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U.S.A. Basketball Is Said to Be Eyeing Zion Williamson for the World Cup

U.S.A. Basketball plans to gauge the interest of the Duke University sensation Zion Williamson in joining the Americans’ 12-man squad for the FIBA World Cup in China this summer, according to a person familiar with U.S.A. Basketball’s intentions. No discussions have taken place with Williamson, whose freshman season at Duke ended Sunday with a 68-67…

On College Basketball: Final Four Preview: a Weekend of Classics, and the Promise of More

WASHINGTON — The first games of last year’s N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament made plenty of memories: Virginia’s historic first-round upset; the beginning of Loyola-Chicago’s fun Final Four run; Nevada’s exciting upset of second-seeded Cincinnati. But you may hardly remember that tournament’s regional semifinals and finals, the games over the second long weekend. Some were close,…

Duke Survives Another Scare, This Time From Virginia Tech

WASHINGTON — Zion Williamson, Duke’s dominant freshman, finally looked lost. There was less than a second left on the game clock, and Williamson’s top-seeded Blue Devils held a 75-73 lead over fourth-seeded Virginia Tech in a round-of-16 showdown in the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament. Virginia Tech point guard Justin Robinson prepared to inbound the ball…