Teamwork has Tochigi flourishing

| Dec 8, 2016

Teamwork has Tochigi flourishing

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Camaraderie pays off for successful teams. The Tochigi Brex and SeaHorses Mikawa are prime examples of that. Last weekend when the teams collided at Brex Arena Utsunomiya, there were numerous examples of players encouraging one another, making the extra pass, doing the unselfish things ...

Brex edge SeaHorses in heavyweight matchup

Dec 4, 2016

Brex edge SeaHorses in heavyweight matchup

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Both Tochigi Brex-SeaHorses Mikawa games lived up to their lofty expectations over the weekend. The powerhouse basketball clubs exchanged down-to-the-wire wins, not unlike two heavyweight boxers trading knockout punches in back-to-back title bouts. On Sunday, it was Tochigi’s turn to chalk up a number ...

Brex storm past Alvark in series opener

Oct 22, 2016

Brex storm past Alvark in series opener

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Two former NBL powerhouse teams squared off on Saturday in one of the early marquee matchups of the B. League’s inaugural season, and coach Tom Wisman’s Tochigi Brex made a statement. The hosts delivered an impressive effort against their East Division foe, handing the ...

B. League ready to begin first-ever season

Sep 21, 2016

B. League ready to begin first-ever season

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A new era in Japan pro basketball begins this week. Thirty-six teams, equally divided among the first and second divisions, will vie for popularity and notoriety in the inaugural B. League season. It all starts on Thursday night at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, where the ...

Japan reveals roster for final Rio qualifier

Jun 23, 2016

Japan reveals roster for final Rio qualifier

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George Washington standout Yuta Watanabe, veteran star guard Yuta Tabuse and the Takeuchi twins (Joji and Kosuke) will lead the “Akatsuki Five” as Japan men’s national team head coach Kenji Hasegawa on Thursday revealed his final roster for the final Olympic qualifier, which takes ...

Alvark, Brex enter NBL playoffs as top teams

May 12, 2016

Alvark, Brex enter NBL playoffs as top teams

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Before the B. League, a brand-new men’s top hoop circuit in Japan, tips off next season, the NBL launches its playoffs this weekend. The Toyota Alvark and Link Tochigi Brex, who battled for the top spot in the standings throughout the regular season, are ...

Softbank named top B. League partner

Mar 10, 2016

Softbank named top B. League partner

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The B. League officially revealed on Thursday that Softbank Group Corp. has become the circuit’s top partner, starting with the inaugural 2016-17 season. Japan Basketball Association president Saburo Kawabuchi emphasized that the sport has enormous potential both globally and domestically and the participation of ...