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Princeton powers past Arizona for upset

FRIDAY saw the first upset in the March Madness tournament, with the Princeton Tigers taking down the second-seeded Arizona Wildcats to the tune of four points at Golden 1 Centre. The Tigers came into the match ranked 15th in their division, and faced a tough matchup against the Wildcats, who were one of the form […]

Game of Thrones; Kings go back to back

IN a fitting conclusion to NBL23, the Sydney Kings have claimed their second consecutive title after producing a stirring comeback to defeat the New Zealand Breakers in game five of the Championship Series. The Kings were tested by a red hot start from the Breakers, and trailed by as much as seven points in the […]

Panthers hold on in thrilling First Four

MARCH MADNESS kicked off on Wednesday, with part of a pair of nail-biting encounters seeing the Pittsburgh Panthers claim a thrilling one-point triumph over the Mississippi State Bulldogs at UD Arena. In one of the best starts to the tournament in recent memory, the Panthers held on in a mesmerising finish, which saw both side’s […]

Memphis topples No. 1 Houston to claim AAC Championship

MEMPHIS Tigers have upset the top-seeded Houston Cougars in the American Athletic Conference final by 10 points to claim the championship in the biggest of games heading into March Madness. The Tigers delivered a stunning performance in the opening half to unravel the nation’s best side and take a commanding lead in the first 10 […]

It was always burning since the world’s been turning; Fire advance to GF

THE LADDER leaders have got the job done in the semi-finals of the WNBL, with Townsville Fire defeating Perth Lynx in two games to lock in a spot in the Grand Final series. After taking game one last week, the Fire had the chance to earn some time off before the deciding series by taking […]

Cougars stall Utes in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON State has caused a massive upset in the NCAA women’s basketball by taking down third seeds Utah in an eight-point victory. The Cougars took down the Utes 66-58 in front of a lively crowd at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas. Though Washington State entered the game with a solid 20-10 record, few would […]

WNBL finalists decided as Fire crush Spirit

IT took just one match in Round 16 of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) to determine the fourth placed side in this year’s finals series. Needing to upset the top team, Bendigo Spirit had one last roll of the dice against Townsville Fire, with the victory needing to be accompanied by back-to-back losses to […]

Hawkins buzzer-beater sparks Fire to win

AN incredible buzzer-beater from Tianna Hawkins helped seal the Townsville Fire’s one-point victory over Sydney Flames in a thrilling WNBL contest at Townsville Entertainment Centre last night. The Fire rose to the top of the WNBL ladder with the victory, avoiding a shock upset in the process. In a memorable match in the penultimate round […]

Boomers belt Kazakhstan; finish Asian Qualifiers on top

AUSTRALIA showed no mercy during a 45-point belting of Kazakhstan to remain outright top of Group F in the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. In a dominant outing, the Boomers won every quarter – including the third term by 22 – en route to a massive 98-53 victory. Though heavily fancied heading into the […]

Boomers thump Bahrain in FIBA Qualifier

THE AUSTRALIAN Boomers delivered a commanding performance at State Basketball Centre, downing Bahrain to the tune of 33 points on Thursday night as part of a FIBA World Cup Qualifier. It was a matchup that the Aussies were expected to win, given the opposition currently sits at the bottom of Group F, while the Boomers […]

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