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Spartans finish where left off five years ago

Spartans finish where left off five years ago

We’re stranded in a basketball wasteland, left longingly to wonder how the 2020 NCAA basketball tournament would have turned out. And, tragically, it’s all necessary for life-and-death reasons – the COVID-19 pandemic. Well, with plenty of time to ponder the possibilities, let’s...

Tre Jones faces delayed NBA future with family

Tre Jones faces delayed NBA future with family

Wilson Times linkBy Tom Shanahan, Special to the Wilson TimesDuke’s Tre Jones joined a video chat with the media on Friday about his decision to declare for the NBA draft. Such an interview normally covers thoughts on the trainers he is working with and what teams want him to...

Time to look ahead without March Madness

Time to look ahead without March Madness

NOTE: A day after story below was posted, Duke sophomore point guard Tre Jones announced he has declared for the 2020 NBA draft.Jones: "When I started my journey at Duke my main goal was to win a national championship. Given what has had happened in our world recently, our season...

Another Basketball  Jones point guard tandem

Another Basketball Jones point guard tandem

DURHAM – The first Basketball Jones-led point guard tandem that pushed Duke to its 2015 NCAA basketball title was Tyus Jones and Quinn Cook. As interchangeable parts they set their Blue Devils lore into the quarry stone used to build Cameron Indoor Stadium. Now,...

Coach K and Blue Devils eager to visit Breslin

Coach K and Blue Devils eager to visit Breslin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mike Krzyzewski sat with a dutiful expression as reporters and cameramen encircled his table at the ACC basketball media day on Tuesday in a Marriott City Center ballroom. Duke's coach with five NCAA titles was peppered with subjects. Among them: the recently...

Shedrick knew more than national media

Shedrick knew more than national media

There are dozens of highly recruited high school basketball seniors and hundreds of ranked prospects overall, but only two watched March Madness unfold with the satisfaction of knowing they committed to the school that won the 2019 NCAA title. One of those Virginia-bound...

Yooper succeeds where hillbilly fell short

Yooper succeeds where hillbilly fell short

Anytime Michigan State crosses paths with LSU or Alabama, Nick Saban’s name comes up. That's true even when the subject is basketball as it was this week in Washington, D.C.. Michigan State's second-seeded team faces No. 3-seed LSU in an NCAA Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen game...

McQuaid finds his range at the right time

McQuaid finds his range at the right time

Matt McQuaid spoke about “a sense of urgency” now that the senior is down to his final NCAA Tournament appearance. Win and advance, lose and go home. This time, though, it’s for the Michigan State guard’s career. And his sense of urgency was never bigger than scoring a a...

Comparing two record Raleigh scorers and eras

Comparing two record Raleigh scorers and eras

NOTE: Campbell's Chris Clemons scored 32 points in his final game as UNC-Greensboro beat the Camels 84-69 Tuesday night in the first round of the NIT. Clemons finished No. 3 on the career scoring list. So, unfortunately, no trip to Madison Square Garden.By Tom ShanahanChris...

NCAA denies Nate Harvey a fifth year

NCAA denies Nate Harvey a fifth year

By Tom ShanahanGREENVILLE -- East Carolina announced Saturday that the NCAA has denied Nate Harvey’s waiver request for a fifth year of eligibility.New ECU coach Mike Houston had been optimistic Harvey, the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, would...