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Kevin Durant's documentary on PG County basketball gets release date

Kevin Durant's documentary on PG County basketball gets release date

Kevin Durant and 35 Ventures announced Wednesday that his documentary, "Basketball County: In the Water," about the rich history of basketball stars from Prince George's County, MD will premiere on May 15 on Showtime.

The Sports Business Journal reported in mid-February that Durant was creating a documentary focusing on the prominence of basketball stars raised in PG County and was "putting the finishing touches" on the project. 

Durant and his manager, Rich Kleiman, serve as the executive producers of the highly-anticipated piece.

With the sports world at a standstill amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Durant's feature will give sports fans something to put on their calendar.

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Today in tournament history: Moe Wagner leads Michigan over Loyola Chicago in the 2018 Final Four

Today in tournament history: Moe Wagner leads Michigan over Loyola Chicago in the 2018 Final Four

Moe Wagner had an outstanding 2018 NCAA Tournament. But after advancing past the Elite Eight, he and the Michigan Wolverines faced their toughest test yet.

Sister Jean and the 11-seeded Loyola-Chicago Ramblers.

Wagner threw a friendly jab at the underdog's 98-year-old school chaplain before the two programs squared off with a shot at the national championship on the line.

Sister Jean, who had more trash-talking experience than the Wolverines' starting five combined, wasn't going to go easy on the Ramblers' Final Four opponent.

Jean's comments must've shaken Michigan before tip-off.

After the ref tipped the ball off to start the first half, it was all Ramblers.

Loyola-Chicago tied up the ballgame at 15-apiece with 5:56 to go in the first half and controlled the game. 

Wagner carried the scoring load in the first half (11 points on 5-for-8 shooting, 1-for-2 from three), but his teammates went a combined 4-23 from the field.

The Ramblers coasted into the halftime break, leading 29-22, despite Wagner controlling the glass with 11 boards, giving him a first-half double-double.

The second half was a different story. 

Michigan cut the Ramblers lead to six with 11:19 to go in regulation and didn't look back.

As crunch time approached, Loyola had no answer for Wagner. 

The Wolverines center was in the zone, out-scoring the Ramblers 11-4 by himself during a four-minute stretch late in the second half. 

From that point on, with an eight-point lead and just 3:03 to go in regulation, Loyola's season was slowly slipping away.

John Beilein's squad would close out on a 10-6 run to take down the Ramblers.

Despite the loss, Sister Jean was all-class, taking the defeat like a champ, as Loyola-Chicago's improbable tourney run had come to an end.

Wagner finished the game with 24 points and 15 rebounds, and singlehandedly catapulted his squad to the national championship game.

NCAA tournament history: Juan Dixon drops 33 to carry Terps over Kansas and into the national championship

NCAA tournament history: Juan Dixon drops 33 to carry Terps over Kansas and into the national championship

The 2002 Maryland men's basketball team will stand the test of time, thanks in large part to the heroics of Juan Dixon.

The Terps got back to the Final Four in 2002 a year after being eliminated by Duke in a game where Maryland lead by as much as 22.

Gary Williams' squad entered March Madness with a No. 1 seed, coasting to the Final Four after taking down (16) Siena, (8) Wisconsin, (4) Kentucky, and (2) Connecticut.

After winning the East Regional, the Terps traveled to Atlanta, where they would face the winner the Midwest Regional, the (1) Kansas Jayhawks.

Clinging to a five-point lead with 1:14 to play in regulation, Dixon (33 points) converted on a baseline jumper to increase the Maryland lead to 7.

Steve Blake (8 points, 11 assists) converted one of his two free throws with 39 seconds to play to give the Terps an eight-point cushion.

Kansas star and current Wizards' analyst Drew Gooden (15 points, 9 rebounds) cut the lead to four with 19.8 seconds in regulation, but the Jayhawks wouldn't regain any further traction.

After a series of free throws, the Terps were able to dribble out the clock, penciling in a date with the Indiana Hoosiers, and heading to the final for the first time in school history.

"It will be a tough game," Dixon said of their upcoming matchup with Indiana. "This is our year, and hopefully we come ready Monday night."

They were more than ready.

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