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Psychology is major key for Dambrot in flipping Dukes’ fortunes

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By Ken Cross Keith Dambrot has immediate cache as he goes into his first season as he works to resurrect the basketball echoes at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.  He coached Lebron James at St. Vincent-St. Mary’s in high school, presided over winning programs at Central Michigan and Akron, and now takes a Dukes program that has been buried hear the …

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George Washington reboots but with plenty of potential

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By Ken Cross The George Washington Colonials opened the first practice of 2017-18 as a more stable program with coach Maurice Joesph being in control from the beginning.  Last season, Joseph took over for deposed coach Mike Lonergan in mid-September and posted 20 wins as he was able to get the attention of his players and get them on the …

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Rhode Island setting recruiting pace with key signings

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By Ken Cross The state of Maryland has been good to Rhode Island basketball coach Dan Hurley.  The seventh-year Rams coach ended last week by signing four-star recruit Jermaine Harris of Rock Creek Christian Academy in Upper Marlboro, Md. and then add Brenden Adams of Calvert Hall College High School in Hanover, Md. Harris, the No. 85 rated player in …

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Dayton’s Miller pays ultimate respect to Gibbs, Aldridge

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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

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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 …