Sam Gardner

Just two points on 1-of-3 shooting in the 2nd half for Bobby Portis. Only 8 for the game. He’s only been held under 10 twice this season.

Sam Gardner

Michael Qualls is dunking like the rim owes him money.

Tobias Harris

I'm just waiting for Providence tomorrow!!! @Tyler25Harris

Tobias Harris

Hampton like !! 😳😳 http://t.co/IAH6EvxWEc

Sam Gardner

Harvard had made 7 of 9 shots leading up to Chambers’ 4-point play but the Crimson missed their final three attempts of the game (all 3s).

Sam Gardner

UNC escapes, 67-65. Crushing loss for Harvard, which had plenty of chances at the end and just couldn’t convert.

Sam Gardner

Siyani Chambers’ 4-point play gives Harvard a 65-63 lead over North Carolina with 1:15 to play. Wow.

Tobias Harris

If Cinncinatti pulls this off tho...... !!!

Sam Gardner

UNC clinging to a 60-57 lead @ the under-4:00 time out. Harvard will shoot two free throws after the break. Lead hasn’t been at 1 since 8-7.

Sam Gardner

North Carolina lead is back up to five after a pair of free throws. 60-55 with 5:00 to go.

Sam Gardner

Could we have another upset on our hands? Harvard has trailed the whole game — by as much as 16 — but is within 3 of UNC with 5:26 to go.

Sam Gardner

Georgia State upsetting Baylor marked a special moment for father and son (and coach and player) Ron and R.J. Hunter: foxs.pt/1Ez9Ix3

Josh Robbins

Maurice Harkless seized his opportunity in Dallas. Story: ht.ly/KyMTT

Josh Robbins

Elfrid Payton offered a glimpse of his potential future in last night's 4th quarter. Magic notebook: ht.ly/KyMOM

Evan Dunlap

Briefly: I started @OPPMagicBlog eight years ago today.

Sam Gardner

Cancel the rest of the games. I just wanna watch that Vine of Ron Hunter falling off his stool on repeat all night: bit.ly/1biL4Hg

Sam Gardner

So, uh, about this… we can just pretend it never happened right? bit.ly/1xD2m6o

Aaron Gordon

WIN AND ADVANCE AZ! I'm trying to tell y'all

Sam Gardner

Taurean Prince, Royce O’Neale and Kenny Chery were about as speechless and terse as you’d be if you lost a game like Baylor just did.

Tobias Harris

How everyone feels about their bracket right now 😑😑 http://t.co/D11DONvVH2

Sam Gardner

And coach Ron Hunter — torn Achilles, scooter and all — celebrating the win with Georgia State fans: http://t.co/N3MCfkyIr3

Sam Gardner

And here’s R.J. Hunter, the most popular man at Georgia State right now: http://t.co/25sTle4H8M

Sam Gardner

This is how it feels to win an NCAA tournament game you had no business winning: http://t.co/iMJr2MQfLG

Sam Gardner

Oh wow. RJ Hunter, who was basically invisible for the first 35 min of the game, hit a 3 from Atlanta to give GSU 57-56 lead with 2.8 left.

Sam Gardner

Isaiah Dennis splits a pair of free throws to cut the Baylor lead to 56-54. Bears on line with 14.1 to go.

Sam Gardner

That T.J. Shipes free throw wasn’t even close for Georgia State. Blew the 1-and-1. Baylor still up 56-53 with the ball and 30.3 to go.

Sam Gardner

Another Hunter steal and layup cuts it to 56-53. Baylor calls time out with 1:07 left. Bears have completely folded under GSU pressure.

Sam Gardner

Seven straight points for R.J. Hunter and Georgia State is within five at 56-51 with 1:28 left. Perhaps I sharpie’d too soon?

Sam Gardner

Just one field goal in the last nine minutes for GSU, which only has 2:54 to overcome a 12-point deficit against Baylor. Sharpie.

Evan Fournier

So this dude infront of me has one of the best car i ever seen but hes taking foreeeeever to park #badmove

Sam Gardner

Georgia State hasn’t scored a point in 4:04 and hasn’t made a field goal in 5:33. Bad time for a drought like that.

Sam Gardner

A 7-0 Baylor run gives Bears a 49-42 lead with 7:45 to go and forces a GSU time out. Panthers are very close to letting this one slip away.

Sam Gardner

Baylor is killing themselves with turnovers. Bears have 15 for the game and 8 already in second half. Just 5 for Georgia State.

Sam Gardner

R.J. Hunter (19.8 ppg) has just 4 points on 1-of-7 shooting so far, but Panthers trail just 42-41, 11:51 to go. This is getting interesting.

Sam Gardner

Baylor has turned the ball over four times in the last 2:20 and Georgia State has used a 6-0 run to take a 41-40 lead with 13:10 to play.

Sam Gardner

Both teams shooting the ball well in the first half: Baylor 54.2%, Georgia State 55%.

Sam Gardner

Taurean Prince hit a 3 at the buzzer to give Baylor a 33-30 lead over Ga. St. going into the half. Prince has 10 points to lead all scorers.

Sam Gardner

After missing 7 of their first 10 shots against Baylor, Georgia State has made 9 of 12 since the 12:41 mark. 26-26.

Sam Gardner

And we’re off here in Jacksonville: http://t.co/z3DYdUz0Ax

Sam Gardner

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter just came out to a nice ovation from the fans: http://t.co/zbWyi7vzmA

Sam Gardner

Ryan Harrow (hamstring) isn’t warming up for Georgia State. Seems he’ll be watching this one from the bench.

Sam Gardner

Sitting right in front of the Georgia State section here in Jacksonville. Their fans are nothing if not rowdy. Ga. St.-Baylor tips in 30.

Victor Oladipo

Sometimes you must go through the valley to reach the top of the mountain.

Tobias Harris

For our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:29

Josh Robbins

Despite a loss, the Magic took solace from the fight they showed vs. the Mavs. Story w/postgame video: ht.ly/Kwjwo

Josh Robbins

End of the 3rd quarter: Mavs 86, Magic 70. Nowitzki: 22 points. Oladipo: 15 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists.

John Denton

On Jan. 31, @Orlando Magic fell behind @DallasMavs by 27 pts and cut it to 5. This time, ORL fell down by 22 and got within 13. Stay tuned.

Josh Robbins

Halftime: Mavs 65, Magic 48. Ellis: 17 points. Vucevic and Harkless: 10 points apiece.

Josh Robbins

On Jan. 18, OKC shot 73 percent in the first half against the Magic. Tonight, the Mavs are shooting 68 percent.

Josh Robbins

End of the 1st: Mavs 31, Magic 23. Ellis: 7 points. Vucevic and Harkless: 6 points apiece.

John Denton

The @Orlando Magic have been exceptional out of timeouts under James Borrego. They got an open 3 from @Moe Harkless for 1st pts of night.

John Denton

Bad combo as @Orlando Magic miss their first 4 shots and Mavs hit their first 5. 2 3s, 2 layups and a J.

Josh Robbins

Mavericks sink their first 5 shots of the game and lead the Magic 12-0.

Josh Robbins

Tonight's game will be Moe Harkless' 2nd start of the season.

Josh Robbins

Magic starters: Payton, Oladipo, Harkless, Frye and Vucevic.

Evan Dunlap

The Magic won't have Tobias Harris or Dewayne Dedmon tonight sbnation.com/e/8018210?utm_…

John Denton

No Tobias, willie green or Dewayne Dedmon for @Orlando Magic

Josh Robbins

Magic F Tobias Harris (ankle) and PF/C Dewayne Dedmon (ankle), and Willie Green will not play against the Mavs tonight.

Sam Gardner

For all of the stories that made it into my piece — and there were many — there was so much more that had to be cut: foxs.pt/1CpcGow

Sam Gardner

Anyway, I’ll stop there for now with the 1985 Villanova championship team stories, but I can’t promise I won’t pick it up later.

Sam Gardner

Multiple guys got choked up talking to me about Nevin, even 30 yr after his death from ALS. Jake was as much a part of Nova's run as anyone.

Sam Gardner

Jake Nevin was a great aspect of the Nova run that I wish I could've gotten into more. He was at the school from 1929 until his death in ’85

Sam Gardner

Rob Wilson, then a student manager at Villanova and now the Heat’s PR man, described Rollie’s Nets decision thusly: http://t.co/re75pQHntl

Sam Gardner

Another thing people forget is that Rollie Massimino almost left Villanova a couple months after the 1985 championship to coach the NJ Nets.

Sam Gardner

And just in case anyone wanted to be able to put faces to names in the oral history, here’s the team photo from 1985: http://t.co/XIGOJlWlMa

Sam Gardner

I loved this shot, too, from the celebration/parade after Nova returned to Philly. Check out the people in the trees: http://t.co/RxEsUI9cWQ

Pat Williams

#LeadershipQuotes "Never stop learning. The strongest leaders are those who are life-long students." Indra Nooyi, @PepsiCo CEO

Sam Gardner

This was the whole crew of guys from the 1985 Nova team at the 30th anniversary celebration in November. Amazing: http://t.co/AboE1Tb4fa

Pat Williams

#RecommendedReading The Predator Paradox: Ending the War with Wolves, Bears, Cougars, and Coyotes By John Shivik @BeaconPressBks

Sam Gardner

Dawson was also the one member of the ’85 Nova team that didn’t make it to Philly for the 30th anny. when Nova hosted Northwood in November.

Sam Gardner

After winning the title as a freshman at Nova, Dawson transferred to Evansville during his sophomore year and grew apart from the team.

Sam Gardner

My lone regret is that I wasn’t able to talk to Veltra Dawson for the story. He's the one guy I never got & it wasn’t due to lack of effort.

Sam Gardner

Every year, a group of guys from the ’85 team travels to West Palm to see Massimino. This year, they watched the Super Bowl together.

Sam Gardner

... I mentioned Mark Plansky, and without missing a beat, Massimino, at 80, says, ‘Oh, you know it’s Plansky’s birthday tomorrow, right?'

Sam Gardner

When I first stepped into Coach Massimino’s office at Northwood for our interview, he asked me who I had talked to for the story already...

Sam Gardner

I’ve been around a plenty of coaches at several different levels and I’ve never seen one with the connection Massimino had with the 85 team.

Sam Gardner

Massimino’s “this is a 40-year commitment, not a 4-year commitment” pitch came up with several of the guys, but you could tell it wasn’t BS.

Sam Gardner

One of my favorite anecdotes that didn’t make the @NovaMBB oral history, from Harold Pressley talking Georgetown: http://t.co/owvj5HnRo7

Evan Dunlap

Brook Lopez is building a house at Disney. netsdaily.com/2015/3/18/8242…

Tobias Harris

For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. Ephesians 5:30

Josh Robbins

It's possible the Magic will be shorthanded against the Mavs tonight. THarris sprained an ankle & DDedmon rolled an ankle last night.

Josh Robbins

For tomorrow morning ... would anyone please recommend a great #breakfast place in/near downtown #Dallas?

Elfrid Payton

Beauty in the struggle.

Josh Robbins

Recapping the Magic's loss in Houston, w/postgame interview videos of Oladipo, Borrego & Vucevic: ht.ly/KteEq

Evan Dunlap

Stop me if you've heard this one before: Magic play hard, give up a late run, lose a tough one. sbnation.com/e/8003604

Josh Robbins

Dewayne Dedmon rolled his left ankle on Corey Brewer's score with 7:56 left. Dedmon remained in the game, but the ankle is bothering him.

John Denton

Huge momentum swing as @Orlando Magic jump to 78-71 lead & then Josh Smith hits 2 3-pters -- last one banked in at 3rd Q horn. ORL up 78-77

Josh Robbins

Harris missed five games earlier this season because of a sprained left ankle. It's unclear if he injured the ankle in the same place.

Josh Robbins

Tobias Harris has a sprained left ankle and will not return to the game.

John Denton

After allowing @Houston Rockets to make 3 of 1st 5 3s, @Orlando Magic hold them to 1-11 before Trevor Ariza drills a 3 on break. HOU up 66-64.