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Three-point play: The Tar Heels’ bench, recruiting Luke Maye, board play

In ACC, Atlantic 10 by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross North Carolina used a 26-6 run midway through the second half to post an 85-75 win over determined Davidson on Friday night behind 27 points from Joel Berry and another double-double of 24 points and 17 rebounds from Luke Maye.  The following are three storylines that manifested themselves during the contest.  1) Back on the Boards The …

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Three-Point Play: Taeshon Cherry, A-10, Shockers’ value

In AAC, Atlantic 10, Pac-12 by Ken Cross

Trojans > Wildcats, Bulldogs in quest for vaunted Cherry Never mind the fact that the USC Trojans will likely go into the 2017-18 season as a solid Top 10 pick, they have a legitimate chance to take down Arizona as they just did in signing highly touted Taeshon Cherry out of San Diego, CA. Cherry is the highest pick of …

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Dayton’s Miller pays ultimate respect to Gibbs, Aldridge

In Atlantic 10 by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross The latest version of Atlantic 10 After Dark was a beauty as Davidson hosted Dayton in a late game on Friday.  It was the classic example of a league leader in Dayton going on the road into a tough venue late at night against a good middle of the pack team that is well coached in the Wildcats. …

More A-10: Davidson’s McKillop evaluates; Patriots ascend

In Atlantic 10 by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross Davidson coach Bob McKillop has been able to keep the Wildcats afloat in the middle of the challenge that is the Atlantic 10 despite some tough injuries to post Nathan Ekwu and  guard Jordan Watkins. These have limited the Wildcats’ repertoire, but a win streak down the stretch could move them into a potential bye situation at the …

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Rhody defense defines key A-10 win

In Atlantic 10, College Basketball by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross Embed from Getty Images   For nearly 30 minutes Friday night, the Davidson Wildcats owned the Rhode Island Rams, who were a much more physical and a much more athletic opponent.  When guard Jack Gibbs scored on a layup off a steal to give the Wildcats a 51-42 lead with 11:18 to play, it appeared Davidson had …

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Bruins roll to 7-0 with Wooden Legacy Championship

In ACC, Atlantic 10, Pac-12, SEC by Ken Cross

By Manny Nunez UCLA wants to get back into competition in a very strong Pac-12 conference this season. The Bruins last year were unable to get anything go their way as they finished 6-12 and in the bottom of the pack year ago. Now, their culture suddenly changed when they obtained top recruits Lonzo Ball and T.J Leaf. These two …