Harden Helps Houston Residents Affected By Winter Storm Aftermath
James Harden may have left the Houston Rockets on bad terms, but that has not stopped his love for the city. The All-Star forced a trade from the Rockets after giving up on the team during the preseason. This led to the guard being traded in a blockbuster deal to the Brooklyn Nets. Despite having left the organization on bad terms, that did not mean he did not love Houston as a city. During the post-game conference following Brooklyn’s win over the Clippers on Sunday, the All-Star revealed that he is helping Houston with the ongoing situation. “I’m on phone calls literally every day, all day, ...
Minnesota Timberwolves Name Chris Finch New Head Coach
The Minnesota Timberwolves have a new head coach – Chris Finch. The hiring comes immediately after Minnesota fired former head coach Ryan Saunders on Sunday night. On Sunday, Minnesota fell to the New York Knicks. The loss to the Knicks made the Timberwolves fall to a league-worst 7-24 record this season. The loss was the last straw for Minnesota as the team immediately fired Saunders after the game. Saunders had been the coach for the team for the past two seasons. During his tenure, he compiled a 43-94 record. Following Saunders’s dismissal, the team made arrangements to make Finch their new...
Kansas Jayhawks swept in season series by Texas after overtime loss in Austin
Texas has become just the second team to sweep Kansas in a Big 12 Conference regular-season men’s basketball series in the 18-year Bill Self era. The No. 14-ranked Longhorns joined Oklahoma State as the only squad to take two from KU in a single season by winning 75-72 in overtime on Tuesday night at Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Longhorns previously slugged the No. 17 Jayhawks in Allen Fieldhouse, 84-59 on Jan. 2. Courney Ramey scored 15 points and Andrew Jones and Greg Brown added 13 points apiece for the Longhorns (14-6, 8-5 Big 12), who rallied from a 14-point deficit in the first hal...
The Kansas City Star
Kansas State Wildcats stun No. 7 Oklahoma for first signature victory of season
MANHATTAN, Kan. — A season filled predominantly with disappointing losses now features a signature victory for the Kansas State men’s basketball team. It’s fair to say the Wildcats are an improving team after their 62-57 win over the No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners 62-57 on Tuesday at Bramlage Coliseum. A few days after defeating TCU on the road for its first victory of the calendar year, the Wildcats (7-18, 3-13 Big 12) followed up that performance with an upset over a top 10 team. And K-State once again won in come-from-behind fashion. The Wildcats closed the game on a 14-5 run after the Sooners (14-...
The Kansas City Star
TCU basketball struggles once again against a ranked team as West Virginia pulls away
TCU coach Jamie Dixon had a simple game plan for his team going into Tuesday’s game against No. 10 West Virginia. “There’s no way to win unless you outrebound them,” Dixon said. Easier said than done. West Virginia won the battle on the boards and pulled away for a 74-66 victory over TCU at Schollmaier Arena. WVU had the rebounding edge 38-30, and also went to the free-throw line almost twice as many times as TCU (19 of 33 for WVU compared to 10 of 17 for TCU). “We need to be elite-level defensively to beat these kinds of teams and tonight we weren’t,” Dixon said. “Certainly the rebounds bear ...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Villanova controls its rematch against St. John’s from the outset, rolls to 81-58 victory
The questions for Villanova going into Tuesday night’s rematch with St. John’s was whether the Wildcats would be more aggressive against the Red Storm’s press, and whether they would match the physicality that the visitors delivered against them nearly three weeks ago. The eighth-ranked Cats passed the test on both accounts, operating their offense more smoothly and hounding the Red Storm into a horrible shooting night in an 81-58 victory at Finneran Pavilion. The Wildcats (15-3, 10-2 Big East) never trailed in the game. They led by 20 points late in the first half and boosted their margin to ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Nets beat Kings for seventh straight win, giving fans at Barclays Center something to cheer about
The streak has extended to seven. In their first game of the season with fans at Barclays Center, and on the same day James Harden was announced an All-Star reserve, the Nets did not disappoint. Instead, they electrified, scoring 42 points in the first quarter on their way to a 127-118 win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night. It was their second victory over the Kings during the winning streak. With fans in the arena, players moved the ball, made shots, smiled and giggled through a first quarter in which the Nets virtually could not miss. But it did not come without drama. Kings forward...
New York Daily News
Tobias Harris helps Sixers beat Raptors, 109-102, while Joel Embiid is held to 3 made field goals
TAMPA, Fla. — Tobias Harris finished with 23 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two blocks to lead the 76ers to a 109-102 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night at the Amalie Arena. Furkan Kokmaz added 19 points, while Joel Embiid had 18 points and 12 rebounds on a night he made just 3 of 13 field goal attempts and committed six turnovers. Ben Simmons, who was named an All-Star reserve earlier in the day, added 15 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as the Sixers improved to 21-11 on the season. The victory also snapped two losing streaks. This marked their first road vict...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Michigan State gets huge win in upset over No. 5 Illinois
EAST LANSING, Mich. — The road is a brutal one, but Michigan State certainly is off to a good start. Desperate to string some victories together in a brutal stretch of six games in 13 days against some of the best teams in the country, Michigan State had its second consecutive impressive performance on Tuesday night, knocking off No. 5 Illinois, 81-72, at the Breslin Center. Aaron Henry scored 20 to lead Michigan State (12-9, 6-9 Big Ten), which gets a quick break before hosting No. 4 Ohio State on Thursday in its quest to reach the NCAA Tournament for the 23rd straight season. Joshua Langford...
The Detroit News