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  1. With 10 games left, Heat look to finish playoff push

    03.24 / 07:50 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    MIAMI (AP) - They have won 24 times in their last 31 games. They put together the NBA's longest winning streak this season, a 13-game run that was beyond surprising. They are on the cusp of doing something never accomplished in NBA history. This Miami Heat comeback tale has been…
  2. Tipping Off: Baylor women hope for better luck in OKC

    03.24 / 07:50 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    NEW YORK (AP) - Oklahoma City hasn't been too kind to Baylor the last few years in the women's NCAA Tournament. The Lady Bears lost in 2013 to Louisville and in 2015 to Notre Dame. Coach Kim Mulkey doesn't care about the past, focusing on the current team which has…
  3. High-flying Jayhawks present question: Can they be stopped?

    03.24 / 07:50 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Purdue coach Matt Painter stopped short of calling Kansas invincible on Thursday night. Not by much. After watching the top-seeded Jayhawks run roughshod over his overmatched Boilermakers in the Midwest Regional semifinals, Painter was asked whether anybody can stop Kansas - a team that has…
  4. Bye, Michigan _ time for new lovable underdogs Xavier, SC

    03.24 / 07:50 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Thanks, Michigan. It was fun while it lasted. So who's going to be the lovable underdog in the NCAA Tournament now? Take your pick: Xavier or South Carolina. The Musketeers are a No. 11 seed after losing their starting point guard to a knee injury…
  5. TIPPING OFF: Point guard battle part of Kentucky-UCLA allure

    03.24 / 07:50 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - UCLA's Lonzo Ball and Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox have spent the season putting up big numbers and highlight-reel plays to power two blueblood programs. Come Friday night, one of those talented freshman point guards will move their teams within a win of the Final Four, too -…
  6. Xavier knocks off Arizona 73-71 in West Region

    03.24 / 06:46 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Not long after losing to Arizona's Sean Miller at the 2015 NCAA Tournament, Xavier coach Chris Mack jokingly said his friend should let him win the next one. This was no gift between former colleagues. The Musketeers earned this one and now they're headed to…
  7. Lillard scores 30, Trail Blazers rout Knicks 110-95

    03.24 / 05:41 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Damian Lillard scored 30 points and the Portland Trail Blazers never trailed in a 110-95 victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday night. Lillard had 15 in the first quarter as Portland opened a 14-point lead. The Blazers led by as much as 23 and…
  8. NCAA Tournament Capsules

    03.24 / 05:41 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    Results from the regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday: ___ WEST REGION GONZAGA 61, WEST VIRGINIA 58 SAN JOSE, Calif. - Jordan Mathews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with under a minute to play and top-seeded Gonzaga survived a rough shooting night for both teams to beat No. 4…
  9. No. 1 seed Kansas routs Purdue 98-66 to reach Elite Eight

    03.24 / 04:38 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Player of the year front-runner Frank Mason III poured in 26 points, Kansas turned on the jets in the second half and the top-seeded Jayhawks soared to a 98-66 blowout of No. 4 seed Purdue on Thursday night in the Midwest Regional semifinals. Devonte Graham…
  10. Barnes' late basket, steal put Mavs past Clippers, 97-95

    03.24 / 04:38 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    DALLAS (AP) - Harrison Barnes made the go-ahead basket, then stole the ball from Blake Griffin with 3.9 seconds left as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 97-95 on Thursday night. Barnes made a 14-foot jumper with 1:06 remaining for the game's 11th lead change, making it 96-95.…
  11. Aldridge, Leonard lead Spurs to 97-90 win over Grizzlies

    03.24 / 04:38 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points, Kawhi Leonard added 19 and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies 97-90 on Thursday night in a possible first-round playoff preview. San Antonio opened a four-game homestand by moving two games behind idle Golden State for the league's best…
  12. Neumann-Goretti nabs 4th straight state title

    03.24 / 04:38 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) - Another season. Another state championship. Yet for a Neumann-Goretti basketball-playing side that's already won plenty, Carl Arrigale's Saints accomplished something Thursday night at Hershey's Giant Center that the Philadelphia-based hammer had not done before. And that's rattle off a fourth straight championship. Neumann-Goretti also gathered its…
  13. Bethlehem Catholic wins first state basketball championship

    03.24 / 04:38 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) - While it took Bethlehem Catholic that third time to get things right, the Golden Hawks moved into some heady company Thursday night in Hershey. Yep, you can call Jose Medina's club state champions. Picking up 13 points from slick freshman Taliyah Medina and 11 more from…
  14. Wellington downs Lima Perry 68-47 in Division IV semifinal

    03.24 / 03:38 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Solomon Pierre-Louis scored 16 points and Columbus Wellington quelled a fourth-quarter rally to defeat Lima Perry 68-47 in a boys Division IV semifinal. It happened Thursday at Value City Arena. The Jaguars play for their first title against Cleveland Heights Lutheran East at 2 p.m. Saturday.…
  15. Top-seeded Gonzaga survives for win over West Virginia

    03.24 / 03:38 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jordan Mathews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with under a minute to play and top-seeded Gonzaga survived a rough shooting night for both teams to beat No. 4 seed West Virginia 61-58 Thursday night to advance to the West Regional final. On a night that featured 51 fouls…
  16. Nets beat Suns 126-98 for 1st two-game win streak of season

    03.24 / 03:38 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    NEW YORK (AP) - Brook Lopez scored 19 points, K.J. McDaniels had a season-high 16 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Phoenix Suns 126-98 on Thursday night to give them consecutive victories for the first time this season. Trevor Booker added 14 points for the league-worst Nets, who beat Detroit…
  17. DeRozan gets 40, Raptors rally again to beat Heat 101-84

    03.24 / 03:38 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    MIAMI (AP) - DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points, marking the first time he's had that many in consecutive games, and the Toronto Raptors pulled off their 19th double-digit comeback of the season to beat the Miami Heat 101-84 on Thursday night. DeRozan shot 14 for 25 from the field and…
  18. Vegas casino owner no longer has to sweat $1M payout

    03.24 / 02:32 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Michigan's loss to Oregon has saved a Las Vegas casino owner $1 million. Golden Nugget owner Tilman Fertitta personally approved a $12,500 bet on Michigan at 80-to-1 odds from Derek Stevens, who owns The D casino. Oregon beat Michigan 69-68 to move on to the Elite…
  19. Oregon ends Michigan's run with victory, heads to Elite 8

    03.24 / 02:32 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tyler Dorsey scored 20 points and made the go-ahead layup with 1:08 left, and third-seeded Oregon ended No. 7 Michigan's dramatic postseason run with a 69-68 victory in a Midwest Regional semifinal on Thursday night. Dorsey, the man the Ducks call "Mr. March," had his sixth…
  20. John Thompson III's name, Georgetown tradition should have bought coach more time

    03.24 / 02:32 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Georgetown University's alumni may have found out something about themselves while they secretly worked to force the school to fire John Thompson III as head basketball coach. They're no different than the Louisville alumni who protected basketball coach Rick Pitino during the school's recruiting sex scandal, where basketball officials…