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Tasmania our island of relevancy as NBL champion

In: NBL — Sunday, 31 Mar, 2024

ISLAND defended? You bet as Tasmania's sturdy JackJumpers, riddled with injury and on the road in Melbourne for the deciding Game 5 Grand Final to determine the NBL Championship, had Jordon Crawford with a career-high 32 points as once again the team found an avenue to victory and a historic sporting milestone and achievement. 

Mar 31

BOB'S CORNER: Upsets galore in NCAA men's start

In: NBA — Saturday, 30 Mar, 2024

 BOB'S CORNER: Our man on the spot in the USA, BOB CRAVEN is raring to go for the first full weekend of The Dance, always the most fun as usually there are some mind-boggling upsets involved, although this year, the women seemed to avoid them, but the men most certainly did not.

Mar 30

Delly meets the moment as momentum shifts again

In: NBL — Friday, 29 Mar, 2024

IN Game 3, Melbourne lost the "unlosable" but last night in Game 4 of the NBL Championship in Hobart, Tasmania returned the favour as Jo Lual-Acuil stole an inbounds pass meant for a cutting Majok Deng, ensuring this enthralling Grand Final would go to a decider, United winning 88-86.

Mar 29

Greg Olbrich, gentle giant, gone at 51

In: NBL, SA — Thursday, 28 Mar, 2024

THE absolutely awful and jaw-dropping news of Greg Olbrich's sudden death overnight while playing social basketball has rocked and will continue to send shockwaves throughout the basketball community in South Australia and further, this delightful human being's loss to us at just 51 a tragedy of the highest order.

Mar 28

Delly needs to chill or United will be untied

In: NBL — Wednesday, 27 Mar, 2024

MATTHEW Dellavedova had us all roaring when he was pushing Cleveland Cavaliers through two NBA Championship series, lobbing balls for Australia for Aron Baynes or Andrew Bogut to dunk at Olympics and when he joined the NBL. But right now he is hurting United in the Championship Series.

Mar 27

LJ and Amoore - the long and short - head Opals squad

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 27 Mar, 2024

THERE's only two players missing from  the Australian Opals squad announced today for the Paris Olympic Games and one of them is injured so selectors can take something of a bow with this well-balanced crop of youth and experience, highlighted by one big name, Lauren Jackson. Oh, and Georgia Amoore.

Brad&Boti: C'ship Round-Up, Opals, Boomers, Case!

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 26 Mar, 2024

WOW! Just wow! Both Brad Rosen and I leapt off our respective couches when Jack McVeigh nailed that match-winner to give Tasmania Game 3 of the NBL Championship over Melbourne but for our Brad&Boti podcast, we didn't forget Game 2 or the Opals and Boomers.

Mar 26

Why Jack's jack is the Greatest of All Time

In: NBL — Monday, 25 Mar, 2024

WE'VE all seen them - the miracle shots that win games and lift us out of our seats with exultation, and the pure unadulterated bliss of witnessing the divine in sport. They've been around since James Naismith nailed up the peach baskets, but in NBL history, none rival Jack McVeigh's Sunday special.

Mar 25

Greatest shot in NBL history clinches Game 3

In: NBL — Sunday, 24 Mar, 2024

JACK McVEIGH today hit the most massive shot of his NBL career, arguably the second biggest shot in NBL history, to give Tasmania a 93-91 road win over Melbourne, scorching the JackJumpers - fuelled by Majok Deng's 15-point final period - to a 2-1 Championship Series lead.

Mar 24

Ants swarm to spoil Melbourne's picnic plans

In: NBL — Friday, 22 Mar, 2024

TASMANIA turned the tables on Melbourne United in Game 2 of the best-of-five NBL Grand Finals tonight in Hobart, the JackJumpers giving them a devilish time, Jack McVeigh leading the way with 16 points, eight rebounds, four assists and a block in a series-tying 82-77 win.

Mar 22

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