Since Shaka Smart arrived at VCU in 2009, the basketball program has become synonymous with “havoc,” a term used to describe Smart’s aggressive, full-court pressure defense.
The Hoyas moved back into the rankings Monday, checking in at No. 21 in the latest Associated Press poll and No. 22 in USA Today’s coaches’ poll. Two days after that previous appearance in late December, they were crushed by Xavier, 70-53, and immediately dropped out.
Calling the Wizards’ progress “baby steps” isn’t quite accurate, not when they sport the Eastern Conference’s second-best record and are tied with Dallas for seventh-best in the NBA.
Only four teams in the league make fewer 3-pointers per game. Part of it is system, part of it is personnel. The main issue is that lack of 3-point shooting is the largest deficiency for an otherwise potent Wizards team.
Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
After trailing for the first 39:40 of Sunday night’s game, Wells scores with less than two seconds remaining to push the Terrapins to a thrilling victory.
Wall scored six of his 19 points in overtime and had 16 assists as the Wizards beat the Nuggets 117-115 on Sunday night.
Jones had 10 points and 14 rebounds and Brown added 21 points as the Terrapins won their 11th consecutive game Sunday, defeating Indiana, 84-74.
A second-half rally helped the Blue Devils win at Madison Square Garden and gave Krzyzewski his 1,000th career victory, the most of any Division I coach, on Sunday.
Justin Anderson scored eight of his 12 points during a late run and No. 2 Virginia barely escaped a sold-out Cassell Coliseum with a 50-47 victory against Virginia Tech.
Aldridge announced Saturday that he’d play through the pain, and hours later, he had 26 points and nine rebounds in the Blazers’ 103-96 victory over the Wizards.
Oskar Michelsen scored 20 points, Brian Sullivan hit a 3-pointer with one second left in regulation and Davidson outscored George Mason in overtime for an 80-73 win on Saturday.