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Basketball’s record-breaking star Sabrina Ionescu on leadership and Kobe Bryant

Sabrina Ionescu was in Beverly Hills in March for meetings with talent agencies when her phone started buzzing. The University of Oregon basketball star had flown to Los Angeles to plan her imminent future as a top professional athlete,

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College basketball picks -- Baylor vs. Gonzaga and biggest early surprises

ESPN.com's college basketball experts make predictions for Baylor/Gonzaga, Villanova/Texas and other top games of the weekend.

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Facing scheduling chaos, Maryland men’s basketball tries to plan around the uncertainty

The Terps are no different than any other team trying to operate this season as the coronavirus pandemic forces abrupt cancellations.

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Michigan State Basketball vs. Detroit Mercy Game Preview

The Michigan State basketball team returns home to the Breslin Center for a pair of games this weekend, starting with a contest vs. Detroit Mercy.

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College basketball's early misery index: Kentucky, Duke and other ranked teams off to ugly starts

Several college basketball teams are off to shaky starts, including some NCAA bluebloods like Kentucky and Duke.

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How Maryland men’s basketball reworked its schedule on the fly after coronavirus cancellations

The Maryland men's basketball staff isn’t necessarily looking for an ideal matchup but just simply surveying the field to see who might be available to fill the empty slot.

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UConn women's basketball: National recruiting director Shane Laflin joins Hearst CT Media podcast

UConn landed four of the top 30 prospects in the Class of 2021, according to ESPN, with No. 5, No. 15 Amari DeBerry and No. 30 Saylor Poffenbarger joining No. 1 Azzi Fudd, who announced her commitment on the first day of the early signing period.

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Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball game vs. Louisville next week in jeopardy after positive COVID-19 test for Cardinals

UW's game against Louisville, scheduled for Wednesday night at the Kohl Center, is in doubt after a positive COVID-19 test Thursday put the Cardinals' program on an indefinite pause.

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College basketball: No 3 Iowa routs Western Illinois; No. 7 Kansas, No. 16 Virginia Tech win

Luka Garza scored 35 points, 30 in the first half, and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 3 Iowa stayed unbeaten with a 99-58 win over Western Illinois on Thursday night. Jack Nunge, playing his first game this season following the death of his father,

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Syracuse basketball defeats Niagara 75-45 (Brent Axe recap)

Syracuse, N.Y. — Word came down about 90 minutes before tip-off between Syracuse and Niagara on Thursday night that someone in the SU men’s basketball program tested positive for Covid-19. It was soon determined that Syracuse guard Buddy Boeheim,

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Women's basketball: NC State hands South Carolina 1st loss in more than a year

The University of South Carolina women's basketball team suffered its first loss in more than a year Thursday night, as North Carolina State ended their 29-game winning streak with a 54-46 upset.

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Michigan basketball mailbag: Hunter Dickinson’s ceiling, empty arenas, and the loaded Big Ten

What do we know about Michigan so far? What do we want to know? Why am I asking the questions in my own mailbag? What’s it like being in the empty arena? How does the crowd noise sound? What do the players think?

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Ole Miss football fans didn't have to wear masks, but basketball fans will. Here's why

Ole Miss basketball fans will be required to wear masks when seated this season, a departure from the policy Ole Miss adopted during football season.

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Michigan State basketball vs. Detroit Mercy: Scouting report, prediction

Michigan State basketball ’s Hall of Fame coach “wasn’t quite as fired up as everybody else” Thursday after rewatching the 12th-ranked Spartans’ 75-69 win at No. 8 Duke on Tuesday. His in-the-moment glow faded,

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Tramel: The coronavirus pandemic is telling us to delay college basketball

Mike Boynton’s Cowboys were in their downtown Milwaukee hotel Monday night, awaiting their game against Marquette the next night. Dinner was delivered. Not room service. Delivered from one of Milwaukee’s eateries.

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Operation Basketball tips off Friday

INDIANAPOLIS — Operation Basketball is back for the 2020-2021 season and our 13Sports coverage tips off Friday with a matchup of 2nd-ranked Lawrence Central at 11th-ranked Carmel. Dave Calabro and Taylor Tannebaum will bring you highlights on 13News at 11 p.

Pac-12 basketball: No. 25 Arizona State holds off Cal in conference opener; Utah beats Washington

Remy Martin finished with 22 points, five assists and four rebounds as No. 25 Arizona State beat California 70-62 while Alfonso Plummer scored 21 points and Utah pulled away from Washington 76-62.

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South Carolina's win streak halted at 29 as NC State women's basketball secures its third-ever victory over a No. 1

The No. 1 South Carolina women's basketball team saw its 29-game winning streak end Thursday night at home as the Gamecocks were upset 54-46 by No. 8 NC State.

Should UK basketball fans worry about slow start? Here are reasons for concern, optimism

John Calipari's track record suggests Kentucky basketball's slow start will be corrected, but should fans be worried any way?

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Badgers men's basketball game vs. Louisville next week in jeopardy after positive COVID-19 test for Cardinals

UW's game against Louisville, scheduled for Wednesday night at the Kohl Center, is in doubt after a positive COVID-19 test Thursday put the Cardinals' program on an indefinite pause.

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Louisville men's basketball pauses team activities; UNCG game is off

The Louisville men's basketball program has paused team activities because of a positive COVID-19 test, the school announced Thursday.

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How Westminster Catawba in Rock Hill emerged as a basketball power almost overnight

The small Christian school in Rock Hill had more winless seasons than winning seasons last decade. Now, headlined by a top freshman prospect in the country, WCCS is on the proverbial map.

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Lebanon basketball players ditch game for better future

Basketball player Charles Tabet was once a national hero blocking shots for Lebanon, but a crumbling economy has forced him into a new life selling cars

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Young, inexperienced UNI men's basketball team working to improve in 3 areas

CEDAR FALLS - After an 0-3 start to the season, UNI men's basketball coach Ben Jacobson didn't have to look hard to identify what needs corrected.

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Women’s basketball preview: UMass Lowell looking to build off historic season

Opening day is finally within sight for the UMass Lowell women’s basketball team. The River Hawks will tip-off the 2020-21 season on Saturday (1 p.m.) at Costello Athletic Center against

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FIBA launches logo for Basketball World Cup 2023

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 started to take form on Friday after the sport’s world governing body unveiled the logo for the quadrennial hoops event where the Philippines is one of the hosts. Revealed as part of FIBA’s new #DontMissABeat campaign,

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'It's just not worth it': Australian NBA trailblazer Andrew Bogut retires from basketball

Andrew Bogut has retired from the sport effective immediately, leaving the nation without its most experienced campaigner ahead of next year’s Tokyo Olympics

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British Basketball League: All you need to know ahead of 2020-21 Championship

Watch the B. Braun Sheffield Sharks take on the Cheshire Phoenix live on Sky Sports Arena from 4:30pm on Thursday, followed by the Newcastle Eagles' clash with the London Lions.

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Nat Coombs out to strike right balance to help accelerate BBL and basketball’s growth in UK

A new era dawns for the British Basketball League today with the start of a mutually-beneficial new satellite television deal.

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Maryland vs. Saint Peters: 2020-21 college basketball game preview, TV schedule

Maryland looks to start 4-0 on the season as they take on Saint Peter's of the MAAC. Teams: Maryland (3-0) vs. Saint Peter's (2-1) TV schedule: Friday,

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Delaware Hayes Roundup: Girls basketball squad hopes to continue climb

The Delaware Hayes girls basketball team is seeking to continue the trajectory established under fourth-year coach Lou Tiberi.

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Michigan State vs Detroit Mercy: 2020-21 college basketball game preview, TV schedule

Michigan State host Detroit Mercy in this in-state matchup as the Spartans hope to remain undefeated. Who:  Michigan State Spartans 3-0 Detroit

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Coaches Corner: Bill Honeck, Concordia Lutheran Basketball Presented by CertaPro Painters

Coach Bill Honeck from Basketball during the Concordia Lutheran Winter Media Day for the VYPE Coaches Corner!

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Syracuse basketball star Tiana Mangakahia has beaten cancer off the court. Who's going to stop her on it? | Get Uplifted

Returning to the court competitively for the first time following treatment for cancer, Syracuse point guard Tiana Mangakahia put the college basketball world on notice this week: She’s back, and unfortunately for opponents,

Westland Roundup: Boys basketball squad hopes new mindset yields results

Reassessing its objectives in the offseason, the Westland boys basketball team’s coaching staff decided the program needed a fresh start.

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Nebraska-Omaha men's basketball falls at Drake

D.J. Wilkins had 19 points to lead five Drake players in double figures as the Bulldogs routed Nebraska Omaha 87-66 last night in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Selena Gomez Has Gone On a Few Dates With Basketball Player Jimmy Butler

Selena Gomez is getting back into dating! It’s been recently reported that the 28-year-old singer and actress has gone on a few dates with Jimmy Butler, sources reveal to E! News, and she thinks “he’s a great guy.

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Legendary wheelchair basketball coach Frick appointed to Order of Canada

The Order of Canada recognises outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation by individuals from all sectors of Canadian society. Wheelchair Basketball Canada has congratulated Frick and paid tribute to a man it has described as "one of the most decorated coaches and remarkable individuals in Canadian sport".

FIBA unveils logo for Basketball World Cup 2023

For the first time in its history, the FIBA Basketball World Cup will be played in more than one country with the Philippines as the final destination of the international showpiece.

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This Basketball Star Just Dominated in Her First Game Since Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Syracuse basketball star Tiana Mangakahia played her first game since being diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2019 and undergoing treatment.

Basketball-Australian NBA trailblazer Bogut retires

Australian basketball great Andrew Bogut has retired from the sport effective immediately, leaving the nation without its most experienced campaigner ahead of next year's Tokyo Olympics.

USA Basketball clinches AmeriCup berth, beats Mexico 94-78

USA Basketball went into a bubble and emerged with a berth in the 2022 FIBA AmeriCup.Yante Maten scored 21 points, Josh Maggette added 19 and the U.S.

UPDATE 1-Basketball-Australia's NBA trailblazer Bogut retires

Australian basketball great Andrew Bogut, who inspired a raft of his countrymen to break into the NBA, called time on his career on Tuesday, leaving the nation without its most experienced campaigner ahead of next year's Tokyo Olympics.