November 20, 2015 |
Temple opened its basketball season losing by 91-67 to No. 1 North Carolina on Friday at Annapolis, so everything from there shouldn't be as difficult. That said, the Owls (0-1) face a challenging task when they meet Minnesota (2-0) on Thursday in the first round of the eight-team Puerto Rico Tip-off. The other teams include Butler, Mississippi State, Missouri State, Texas Tech, Miami, and Utah. Each team will each play games on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. "Opening with the No. 1 team in the country was a great test for us and this will be another great test for us," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said before the team departed late Tuesday afternoon.
October 22, 2015 |
WILL LOUISVILLE coach Rick Pitino survive the scandal involving his basketball team? It's a fair question, considering recent allegations that someone at the school hired strippers to have sex with players and recruits. On Tuesday, ABC's "Good Morning America" aired an interview that escort Katina Powell did with ESPN's "Outside the Lines" in which she said a former Louisville staffer paid her to provide strippers to dance and have sex with recruits on campus. It was the first interview Powell has granted since her book, "Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen," was published earlier this month.
August 8, 2015 |
Sure, Billy the goat is cute and Duck Girl is elegant, but we think the sculpture that's the most fun in Rittenhouse Square is Antoine-Louis Barye's 1832 work Lion Crushing a Serpent . (Well, maybe not for the snake, but for everybody else.) That's because you can fit your arm through the lion's mouth and make it look like you're Tarzan. Judging from the worn spots on the bronze around the big cat's jaws and teeth, it looks like many generations have figured this out. (There's also evidence of sympathy for the slithery reptile - the snake's head is polished to a butterscotch hue, as well.)
November 24, 2012 |
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 23 points Friday night to power No. 4 Michigan to a 71-57 victory over Kansas State in the final of the NIT Season Tip-Off at New York's Madison Square Garden. Glenn Robinson III had 12 rebounds, and Trey Burke and Jon Horford had 10 points apiece for the Wolverines (5-0). Hardaway made 10 of 15 shots from the field before he was kneed in the head with less than four minutes left. He returned to the bench in time to celebrate with the rest of his team and collect the tournament MVP award.
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.
December 16, 2008 |
Cedric Jackson swished a 60-foot shot at the buzzer to give Cleveland State a 72-69 victory over No. 11 Syracuse last night in Syracuse, N.Y. "It was a prayer. It's not an everyday shot," said Jackson, a product of Northern Burlington High in South Jersey. He took an inbounds pass with 2.2 seconds left and let the desperation shot go just as time expired to send the Orange (9-1) to their first loss. "It tears your heart out when you see the ball up in the air and you know it's good," said Syracuse's Andy Rautins.
November 17, 2008 |
Kyle Singler hit two free throws with 19.4 seconds left to help No. 8 Duke rally past Rhode Island, 82-79, yesterday in Durham, N.C. Jon Scheyer scored 23 points, and Singler finished with 21 points for the Blue Devils (3-0), who fell behind by 12 early and trailed for most of the way. Michigan State 100, Idaho 62 - Chris Allen scored a career-high 21, leading No. 6 Michigan State to a season-opening win in East Lansing, Mich. The Spartans' Raymar Morgan also scored 21 points, and Kalin Lucas had 13 points and nine assists.
November 12, 2007 |
Mario Chalmers had 23 points - and two of his team's four missed dunks - and a ragged No. 4 Kansas beat a plucky Missouri-Kansas City, 85-62, last night. The host Jayhawks (2-0) spent much of the night missing free throws (16-for-31) and blowing assignments and led the Kangaroos (0-1) only 62-52 when UMKC's Jeremiah Hartsook hit a short jumper midway through the second half. Chalmers responded by hitting an open three-pointer, his fourth of the night. But the Kangaroos, playing their first game under new head coach Matt Brown, refused to go quietly.
April 13, 2007 |
Suzie McConnell Serio, a former Penn State star and WNBA coach of the year, was hired yesterday as the women's basketball coach at Duquesne University. She replaced Dan Durkin, who resigned last month after a 7-20 season. McConnell Serio, who is from Pittsburgh, resigned last year as coach of the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, whom she had guided to two playoff appearances in three-plus seasons. She holds the NCAA record for career assists with 1,377. Philadelphia University's Christian Burns was named the Philadelphia-area player of the year by the Herb Good Basketball Club.
December 14, 2006 |
Alando Tucker scored 20 points as No. 7 Wisconsin defeated Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 68-49, last night in Madison. Coming off a victory over No. 20 Marquette, the Badgers (10-1) led by just 14-11 midway through the first half. But a quick 11-0 run, with six points from Tucker, opened a comfortable lead that the Badgers never relinquished. Milwaukee (2-10) trailed by 15 points at halftime and never seriously threatened the rest of the game. Air Force 70, Norfolk State 47 - The No. 24 Falcons (11-1)