2019 Ingles Southern Conference Basketball Championships

VMI 96   Western Carolina 83

(Asheville, NC) – When it comes to basketball in March, it’s common knowledge that the team that defends the best will have the upper hand in typically close, tense games. But in the opening game of the 2019 Ingles Southern Conference Basketball Tournament Friday night, defense took a backseat as VMI (8-24, 4-14) rode the red-hot shooting of sophomore Bubba Parham to run past Western Carolina 96-83 in the U.S. Cellular Center. 

Parham, the SoCon’s leading scorer at 20.8 points per game, dropped a career high 41 on six of eight shooting from behind the arc to lead all scorers. Parham’s effort ties him for the 7thmost points in SoCon Tournament history, and are …

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BEARCATS OWN THE 2ND HALF TO ADVANCE TO THE AAC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

(ORLANDO, Fla.- HMG)  Coach Mick Cronin and his No.8-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats were just too tough for Tubby Smith and his Memphis squad on Saturday at the Amway Center moving into the American Athletic Conference championship game with a 70-60 victory.

“It was a good win for us and hopefully we learned a lesson, that the other team, no matter what their record and no matter what the situation may be, you have to realize that team’s coming to win, said Cronin, who coached his team to 28 victories this season for the second consecutive year.  “They’re not going to care what your seed is. Memphis had to win two more to get to the NCAA Tournament. Whoever we play in …

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20 years of Women’s Basketball

20 years of Women’s Basketball

Basketball is much more than a sport; basketball is a culture or could even be described as a way of life.  For the longest time, women didn’t have the same luxury as men had when it came to this great game.  Most of the time college was the end of the road; some would play overseas but they didn’t have what men had in the United States.  The NBA hype was all the way turned up in the 90’s because of the likes of the 1992 Dream Team and Jordan’s Bulls.

Women’s basketball was desperate for their own league at this point.  Some great players were coming out of college and ending up with regular …

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