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Draws take place for Olympic basketball qualifying tourneys

Nov. 27, 2019 9:45 AM EST

If Giannis Antetokounmpo is going to compete in the Olympics next summer, Greece will have to win a few games in Canada first. The draws to see which countries will grab the remaining basketball berths in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics — four men’s spots and 10 women’s spots in the 12-team fields...

76ers’ Brett Brown to coach Australia at Tokyo Olympics

Nov. 26, 2019 5:24 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown will guide the Australian men’s team at next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Basketball Australia said Wednesday he will succeed Andrej Lemanis, who coached the Boomers to the semifinals at the 2016 Olympics — the team’s...

Glen Rice Jr. to face court Wednesday after arrest

Nov. 18, 2019 3:00 AM EST

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Former Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. will appear in an Auckland court Wednesday to face charges stemming from his arrest days after joining the New Zealand Breakers in the Australian National Basketball League. The New Zealand Breakers have placed Rice on indefinite...

Rice Jr. ordered not to play by Australia’s NBL after arrest

Nov. 17, 2019 9:14 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia's National Basketball League has ordered the New Zealand Breakers not to play former Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. after his arrest Thursday morning over an altercation in an Auckland bar. Rice traveled with the Breakers to Perth for their league match...

Glen Rice Jr. arrested after NZ bar incident

Nov. 16, 2019 2:53 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. has been arrested in Auckland after an altercation in a bar, 10 days after joining the New Zealand Breakers in Australia's National Basketball League. Breakers chief executive Matt Walsh confirmed Walsh was arrested Thursday...

FIBA chooses sites for 2020 Olympic qualifying tournaments

Nov. 15, 2019 9:23 AM EST

MIES, Switzerland (AP) — Canada, Croatia, Lithuania and Serbia have been selected as hosts for the qualifying basketball tournaments that will determine the final four men's spots available in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Those tournaments will take place from June 23-28. Each of those four nations will host a...

Jackson, Grizzlies spoil Parker's night, beat Spurs 113-109

Nov. 11, 2019 11:18 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jaren Jackson Jr.'s inconsistency has mirrored that of the Memphis Grizzlies. Jackson put together his best all-around performance Monday night and it resulted in Memphis' most satisfying victory and first road win. Jackson had 24 points and the Grizzlies put a damper on Tony Parker's...

No. 1 Oregon easily downs Northeastern 89-47 in opener

Nov. 11, 2019 8:47 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Coach Kelly Graves found a lot for No. 1 Oregon to work on after the season opener. Two days after shocking the best team in the world in an exhibition game, the Ducks easily downed Northeastern 89-47 on Monday. Ruthy Hebard led the way with 21 points and 12 rebounds. All-America guard...

Prep basketball takes backseat to AAU in recruiting game

Nov. 11, 2019 4:13 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Back when Bruce Weber was an up-and-coming assistant on Gene Keady's staff at Purdue, the coach would spend countless hours on planes and behind the wheel to catch as many high school basketball games as possible. He would walk into the gymnasium of an elite prospect on a cold...

Oregon stays atop AP women's college basketball poll

Nov. 11, 2019 1:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon had the most impressive win of the week in a game that didn't even count. The Ducks remained a solid No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll Monday, receiving 28 of 30 first-place votes from a national media panel. Oregon stunned the U.S. women's national team...