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April 8th, 2009

2009 NCAA Tournament Review

Thu, 04/09/2009 - 8:23am

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.

2009 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament: Day 1

Wed, 04/08/2009 - 8:01pm

2009 National High School Invitational: Championship Game Recap

Wed, 04/08/2009 - 7:27pm
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.

2009 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Roster

Wed, 04/08/2009 - 12:09pm
This year's Portsmouth Invitational Tournament will take place from April 8 - 11. For more information on the PIT check back later for our daily coverage.

You can also learn more about the event from the official website: Portsmouth Invitational.com

Cherry, Bekaert & Holland
Coaches : Dennis Koutoufas & Ben Moore

April 6th

2009 NCAA Tournament Player Pool: Final Results

Mon, 04/06/2009 - 9:26pm

The Tar Heels may have hit some bumps and looked vulnerable at times, but in the end their talent level was too much for anyone to match up with as the steam rolled their way to the national title. We will have coverage on the Final Four including a look at which player's stocks were affected but first here's a look at how our player pool turned out.

Although the Championship game wasn't close, the player tournament pool turned out extremely close, adding excitement when the title had already been decided.

April 5th

2009 Championship Game Preview

Sun, 04/05/2009 - 7:32pm


63 games played. One to go. And after convincing wins by both North Carolina and Michigan State on Saturday night, it’s all about a rematch from a one-sided event that took place on December 3rd.

April 4th

2009 National High School Invitational

Sat, 04/04/2009 - 5:52pm

ROCKVILLE, Md. - When ESPN/RISE decided to create the National High School Invitational - their version of a national boy's basketball high school championship - this is exactly what they were hoping for.

 
 

April 2nd

2009 Final Four Preview

Fri, 04/03/2009 - 8:15am

Final Four in the Motor City


Everyone knows it hasn’t been a great year for the Motor City. But, despite the rough economic times that Detroit faces, the Final Four is in town, and they have a big reason to pay attention since homegrown Michigan State is participating in the final weekend of America’s favorite tournament. This year’s Final Four has plenty of story lines:

April 1st

2009 McDonald's All American Game Recap

Wed, 04/01/2009 - 11:23pm

The East squad topped the West by a score of 113-110 in the the 2009 McDonald's All America game. It was an exciting edition with numerous dunks and high flying plays. The West trailed for most of the game before grabbing the lead late. They held a 110-109 lead in the final minute but were unable to score as Derrick Favors converted an ally oop to take the lead with 40 seconds left. After a 3 point miss by Mason-Griffin, Lance Stephenson found Favors for the game clinching dunk.

March 30th

Stock Watch: Sweet 16 & Elite 8

Mon, 03/30/2009 - 10:09pm


By Aran Smith

This is make or break time for this year's draft prospects to make a strong impression on NBA scouts. With the tournament field dwindling from 16 to 4 teams over the weekend, the intensity and importance of player's performances ratcheted up a notch. Each game can swing a players draft stock significantly, as scouts want to see what a player is made of when all the chips are down.