The saga continues: Starting tonight, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will face off in the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive season. While this matchup seemed inevitable to some, neither team had an easy path to the Finals. Both failed to secure first place in their respective […]
Briana “Hoops” Green first picked up basketball to be more like her older brother when she was four years old. Twenty-four years later, she’s still sharing the court with her brothers—but now there are nine more of them. They’re called the Harlem Globetrotters. Hoops was the 15th woman named to […]
Athletes do not often publicly expose their perceived weaknesses, physical or otherwise, for others to see. So when Toronto Raptors superstar shooting guard DeMar DeRozan tweeted about his struggle with depression during the NBA All-Star Weekend in February, his words sparked a difficult—and extraordinary—discussion. With that red-eye tweet during a […]
Four of the best individual stories heading into the madness.
Martlets After capturing the program’s first Bronze Baby—the national championship trophy—last season, the Martlets showed up from March 8-11 in Regina to defend their title. In their opening game at the U Sports national championships, McGill faced off against the McMaster University Marauders. The Martlets ended the first half down five […]
The Martlet and Redmen basketball teams ended regular season play on Feb. 24, as they each took down the Université du Québec à Montréal Citadins. The women pulled out a close 59-51 victory, while the men clipped the Citadins 74-57 in back-to-back games. The Martlets enter the playoffs as defending […]
The Tribune looks ahead to the fourth quarter of the basketball season.
In early February, sitting at a 30-22 record, the 2017-18 Cleveland Cavaliers season appeared to be a dud: Despite LeBron James, the best basketball player in the world, leading the way, Cleveland was stuck fighting for the third spot in the notoriously weak Eastern Conference. It appeared that the team […]
A statement win on Feb. 1 kept the McGill Redmen basketball team (9-2) firmly in first place of the RSEQ, as they downed the second-place Université Laval Rouge et Or (6-4) in decisive fashion by a score of 103-81. Utilizing their deep bench and array of sharpshooters, the Redmen broke […]
McGill Martlets 66 Bishop’s Gaiters 57 On Jan. 27, the McGill Martlet (8-2) basketball team turned the tables to defeat the Bishop’s University Gaiters (5-6) 66-57 in the second of two back-to-back games—the first of which they lost 40-52. The Martlets started off strong in the first quarter, finishing the […]