Category: basketball

Carter shines in Ohio’s gloomy loss to Toledo

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taken by Carl Fonticella
This story originally ran in The Post on Jan. 25, 207

Jason Carter walked into the press conference and lowered his head.

Five minutes removed from the best night of his career — 20 points and seven rebounds in only his second start — Carter sat silently, frustrated with the only shot he’ll remember in Tuesday evening’s 79-76 loss to Toledo in The Convo.

With seven seconds remaining and midway through a broken play, Carter managed to slip free of his man and stood alone behind the 3-point line. His shot clanked off the back of the rim. The Bobcats never took another attempt.

“I just gotta get over it,” Carter said. “I can’t let it hang over me.”

Then Jaaron Simmons spoke up. “He’ll make the next one.” (continue reading here)

Many rivers to cross: Maurice Ndour’s four-continent quest to the NBA

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photo taken by Dave Saffran/MSG Photos

CLEVELAND — The locker room was gloomy following a 117-88 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Inside, the New York Knicks spoke softly and subdued.

Except for Maurice Ndour.

As teammates sulked in towels and sweatpants, Ndour donned a slim dark suit, his dreadlocks tied tightly and his face cemented in a smile.

“I’m doin’ great, baby,” he said.

Despite his teammates’ frustration, Ndour was radiant, soaking in his first NBA appearance — even if he didn’t play — making him the first former Ohio Bobcat on an NBA regular season roster since 2005. (continue reading here)