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The Fast Break: July 21, 2015

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Hey, Is Marquette Playing LSU in the Legends Classic? - Anonymous Eagle

Back on Friday, North Carolina State released their non-conference schedule. This went largely unnoticed by most of the basketball universe, because most non-conference schedules are pointless unless you're a fan of that team. But last night, Patrick Marshall from White & Blue Review pointed me towards the press release, and, well, it had something quite interesting.

The most clutch (and unclutch) plays of the 2014-2015 Xavier season: preview - Banners on the Parkway

There are two basic ways to beat a team and completely demoralize it at the same time, and both are beautiful. One is to jump to a lead from the word go, run up through the gears, and slowly fade into the distance while the opponent spends the second half in a daze, wondering where it all went wrong. The other is to fight them tooth and nail the whole way, have the game sincerely hanging in the balance well after the final media timeout, then rips their guts out right at the end, leaving their cheerleaders and piccolo players in tears on the sidelines. Of course, like every coin with which I'm familiar, this one has a flip side.

Palpable Buzz: Mr. Rothstein Goes to Washington - Casual Hoya

Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports made his annual pilgrimage to McDonough this afternoon, and shockingly he tweeted about it!

Do D.J. Kennedy and Sir'Dominic Pointer have a legitimate shot at making an NBA roster? - Rumble in the Garden

At just 25-years old, D.J. Kennedy has already seen his fair share of twists and turns throughout his basketball career. First came the abrupt end to his collegiate career at St. John's, when a torn ligament in his right knee during a Big East Tournament game sidelined him for the remainder of his senior season.

Caroline Coyer, Team USA grab silver at Pan Am Games - VU Hoops

Team USA and Villanova Wildcats senior Caroline Coyer lost to Canada 81-73 in the gold medal Women's Basketball game at the 2015 Pan Am Games on Monday night. Led by UConn's rising-sophomore Kia Nurse's 33 points, the host nation claimed their first major international hoops championship.

Indiana Pacers to wear 'Hoosiers' uniforms to celebrate movie's 30th anniversary - Syracuse.com

Look out, Los Angeles (Lakers and Clippers): The Indiana Pacers are going Hollywood next season. The NBA team announced Tuesday that the Pacers will wear maroon and gold uniforms worn by the Hickory Huskers in the 1986 movie "Hoosiers" during select 2015-16 games. Indiana star George Hill modeled the new jerseys produced in partnership with Metro-Goldwin-Mayer Studios.

Linda Sayavongchanh Hired as Women's Basketball Assistant Coach - GoCreighton.com

Creighton University head women's basketball coach Jim Flanery announced the hiring of Linda Sayavongchanh as a Bluejays assistant coach on Tuesday, July 20. An eight-year coaching veteran Sayavongchanh comes to Creighton after spending the last two seasons on the sidelines for the Saint Louis Billikens. She has also spent time on the bench for North Dakota (2012-13), Drake (2009-12) and begin her career as a graduate assistant for the University of Minnesota Duluth (2007-09).