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Homestead boys basketball coach 
Chris Johnson directs his team in a 
huddle during the championship game 
of the SAC Holiday Tournament on 
December 29, 2016 at Wayne High 
School. (Photo by Dan Vance of The 
News-Sentinel)

News-Sentinel.com’s boys prep basketball previews

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We wrapped up our boys prep basketball preview coverage yesterday, but there is no time to catch up on it all like now. Teams really get geared up this weekend into next week, so make sure you polish your high school basketball knowledge as you can read all of our prep hoops previews at the ...

Blackhawk Christian junior Frankie Davidson moves by Liberty Christian defender Trey Davis in Tuesday's season opener. (Photo by Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)

SHOOTER: Why I’m thankful — the ABC’s of Blackhawk Christian

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I had to take a minute after Tuesday night's 83-41 destruction by Blackhawk Christian. What to take from it? Is Liberty Christian that bad? Is Blackhawk Christian that good? Shooter really needed a couple of days to sleep on it, let it churn around in his green belly. But then it came to me. ...

Kentucky's Sacha Killeya-Jones (1) shoots between Fort Wayne's Jax Levitch (5) and Xzavier Taylor during the first half of a game Wednesday in Lexington, Ky. (By The Associated Press)

TOM DAVIS: Fort Wayne loses a battle, but wins a basketball war

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – With just under 4:00 remaining in the first half of Fort Wayne’s men’s basketball game against No. 8-ranked Kentucky Wednesday, the Wildcats had dominated the Mastodons in terms of shooting (they were hitting over 70 percent of their shots) and rebounding (Kentucky took ...

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Boys prep hoops: The 2017 Fabulous Five

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For the 35th straight year, The News-Sentinel has selected it’s Fabulous Five of boys high school basketball. The Fabulous Five, whose first team was selected in 1983, names what The News-Sentinel deems as the top five area players in the preseason. Here are the 2017 honorees: CRAIG ...

The basketball court at Rupp Arena in Lexington sits quietly prior to the game tonight between Kentucky and Fort Wayne. (By Tom Davis of News-Sentinel.com)

Fort Wayne vs. Kentucky: Keys to a Mastodon victory

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LEXINGTON - Celebrating its one-year anniversary – to the day - of upsetting No. 3-ranked Indiana, the Fort Wayne men’s basketball squad hopes to make history repeat itself with a win at No. 8 Kentucky (4-1) tonight (8 p.m., SEC Network). Here are some keys to the Mastodons (3-1) having ...

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Boys prep hoops preseason countdown: #1 NORTH SIDE LEGENDS

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The Legends had a fantastic season last year, going 27-3, and advancing all the way to the state finals in Indianapolis where they lost the Class 4A championship game to Ben Davis. Six seniors, 40 points, 20 rebounds and 12 assists per game are gone, and despite all those losses, everyone ...

Gabriel Desjardins (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

Komets notebook: National TV, being thankful and warm-up trend

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Maybe they didn't realize it because of all the screaming children, but the Fort Wayne Komets were part of a national network television show last week in Toledo. During the morning school-day game, the Komets and Walleye were filmed as part of an upcoming NBC sitcom called "A.P. ...

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly argues a call during the first half of a recent game against North Carolina State in South Bend. (By The Associated Press)

Notre Dame vs. Stanford: 5 things Brian Kelly said

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It’s common knowledge that those within the Notre Dame football program have mostly been euphoric with the turnaround that has occurred from last season to this one. Veteran Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly feels so strongly about being pleased with his team’s 9-2 record as it heads ...

Fort Wayne centers Xzavier Taylor, right, and Dylan Carl battle during a practice drill Tuesday at the SportONE Parkview Fieldhouse. (By Tom Davis of News-Sentinel.com)

Fort Wayne vs. Kentucky: Mastodons taking challenge in stride

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This is the third in a series of stories as News-Sentinel.com takes you behind the scenes of Fort Wayne’s preparation for its men’s basketball game at 8th-ranked Kentucky Wednesday. After a men’s basketball team has gone on the road and slayed the nation’s No. 3-ranked squad, you ...

Indiana men's basketball coach Archie Miller shouts at his players during the first half of a recent game against Indiana State in Bloomington. (By The Associated Press)

Indiana vs. Arkansas State: 5 things Archie Miller said

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The Indiana University men’s basketball squad played its best basketball of the season Sunday in closing out a comfortable victory over South Florida Sunday at Assembly Hall, as the Hoosiers played well at both ends of the court. “I thought our South Florida performance,” first-year ...

Komets forward Mason Baptista is a versatile player who constantly studies the game. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

Komets’ Mason Baptista loves to study the game

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Every professional hockey player has talent and a work ethic, but sometimes the difference depends on how hard they are willing to work off the ice. Mason Baptista has always been one of the hardest-working Komets players, but he's also using that tenacity to make himself one of the ...