Lindsay Whalen

Lindsay Whalen named head coach of Minnesota women’s basketball, while still playing in WNBA

This week’s most intriguing basketball news, despite the NBA Playoffs gearing up and the WNBA Draft on Thursday night, was Lindsay Whalen being named the head coach of the women’s basketball team at her alma mater, the University of Minnesota. Whalen is a five-time All-WNBA guard and is currently still a member of the Minnesota

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Kyrie Irving

The only person who could keep LeBron from his eighth straight NBA Finals is Kyrie Irving

Talking about who’s coming out of the Eastern Conference in the NBA has practically been a waste of time and breath for the last seven years. LeBron James, while in Miami and Cleveland, was always the answer. Some of LeBron’s most formidable Eastern Conference Finals opponents during this run were the Celtics in 2012 and

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Big East

Providence earns the right to play Villanova for the Big East title

No. 5 Providence def. No. 1 Xavier, 75-72 Providence upset top-seeded Xavier with a stunning comeback in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament. Providence was down by as many as 17 points in the game but used a 46-29 advantage in the second half and overtime to upend the Musketeers. Alpha Diallo and Rodney

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Big East

2018 Big East Tournament: Xavier, Providence, Villanova, Butler Advance to Semifinals

No. 1 Xavier def. No. 8 St. John’s, 80-68 First Team All-Big East guard Trevon Bluiett led Xavier with a game-high 27 points. The first half fed more into the momentum of the Red Storm, with less scoring and more grit. Xavier only held a four-point lead at the half. But the second half burst

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Big Ten

Michigan Upends Purdue, Poises Way to Second Straight Big Ten Title

Michigan won their second straight Big Ten title beating Purdue 75-66 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Mo Wagner led Michigan with 17 points and was named the Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player. One of the key matchups in the game manifested on the first two scoring possessions. Isaac Hass scored on Mo Wagner in

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Big Ten

2018 Big Ten Tournament: Michigan, Purdue Advance to Championship

No. 5 Michigan def. No. 1 Michigan State, 75-64 Michigan got off to a 13-4 start hitting their first three attempts from behind the arc. Michigan State responded with their own 10-1 run and evened the gamed up. Neither team caught much momentum in the first half. They both shot under 40 percent in the

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Big Ten

2018 Big Ten Tournament: Michigan State, Purdue, Michigan, Penn State Advance to Semifinals

No. 1 Michigan State def. No. 9 Wisconsin, 63-60 The no. 1 seed was tested by Wisconsin in the quarterfinal round. Second Team All-Big Ten big man Ethan Happ got himself going inside early and often for Wisconsin. Happ finished with 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the floor. Michigan State closed the first half

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Big Ten

2018 Big Ten Tournament: Round 2 Sees Wisconsin Survive and Rutgers Make History

No. 9 Wisconsin def. No. 8 Maryland, 59-54 Game one of round two of the Big Ten Tournament saw Wisconsin grind out a hard-fought win against Maryland. Ethan Happ led the Badgers with 14 points and seven rebounds. Brad Davison added 13 points including some crucial buckets late in the second half. Sophomore guard Brevin

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Triborough Bridge Playground

BTN, NYC Parks Open Redesigned Triborough Bridge Playground B in Queens

As the Big Ten Tournament kicks off in NYC for the first time ever this week, the Big Ten Network partnered with NYC Parks to unveil the redesign of the Triborough Bridge Playground B in Astoria Queens. It’s the first major renovation of the playground in 20 years. The custom court design is by Brooklyn-based

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Chimezie Metu

Chimezie Metu Scouting Report

Name: Chimezie Metu School: University of Southern California Year: Junior Height/Weight: 6’8, 210 lbs   Strengths: Metu is a rangy athlete and an impactful specimen at his size. Aside from his sheer frame and length, he has solid mechanics in his game. He’s active, understands where to be on the floor, and he runs the floor with purpose. Metu

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