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Chamberlain, Russell headline AP's 1960s all-decade NBA team

Nov. 22, 2021 02:33 AM EST

The 1960s All-Decade Team for the NBA as voted on by AP Sports staffers directly engaged with the season-long NBA At 75 series. The team members are: ELGIN BAYLOR Baylor was the game’s first high flyer, known for his dunks and his hanging jump...

No. 4 Villanova routs Mount St. Mary's in opener, 91-51

Nov. 09, 2021 19:06 PM EST

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jay Wright pulled a stat sheet over toward Collin Gillespie and whispered at the star guard for No. 4 Villanova, pointing at a couple of gaudy numbers. Gillespie and Justin Moore combined for 12 assists and no turnovers on Tuesday in a...

Hall of Famer, Olympic coach Wright returns to loaded Nova

Oct. 22, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jay Wright left for Japan on July 2 as a two-time national champion at Villanova and winner of enough coach of the year awards and Big East titles to fill several trophy cases. He returned to the Main Line campus from a road trip that took him from...

Mikan, Cousy headline AP's 1950s all-decade NBA team

Oct. 18, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

The 1950s All-Decade Team for the NBA as voted on by AP Sports staffers directly engaged with the season-long NBA At 75 series. The team members are: PAUL ARIZIN A pioneer of the jump shot known as “Pitchin’ Paul,” Arizin won scoring titles in...

Marshall to unveil statue of Hal Greer next month

Sep. 21, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University will dedicate a statue of Hall of Fame guard Hal Greer next month. The university said an outdoor ceremony will be held Oct. 9 near Marshall's Cam Henderson Center. The nearly 8-foot-tall bronze statue...

Pierce leads class of 16 into basketball Hall of Fame

Sep. 10, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

If it didn’t really sink in when he slipped to the 10th pick in the 1998 NBA draft, Paul Pierce got the message when he went home to Los Angeles to play in the All-Star Game and got booed by his hometown fans. “That’s just the story of my career: Being the underdog,...

1,000-game winner, Hall of Fame coach Magee ready to retire

Sep. 07, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Herb Magee, the Hall of Famer known as “The Shot Doc” whose 1,123 career wins trail only Duke's Mike Krzyzewski among all active coaches, will retire from Jefferson University at the end of the season. Magee is the only basketball coach to have...