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Mar
11

Betting on a wild card team to win the NBA Championship

Author // EER Insider

Unless you are used to the sport, spotting the teams who are likely to get wild cards into the NBA Championship is a complicated process, and choosing a wild card championship winner is even a huge challenge for basketball professional betters, so to avoid the danger of running before we can walk, let’s take a look at how wild cards are selected.

A wild card team is a non-winner of the subdivision or conference which still qualifies for the playoffs. However in the NBA championship it is a little different. Although it works in a similar manner, the NBA doesn’t call such teams wild cards. Instead they are referred to as their conference seeding position which is determined according to their performance in the regular season. The champions are those that are seeded from one through three, and the five wild cards are seeded four to eight. The first four seeds get a home advantage at the start of the play-offs.

So betting on a wild card team to win the NBA Championship is a very difficult bet, however it can be a very lucrative one, with odds as high as 60/1 to 100/1. Naturally with odds such as those you might bet on several teams. If that is too much for you, then there are some excellent basketball themed betting games available at any online casino, and one in particular that is attracting fans is Slam Dunk. This is a rapid action slot game that can be found at places like iPadcasino.ca with a definite retro style that can take you back to the US of the fifties and the days when fries and ketchup and hamburgers went hand in hand with the sport. There are some great jackpots too.

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Jul
26

Noreen, Staten to compete in Europe

Author // WVU Release

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University men's basketball players Kevin Noreen and Juwan Staten will represent the East Coast All Stars at the 2012 Four Nations Cup in Tallinn, Estonia, from July 25 to August 1.

The East Coast All Stars, made up ofcollege basketball players from around the country, depart for Estonia today and will play an exhibition game on Friday against Viimsi Spordikeskuss. The team will face Czech Republic on Sunday, Estonia on Monday and the Republic of Georgia on Tuesday before returning to the United States next Wednesday, Aug. 1.

The East Coast All Stars (ECA) was founded in the summer of 2006. Guy Rancourt, head coach at Lycoming College, serves as the head coach of the East Coast All Stars.

 

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Jul
12

Forsythe to Transfer

Author // WVU Press Release

pat_forsytheMORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University basketball coach Bob Huggins announced today that Pat Forsythe has left the team and plans to transfer to another school.

Forsythe, a 6-foot-11 center, missed the majority of the 2011-12 season with a stress fracture in his right ankle. The freshman from Brunswick, Ohio, appeared in seven games, averaging 2.1 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

He had a season-high four points in games against Akron and Mississippi State and a season-high seven rebounds against Alcorn State.

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Jun
19

Macon Heads to Prep School

Author // Jon Martin

elijah_maconOne of West Virginia's prized recruits in the 2012 class has failed to qualify academically, and will instead attend prep school.

Elijah Macon (Huntington Prep, WV) will attend Brewster Academy for a post-graduate year in hopes of attending WVU as part of the 2013 recruiting class.

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Jun
12

WVU adds Humphrey to roster

Author // WVU Release

matt_humphrey_1MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Matt Humphrey, a 6-foot-5, 195-pound guard who previously attended Boston College and Oregon, has signed a grant-in-aid to attend West Virginia University and will play basketball for the Mountaineers, WVU coach Bob Huggins announced today.

A Chicago native, Humphrey completed his undergraduate degree with a bachelor of arts in human development from Boston College and will have one year of eligibility remaining.

 

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May
13

Everhart Added To Coaching Staff

Author // WVU Press Release

ron_everhartMORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 14, 2012) West Virginia native Ron Everhart, who has 27 years experience as a basketball coach including 18 as a head coach, has been named assistant basketball coach at West Virginia University, head coach Bob Huggins announced today. Everhart replaces Jerrod Calhoun, who left in April to become the head basketball coach at Fairmont State University.

Everhart, 50, has compiled a 273-261 record in 18 seasons as a head coach at Duquesne, Northeastern and McNeese State.

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May
06

WVU Women Pick Up Transfer

Author // Jon Martin

krystal_forthanThe West Virginia's women's basketball team has signed a new addition to the Mountaineer squad, sources have told EERinsider.com

Krystal Forthan, a former 5-star recruit in the 2011 class, spent last season as a member of the LSU Lady Tigers. She averaged 5.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.

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Apr
27

Jones Wins Team MVP Award

Author // Jon Martin

Senior Kevin Jones was the recipient of the teams MVP award for the 2011-12 season, handed out at the teams banquet on Thursday night.

Jones, a senior from Mount Vernon, N.Y., averaged 19.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. He became just the third player in Big East conference history to have led the league in both scoring and rebounding in the same season. 

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Apr
26

Williamson Set To Transfer

Author // Jon Martin

According to MetroNews, WVU freshman guard Paul Williamson is set to transfer from the Mountaineer basketball team.

The most likely destination for the Logan, West Virginia native is Fairmont State. Last week, former Mountaineer assistant, Jerrod Calhoun, was introduced as the new head coach for the Falcons.

Williamson, a walk-on, appeared in 20 games last season. He averaged 1.1 points and 0.4 rebounds per game. Mostly known to be a three-point specialist, he shot over 40 percent from behind the arc.

Williamson is the second player from last year's squad to leave the program. Tommie McCune left the program last March.

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Apr
17

WVU, VT Close to Basketball Deal

Author // Jon Martin

Is West Virginia close to matching up with a longtime rival again?

MetroNews is reporting the Mountaineers and the Virginia Tech Hokies are close to finalizing an agreement for the two rivals to compete on the hardwood beginning next season. According to MetroNews, the plans are for WVU to host Tech in the 2012-13 season then go to Blacksburg the following year. The games will likely be played in December.

 

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