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Thursday Quickie Quiz & Single Digits

Villanova, Phillies, Sixers, Flyers

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

THURSDAY’S QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo last season became the third Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four whose initials for his first and last name were the same. Bertram (B.H.) Born (1953), of Kansas, was the first. Who was the second? (Hint: Like Born, this player was one of the 11 who won the award despite not playing on that year’s championship team.)

(Answer Below)

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THURSDAY’S SINGLE DIGITS

>>> An updated report on how the Phillies’ two biggest guns have done lately, through Wednesday’s 9-8 loss to the Nationals:

> In his last 16 PA, Bryce Harper is 8-for-11 (3 HR) with 5 walks.

> In his last 17 PA, Rhys Hoskins is 1-for-12 with 4 walks and an HBP.

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>>> The Phillies did not have one game end in a 9-8 score last season, but they had two within 20 days of each other in 2017, against the same team:
> Aug. 24: Marlins 9, Phillies 8
> Sept. 12: Phillies 9, Marlins 8

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>>> Hawks guard Vince Carter, in his 21st season, sat out the 130-122 win over the Sixers Wednesday, but said he is leaning toward returning in 2019-20 for what would be his NBA-record 22nd season . . . He is currently tied with Kevin Garnett, Dirk Nowitzki, Robert Parish and Kevin Willis with 21. (Take a note; that will most likely be a Quickie Quiz question next season.)

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>>> The Sixers played their two road games in Atlanta 12 days apart both this season (March 23/April 3) and last season (March 30/April 10). That is the closest they had two games in Georgia’s capital city since 1969-70 (also 12). They had two games there 13 days apart in 1970-71.

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>>> The Flyers have six players who have appeared in all 80 games so far this season: Claude Giroux, Travis Konecny, Travis Sanheim, Scott Laughton, Ivan Provorov and Robert Hagg . . . The team record for players appearing in every game is 7 (2013-14).

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Bill Bradley (Princeton) was the Most Outstanding Player of the 1965 Final Four.