Friday, March 22, 2013
College teams make final run for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Championship.
Peachtree Corners college basketball fans, the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament began today. Most predictions and Las Vegas odds for the 2013 NCAA Tournament champion favor Louisville. You can make your own predictions using the printable brackets above. And show off your NCAA March Madness bracket here at Patch. Click here for a printable bracket form. For those unfamiliar with bracketology, USA Today offers tips for those filling out a bracket for the first time. NCAA March Madness final scores. And the road ends in Atlanta this year, as Georgia's capital city hosts the NCAA Men's Final Four Championships beginning April 5 - 8 at the Georgia Dome. It's Atlanta's fourth time hosting the second most popular sporting event, it's also the …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Men's college basketball tournament week is here. Have you filled out your bracket?
March Madness is upon us. The annual NCAA Division I men's college basketball March Madness begins in earnest today. The 64 teams begin Thursday in pursuit of determining a basketball champion. (A printable bracket is included as a PDF to the right of this text.) Is your bracket ready? For those unfamiliar with bracketology, USA Today offers tips for those filling out a bracket for the first time. While workers across the country make predictions and watch to find out if their teams go on to win, U.S. companies stand to lose at least $134 million in “lost wages” in just the first two days of the tournament alone. Do you fill out NCAA brackets at your office? Use the comment box below to let us know.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Don't expect a hometown discount when March Madness comes to Atlanta April 6 and 8.
It's not every day the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four comes to town. In fact, it's only happened three times before in Atlanta — 1977 (won by Marquette), 2002 (Maryland) and 2007 (Florida). Atlanta hosts the 2013 Final Four April 6 and 8 at the Georgia Dome. But if you want to see the games live, don't expect a hometown discount. According to Final4Atlanta.com, individual tickets can cost up to $7,200 for the semifinals and championship games. And a suite runs as high as $36,000. But don't let those numbers shock you out of the building. Individual-game tickets are as low as $90, as long as you're OK with the nosebleed sections in the 70,000-seat Georgia Dome. Prices range $189 to $7,200 for both days, $124 to $3,375 for the two …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The Norcross girls beat the Fairburn school 62-16 in the Class AAAAAA basketball game Saturday.
The Lady Blue Devils defeated Langston Hughes 62-16 in the state semifinals Saturday at Georgia Tech, according to GHSA. The Norcross High girls now are headed to the state finals, which will be held at 7 p.m. March 9 at the Macon Coliseum. They will compete against North Gwinnett for the Class AAAAAA title.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Boys and girls teams for Peachtree Corners' Wesleyan School and NHS will compete in the AAAAAA and AA tournaments.
Wednesday, February 20
Last week's basketball games determined the seeding for the state playoffs that begin Tuesday, and basketball teams from Norcross High and Wesleyan School are competing. In Class AA Wesleyan's girls team prevailed 67-48 last Friday over GAC and will play Armuchee Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Wesleyan's boys will take on Dade County at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. Feb. 20. And on Wednesday in Class AAAAAA the Norcross Lady Blue Devils will play at home against South Forsyth at 6 p.m. The girls team lost last week against North Gwinnett 58-53 and now stand at a 23-5 record. The Norcross boys, who won their game against Peachtree Ridge 55-48 and now have a 22-6 record, will compete against Lambert (13-10) at 7:30 p.m., and it also will be on the …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Jeremy Lamb, who played for the Norcross High School Blue Devils, could be drafted as high as No. 8 in Thursday's NBA Draft.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
By the end of Thursday, another Norcross High School basketball player will have a spot in the NBA. Jeremy Lamb, a 2010 grad and former basketball captain at Norcross High, is a slam-dunk choice in Thursday night's NBA Draft. Draft prognosticators have the 6-foot-5, 180-pound being selected as high as No. 8 overall, and virtually none of the so-called "mock drafts" has him falling out of the first round. Lamb, who played two years at UConn before declaring for the NBA Draft in April, will be the fourth recent Norcross High star to put on a NBA uniform, joining Jodie Meeks, Al-Farouq Aminu and Gani Lawal. Lamb was UConn's leading scorer as a sophomore and was a key figure in the Huskies' national championship in 2011 as a freshman. Draft …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
The Wolves beat Southwest Atlanta Christian 68-44 Saturday in Macon.
The Wesleyan girls basketball run at the top has reached five straight years. The Lady Wolves beat Southwest Atlanta Christian 68-44 early Saturday afternoon in the Class A championship game in Macon. It was their fifth straight state championship, and eighth in nine seasons. Wesleyan (29-4) has won the last four Class A titles after winning the Class AA crown in 2008. The Wolves also won Class AA championships from 2004 to 2006. Check back later for more info.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
The team rolled over McEachern 61-36, bringing home another title.
Friday, March 11, 2011 will go down as a great day in the history of Norcross High School Athletics. Norcross has won state titles in both girls and boys basketball, but never in the same year. Until last night. After the second quarter of the girls game, the Lady Blue Devils left no doubt they were going to take home the hardware Friday night. Sophomore guard Diamond DeShields scored 26 points to lead Norcross to back-to-back State Championships as they rolled over McEachern 61-36. At the end of the first quarter, it looked like the Lady Indians were going to put up a serious challenge for the trophy, with a tied score of 9-9. However, the Lady Blue Devils made their critical 13-0 run in the second quarter, a run that …