Daily Archives: January 5, 2024

How did the teams fare in nonconference play?

Houston guard Jamal Shead, a Manor graduate, leads a team that ranks No. 1 in the KenPom rankings. As Big 12 play tips off this weekend, unbeaten Houston has notched key nonconference wins over Xavier and Texas A&M. How does the Big 12 shape up after nonconference play? Let’s take a look at the nonconference highlights for each team, listed …

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Quick, pick up Tre Jones if he’s still available

In three games since the Knicks’ blockbuster deal, Donte DiVincenzo has filled up the stat sheet and is someone to snatch up in fantasy leagues. (Photo by Joshua Gateley/Getty Images) Special to Yahoo Sports The halfway point of the regular season is drawing nearer, as is the trade deadline and All-Star break. This is the calm before the storm that …

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Meet college basketball’s oldest player

(Courtesy of Rayford Albright) For years, Rayford Albright dreaded being asked how his basketball career was going. He was embarrassed to admit that it had sputtered to an inglorious halt. Albright was once well known in Memphis high school basketball circles for his flashy handle and his knack for piling up points, but the slippery 5-foot-9 guard endured a turbulent …

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Cavaliers vs. Wizards odds, spread, line, time: 2024 NBA picks, Jan. 5 predictions from proven computer model

The Washington Wizards (6-27) will have revenge on their mind when they face the Cleveland Cavaliers (19-15) on Friday night. Cleveland dominated Washington on Wednesday, cruising to a 140-101 blowout win. The Cavaliers are in seventh place in the Eastern Conference and are in third place in the Central Division standings. Washington is sitting only ahead of Detroit at the …

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What if Kevin Durant sours on the Suns?

Each week during the 2023-24 NBA season, we will take a deeper dive into some of the league’s biggest storylines in an attempt to determine whether the trends are based more in fact or fiction moving forward. [Last week: Are the 2023-24 Detroit Pistons the worst team ever to try?] This week’s topic: Kevin Durant should go scorched earth on …

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Penn State basketball throttled by Michigan State

For those who weren’t able to watch Penn State take on Michigan State in basketball because it was solely on Peacock Thursday night, it was a struggle from the get go. The broadcast kept mentioning how this was Mike Rhoades’ first time visiting Michigan State’s arena and it looked like his team was feeling the pressure of playing in that …

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Klay eager for Draymond’s return to Warriors after loss to Nuggets

Klay eager for Draymond’s return to Warriors after loss to Nuggets originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area Would Draymond Green’s presence on the court have prevented another heartbreaking Warriors loss on Thursday night? Klay Thompson believes so. Golden State suffered an excruciating 130-127 loss to the Denver Nuggets at Chase Center after two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokić banked in …

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WATCH: Bucks’ Robin Lopez swaps jerseys with Spurs’ mascot

Getty Images Postgame jersey swaps are incredibly common in the NBA, but they don’t usually occur between a player and the opposing mascot. Milwaukee Bucks veteran Robin Lopez took part in that rarity following his team’s win over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. Shortly after the final horn sounded on the Bucks’ 125-121 win, Lopez knew exactly who …

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Warriors’ Jonathan Kuminga reportedly ‘losing faith’ in Steve Kerr, and he’s not the only unhappy young player

The wheels seem to be falling off for the Golden State Warriors. On top of Draymond Green’s current indefinite suspension, which reportedly could be coming to an end fairly soon, Klay Thompson’s shooting struggles and blunt conversation with Steve Kerr, there are also some young players on the roster who have been disgruntled.  Warriors forward Jonathan Kuminga is reportedly losing faith …

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OU Hoops Podcast: Conference play is here

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Wemby vs. Giannis, Jokic’s dominance & NBA trade rumors

Subscribe to Ball Don’t Lie Yahoo Sports NBA reporter Jake Fischer is joined by Yahoo Sports NBA writer Dan Devine to talk through the two spectacular games from last night and start discussing the trade landscape as the deadline nears. This embedded content is not available in your region. On this episode of No Cap Room, Jake Fischer and Dan …

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Lakers vs. Grizzlies odds, line, spread, time: 2024 NBA picks, January 5 predictions from proven model

We’ve got another exciting Western Conference matchup on Friday’s NBA schedule as the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Lakers will face off. Los Angeles is 17-18 overall and 11-5 at home, while Memphis is 11-23 overall and 8-10 on the road. The Lakers defeated the Grizzlies, 134-107, at home in their first meeting of the season. Tip-off is set for …

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Arizona State and Oregon score huge wins

The Pac-12 men’s basketball landscape has been fairly bleak this season. Entering play on Thursday, the conference had three teams which were likely or certain to be included in a projected NCAA Tournament bracket: Arizona, Colorado, and Utah. The other nine teams in the conference have struggled to gain traction to varying degrees. If the league wants five or six …

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Orlando Magic to retire Shaquille O’Neal’s No. 32

Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic, 1995 NBA Finals Shaquille O’Neal spent only four seasons in Orlando after being drafted there, but he put the Magic on the map — those teams with Penny Hardaway were must-watch and made it all the way to the NBA Finals. He is still an icon of the franchise. Which is why the Magic have …

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College basketball rankings: Arizona destroys Colorado, shows it is still the team to beat in Pac-12

Getty Images There aren’t many challengers to Arizona in the Pac-12. That seems clear, at this point, in a season where both USC and UCLA have been wildly disappointing. Colorado is supposed to be one of the challengers, though; that’s what the Buffaloes’ talent-level suggests, at least. But Tad Boyle’s team sure didn’t look like it late Thursday when Arizona …

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Game preview, info, prediction and more

Starting conference play with a victory is huge. While it typically takes the whole season to determine a conference champion, that first win can go a long way in deciding the victory. “Undefeated” teams don’t have to play from behind and own that initial tiebreaker. The UNC men’s basketball team struggled out of the gates on Tuesday, Jan. 2 at …

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