When the Phoenix Suns’ big lead was fading away fast in the fourth quarter, P.J. Tucker put a stop to the collapse.
With only 10 games left before the Big Ten tournament, the Terrapins are now at a point in the season where emotional leadership can be a difference-maker. Sunday’s come-from-behind victory over Northwestern was evidence of that, and Maryland will need similar qualities Thursday night on the road against Ohio State. Turgeon called the Buckeyes the most talented team in the conference.
Wall had 21 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds, and Washington rallied from a 19-point deficit to send Los Angeles to its ninth straight loss, 98-92 on Tuesday night.
The Hoyas stumbled for the second time against the Musketeers immediately after entering the Top 25. Georgetown had just moved in at No. 25 when it lost at Xavier on New Year’s Eve and was ranked No. 21 on Monday.
Adam Smith’s 3-pointer with four seconds left lifted Virginia Tech to a 70-67 overtime victory over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.
Freshman Terry Larrier scored 15 points and No. 14 VCU pulled away with an emphatic run early in the second half to beat George Washington 72-48 on Tuesday night for its 12th consecutive victory.
Four second-year players and a rookie will take part in this year’s slam dunk contest, which returns to its old format.
After all that anticipation and excitement of reaching that milestone victory with a 77-68 win over St. John’s on Sunday, how do the No. 4 Blue Devils avoid a letdown playing at No. 8 Notre Dame on Wednesday night?
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.