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Legendary Georgetown coach Thompson dies

Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato Legendary Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr., known simply as “Big John” throughout college basketball, has died at age 78. Thompson, who led Georgetown to the 1984 national championship, built the program into a juggernaut, taking the Hoyas to three Final Fours in […]

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Garza to withdraw from draft, return to Iowa

Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato Iowa basketball center Luka Garza will withdraw from the NBA draft and return to school. He made the announcement Sunday. Garza’s return solidifies the Hawkeyes as a legitimate contender to win the Big Ten championship and the national title. The program has […]

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Top prospect Kuminga picks G League over NCAA

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Top-five prospect Jonathan Kuminga announced Wednesday night that he is bypassing college and joining the new G League professional pathway program. Kuminga cut his list to five options in May, with Texas Tech, Auburn, Duke and Kentucky joining the G League. But the […]

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TBT 2020 title game preview: Players to know, X factors and more

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Thanks to Maurice Creek’s game-winning 3-pointer on Sunday, we’re going to have a first-time TBT champion on Tuesday night. Creek’s shot sent No. 22 seed Sideline Cancer to its first title-game appearance, while No. 4 seed Golden Eagles are back in the championship […]

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Coach K: Black Lives Matter not a political issue

Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato In a passionate message in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said “it’s time” for America to address and solve systemic racism. Through a message released via Twitter on Friday afternoon, Krzyzewski said America had chosen the […]

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TBT 2020: The top player for all 24 teams

As the first major American basketball event to take center stage during the coronavirus pandemic, The Basketball Tournament is set for its biggest year yet. It’s not just about the storylines — Carmen’s Crew seeking a repeat before Aaron Craft retires or Overseas Elite looking for revenge — but also about the new stars set […]

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WVU squad backs out of TBT after positive test

Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato Best Virginia, one of the 24 teams in this year’s version of The Basketball Tournament, has withdrawn from the event after one of its members tested positive for COVID-19. The team anchored by former West Virginia standouts, including Juwan Staten and Da’Sean […]

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Cunningham still going to OK State despite ban

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Potential No. 1 NBA draft pick Cade Cunningham announced Monday he was sticking with his commitment to Oklahoma State despite the NCAA giving the Cowboys a postseason ban for next season. Cunningham had considered other options over the last couple of weeks, including […]