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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Cody Zeller
Cody Zeller isn't a small man, standing 7-foot tall and weighing 240 pounds.
John Wall rocked Charlotte rookie Cody Zeller to sleep off the dribble before whipping a pass to Marcin Gortat for the layup, plus the foul. Watch the replay here.
The Wizards ended a three-game losing streak by winning their fifth of sixth road games Tuesday, already surpassing last season's total of seven.
Anthony Bennett learned he would be making NBA draft history the same time as everyone else.
Anthony Bennett was stunned at the start. David Stern had a big surprise at the finish.
The Cleveland Cavaliers passed on Nerlens Noel and Alex Len in favor of the UNLV freshman forward who has starred for Canada's junior national teams and was the Mountain West Conference player of the year.
Anthony Bennett became the first Canadian No. 1 overall pick, and Nerlens Noel tumbled out of the top five and right into a trade in a surprising start to an unsettled NBA draft.
The former Georgetown star will stay at Verizon Center to begin his professional career after the Wizards took him with the third overall pick in Thursday night's draft.
Indiana's basketball practices are getting lonely these days.
Indiana's Cody Zeller turned down one chance to play in the NBA. He couldn't say no twice.
Indiana junior Victor Oladipo is heading to the NBA. Cody Zeller could be next.
The means of exit seemed especially painful for Indiana. The powerful offense that ranked among the country's top-10 teams in points, field goal percentage and 3-point shooting crumpled against Syracuse's fluid, adaptive 2-3 zone defense.
In Indiana, basketball is treated like a king's sport. Stars are considered royalty and the Hoosiers still rule the state, especially now, just two wins away from their first Final Four trip since 2002 after one of the grandest comeback stories in its storied history.
The NCAA tournament will not have a repeat champion for the sixth straight season. Kentucky made sure of that by failing to make the field of 68.
Indiana coach Tom Crean was a believer in Victor Oladipo right from the start.
"Defensively I'm starting to see plays before they happen and on offense I'm playing with more confidence," said Zeller, the fourth overall pick in the 2013 draft.
Clifford said the Bobcats haven't lost confidence in the former Indiana star, but stressed Zeller needs "a good summer" to become stronger.