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Two free throws by Zach Hahn with 10 seconds left Friday night halted a Valparaiso comeback bid and wrapped up No. 13 Butler's 59-51 win over the Crusaders. The Bulldogs won their 11th straight game since their lone loss of the season, which came at Ohio State Dec.
Tyler Smith scored 23 points Saturday to lead the 19th-ranked Tennessee Vols to a closer-than-expected 79-77 win over Belmont. Bobby Maze's poor free throw shooting nearly cost the Volunteers down the stretch. Tennessee was leading 78-76 with 28.1 seconds to play.
A free throw by Charlie Villanueva and two more by Richard Jefferson in the final 12 seconds Friday allowed the Milwaukee Bucks to fight off Charlotte 101-96. Michael Redd led the way with 25 points and Jefferson had 22 in lifting Milwaukee to its second straight win.
Kemba Walker made two free throws with a second remaining Thursday, allowing second-ranked Connecticut to escape with a 68-64 win over Buffalo. The Huskies narrowly avoided an upset, one that was almost pulled off thanks to a 28-point performance from Rodney Pierce. Pierce had the ball in the closing seconds, with Buffalo having a chance to send the game into overtime, but his pass into the lane was mishandled by Max Boudreau.
By Brad Dorfman CHICAGO (Reuters) - Kirk Hinrich hit a 27-foot jump shot with just over a minute left and the Bulls converted five-of-six free throw attempts in the final 26 seconds to hold off Miami 93-87 on Sunday and even the seven-game series at 2-2.
Basketball, a team sport, is a game where two teams of five try to score by shooting a ball through the top of a hoop. It is one of the most popular sports in the world. The hoop is 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high mounted to a backboard. Field goals score two points or three points if they score outside of the three-point line. The winner is the team with the most points at the end of the game; if there is a tie then the game goes into overtime. If any rules are broken they are...
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