On the verge of breaking into North Carolina’s starting lineup for the first time in his career, Theo Pinson suffered an ill-timed injury. The junior swingman fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during practice earlier this week. It’s unclear how long Pinson will be unable to play because North Carolina has not yet determined a treatment plan for the injury.
If you are a Minnesota Lynx fan — or a fan of fair basketball — you should be pretty peeved at this. In a statement, the WNBA conceded the officiating crew for the fifth and deciding game of the Finals not only blew a crucial call in the final two minutes, but failed to even review it, in effect costing the Lynx their record fourth championship in five years and delivering the Los Angeles Sparks the title. Let’s set the scene: The Lynx and Sparks were knotted at 71-71 when L.A. guard Alana Beard grabbed an offensive rebound with 1:28 remaining.
Bam Adebayo’s toughness should fix one of Kentucky’s biggest weaknesses from last season. (AP) Yahoo Sports will break down the top 10 leagues for the upcoming college basketball season working backward from No. 10 to No. 1. Here’s a look at our No. 6