January 19, 2013 |
When the phone rang Saturday in his Maine apartment, the last thing Shelvin Mack expected to hear was that the 76ers were considering signing the 34th overall pick in the 2011 draft to a 10-day contract. "It was a surprise to hear from them, especially since I never worked out for them before the draft," said Mack, who signed the 10-day deal Thursday. "But it's great. I'd rather be here than in Maine. " Mack participated in Thursday's practice, and Sixers coach Doug Collins liked what he saw from the new point guard.
February 1, 2014 |
The 76ers got a confidence boost after Wednesday's much-needed victory over the Boston Celtics. Foul shooting, however, remains a glaring weakness. The Sixers made just 14 of 25 (56 percent) of their foul shots in their 95-94 victory at TD Garden. Their free-throw percentage of 71.1 for the season ranks 28th out of the league's 30 teams. "We've got to finish off those free throws and make it easy on us," said Evan Turner, whose squad snapped a three-game skid. "Coach [Brett]
March 25, 2011 |
NEW ORLEANS - Wisconsin's normally suffocating defense could not slow Matt Howard and Butler's run toward a second straight Final Four appearance. If anything, the Bulldogs may be gaining momentum. After narrowly surviving its first two NCAA Tournament games by margins of two points or less, Butler led by 20 points before holding on for a 61-54 victory over the Badgers last night. Howard had 20 points and 12 rebounds, Shelvin Mack scored 13 points and Shawn Vanzant 10 for the eighth-seeded Bulldogs (26-9)
February 8, 2013 |
A DAY AFTER his team had been thoroughly beaten by an Indiana Pacers group that was playing its third game in as many nights, 76ers coach Doug Collins didn't do a video-study session to point out mistakes in the 88-69 loss. In fact, he pretty much gave his team the day off, save for some light shooting and some weight lifting. Collins wanted to reflect, and remind his players of how lucky they are to have the job they do. "Last night, after the game we had to let Shelvin Mack go," Collins said Thursday.
April 4, 2011
Who: No. 8 Butler (28-9) vs. No. 3 Connecticut (31-9) What: NCAA Tournament Championship Game When: Tonight, 9:23 Where: Reliant Stadium, Houston TV: CBS3 Radio: ESPN (97.3-FM, 97.5-FM, 950-AM) How Butler got here: Defeated Old Dominion, 60-58, Pittsburgh, 71-70, Wisconsin, 61-54, Florida, 74-71 (OT), and Virginia Commonwealth, 70-62. How Connecticut got here: Defeated Bucknell, 81-52, Cincinnati, 69-58, San Diego State, 74-67, Arizona, 65-63, and Kentucky, 56-55.
May 9, 2011
Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nada l on clay for the first time in 10 tries, beating the top-ranked Spaniard, 7-5, 6-4, to win the Madrid Open on Sunday and extend his unbeaten start to the season to 32 matches. The second-ranked Djokovic squandered a 4-0 lead in the first set, but recovered to end Nadal's winning streak on clay at 37 matches and earn his third straight victory over Nadal in finals this season. The Serb's sixth title of 2011 allowed him to surpass Bjorn Borg 's 31-match season-opening run in 1980.
March 26, 2011 |
NEW ORLEANS - Matt Howard started squirming. After looking so composed while making the clutch plays Butler needed to pull off another NCAA tournament upset, Howard seemed uncomfortable talking about his leading role in the game. "I don't know if that's best for me to say," Howard said after his 20-point, 12-rebound performance lifted the Bulldogs to a 61-54 triumph over Wisconsin on Thursday night. "I really don't go back and evaluate that personally. I'm just really glad our team got the job done.
March 27, 2011 |
NEW ORLEANS - Of course, Butler erased a late deficit. Of course, the Bulldogs hit a clutch three-point shot late in overtime. Of course, they are going back to the Final Four. This is the Butler Way. Shelvin Mack scored 27 points, including five in overtime, and eighth-seeded Butler returned to the Final Four with a 74-71 victory over Florida on Saturday in the Southeast Regional final at New Orleans Arena. "This is a huge deal," said Zach Hahn, whose two three-pointers helped his team stay close in the first half.
December 31, 2008 |
Mike Tisdale scored 18 points and visiting Illinois upset No. 9 Purdue, 71-67, in overtime last night in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Mike Davis scored 12 points, Trent Meacham added 11 and Demetri McCamey had 10 for the Fighting Illini (13-1), who won their seventh straight. E'Twaun Moore scored 17 points and JaJuan Johnson had 16 points and 15 rebounds for Purdue (11-3), which had won its previous six games. Purdue was 15-for-27 from the free throw line and shot 38 percent from the field in the game.
April 5, 2011 |
HOUSTON - With every brick launched by Butler Monday night in cavernous Reliant Stadium, Connecticut built a lead and control of the NCAA final, finishing a comeback from its middling Big East regular-season status to national champion. The Huskies' defense completely shut out the Bulldogs' inside game, forcing their opponents to unsuccessfully launch from the perimeter. Their offense warmed up in the second half, propelling UConn to a 53-41 victory before a crowd of 70,376 and giving head coach Jim Calhoun his third national championship.