Tre Jones lifts Spurs with go-ahead layup and steal
11 overall pick in the NBA draft, led Charlotte with 23 points and eight assists, while often matched against Jones. Jones, who made each of his nine free throws, said he has been asked to take a leadership role as a player more experienced than the rookies in the Summer League. “The coaches told me try to be that vet for us in Summer League this year,” Jones said. 5 overall draft pick by Orlando, had six points in 11 minutes before landing hard on a drive to the basket. Corey Kispert, Washington's first-round draft pick, sank a 3-pointer to force the first overtime, tied at 74-all.wftv.com
Kentucky NCAA hopes end after being bounced from SEC tourney
But things began spiraling downward for the Wildcats long before Thursday's disappointing 74-73 setback against Mississippi State that sealed their fate: No NCAA Tournament this year. AdDigesting the reality and enduring a losing season at college basketball's winningest program will make for a long offseason for the Wildcats. “But at the end of the day, you've gotta win games and you've gotta be tough and you've got to play winning basketball. The Wildcats rebounded to win their first three SEC games, only to seesaw between a four-game skid and three-game winning streak. One of the main issues for the Wildcats was putting up points, as Kentucky ranked 200th in Division I in scoring.
Bitcoin is a good savings 'Plan B' for Black investors, says Isaiah Jackson
Bitcoin pro Isaiah Jackson told CNBC on Tuesday that the cryptocurrency is a key way to fix economic injustice, and urged Black investors to get in on the digital coin as a way of long-term saving. Bitcoin's value vs. the U.S. dollar has more than tripled since mid-October, but dropped more than 10% on Monday, echoing the extreme volatility seen in 2018. However, Jackson doesn't view this week's drop as a concerning move for long-term holders. "The drop that we've seen recently is nothing more than market cycles," Jackson added. "If you're in Bitcoin as a savings account, as a way to preserve your wealth, then this volatility should not scare you at all."cnbc.com
No. 22 Tar Heels top Kentucky for Wildcats' 5th loss in row
North Carolina won 75-63. 22 North Carolina from a double-digit deficit to beat Kentucky 75-63 at the CBS Sports Classic. BIG PICTURENorth Carolina: The Tar Heels are 0-2 against teams ranked in the AP Top 25, losing 69-67 to No. ... North Carolina has completed its nonleague schedule and will play its next 20 games in the Atlantic Coast Conference. UP NEXTNorth Carolina: Plays at North Carolina State in its ACC opener Dec. 22.
Wright powers Georgia Tech past slumping No. 20 Kentucky
Moses Wright scored 21 points and Georgia Tech recovered from a poor start to the season to beat No. Georgia Tech (1-2) rebounded with a strong performance following losses to state rivals Georgia State and Mercer. BIG PICTUREEven by Kentucky standards, this is a major rebuilding job and the Wildcats' youth showed against Georgia Tech. It was a key recovery for coach Josh Pastner's Georgia Tech team. Georgia Tech: At Nebraska on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.