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Midnight Madness a slam dunk with fans

Basketball enthusiasts packed the Liacouras Center Friday night to get their first peak at the look of this season’s teams at Midnight Madness. The event celebrated the first day the NCAA allows teams to hold full-squad practices.…

Rookie Collins searching for niche

It’s rare that Philadelphia fans will cheer an opposing player. But it almost happened when Mardy Collins stepped foot on the Wachovia Center hardwood Saturday night. Entering the New York Knicks preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers as a sub for guard Stephon Marbury, scattered claps and cheers sprinkled down onto the court.…

Five Duquesne basketball players shot after dance

Fellow Atlantic Ten Conference member Duquesne was struck by tragedy Sunday when five members of its men’s basketball team were shot on campus, ESPN.com reported. Two of the players were reportedly struck after attempting to calm a man who had been disruptive at a dance.…

THREE-PEAT

Sophomore reserve Ashley Morris hurled the basketball straight up, striking the top of the jumbotron at Saint Joseph’s Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse. Regulation time had expired, and the women’s basketball team had just defeated top-seeded George Washington, 59-54, to win the Atlantic Ten Conference Championship for the third time in as many seasons and for the fourth time in the last five years.…

Dethroning the A-10 kings

CINCINNATI – John Chaney had shed his sweater vest at the onset of the second half, but the coach hadn’t done so in a fit of frustration.He was overjoyed.The men’s basketball team had a growing lead on No.…