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Unlike 76ers, Sullivan on winning streak

You’ve heard of that movie about backup singers called “20 Feet From Stardom?” Well, Molly Sullivan has spent the basketball season 20 feet (or thereabouts) from futility.

Former Lady Rebels coach cuts down the nets

Illinois-Chicago defeated Stephen F. Austin 73-64 in the Women’s Basketball Invitational championship game in Chicago, capping a 26-win season under former UNLV women’s basketball coach Regina Miller.

Books go wild with improbable endings

In retrospect, some events are truly unbelievable, such as an airplane disappearing without a trace. It went against the odds, but Shabazz Napier knocking out Michigan State is not that hard to believe.

Wagerers wisely back hungry Florida Gators

In this high-stakes poker game, Billy Donovan is holding a real cool hand. The Florida coach has four senior starters and a sophomore who’s a hot shooter.

Offensive woes doom Aztecs

The final nail was pounded into the coffin as most assumed it would be all season. Thirty-six games later, San Diego State couldn’t overcome its offensive woes against an elite opponent.

Dayton’s in Sweet 16, and it’s not Henry Finkel’s fault

Hank Finkel might not have been a star in the NBA, but he was a great player at Dayton, which has made it to this year’s Sweet 16. Plus, he had a name that is hard to forget.

It’s true, Bo knows basketball

Think about evolution. It’s a pretty broad term. It can refer to a variety of changes, to the uplifting of mountains and the wandering of riverbeds and the creation of a new species. To how Bo Ryan coaches basketball.

Beanpole Las Vegan rises above obstacles

Inside of a minute to play with the national championship on the line, the ball was in the hands of No. 42 in the bright yellow jersey. The string bean kid, who stands 6 feet 11 inches but weighs just 165 pounds. He was running the court on a fast break. He was ahead of the defense, a cluster of spindly arms and legs.

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