Harry Giles

Despite averaging just 3.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 11.5 minutes, Duke freshman forward Harry Giles will enter the NBA Draft and plans to stay in it, the school announced on Tuesday. The 6-foot-10 Giles had knee surgery before the season began, which prevented him from playing in the Blue Devils’ first 11 games and slowed […]

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-South Regional-Kentucky vs North Carolina

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — In a Final Four overrun by fresh faces, North Carolina is the one old hand that maneuvered through all the minefields to make it to Glendale, Ariz. Luke Maye’s 18-footer from the left wing with 0.3 seconds left lifted the top-seeded Tar Heels to a 75-73 win over second-seeded Kentucky for the […]

BasketballElite.com Fab40 2017

Some scouting notes from the 2017 BasketballElite.com Fab 40 Eastern NC Regional, which invites 40 of the top unsigned players from a region to compete in front of college coaches. With over 20 college coaches in attendance and multiple media outlets, the event once again allowed those players a chance to be seen by schools […]

Oregon Ducks Kansas Jayhawks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tyler Dorsey scored 27 points and Dillon Brooks added 17 as Oregon knocked off top-seeded Kansas 74-60 on Saturday night to reach the national semifinals for the first time since 1939. The game was played at Sprint Center, less than an hour from Allen Fieldhouse, the home of the Jayhawks, but […]

UNC basketball elite eight

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Top-seeded North Carolina certainly looked the part Friday night in the South Regional semifinals at FedEx Forum. Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year Justin Jackson’s 24 points, five rebounds and five assists led the Tar Heels to a 92-80 elimination of fourth-seeded Butler, advancing them to Sunday’s regional final against the […]

NCAA basketball

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Gonzaga guard Jordan Mathews scored 13 points and made three 3-pointers, the last with 57.3 seconds remaining to help the Bulldogs secure a 61-58 victory over West Virginia in the NCAA Tournament West Region semifinals at the SAP Center on Thursday. Mathews’ 3-pointer made it 60-58, and Silas Melson sank a […]

DALLAS — The Golden State Warriors found their groove without injured star forward Kevin Durant. After an impressive victory at Oklahoma City the night before, the Warriors put on an offensive clinic Tuesday at Dallas, drilling the Mavericks 112-87 at American Airlines Center. The victory was the Warriors’ fifth in a row after staggering around […]

Silver: Owners must address issue of resting players Fans and the NBA’s television partners are voicing displeasure at teams’ practice of resting star players, and commissioner Adam Silver responded Monday by sending a memo to team owners in which called the sitting of marquee players “an extremely significant issue for our league.” A copy of […]

Purdue faces tough road vs. top-seeded Kansas In a stereotypical big vs. small clash, the small is actually favored as No. 1 seed Kansas “hosts” No. 4 seed Purdue in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. It’s listed as a neutral-site game, but Sprint […]

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points, and seventh-seeded South Carolina used sudden hot shooting in the second half to knock second-seeded Duke out of the NCAA Tournament, winning 88-81 Sunday night in a charged-up atmosphere for the second-round game at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The Gamecocks (24-10) took advantage of energy provided by […]

GREENVILLE, S.C. — North Carolina scored the final 12 points to beat Arkansas 72-65 and avoid an upset Sunday night in the NCAA Tournament’s second round at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Isaiah Hicks scored six of the points in the winning spurt, sending North Carolina to the Sweet 16 for the 22nd time since 1985. […]

Third-seeded UCLA races past Cincinnati SACRAMENTO, Calif. — If this is indeed the road to the Final Four for UCLA, the Bruins will look back on their Sunday game as the one they had to find a way to win before they could challenge college basketball’s bluebloods for the national championship. Lonzo Ball posted 18 […]