May 29, 2014 |
FORMER City 6 guards Chris Fouch, of Drexel, and James Bell, of Villanova, worked out with the 76ers yesterday. The club has seven picks in the upcoming draft, scheduled for June 26 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Also working out was North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo. The Sixers hold the third and 10th overall picks, which were decided in last week's draft lottery, and also have five second-round selections - Nos. 32, 39, 47, 52 and 54. Fouch averaged 18.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2 assists per game and scored 25 points or more seven times as a senior.
May 18, 2013 |
CHICAGO - Jeff Withey is projected to be picked in the middle of the first round in the NBA draft next month. The Kansas center is keyed up about Friday's interview with the Sixers, who are likely to pick 11th. "I'm extremely excited," Withey said Thursday at the NBA draft combine at Harrison Street Gym. "I know a couple of guys on the team. Jrue Holiday, I played with him way back when. . . . And I'm excited to go meet with them and go talk with them. Obviously, I haven't done it yet. So I'm just trying to prepare myself for it mentally.
March 24, 2013 |
Mason Plumlee was heading toward the basket and an Albany fan behind press row said: "How big is that guy?" A few minutes later, Seth Curry made a smooth baseline drive for a basket and another fan said: "That's the NBA right there. He'd look good on the Sixers. " A second fan said: "Sixers?" Thankfully, it was not about the Sixers on Friday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center. It was about No. 2 NCAA seed Duke against No. 15 Albany, surprise champions of the America East. The Great Danes were game for the entire 40 minutes, playing with great heart.
March 24, 2013
As a general rule, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn't look to the past when preparing for the NCAA Tournament. The fact that the Blue Devils won national titles in 1991, 1992, 2001 and 2010 has no bearing on what the 2013 team might do. "Well, you know, if we keep looking back at our experiences, then we would really get overconfident, because we've won four national championships and been to 11 Final Fours," said the coach who has won more Division...
March 23, 2013 |
It was all so foreign for 15th-seeded Albany: Duke. Philadelphia. The NCAA tournament's bright glare. And, like so many who find themselves in exotic locales, the Great Danes succumbed to a familiar pitfall on Friday - too much hot Curry. Seth Curry, as cool as he was hot, scored 26 points on 10-for-14 shooting, sky-hooking Mason Plumlee added 23 points, and Duke used its typically relentless man-to-man defense to push past gritty but outclassed Albany, 73-61, in its entertaining 2013 NCAA tournament debut at the Wells Fargo Center.
March 19, 2013 |
They won't have Christian Laettner or Shane Battier, but the Duke Blue Devils will return to Philadelphia for the NCAA tournament on Friday for the first time since 2001. Coach Mike Krzyzewski and senior forward Mason Plumlee will lead to second-seeded Duke against No. 15 Albany in a West Regional second-round matchup on Friday at 12:15 p.m. It was in Philadelphia that Duke clinched a spot in the 1992 Final Four en route to Coach K's second national title. He would not win another one until 2001, when he captured Philadelphia's East Regional.
March 18, 2013 |
1.) LOUISVILLE Record: 29-5, 14-4 Big East, tied for 1st. RPI: 3. Coach: Rick Pitino (27th season, 654-235 overall; 302-111 in 11 seasons at Louisville; 42-16 NCAA). Best win: 78-61 vs. Syracuse, March 16. Worst loss: 73-64 vs. Villanova, Jan. 22. Three-pointers: 33.1 percent. Free throws: 71.2 percent. Top three: Russ Smith (18.1 ppg., 3.6 rpg., 2.0 spg.), Gorgui Dieng (10.0 ppg., 9.9 rpg., 2.5 bpg.), Peyton Siva (10.0 ppg., 5.9 apg., 2.2 spg.). The skinny: The Cardinals, a Final Four participant last season and this year's Big East tourney champs, used a suffocating press to force 18.7 turnovers per game and are among the NCAA leaders in steals.
March 1, 2013 |
HAPPY anniversary, Cavaliers! Joe Harris scored a career-high 36 points and host Virginia celebrated the 11-year anniversary of its last victory over a top-five team by doing it again, beating No. 3 Duke, 73-68, on Thursday night. Akil Mitchell added 19 points and 12 rebounds as he and Harris outplayed Duke's top twosome of Seth Curry and Mason Plumlee, giving Virginia (20-8, 10-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) its 16th consecutive victory at home. It came 11 years to the day since an 87-84 victory, also against No. 3 Duke.
January 3, 2013 |
Jim Boeheim notched his 903d career victory, breaking a tie with Bob Knight for second all-time among Division I men's coaches, and No. 7 Syracuse rolled past Rutgers, 78-53, on Wednesday night in the Big East opener for both teams. Boeheim, in his 37th season at his alma mater, trails only Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, who has 940 victories. Syracuse (13-1, 1-0) has won 33 straight home games, the longest active streak in the nation, and has beaten Rutgers (9-3, 0-1) 13 straight times.
December 30, 2012 |
Seth Curry scored 12 of his season-high 31 points during the late run that helped No. 1 Duke pull away for a 90-77 victory over pesky Santa Clara on Saturday in Durham, N.C. Mason Plumlee added 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Blue Devils (12-0), who overcame a real scare from the Broncos (11-3). Holy Family 76, Assumption 74 - Ervin Ezell (Deptford) stole a midcourt inbounds pass with six seconds left in the first overtime period and coasted in for the game-winning layup to give the Tigers the victory in the East Coast Classic hosted by Stonehill College.