EuroLeague Women Final Four to return to Sopron

MUNICH, Germany — FIBA Europe announced on Wednesday that the EuroLeague Women Final Four 2019 will be held in Sopron, Hungary, from April 12-14. “Sopron has proven to be an excellent host, be it for FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2015, various European youth championships or last year’s EuroLeague Women Final Four,” commented FIBA Executive Director Europe,…

D’Angelo Russell scores 44 points, Nets Stun Kings in Historic Comeback

SACRAMENTO, California — D’Angelo Russell (Ohio State Buckeyes) scored 27 of his career-high 44 points in the fourth quarter as the Brooklyn Nets rallied from 28 points down in the second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 123-121 on Tuesday night on the road. “We were at our wit’s end; it was kind of desperation,”…

Dirk passes Wilt as NBA’s 6th all-time scorer

DALLAS, Texas — Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki is now the sixth-leading scorer in NBA history, scoring four points in the first quarter of Monday’s game with the New Orleans Pelicans to pass one-time leader Wilt Chamberlain. He finished the night with eight points on 3-for-6 shooting in the Mavs 129-125 overtime loss to the…

Detroit Edison’s Rickea Jackson named Michigan Miss Basketball

DETROIT, Michigan — Rickea Jackson of Detroit Edison was named Michigan’s Miss Basketball on Monday. Jackson, a 6-foot-3 forward who will play next year at Mississippi State, won the prestigious award, which is annually given to the top senior in the state by voting from Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) members. Jackson, who earlier…

Duke, Gonzaga, Virgina and North Carolina earn top seeds

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — The Duke Blue Devils along with fellow ACC teams Virginia and North Carolina, and Mid Major powerhouse Gonzaga each earned No.1 seeds by the NCAA selection committee for this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Receiving No. 2 seeds were Tennessee, Michigan State, Kentucky and Michigan. The No. 3 seeds are LSU, Purdue,…

Steph Curry scores 33 points to lead Warriors past Thunder 110-88

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma — Steph Curry scored 33 points to help lift the Golden State Warriors past the Oklahoma City Thunder, 110-88 on Saturday night. Klay Thompson scored 23 points and DeMarcus Cousins added 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Warriors. The Warriors held the Thunder to just 32 percent from the…

Jeremy Harris lifts Buffalo to its fourth MAC title in 5 years

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Jeremy Harris scored 31 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists to lift No. 18 Buffalo (31-3) to its fourth Mid-American Conference title in five years — by beating Bowling Green (22-12), 87-73 on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. “We want to make it to the second weekend,” said coach Nate Oats….

Duke wins ACC title, Zion wins tourney MVP

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Zion Williamson led the Duke Blue Devils with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in a 73-63 victory over No. 12 Florida State on Saturday night to capture the ACC Championship. The Blue Devils locked up the conferences automatic bid to the NCAA tournament — possibly earning itself a No. 1…

Detroit Pistons defeats Lakers 111-97, Drummond has 23 rebounds

DETROIT, Michigan — Andre Drummond had 19 points, 23 rebounds and 2 blocks to guide the Detroit Pistons to a 111-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers who played without Lebron James on Friday night at Little Ceasars Arena. Drummond is four rebounds away from posting a sixth straight season with at least 1,000 points…

Watch: Zion Williamson late tip in lifts Duke over Tarheels

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Zion Williamson ( 31 points and 11 rebounds) converted an offensive rebound to lift the Duke Blue Devils over the third-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels 74-73 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament semifinals. ZI🤯N wasn’t gonna be denied. 31 points. 11 boards. 13-19 FG. 1-0 vs. UNC. pic.twitter.com/RIOj8kKdME…