As a sophomore Shaq averaged 5 rebounds a game leading his team. For three straight years Shaq led the entire SEC in rebounds, points, blocks, and field goal percentage. No one at any position in the sec played better than him at these categories. His freshman year Shaq won the
Born on February 17, 1963, Michael Jeffrey Jordan is arguably the greatest to bless the sport and culture. Everyone witnessed his potential early on in college as a North Carolina Tar Heel. Entering the University at Chapel Hill in 1981 the freshman, made the game winner against Georgetown for the national championship. His trail of accomplishments continues when named College Player of the Year in his sophomore and junior year. Back to back accomplishments only carried over into his NBA career.
Though the Hawks may have finally figured him in Game 6 where he allowed 5 goals on 30 saves, the playoff veteran knew how to get his composure back for a big win. Judging by Game 1 where the teams went into overtime with a 0-0 tie, we could already sense this was going to be the best series. Whoever you were rooting for, at least you were entertained by the most intense series of the playoffs so far. We can only hope for more series like this in the upcoming
After playing a tough semifinal they were able to qualify against an amazing team, who consisted of a player almost as talented as CJ and he came in 6’10”. The game had been fast paced. The crowd was in awe as they witnesses two of the best players in the state play an astounding game of basketball. They maintained a tied game until the last few minutes where the game would depend on whoever held position of the ball at the end, it was that close. Only eight seconds before the timer went out the opposing team managed to put in a three- point shot.
I got in the last few minutes of the game. We were winning by around twenty points so there was no way we were going to lose. When I got the ball for the first time, I was in the three point line, and I decided to shoot. When the balls left my hand, the defender from the other team knocked me on to the floor. When I stood up, everyone was screaming.
A featured NBA columnist, Grant Hughes, for the Bleacher Report recently wrote an article about who are the best defenders in the NBA. The last four winners of the NBA Finals have all had someone from the top five on Hughes’s list, this clearly demonstrates the importance of good defenders (Hughes, 2014). Great defenders can also be your superstars, superstars can also fill the roles set for the role players. That was the case two out of the last three years with the Miami Heat, Lebron James was their superstar as well as their best defender. There is no team that has won the NBA Finals in the last fifteen years without having at least one high quality
A first half half hat-trick by Joe Burgess set up a 34-10 victory for the Bears over Wyong Roos at Morrie Breen Oval. Both teams had eight wins a piece heading into this round and a victory today was important for their semi final aspirations. It was Wyong who would take the early lead with a successful Tyler Cornish penalty kick. That goal would be the only joy Roos fans would have as the Bears stuck their claws in. Abbas Miski almost got over the line for the Bears, but on the next play winger Joe Burgess scored in the left corner to open the account for the Bears.
The Michigan State basketball team has had their Midnight Madness and two exhibition games. The Midnight Madness show really gave the fans a look at the whole roster and our star players. Michigan State 's star sophomore player, Miles Bridges, has been named National Player of the year and also Big Ten pre-season player of the year. With pre-season in mind right now, many of the fans were shocked by the outcome of Michigan State 's first exhibition game against Ferris State, as the final score was 80-72. In this game, Izzo was testing out many different lineups for the regular season to see how they would work.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.--Syracuse and UConn are no strangers to playing each other. The former Big East foes have met 49 times over the years and the two teams will square off for the National Championship on Tuesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. For Breanna Stewart and the Huskies, they are searching for their fourth straight title. If UConn (37-0) can pull off the victory, it would be the first time in Division I women 's basketball that such a feat has been accomplished. Only UCLA, with seven in a row from 1967-73, has done it on the men 's side.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--Daxter Miles Jr. scored 23 points as No. 10 West Virginia University defeated No. 24 Iowa State 87-76 on Senior Night in front of a sold out Coliseum crowd. With the victory, the Mountaineers (24-7, 12-6 Big 12) sealed the second seed in the Big 12 Tournament behind top-ranked Kansas. Nathan Adrian recorded 16 points and seven rebounds in his final home game.
For Michael’s first championship in the finals in 1991, his team won the series easily in a 4-1 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers. For most of Jordan’s career, his team usually consisted of at least one other Hall of Famer, and for all of his championships, he had Scottie Pippen. In the 1998 NBA Finals, Pippen was robbed of the Finals MVP award, which they instead gave to Jordan. In game 4, he put up 28 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists, which was crucial in that game, which they won 86-82 against the Utah Jazz. To have a teammate like Pippen, who averaged 17.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 5 assists per game in the playoffs, made it easier for Jordan to succeed in the finals.