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New 3-point line leading to lower shooting percentages

The NCAA moved back the 3-point line this season to create more room in the lane and cut down on the barrage of 3s in college basketball. With teams heavily relying on 3-pointers more and percentages steadily rising, the NCAA moved the arc back nearly two feet to 22 feet, 1} inches this season. The result, at least from the arc, is teams are missing at an historic rate.
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Canucks strengthen up front by acquiring Tyler Toffoli

Tyler Toffoli's final game with the Los Angeles Kings was a memorable one. After notching a hat trick during their Stadium Series win over the Avalanche, Toffoli was dealt to the Canucks on Monday. Heading back to LA is a package of Tim Schaller, the rights to NCAA prospect Tyler Madden, and a 2020 second-round pick.
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Canucks Aquire Toffoli from Kings in Exchange for Schaller, Madden

The Vancouver Canucks have grabbed one of the top players on TSN’s Trade Bait board a week before Feb. 24’s trade deadline, acquiring right-winger Tyler Toffoli from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Tim Schaller, Tyler Madden, and a 2020 second-round draft pick. Toffoli’s Long Tenure in Los Angeles Is Over The 27-year-old right winger has spent his entire 515-game, eight-year career with the Kings, who drafted him 47th overall in 2010. Related: 3 Canucks Trade Deadline Targets — ...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Kings, Ncaa, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Calgary Flames, Pacific, Los Angeles Kings, Tyler Toffoli, Vancouver Canucks, Bo Horvat, Canucks, Columbus Blue Jackets

Alexander: Shaming, apparently, will be Astros’ strongest punishment

The world according to Jim: • Rob Manfred made it official Sunday. We might not have gotten to the shunning stage, but shaming appears to be the new official punishment of Major League Baseball. The commissioner believes he cannot issue any additional penalties to the Houston Astros for Signgate since he offered players immunity to talk – though, as he noted, woe be to any pitcher who comes in high and tight in response to the team’s cheating. So the next step is obviously up to the public. • “T...
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Bruins’ Bjork Takes Long Way to 100 Games

Anders Bjork played his 100th game in a Boston Bruins uniform on Feb. 12. Granted, 100 games does not seem like that many, especially for a player who has been in the league for three seasons. However, this particular player’s road to the milestone was a rough one. In fact, there must have been more than a few times over the past three years when the rising star wondered if he’d ever hit that mark. Bjork has always shown plenty of talent and the potential to be a top-six winger. He boasts spe...
Tags: Boston, Sport, Wisconsin, Ncaa, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Bjork, Richard, Notre Dame, National Hockey League, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Providence, Boston Bruins, Bruins

Will Richard Pitino make any changes to spark the Gophers? Here are three to keep in mind

The Gophers men's basketball team needs a spark to get back into the mix for the NCAA tournament in the last six regular-season games. These are some changes Richard Pitino could make.
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Top of AP poll steady as Baylor, Kansas set collision course

A new college basketball AP Poll has been released, and Baylor and Kansas just keep winning, setting up a monumental showdown Saturday between the top-ranked Bears and No. Jayhawks that could help decide not only the Big 12 title but the No. overall seed for the NCAA Tournament.
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Weekly Prospect Report: Addison, Byram, Commesso, Lambert & More

Welcome to the Weekly Prospect Report. Here, we’ll take a look at some key names over the past week that are a big part of the next wave of NHL stars. This column will dive into both NHL-affiliated and draft-eligible prospects, focusing mainly on those outside the NHL. Related: Weekly Prospect Report: Norris, Podkolzin, Myšák, Bourque & More The NHL Trade Deadline is approaching, and there are rumours surrounding a few prospects in the league. I’ve already touched on Toronto Maple Leafs’ J...
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2020 NCAA tournament bracketology: Why one loss could bump San Diego State to No. 2 seed

San Diego State's 26-0 record doesn't guarantee a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, given it's playing in the 11th best conference in the country.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Where it's all gone wrong for Memphis ... and what this season says about coach Penny Hardaway

UConn freshman guard James Bouknight sprinted ahead on a fast break on Sunday afternoon, corralled a laser pass from Christian Vital and imprinted Memphis freshman Precious Achiuwa on a poster. The loss ostracized Memphis to the remote fringes of the NCAA tournament conversation, many hemispheres from a season that began with bold talk by Penny Hardaway about winning a national championship. This Memphis season is instead wheezing to an end, with the Tigers (17-8) falling to 6-6 in American Athl...
Tags: News, Ncaa, Tigers, Memphis, UConn, NCAAB, American Athletic Conference, Penny Hardaway, Christian Vital, James Bouknight

SEC stacked with NCAA Tournament bubble teams

South Carolina (16-9) has a strange resume with wins over Kentucky and Virginia offset by home losses to Boston University and Stetson. Six wins in seven games and a winning SEC record (8-4) should help the Gamecocks' chances. Arkansas (16-9) has gone from appearing to be safely in the bracket in coach Eric Musselman's first season to being on the bubble.
Tags: News, Kentucky, Virginia, Arkansas, Ncaa, SEC, South Carolina, College Basketball, Boston University, Gamecocks, Eric Musselman, Stetson Six

Michigan routs Indiana 89-65, helps NCAA Tournament chances

Franz Wagner had 16 points and was one of five to score in double digits for Michigan in an 89-65 win over Indiana on Sunday. The Wolverines (16-9, 7-7 Big Ten) have won three straight for the first time since opening the season with seven wins. Michigan's Zavier Simpson had 12 points and 11 assists.
Tags: News, Indiana, Basketball, Ncaa, Michigan, Wolverines, Zavier Simpson, Franz Wagner

Petrusev scores 27, No. 2 Gonzaga extends win streak to 18

Second-ranked Gonzaga hasn't had many ugly wins this season, but Saturday night's game against Pepperdine was something it needed with the NCAA Tournament less than a month away. The Bulldogs had some early foul trouble and were out of sync until getting into a rhythm in the second half and pulling away for an 89-77 victory that extended their winning streak to 18 games. The Bulldogs were missing Killian Tillie, who is second on the team in scoring, due to an ankle injury and then had ...
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Gophers men's basketball enters final seven regular-season games looking to boost NCAA portfolio

The Gophers are not among the 11 Big Ten teams currently projected to make the NCAA tournament, but they believe they know the magic number of wins to get there: four or five more. First up is Sunday at home vs. Iowa.
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UCLA men’s basketball defeats Washington, extends winning streak

UCLA guard Tyger Campbell, front left, and Washington forward Jaden McDaniels dive for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Washington coach Mike Hopkins yells during the first half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against UCLA in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Washington forward RaeQuan Battle celeb...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Smith, Young, Ucla, Huskies, Chris Smith, Mike Hopkins, Bruins

USC basketball gears up for Pac-12 stretch run with win over Washington State

Southern California’s Daniel Utomi (4) shoots over Washington State’s CJ Elleby (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Washington State s CJ Elleby, center right, makes a behind-the-back pass to Jeff Pollard, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Southern California Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Sound The gallery wil...
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Michigan's Jimmy Obertop ejected for...swiping dirt with bat? (Video)

Michigan Wolverines freshman designated hitter Jimmy Obertop was ejected in an egregious case of an overreaction by an umpire during Friday night's MLB4 Collegiate Baseball Tournament game against Vanderbilt.It happened in the top of the ninth inning with one out and Michigan holding a 4-3 lead. After taking a called strike two, Obertop put the tip of his bat down on the ground and swiped it back before stepping away from home plate to get ready for the next pitch. Apparently the home plate u...
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Balanced Buckeyes topple Boilermakers, cling to NCAA hopes

Ohio State hit its first bucket of the game against Purdue and never looked back. Aside from a 28-second tie at 3-3, the Buckeyes led every minute and topped the Boilermakers 68-52 Saturday afternoon for their fifth win in the past six games. Ohio State (17-8, 7-7) pulled to .500 in the Big Ten for the first time since December, while Purdue (14-12, 7-8) lost its second in a row.
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Blue Jackets Quickly Becoming Goaltending Factory

Bob who? That is the question many fans are asking of late. For them, that’s a very good thing. How were the Columbus Blue Jackets going to move on from Sergei Bobrovsky after he left for South Florida? We were going to see the state of the goaltending depth play out. In this crazy 2019-20 season, one of the biggest positives has been the goaltending not only on the Blue Jackets, but also throughout the organization. It has become a cornerstone of the franchise now and in the future. Th...
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Canucks’ Hughes and the Calder Race

Having a player in the conversation for the Calder Trophy is something Vancouver Canucks fans have become familiar with. During the 2017-18 season, Brock Boeser was a nominee for the Calder but was edged out by New York Islanders forward, Mathew Barzal. Related: Best Rookie Seasons in NHL History The following season, Canucks fans saw Elias Pettersson win the Calder after his impressive rookie season. This season, fans have the privilege to watch Quinn Hughes, who is having a stellar seas...
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No. 7 UCLA women can’t overcome slow start against No. 3 Oregon

University of Oregon forward Ruthy Hebard drives to the basket against UCLA at Pauley Pavilion on Friday, February 14, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) University of Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu drives to the basket against UCLA at Pauley Pavilion on Friday, February 14, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds University of Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu drives to the basket against UCLA at Paule...
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Kobe Bryant a finalist for Hall of Fame, which feels depth of his loss

CHICAGO — It was a decorated stage: Dominique Wilkins. Gary Payton. Grant Hill. George Gervin. Alex English. Legends sitting in chairs in a room in the United Center, prepared to announce the next group of men and women who will be considered for the Basketball Hall of Fame. In the front row, Kevin Garnett and Tamika Catchings were among those in the eight-person class, and as each figure walked in, Catchings – a legend in her own right – felt a certain excitement catching. But then a realizatio...
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College basketball odds, picks and predictions: Bet on big first half from Oregon

Baylor aims to stay at the top of the NCAA men's basketball rankings as they take on a reeling West Virginia squad on Saturday, while Oregon looks to crush visiting Utah on Sunday night. We break down the college basketball odds for those games and much more as we bring you the best betting notes, picks and predictions across the NCAA this weekend. WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS AT BAYLOR BEARS Things don't get any easier for No.
Tags: Utah, News, Oregon, West Virginia, Ncaa, Baylor, Purdue Boilermakers, VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS

New college baseball wristband rule may thwart sign stealing

A new rule intended to help speed up the game also could thwart attempts to steal signs in college baseball. The NCAA will allow a pitcher to wear a wristband with a signal card when the season opens Friday, allowing him and the catcher to look into the dugout to get pitch calls and eliminating the need for the catcher to relay the call with hand signs. Sign stealing has come to the fore since the Houston Astros were found to have used electronics to steal signs during their run to the 2017 Worl...
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VIDEO: Brannen, Scott, Davenport Post Memphis

Cincinnati has found a way to teeter on the fence of the NCAA Tournament discussion. After a disappointing loss last weekend at Connecticut, the Bearcats rebounded for a big, 92-86 win over Memphis in overtime. Forward Tre Scott was the catalyst, with 25 points and 19 rebounds.
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Gophers in the NCAA men's basketball tournament? How bleak is it right now?

We've reached the point in the men's basketball season where we're allowed to spend more time stressing over whether our favorite teams will make the field.
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Sacramento State Rides Early Lead Past Southern Utah, 70-55

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Izayah Mariohooho-Le’ afa scored 21 points and dealt five assists as Sacramento State knocked off Southern Utah, 70-55 on Thursday night. The Hornets built a 12-point halftime advantage while holding the visiting Thunderbirds to just 15 made field goals in 47 attempts (31.9%). Mariohooho-Le’ afa knocked down five of the Hornets’ seven 3-pointers and Bryce Fowler contributed 17 points for Sacramento State (13-10, 6-8 Big Sky Conference). Brandon Davis scored 16 points. A...
Tags: College, Sports, Sacramento State, Ncaa, NCAA Basketball, College Basketball, Hornets, Northern Arizona, Sacramento Calif, Montana State, Southern Utah, Weber State, Andre Adams, Thunderbirds, Brandon Davis, Big Sky Conference

Hot-Shooting UC Davis Beats UC Santa Barbara 84-75

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) – Ezra Manjon scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half as UC Davis rolled to an 84-75 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Thursday night. UC Davis (11-15, 5-5 Big West Conference) has won three of its last four games. UC Santa Barbara (16-9, 5-5) had its three-game win streak snapped. Damion Squire added 15 points for the Aggies, who shot 56% percent from the field. Stefan Gonzalez had 13 points, Rogers Printup 12 points and Caleb Fuller chipped in 10. Max Heidegger scored 3...
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USC gets needed victory after tough week on and off the court

This had been a tough past week for the USC basketball program -- on the court and off. Trojans coach Andy Enfield would say Thursday night that this win -- this much-needed win -- was for freshman guard Kyle Sturdivant, who was back home in Georgia following the tragic death of his father late last week. The on-court adversity doesn't compare to that emotional strain, of course, but for the Trojans' NCAA tournament pursuit the pressure was also mounting after their first three-game lo...
Tags: News, Georgia, Basketball, Ncaa, Usc, Trojans, Andy Enfield, Kyle Sturdivant