasn't over until the clock expired.
March 22, 2009 |
Maybe this is why the NCAA prevented teams from playing too close to home for all those years. North Carolina, energized by a Greensboro Coliseum crowd that was overwhelmingly in the Heels' four corners, withstood an LSU charge at the start of the second half and pulled away for an 84-70 NCAA second-round victory. The top-seeded Tar Heels (30-4) now will meet Gonzaga, an 83-81 winner last night over Western Kentucky, in next weekend's South Regional semifinals in Memphis. "That's why you play so hard all season - to get that No. 1 seed and be able to play near home," said North Carolina's Wayne Ellington, an Episcopal Academy graduate who had 23 points.
August 13, 2009 |
Philadelphia native Rasual Butler, who starred at Roman Catholic and La Salle University, was traded yesterday by the New Orleans Hornets to the Los Angeles Clippers for a conditional second-round draft pick in 2016. The Clippers also received cash from New Orleans. Butler had the most productive season of his 7-year career in 2008-09, averaging 11.2 points and 3.3 rebounds while playing in all 82 games for the Hornets, who made the playoffs. He shot 40 percent from the floor and 37 percent from three-point range to match his career averages.