BASKETBALL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BASKETBALL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Two December basketball tournaments set http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58419925-52/tournament-utah-teams-american.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58419925-52/tournament-utah-teams-american.html.csp">Two December basketball tournaments set</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T09:14:19.558-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 09:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While this is the heart of high school football season, some are already looking ahead to basketball. There are two major competing events scheduled December 11, 12 and 13 in Utah County. The Utah Elite 8 basketball tournament is a true tournament format and will be held at the new American Fork High gym. Opening night games feature Corner Canyon against Bingham, Davis against Mountain Crest, American Fork against Sky View and Brighton versus Layton. “The Utah Elite 8 will showcase some of Utah’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58419925@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:14:19 MDT Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors is a grounded guy — and a Utahn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58392006-77/favors-jazz-derrick-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58392006-77/favors-jazz-derrick-season.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors is a grounded guy — and a Utahn</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T12:33:05.32-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 12:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Derrick Favors stretched out on a bleacher at Zions Bank Basketball Center wearing shorts, flip-flops and a Utah Jazz T-shirt. He looked comfortable, at peace with himself and his surroundings. No doubt, the lazy summer afternoon had something to do with it. The middle of July — two months after the end of the regular season and two months before the start of training camp — is about as calm as it gets for an NBA player. But there’s more to it than that. For the first time in his professional ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58392006@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:33:05 MDT USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58413193-77/serbia-americans-team-tournament.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58413193-77/serbia-americans-team-tournament.html.csp">USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T22:32:46.509-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 10:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Madrid • With golden confetti raining on their heads and “Party in the U.S.A” ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything. Doesn’t matter. They had stopped listening long ago. All the questions about their talent, the doubts about their ability, were put down as easily as their opponents. “It kind of was, again, a smack to our face, saying the U.S. was sending the B-team to go play in the World Cup,” forward Kenneth Faried said. “Just because Le...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584131932014-09-14T22:32:46.509-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-14T22:32:46.509-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58413193@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:32:46 MDT US, Serbia to meet for Basketball World Cup gold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58410567-77/serbia-basketball-americans-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58410567-77/serbia-basketball-americans-game.html.csp">US, Serbia to meet for Basketball World Cup gold</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T23:43:26.298-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Madrid • After a difficult summer, the Basketball World Cup has been pretty easy for the U.S. No games have been close in the final minutes, and only one was even competitive entering the final period. This depleted team that was supposed to be vulnerable has instead been invincible. The Americans believe that tough game is coming Sunday — and so does Serbia, their opponent. “They have supreme confidence and just that expectation, I think, that they feel like they’re going to win,” U.S. guard St...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584105672014-09-13T23:43:26.298-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-13T23:43:26.298-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58410567@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:43:26 MDT Basketball is Utah’s most popular prep sport http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58364569-52/basketball-track-cross-followed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58364569-52/basketball-track-cross-followed.html.csp">Basketball is Utah’s most popular prep sport</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T17:16:31.961-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 05:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While more Utah schools play basketball than any other sport, more boys play football and girls participate in track. The Utah High School Activities Association released its 10 most popular boys and girls sports by participation and by school at its recent Board of Trustees meeting in Midvale. On the boys side, there are 132 teams playing basketball were followed by track, cross country, baseball, golf, wrestling, football, soccer, tennis and swimming. As far as boys participation, there are 8,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364569@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:16:31 MDT What are a prep athlete’s scholarship chances? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58393525-52/percent-scholarships-players-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58393525-52/percent-scholarships-players-football.html.csp">What are a prep athlete’s scholarship chances?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T22:38:50.822-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 10:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Only a lucky few Utah high school athletes get scholarships to play at the next level. More boys received scholarships for playing football than any other sport. According to Utah High School Activities Association statistics on 2014 graduating seniors, 33 of the 2,332 who participated in football earned Division I scholarships, while 85 other students earned scholarships to smaller schools. The best percentage for girls was percent 12.7 percent for soccer, with 105 of the 822 participants earni...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393525@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:38:50 MDT Basketball World Cup: Serbia holds off France, will play US for gold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58407785-77/serbia-cup-final-france.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58407785-77/serbia-cup-final-france.html.csp">Basketball World Cup: Serbia holds off France, will play US for gold</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T23:22:19.671-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Madrid • All those years on Serbia’s national team, and one chance kept eluding Milos Teodosic and Nenad Krstic. They finally get that shot at the U.S. — with a world title on the line. Teodosic scored 24 points and Serbia reached the championship game of the Basketball World Cup by holding off France 90-85 on Friday night. The Serbs will face the defending champion and unbeaten Americans on Sunday. “We’re not going to be scared for sure,” said Krstic, a former NBA center now playing in Europe. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584077852014-09-12T23:22:19.671-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T23:22:19.671-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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According to campus police, authorities were called to the dorm Wednesday night, where the woman reported being assaulted by Walker, who she described as her boyfriend. She was taken to a hospital for treatment and a warrant was issued for Walker’s arrest on a charge of assault with injury/dating violence, a clas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584064272014-09-12T23:23:00.316-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T23:23:00.316-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406427@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:23:00 MDT Basketball: U.S. steam rolls Lithuania to reach World Cup final http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58404169-77/spain-americans-game-harden.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58404169-77/spain-americans-game-harden.html.csp">Basketball: U.S. steam rolls Lithuania to reach World Cup final</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Mahoney</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T23:28:45.826-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Barcelona, Spain • Madrid awaits. Spain doesn’t. The gold-medal matchup seemingly everyone wanted in the Basketball World Cup — maybe even some U.S. players — won’t be happening. The Spanish were upset in the quarterfinals, ending the predicted No. 1 vs. No. 2 game Sunday on Spain’s home court. “I think that’s one of the reasons why we came over here, was to play them,” U.S. guard Derrick Rose said. “Too bad we’re not playing them and hopefully we go out there in our next game and play hard and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584041692014-09-11T23:28:45.826-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T23:28:45.826-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58404169@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:28:45 MDT USA basketball: Mike Krzyzewski says basketball World Cup is a big deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58399842-77/basketball-cup-event-soccer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58399842-77/basketball-cup-event-soccer.html.csp">USA basketball: Mike Krzyzewski says basketball World Cup is a big deal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Mahoney</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T22:32:58.279-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 10:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Barcelona, Spain • The name was changed to sound more like soccer. The date was changed to get away from soccer. Basketball’s World Cup, of course, will never be soccer’s. The question is whether it’s as important as the Olympic basketball tournament, which has always been more popular in the United States. “To the basketball people of the world, this is the event,” U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski said earlier in the tournament. “Remember, the Olympics is every sport, so you’ve got a bunch of people ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583998422014-09-10T22:32:58.279-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T22:32:58.279-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58399842@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:32:58 MDT Regional park starts to take shape in West Valley, Kearns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58389365-90/basketball-county-kearns-lodestone.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58389365-90/basketball-county-kearns-lodestone.html.csp">Regional park starts to take shape in West Valley, Kearns</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T22:30:57.553-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 10:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kearns • As dignitaries wielded shovels for a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday, earth-moving equipment did the real work in the background, creating the contours of what will become Lodestone Regional Park. The 62-acre park at 6170 W. 5990 South, straddling the border of West Valley City and unincorporated Kearns Township, is the first of three regional parks that will be developed through a $47 million bond approved by Salt Lake County voters in 2012. “Salt Lake County families and residents lo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58389365@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:30:57 MDT FIBA probes Australia for tanking at World Cup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58388305-77/australia-fiba-basketball-cup.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58388305-77/australia-fiba-basketball-cup.html.csp">FIBA probes Australia for tanking at World Cup</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T23:13:59.861-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 11:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Barcelona, Spain • Basketball’s governing body is investigating if Australia deliberately lost a World Cup game to delay a possible matchup with the United States. FIBA says “it is widely suspected that Australia lost” on purpose to Angola in a Group D game last Thursday in Las Palmas, Spain. The Angolans won 91-83. FIBA says Australia’s “on-court behavior ... generated huge disappointment by basketball fans and experts.” The result meant Australia could not meet the favored Americans until the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583883052014-09-08T23:13:59.861-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T23:13:59.861-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58388305@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:13:59 MDT International basketball: Coach K revisits 1992 Dream Team in Barcelona http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58379653-77/team-barcelona-basketball-krzyzewski.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58379653-77/team-barcelona-basketball-krzyzewski.html.csp">International basketball: Coach K revisits 1992 Dream Team in Barcelona</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T23:22:34.634-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Barcelona, Spain • Mike Krzyzewski held out his arm, showing that just talking about the 1992 Olympics caused goose bumps. The memories of the music, the celebrations, and of course the Dream Team came back Friday when he began talking about basketball and Barcelona, and the beauty of both that he saw as a U.S. assistant 22 years earlier. The players on the U.S. team he’s coaching now are mostly too young to remember — Anthony Davis and Andre Drummond weren’t even born. But they know Michael Jo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583796532014-09-05T23:22:34.634-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T23:22:34.634-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58379653@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:22:34 MDT Spain, U.S. look like favorites at basketball worlds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58378087-77/spain-team-americans-group.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58378087-77/spain-team-americans-group.html.csp">Spain, U.S. look like favorites at basketball worlds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T23:22:35.013-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bilbao, Spain • They set out in different directions, with every reason to believe they are headed for the same destination. The U.S. and Spain, who have met in the last two Olympic gold-medal games, have been the class of the Basketball World Cup. A matchup that was an expectation coming into the tournament seems closer to a guarantee when watching them now. Both went 5-0 and were hardly challenged in group play, Spain powering past what was considered a difficult pool and the U.S. sweeping thr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583780872014-09-05T23:22:35.013-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T23:22:35.013-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58378087@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:22:35 MDT Basketball World Cup: Kyrie Irving ‘ready to go’ after hard fall in U.S. game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58378048-77/irving-ready-fall-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58378048-77/irving-ready-fall-game.html.csp">Basketball World Cup: Kyrie Irving ‘ready to go’ after hard fall in U.S. game</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T23:22:35.206-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Barcelona, Spain • Kyrie Irving practiced following a hard fall a day earlier and is ready to play Saturday when the U.S. faces Mexico in the round of 16 at the Basketball World Cup. “He went through the whole workout. He was a little bit sore to begin with, but he worked his soreness out,” U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski said Friday. “He’s ready to go, 100 percent.” Irving landed on his back with a loud thud in the final minutes of a 95-71 victory over Ukraine on Thursday, the Americans’ last game o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583780482014-09-05T23:22:35.206-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T23:22:35.206-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58378048@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:22:35 MDT US tops Ukraine to finish basketball worlds group http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58374508-77/americans-team-ukraine-half.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58374508-77/americans-team-ukraine-half.html.csp">US tops Ukraine to finish basketball worlds group</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Basketball Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T23:15:53.342-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bilbao, Spain • James Harden scored 17 points, Stephen Curry added 14 and the unbeaten U.S. national team wrapped up pool play with a 95-71 victory over Ukraine on Thursday at the Basketball World Cup. Anthony Davis finished with 12 points for the Americans, who will face Mexico on Saturday night in Barcelona in the round of 16. The Mexicans finished fourth in Group D. It was closer than the usual U.S. game, but the Americans were never in any danger of losing in the second half after seizing co...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583745082014-09-04T23:15:53.342-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T23:15:53.342-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58374508@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:15:53 MDT Basketball World Cup: U.S. beats Dominican Republic 106-71 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58371104-77/points-game-group-americans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58371104-77/points-game-group-americans.html.csp">Basketball World Cup: U.S. beats Dominican Republic 106-71</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T22:18:31.617-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 10:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bilbao, Spain • They were expected to be in Barcelona. They hope to finish their trip in Madrid. First, they had to take care of Bilbao. The Americans wrapped up the No. 1 seed in their group Wednesday, improving to 4-0 at the Basketball World Cup with a 106-71 victory over the Dominican Republic. Kenneth Faried, whose shooting percentage dropped after he missed three shots, scored 16 points for the U.S. DeMarcus Cousins came off the bench and added 13 points on 5-of-5 shooting. The Americans wi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583711042014-09-03T22:18:31.617-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T22:18:31.617-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58371104@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:18:31 MDT World Cup basketball: U.S. routs New Zealand to remains undefeated http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58366088-77/zealand-krzyzewski-points-anthony.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58366088-77/zealand-krzyzewski-points-anthony.html.csp">World Cup basketball: U.S. routs New Zealand to remains undefeated</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Mahoney</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T23:31:07.406-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bilbao, Spain • American players paused from their warmups to stand and face their New Zealand opponents as they performed the haka, their traditional war dance challenge. The U.S. response wasn’t nearly as interesting. Just pound the ball inside and outmuscle an overmatched opponent. Anthony Davis had 21 points and nine rebounds, Kenneth Faried added 15 and 11 boards and the U.S. remained unbeaten at the Basketball World Cup by beating winless New Zealand 98-71 on Tuesday. James Harden scored 1...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583660882014-09-02T23:31:07.406-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T23:31:07.406-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58366088@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:31:07 MDT College basketball: USU-Eastern guard Langston signs with Southern Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58362031-77/eastern-langston-usu-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58362031-77/eastern-langston-usu-utah.html.csp">College basketball: USU-Eastern guard Langston signs with Southern Utah</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T17:16:32.053-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 05:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cedar City • Utah State-Eastern guard Travon Langston has signed to play at Southern Utah, coach Nick Robinson announced Monday. Langston started 20 games for USU-Eastern in Price last season. He averaged 7.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists while shooting 52 percent from the field. He helped lead USU-Eastern to a 21-10 record. “Travon is an excellent addition to our basketball program,” said Robinson. “He can impact the game on both ends of the floor with his speed and athleticism. In addit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58362031@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:16:32 MDT Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58359130-77/turkey-americans-spain-half.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58359130-77/turkey-americans-spain-half.html.csp">Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T23:16:27.599-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 11:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bilbao, Spain • They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier. Instead, the Americans were the ones on the ropes for nearly three quarters. “I guess we felt like last night’s game was pretty easy and tonight was going to be the same way, but Turkey came out and they gave us their punch from the beginning,” forward James Harden said. “We took it and we were sluggish. That second half we played a lot better.” Kenneth Faried scored 22 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583591302014-08-31T23:16:27.599-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-31T23:16:27.599-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58359130@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:16:27 MDT