Tag: College basketball

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Sports

Zanna leads Pittsburgh over Fresno State 75-54

Pittsburgh’s Talib Zanna (42) shoots over Fresno State’s Tyler Johnson in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) PITTSBURGH (AP) – Fresno State came out hot and jumped out to an early lead after flying across the country. Then, the Bulldogs got zoned out.

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Sports

Panthers crush Savannah State 88-55 in opener

Savannah State’s Alante Fenner (1) shoots behind Pittsburgh’s Derrick Randall (11) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derrick Randall spent two seasons killing time on the bench at Rutgers. Finally on the court at Pittsburgh, the junior center didn’t waste a chance to make an impression. Thrust into the starting lineup when senior Talib Zanna was suspended one game for a violation of team rules, Randall posted career highs with 12 points and 12 rebounds as the Panthers eased by Savannah State 88-55 in the season opener Friday night.

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Sports

Arizona women’s players get etiquette training

NIYA BUTTS by Janie McCauleyAP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — No doubt Arizona’s women’s basketball players are minding their manners. That is just part of the program for the Wildcats. On and off the court, sixth-year coach Niya Butts wants her players to be at their best in all settings and situations. So, the Wildcats visited a restaurant in Tucson for etiquette training again before this season — a lesson one evening at McMahon’s Prime Steakhouse.

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Sports

Duke named preseason favorite in new-look ACC, Pitt 6th

Pittsburgh basketball player Lamar Patterson, right, answers a question as teammate Talib Zanna listens at a press conference during the NCAA college basketball Atlantic Coast Conference media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond) Aaron BeardAP Basketball Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski is again coaching the team picked to win the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hall of Famer knows it’s going to be a lot tougher to live up to the preseason prediction with the addition of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame to the ACC.

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Sports

Griner, Delle Donne and Diggins dealt with bullies

BIG THREE–In this April 17 photo, from left, Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner, Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne and Tulsa Shock’s Skylar Diggins pose together following an interview with The Associated Press in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) by Doug Feinberg AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Before they were college basketball stars and the future of the WNBA, Brittney Griner, Skylar Diggins and Elena Delle Donne had something else in common: They were all bullied when they were kids.

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Opinion

Brittney Griner is Gay — Can the WNBA finally move on?

TOP PICK–Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner, the No. 1 overall pick the WNBA draft, speaks during a news conference April 20, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) by Jason Johnson Last Wednesday during a press conference the #1 Draft pick in the WNBA, Brittney Griner did the unspeakable. She casually, matter of factly and openly came out as gay in her first press conference as a professional basketball player.

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Sports

1963 title changed color of college game

GAME CHANGER–In this image provided by author Michael Lenehan, the cover of his book “Ramblers” is shown. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Michael Lenehan) by Jim Litke AP Sports Columnist ATLANTA (AP) — If you tuned into the start of the 1963 NCAA championship between little Loyola of Chicago and mighty Cincinnati, it looked like few, if any, of the college basketball games you’d ever watched before.