College Basketball

Tom Shirley.
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1-On-1 with Matt Leon
September 20, 2019 - 4:00 pm
In Episode #25 of "1-on-1 with Matt Leon," Matt sits down with Shirley to talk about his impressive career, how he got his start in coaching and what it's like to be a part of the Philadelphia coaching scene.
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Candice Signor-Brown
Swarthmore Athletics/Vassar Athletics
Matt Leon
August 02, 2019 - 12:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Swarthmore College has a new women's basketball coach. Candice Signor-Brown is taking over the program from Renee DeVarney, who stepped down after 14 seasons. "I'm really excited about the opportunity and looking forward to being at Swarthmore," Signor-Brown said. She...
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Ashley Howard
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Matt Leon
July 26, 2019 - 3:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Ashley Howard is getting ready for his second season as the men's basketball coach at La Salle University. The Explorers went 10-21 in Howard's first season at the helm in 2018-19, but they made rapid improvement after an 0-10 start to play nearly .500 basketball over...
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Fran Dunphy
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Justin Udo
May 13, 2019 - 4:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Eight Big 5 titles, 14 conference championships and 17 NCAA tournament appearances are just a few of the accomplishments Fran Dunphy achieved as head coach of men's basketball at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney...
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Virginia head coach Tony Bennett, left, and Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard talk as they arrive at an interview for CBS Sports Network's "We Need to Talk" show before the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Sunday, Ap
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April 07, 2019 - 8:35 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For Virginia and Texas Tech, doing something that had never been done before took hard work, dedication, determination — and vision. The Cavaliers and Red Raiders meet in the NCAA Tournament championship game Monday night. Neither program has ever been this close to a title,...
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Bill Lange takes over for Phil Martelli, who was let go after 24 seasons as head coach of St. Joseph's University's basketball team.
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Ed Benkin
April 04, 2019 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bill Lange was enjoying his life as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers, but St. Joseph's University gave Lange an offer he couldn't refuse. Lange was introduced as the Hawks head coach on Wednesday at Hagan Arena. Lange takes over for Phil Martelli, who was...
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Brett Brown, Mike D'Antoni, Billy Lange
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Dan Majka
March 28, 2019 - 5:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Saint Joseph's has a new face to lead the university's men's basketball team. Former Sixers assistant coach Billy Lange has been named as the Hawks' next head coach, replacing Phil Martelli, who was fired after 24 seasons. Lange, a South Jersey native, has plenty of...
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An Ohio man has made history with a March Madness bracket that's perfect through 48 games on the NCAA.com's "Bracket Challenge," according to the NCAA.
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March 26, 2019 - 7:46 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has made history with a March Madness bracket that's perfect through 48 games on the NCAA.com's "Bracket Challenge," according to the NCAA. Gregg Nigl of Columbus told The Columbus Dispatch he almost didn't fill out his bracket last week, saying he was home sick...
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Villanova versus Saint Mary's
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Dave Uram
March 22, 2019 - 9:36 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (KYW Newsradio) — Nothing will come easy for the Villanova Wildcats, the defending champ in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. The Cats survived a first-round upset against the Saint Mary's Gaels with a 61-57 victory — one that needed a 12-3 rally to start the second half. The Gaels led by...
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Temple's Shizz Alston Jr. (10) shoots against Belmont's Dylan Windler (3) and Kevin McClain (11).
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March 20, 2019 - 7:15 am
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A few seconds were still left on the clock when Fran Dunphy headed to midcourt for his final postgame handshake, the outcome long decided. Belmont was simply too much for his Owls. Nobody else in the NCAA Tournament is excited to face their efficient offense, either. Kevin...
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