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Family business: Keith Smith’s family and Seattle roots propelled him to a basketball life

It was on the court of a Seattle community center where NBA player Jamal Crawford — who played for the New York Knicks at the time — first spotted seventh-grader Keith Smith with a basketball in his hand. The 18-year NBA veteran noticed more than just talent in Smith. He …

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Bigby-Williams, Smith step up into larger roles in Oregon’s first round win

SACRAMENTO — Survive and advance, one game at a time. The No. 3 seed Oregon Ducks defeated the No. 12 Iona Gaels 93-77 at the Golden1 Center on Friday to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Ducks were heavily favored entering the game despite the loss …