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Three Grand Rapids Boys’ High School Basketball Teams Hope to Advance In State Tournament

Three Grand Rapids high schools remain alive in the Michigan High School Athletic Association boys' basketball tournament, which hits the quarterfinal stage tonight.

Godwin Heights, Tri-Unity Christian and NorthPointe Christian hope to do what no area girls' team could do -- get to the state semifinals.

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Michigan State Advances to NCAA Men’s Basketball Tourney Sweet 16 with 60-54 Win over Virginia

Travis Trice had 23 points, including three three-pointers, and Branden Dawson added 15 points and nine rebounds to lead Michigan State past Virginia 60-54 on Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in Charlotte.

The seventh-seeded Spartans (25-11) advanced to the East Region's Sweet 16 with the triumph.

Second-seeded Virginia (30-4), which also lost to MSU in the tournament last year, got 11 points from Anthony Gill and 10 points and 14 rebounds from Darion Atkins.

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NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Michigan State 70, Georgia 63 [Photos]

Denzel Valentine had 16 points and Travis Trice 15 to lead Michigan State past Georgia 70-63 on Friday in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in Charlotte.

The seventh-seeded Spartans (24-11) advanced in the East Region to the round of 32 on Sunday against second-seeded Virginia, which defeated Belmont 79-67. Charles Mann's 19 points led Georgia (21-12).

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Union Girls’ Basketball’s Tyra Williams Named High School Athlete of the Week

Tyra Williams, who captains Union High School's girls' basketball team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Central Michigan Basketball Player Nearly Crushed by Falling Hoop [Video]

A Central Michigan University Basketball player had a close call over the weekend.

Northern Illinois center Pete Rakocevic dunked the ball during Saturday night's game, and as CMU forward John Simons went to inbound the ball, everyone quickly realized that the hoop was collapsing. Simons was quick enough to get out of the way, but that was a pretty close call!

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East Kentwood Basketball’s Brent Kimbrel Named High School Athlete of the Week

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Net a Hoops Trip Through 98.7 WFGR’s Pro Basketball Flyaway Contest

While New York hosts a professional basketball all-star weekend this month, you can rev up for your own all-star pro hoops excursion -- or at least enter for a chance at one.

Win a trip to the pro hoops game of your choice through Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR's Pro Basketball Flyaway Contest.

You've got until March 4 to enter, with multiple ways and opportunities to do so!

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Michigan State’s Tom Izzo Plays ‘Jingle Bells’ On Accordion [Video]

On his weekly radio show Monday night, Izzo busted out the squeezebox for a few holiday tunes, as has become tradition around this time of year. His players joined in on the chorus.

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Former Michigan and Michigan State Stars to Face Grand Rapids Drive at Home Opener

The Grand Rapids Drive's regular season home opener is on November 26 and the visiting team will feature a couple of familiar faces.

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13-Year-Old, 7-Foot-4 Basketball Player [Video]

The next great international basketball player is so young he wasn't even alive during the Y2K scare.

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Embattled Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Slams Magic Johnson [Video]

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday night to talk about the inflammatory comments he made that got him suspended for life by the NBA. But it's his remarks about Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson that stole the show.

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Grand Rapids NBA D-League Team Announces Potential Franchise Names

 

In March it was announced that Grand Rapids would be getting an NBA Development League basketball team to be affiliated with the Detroit Pistons.

The franchise originally came from Springfield, Massachusetts and was named the Springfield Armor, but clearly the team needs a new name to reflect its new home!

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