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With the Oklahoma City Thunder battling for home-court advantage, and the Kansas Jayhawks looking for their second NCAA Tournament championship in four years, Cole Aldrich is a busy man.
It wasn't surprising that the Nets and Raptors saved their best of the year for a game in London that no one outside of their respective fan bases was watching on a Saturday afternoon.
I've grown so accustomed to college basketball's one-and-done culture that now it's startling to see an NCAA team with as much veteran poise as Duke.
Beyond the sting of letting Carlos Boozer come into their house and get a win -- nobody was really booing Ronnie Brewer or Kyle Korver -- the Utah Jazz are hurting because they know they did everything possible to give last night's game away to the Bulls.
Don't think that the Year of the Point Guard only applies to the NBA.
Coach K's four national championship teams at Duke University have been defined by threes.
I feel like I've grown up at Dime alongside Chris Paul.
With the Midnight Madness exciting fans, players and recruits across the nation, it's time to preview some of the best college teams for the 2010-11 season.
In the pantheon of playground basketball nicknames -- "The Destroyer," "The Ice Man," "The Terminator" -- the moniker "SpongeBob" doesn't quite conjure images of intimidation and savage bucketry.
Our friends from Hoopmixtape have been keeping us up on the Greater NC Pro-Am in Raleigh all summer.
West Virginia was two wins shy of a national championship. While that won't be any immediate consolation to the players who worked all season to get to the Final Four, it's a lot better than 300-something other D-1 teams can say.
Everybody wants to make the Hoosiers comparison, but the best movie for Butler's surprise run to the NCAA championship game might be Invictus.
For all of those haters and "experts" who have been crying from moment the original NCAA Tournament seedings were announced weeks ago (and there were many) that Duke was handed a cakewalk to the Final Four, know this: when the smoke clears, Duke will have absolutely earned their stripes by battling through what has quickly become the most difficult road to a national championship faced by any team in the field.
Kevin Jones first appeared in Dime when he was a junior at storied Mount Vernon (N.
College basketball's Decepticons are back. Duke is in the Final Four for the 11th time during Coach K's reign (and the first time since '04), so if you'd been missing Krzyzewski's scowl, the army of three-point bombers, the goofy big guys, the smug grins, the confident swagger, and Dick Vitale re-enacting an Extenze commercial with every TV cameo ("I'm bigger.
With multiple Cindarellas and plenty of drama at this year's Big Dance, many fans are wondering who will be crowned the king.
One by one, Kyle Singler, Jon Scheyer and Nolan Smith walk into the small media room inside Cameron Indoor Stadium and take a seat behind a wooden table with one mic amidst a sea of digital recorders.
Hawks/Heat was only notable last season for being the worst playoff series of '09: A brutal seven-game stretch of blowouts, dead crowds, a subpar Joe Johnson, an exhausted D-Wade, and some good ol' Pat Riley-approved '90s Knicks prison yard basketball sprinkled in here and there.