B. League's steady growth continues

Basketball / B. League May 31, 2019

B. League's steady growth continues

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The B. League continued its steady growth in its third season that concluded on May 11. The overall attendance in the first and second divisions in the 2018-19 campaign was 2,593,217 (including the All-Star Game and postseason contests), up 3.6 percent from the year before. In ...

Jets oust Brex to clinch Championship berth

Basketball / B. League May 5, 2019

Jets oust Brex to clinch Championship berth

by Ed Odeven

The Chiba Jets Funabashi soared to great heights during the regular season. But the East Division champions had higher aspirations all along, and the team's third straight Emperor's Cup title in January provided the biggest hint of all. The Jets, the 2017-18 title runners-up, ascended one ...

Tochigi pounds Kawasaki in playoff opener

Basketball / B. League Apr 26, 2019

Tochigi pounds Kawasaki in playoff opener

by Ed Odeven

The Tochigi Brex were locked in at both ends of the court on Friday night. The Brex offense fired on all cylinders in Game 1 of their B. League Championship quarterfinal series against the Kawasaki Brave Thunders. Coach Ryuzo Anzai's club buried 10 of 21 ...