No. 2 seeded Oregon will face off in the Elite 8 against No. 1 seed Notre Dame. The game will be filled with offensive firepower from both teams, but I’d like to alert you to something special brewing with those Oregon Ducks. Oregon is the second best offensive team in the nation, only second to UConn. They score 118.9 points per 100 possessions, lead the league in 3-point percentage at 40.6 percent, and play a downright fun brand of basketball by moving the ball and running the break at all times. It’s not an accident that every single player who starts for the Ducks averaged double-digits in scoring for the year. But every great team must have stars and, oh, do the Ducks have that. Oregon is led by their sophomore duo of Sabrina Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard who are taking the NCAA tournament by storm. Sabrina Ionescu: The triple-double machine Ionsecu has 10 triple-doubles for her career, which is already an NCAA women’s record — AND she’s only a sophomore. … [Read more...] about It’s time to jump on the Oregon Women’s basketball bandwagon
Dennis Slagle/Getty Images NBA G League player Zeke Upshaw tragically lost his life on Monday after he collapsed on the court during a game over the weekend, and the loss of the 26-year-old is being felt across the basketball world.After the Grand Rapids Drive confirmed that Upshaw had died, many of his fellow professional players and others from the NBA community took to social media to express their sympathy. The Detroit Pistons, who are the parent organization of the Grand Rapids Drive, also released a statement: It was a terrifying series of events when Upshaw collapsed on Saturday, and reports indicated he had gone into cardiac arrest. Our thoughts are with his family and those close to him. … [Read more...] about Basketball world pays tribute to Zeke Upshaw in wake of tragedy
Sara Jane Harris @sarajaneharris Updated at 2:53 p.m. ET Updated at 2:53 p.m. ET Watch NBANBA with fuboTV Zeke Upshaw, the 26-year-old G-League player who collapsed on the court during a game on Saturday, has died. Statement from the Drive: "The Drive family is mourning the tragic loss of Zeke Upshaw. He had a warm personality and was a tremendous representative of our organization both on and off the court. Our thoughts are with all of Zeke’s family and friends during this difficult time." pic.twitter.com/FxQtaJoqbG— Grand Rapids Drive (@grdrive) March 26, 2018 The NBA hopeful's video profile: DRIVE Player [email protected]_upshaw | Forward | #0 | @HofstraU @HofstraMBB #WeAreGR pic.twitter.com/ekxSQKYT8A— Grand Rapids Drive (@grdrive) February 20, 2018 MORE: Zeke Upshaw, G-League player who collapsed during game, dies Upshaw, who was in his second year with the Grand … [Read more...] about Basketball community mourns death of Zeke Upshaw, G League player who collapsed during game
Mike DeCourcy @TSNMike Updated at 1:25 p.m. ET Updated at 1:25 p.m. ET Watch NCAABNCAA Basketball with fuboTV OMAHA, Neb. – You will have to find another target now, and Grayson Allen knows that you will. That guy probably will play for Duke, and that will be enough, but if he happens to give a reason or two to prompt your vitriol, all the better. “Duke has had many lightning rods over the years,” Allen said. “It’s a long list of them, a long list of white Duke basketball players that have been lightning rods. That’s just how it is, that’s just how it is throughout the country. I didn’t understand it before I came to Duke, but obviously I do now.” MORE: Mike Krzyzewski's 10 best players at Duke During his four seasons with the Blue Devils, Allen presented the public with several episodes of on-court misbehavior to fuel the disfavor with … [Read more...] about March Madness 2018: Grayson Allen, the latest, hated Duke basketball player, reflects on four years in the spotlight
Although the college basketball season isn’t officially over, the coaching rumor mill is firing on all cylinders. Tom Crean has already taken over the reigns at Georgia, but with big openings at Louisville, Pittsburgh, and UConn, there will be a lot more moving pieces as the off-season ramps up. UConn lands Dan Hurley Hurley has accepted a six-year deal to coach the Huskies, per ESPN. He’s led Rhode Island to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances. UConn fired Kevin Ollie just four years after winning the national title. The Huskies have been under .500 the last two seasons. Who will end up at Pitt? The Kevin Stallings experiment did not go well for the Panthers. Pitt decided to part ways with Stallings after just two seasons, the latter of which saw the Panthers go an abysmal 0-18 in the ACC. They will owe Stallings $9.4 million, and nine of the team’s current players have asked for releases to transfer, as did their two incoming recruits for 2018. So, not … [Read more...] about College basketball coaching rumors: Is Jon Scheyer emerging as a candidate for Pitt?