Built From Scratch: Passing and Game Management

Posted in Blogroll on March 11th, 2013 by Okori Wadsworth

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‘Pistol’ Pete Maravich.

In my last article ,I tried to help young basketball players with the mastery of the single most important offensive skill there is, shooting. Being a knock-down shooter is like being a left-handed pitcher in baseball — there will always be room for you. Frankly, if you can do nothing else but shoot, you’ll continue to exist as a basketball player.

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Tip-Off for 3/11/12 (featuring The Roots and Betty Wright): LA Lakers handle Chicago Bulls 90-81 to claim 8th seed in the West

Posted in Blogroll on March 11th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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The Lakers are playing above .500 as they have possession of the 8th seed.

It’s been a long season for the Los Angeles Lakers — a coaching change, injuries and internal strife have all had their place with the purple and gold this season.

Thing are finally looking up for the Lakers. With their 90-81 victory over the Chicago Bulls, the Lakers claimed possession of the eighth seed in the Western Conference. The win also placed Los Angeles two games above .500 for the first time this season.

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Temple Owls knockout VCU Rams in an Atlantic-10 clash 84-76

Posted in Blogroll on March 11th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Khalif Wyatt

Temple’s senior guard Khalif Wyatt poured in 30 points in his final regular season home game.

If the first Atlantic 10 meeting between the Temple Owls (23-8, 11-5) and the VCU Rams (24-7, 12-4) is a precursor to the upcoming conference tournament this week, we’re in for some dynamite basketball.

The Owls were the last team standing in a slugfest in which both teams held double-digit leads. The Owls jumped out to an early lead only to trail at the half. The Owls regained the lead midway through the second half and never looked back. A barrage of three point baskets allowed them to pull away from the Rams 84-76. The win pushed the Owls win streak to a season-high seven games and clinched a #3 seed in the Atlantic 10 tournament.

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