March 18, 2018
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Texas A&M had its big men relentlessly snatching down loose rebounds, its wing players knocking down shots and an entire roster full of guys playing with aggressive confidence.
Stunningly, reigning national champion North Carolina found no match for any of it.
March 15, 2018
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Willard was watching TV on the eve of Seton Hall’s NCAA Tournament opener against North Carolina State when the self-described “Mr. Negativity” turned to his wife and asked what he would tell his core group of seniors if they lost.
March 15, 2018
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski keeps wringing his hands about his team’s youth. And then Duke and its roster of NBA-bound freshmen get on the floor against a more experienced opponent and the Hall of Fame coach’s fears largely vanish.
Having Marvin Bagley III certainly helps.…
March 12, 2018
Underdogs are a big part of NCAA Tournament lore and almost every year a few double-digit seeds make a surprising run deep into the bracket. Here are a few of the candidates — from No. 10 all the way to No. 16 — that could wreck some brackets over the next couple weeks.
March 12, 2018
From the top seed in the NCAA Tournament — Virginia — to those that barely made it into the bracket — Arizona State and Syracuse — it feels as though everyone involved in March Madness is on the bubble this year.
College basketball is in trouble.
The brackets came out Sunday,…
March 10, 2018
There is a grainy cell phone video from December, 2015 that Linwood Battle still likes to talk about, still likes to show anyone wanting to look.
It’s of his son, Shyheim, on the left with a teammate after the final game of his freshman season with the Rocky Mount Gryhpons.
Shyheim, wearing a…
March 09, 2018
NEW YORK — Marvin Bagley III had 33 points and 17 rebounds, Grayson Allen made his first five 3-pointers and No. 5 Duke rolled to an 88-70 victory over Notre Dame in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals Thursday night.
Allen finished with 23 points and the second-seeded Blue…
March 08, 2018
Rocky Mount native and college basketball player Donte Samuels was honored last week by the South Atlantic Conference.
The Rocky Mount Prep graduate and Coker College senior was named to the SAC All-Conference second team. The Division II player started 27 of the Cobras’ games this season.…
February 25, 2018
RALEIGH — Allerik Freeman scored 25 points to help North Carolina State beat No. 25 Florida State 92-72 on Sunday night.
Torin Dorn added 19 points and Sam Hunt had 14 for the Wolfpack (20-9, 10-6 Atlantic Coast Conference), who opened the game with a 9-2 spurt and never trailed.
February 24, 2018
N.C. Wesleyan’s season ended on Friday night in the semifinals of the USA Conference tournament, when Covenant College forward Caleb Haynes tipped in a frantic final basket after rebounding his own miss that gave the Scots an 81-80 buzzer-beating finish.
The Bishops, who trailed by five…