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April 13th, 2009
The World Select Team defeated the USA team 97-89 in an exciting and highly competitive match up in at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon on Saturday night. Coach Rob Beveridge got his first win after losing his first 4 as the World Team Coach.
The World Select team was able to upset the USA Team at the Nike Hoop Summit 97-89 for the first time since 1998 behind the effort of a gutsy squad of International players. Here is a look at the victorious World Select team based on their practice performances.
Tidewater Sealants 100 - Portsmouth Sports Club 83
Sun, 04/12/2009 - 12:51am
The beauty of the NCAA Tournament is that the best team doesn't always win. There are no "playoffs." There is no seven-game series. In one game--40 minutes--anyone can beat anyone. Remember the (34-1) Runnin Rebels of 1991 and the Fab Five Michigan Wolverines of 1993? Any team can advance, and that's why we love it so much. But at the same time, because the Big Dance is a "one bad game and you're out" scenario, the best team doesn't always win it all.
Sat, 04/11/2009 - 1:50am
Norfolk Sports Club 88 – Portsmouth Sports Club 77
The 2nd consolation game was out of reach early, allowing Norfolk Sports Club to cruise to an easy victory.
Fri, 04/10/2009 - 12:44am
K&D Round's Landscaping 70 – Tidewater Sealants 68
The early game saw the meeting of the losers from the previous night. It came down to the wire, where Tidewater’s Chris Lowe had a drive to tie it, but he got blocked by Marcus Cousin at the buzzer.
Thu, 04/09/2009 - 12:20pm
By Aran Smith
While the games in Detroit didn't quite live up to expectations in the way of competition or excitement, they did give scouts a glimpse of top talent in the pressure cooker of the Final Four. Michigan State showed how playing as a team can overcome a talent disadvantage with their win over UConn to make the Final Four.
By Adi Joseph
Thu, 04/09/2009 - 11:23am
The team that everyone expected would, did.
With all the preseason hype they received, the North Carolina Tar Heels might've just headed North to Detroit and cut down the nets at Ford Field during football season.
Wed, 04/08/2009 - 11:01pm
By Adi Joseph
Wed, 04/08/2009 - 10:27pm
ROCKVILLE, Md. – So Findlay Prep has been declared by ESPN/RISE as the National Champion of high school boy’s basketball. The Pilots, in just their third season in existence, knocked off Oak Hill Academy 74-66 before 1,200 fans and an ESPN audience.
It’s no shocker. When ESPN finalized the participants in its inaugural National High School Invitational, Findlay and Oak Hill were the two clear-cut giants in a field of some of the nation’s elite prep schools.