Ryukyu's Ravenel named playoff MVP

May 15, 2016

Ryukyu's Ravenel named playoff MVP

Ryukyu Golden Kings big man Evan Ravenel made a big impact in Sunday’s bj-league championship game against the Toyama Grouses. The Ohio State alum scored nine of his game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter and pulled down 12 rebounds. He made 10 of ...

Viney leads charge as Grouses storm into bj-league title game

May 14, 2016

Viney leads charge as Grouses storm into bj-league title game

For the Toyama Grouses’ loyal fans, the team’s 14-game winning streak is a delightful number. But they have another number in mind — No. 15. That challenge awaits them on Sunday in the team’s first-ever appearance in the bj-league title game. Head coach Bob ...

Hannaryz punch ticket to Final Four with win over Lakestars

May 8, 2016

Hannaryz punch ticket to Final Four with win over Lakestars

After seeing their streak of three consecutive Final Four appearances halted by the Shiga Lakestars last season, the Kyoto Hannaryz avenged that series defeat over the weekend. Kyoto, the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed, eliminated Shiga from the playoffs on Sunday with an 88-77 ...

Title hunt tips off for 16 playoff contestants

| Apr 28, 2016

Title hunt tips off for 16 playoff contestants

After the long regular season, 16 teams remain in the hunt for the bj-league title. The three-weekend postseason tournament tips off on Saturday with eight first-round series openers, four from each conference. The Western Conference’s top-seeded Kyoto Hannaryz (41-11) play host to the No. ...