Bassey, a freshman center for the Hilltoppers, is projected to be a first-round pick in the 2019 NBA draft.
CHICAGO - Michael Wilbon closed out Monday's "Pardon the Interruption" with a salute to his alma mater. When Tony Kornheiser mentioned that Duke had ascended to No. 1 in the AP poll, Wilbon shot back: "That's OK, but not the women. They got a beatdown at Northwestern." Then he mentioned the top scorer from the Wildcats' 84-58 victory, a family friend from Maryland: "Shoutout to Lindsey ...
The 31-year-old power forward, who played for the Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers last season, spent his first seven seasons with the Bucks.
The Milwaukee Bucks took the necessary first step toward their big decision regarding Jabari Parker on Friday, extending a one-year, $4.3 million qualifying offer to make the 23-year-old forward a restricted free agent.
He was the sixth man for Villanova's NCAA title team last season.
Shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Happ tweeted: “Have had some unbelievable experiences in Madison so far ... l coming back for one special season. Can’t wait to get back in the gym w/the fam. #OnWisconsin.”
Giannis Antetokounmpo insists the team won't let Jabari Parker leave via free agency.
The Bucks' season came to an end Saturday night in Boston when the Celtics cruised to a 112-96 victory in Game 7.
Home-court advantage has ruled this NBA playoff series with each team winning three games on its court.
Al Horford and newly returned Marcus Smart help Boston go up 3-2 in the series heading to Milwaukee on Thursday for Game 6.
The Bucks can look like world-beaters one night, capable of going toe-to-toe with the best in the game, only to come out looking flat and lethargic against a league bottom-dweller the next.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including tipping in the go-ahead basket with 5 seconds left, and the Bucks held on for a 104-102 win to tie their first-round playoff series at two games apiece.
The two came up off the bench and were effective at both ends of the floor, especially on defense.
Khris Middleton scored 23 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 19 points and the Bucks used a dominating first half to overwhelm the Boston Celtics 116-92 on Friday night, narrowing their deficit in the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series to 2-1.
The third-year forward has played just 25 minutes in the first two games of the Eastern Conference playoff series against the Celtics.
Boston leads the best-of-seven series 2-0 with Game 3 set for Friday night at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
Jaylen Brown had a playoff career-high 30 points and the Celtics pulled away into second half to earn a 120-106 win over the Bucks on Tuesday night.
He struggled with shooting and foul trouble in Sunday's Game 1 overtime loss.
The loss to the Raptors last season has served as season-long motivation.
Hayes, spent time with the Los Angeles Lakers on a 10-day contract earlier this season. He appeared in two games for the Lakers, averaging 1.5 points and 5.5 minutes.
Hayes, who averaged 14.9 points and 6.6 rebounds in 30 games with the Westchester Knicks of the G League, will join Los Angeles on a 10-day contract Friday night.
If mock drafts are to be believed, neither Hayes nor Koenig will hear his name called on Thursday night.
An exhibit featuring part of the collection of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame & Museum will open Jan. 22 in Milwaukee.