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  1. Top stats to know: Basketball World Cup

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    Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty ImagesStephen Curry drives to the basket in the United States' final tune-up against Slovenia.The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup gets started Saturday in Spain. Here are the numbers you need to know: History in the makin...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  2. 2014 NBA Draft recap

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    Brad Penner/USA TODAY SportsAndrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker went at the top of this year's draft. The 2014 NBA Draft is in the books. Here are the stats you need to know about the top seven picks. No. 1 Cleveland Cavaliers - Andrew Wiggins ...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  3. Top stats to know: Spurs win Game 3

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    The Spurs were amazing in the first half of Game 3.The San Antonio Spurs had one of those once in a lifetime nights shooting the basketball on their way to a Game 3 win in the NBA Finals. The Spurs made 19 of their first 21 and 25 of their first 3...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  4. Scoring and fouls per game increase

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    Getty Images, AP PhotoCoaches didn't always agree with referees interpreting block-charge calls differently.Much was made this past off-season about the focus to increase scoring in college basketball. Referees were instructed to interpret block-...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  5. Top stats to know: UConn does it again

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    Allen Kee/ESPN ImagesBreanna Stewart dominated the paint for Connecticut.As ESPN play-by-play broadcaster Dave O'Brien said to close out the night, Storrs, Conn., is the capital of the college basketball universe after it took home the women's nation...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  6. Top stats to know: Pursuit of perfection

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    AP Photo, USA Today SportsOnly one team - Notre Dame or Connecticut - will be celebrating perfection after tonight.Connecticut and Notre Dame will each pursue perfection in the NCAA Division I Championship tonight (coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on ...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  7. Top stats to know: Another title for UConn

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    Shabazz Napier made big shots every time Connecticut needed them.The unlikeliest champions of them all are the Connecticut Huskies, the first No. 7 seed to win a men's basketball championship. Connecticut always seems to find a way, and once again...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  8. Keys to victory: Stanford 60, Kansas 57

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    Another basketball power with a star freshman was upset, with Kansas falling to Stanford in the Round of 32. This was one of those games in which the pictures tell the story. Wiggins couldn't close Andrew Wiggins was basically a non factor in t...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  9. Top stats to know: Kobe's season cut short

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    AP Photo/Jae C. HongKobe Bryant fractured his knee on December 17 against the Memphis Grizzlies. A league source told ESPN's Chris Broussard that Kobe Bryant will be shut down for the rest of the season. With that in mind, here are the top stats you...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  10. Efficient Virginia biggest climber in BPI

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    Not surprisingly, the biggest mover in the upper reaches of ESPN's Basketball Power Index in the last week was Virginia, which rose from No. 13 last week to No. 7 after posting two emphatic victories and clinching the ACC regular-season championship....

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  11. A night for matching up with the greats

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    This was an odd NBA night in that some decent players (though not megastars) put up statistical combinations that could be paired with some of the game's all-time greats. Here's three examples of what we're talking about. Victor Oladipo Olad...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  12. Keys to victory: Heat 103, Thunder 81

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    LeBron James was perfect in the paint in a near-perfect Heat win.The Miami Heat may have left their meeting with the Oklahoma City Thunder a little bloody, but the Thunder were the team that got battered from a basketball perspective. The Heat ro...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  13. Villanova, Michigan St take big hits in BPI

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    AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson Head Coach Jay Wright and Villanova lost to Creighton Sunday, dropping them to No. 10 in BPI. Villanova and Michigan State absorbed solid hits to their Basketball Power Index ratings after suffering emphatic losses Sun...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  14. Kentucky over Florida headlines BPI picks

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    Mark Zerof/USA TODAY Sports BPI gives Julius Randle and the Wildcats a 60 percent chance to beat Florida on Saturday night. ESPN's Basketball Power Index rates teams using a system that takes into account factors such as the pace of a game, margi...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  15. Top stats to know: NBA All-Star Weekend

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    This weekend marks the 63rd NBA All-Star Game, with the league's top players gathering in New Orleans for an entertaining basketball weekend. The Eastern Conference leads the all-time series 36-26, but the West has won three straight games (Chris ...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  16. Freshman Focus: all six in action Sat.

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    One of the main stories in college basketball this season has been the performance of the freshmen phenoms. All six of the freshmen who have been included in ESPN's Freshman Focus will be in action Saturday. It's one of three remaining days in the re...

    Blog | January 31, 2014