FUBA NBL: Ndejje stun Oilers to force game three

first_img Tags: Ali Mavitacity oilersFUBA NBL 2019Gauthier BaderhaInnocent OjeraJames OkelloMandy JuruniNdejje AngelsSam KasilutopWalker Obedi Action between Ndejje (white) and Oilers (Blue) in the FUBA NBL on Wednesday night. (PHOTO/FUBA)FUBA NBL – PlayoffsNdejje Angels 69-66 City OilersMTN Arena, LugogoWednesday, 25-09-2019LUGOGO – Ndejje Angels produced a breathtaking comeback in the fourth quarter to ensure that there will be a game three in their quarter-finals’ match up with FUBA National Basketball League (NBL) defending champions City Oilers.In the game played on Wednesday, Walker Obedi’s side went into the last 10 minutes trailing 46-52 but won the fourth 23-14 and the contest 69-66 to level the best of three series at 1-1.The two teams will now face off in game three at the same venue on Sunday, 29th September at 4pm.Having won the first game 83-75, Oilers knew that victory on Wednesday would see them sweep Ndejje and storm the semis.Despite trailing 4-0 inside the opening four minutes, Mandy Juruni saw his charges win the first quarter 21-16.Oilers advantage was improved to 8 (40-32) by halftime after winning the second 19-16.Ndejje’s redemption started in the third as they took it 14-12 but at this point, it was seen as a minor blip by the Oilers.However, Innocent Ojera’s three-pointer with 05:17 on the clock leveled matters and it was a cat and mouse game from their on-wards as the lead changed hands three times in the final five minutes with Ndejje eventually closing out the contest 69-66.Ojera was named player of the match after contributing a game-high 20 points, adding three rebounds, two assists and as many steals.Ndejje also saw Sam Kasilu and Gauthier Baderha manage double figures in terms of points as the contributed 10 and 17 respectively.For Oilers, James Okello registered a double-double of 17 points and 14 rebounds but it was not enough to see his side register victory. Ivan Muhwezi was the other to enter into double figures for Juruni’s side as he managed 15 points.In the day’s other game, KCCA sealed a spot in the Women’s playoff semis following a 68-57 victory over Angels Basketball Club.Having won the opener 73-62 on Monday, Ali Mavita’s side made no mistake in sealing out the series.After losing the first quarter 15-16, KCCA FC bounced back to draw the second and win both the third and fourth.Cynthia Irankunda was the start of the show for KCCA as she posted a game-high 21 points on the night, adding 7 rebounds and three assists to her name.Substitute Sylvia Nakazibwe also managed double figures in terms of scoring in the victory as she managed 14 points off the bench.For Angles, Mellisa Akulu registered a double-double of 14 points and as many rebounds. She was the only one to manage double figures in the losing effort.KCCA now joins KIU Rangers in the semi-finals of the 2019 NBL playoffs. The other Lady contests have JKL Lady Dolphins and UCU Lady Canons lead their respective quarter-finals against UMU Ravens and A1 Challenge 1-0.The NBL upcoming fixturesFriday, 27-09-2019-A1 Challenge vs UCU Lady Canons-Betway Power vs JKL DolphinsComments last_img read more

Eureka, Mack take over Lakin semifinals

first_imgThe top two softball and baseball teams from the Big 5 Conference proved to be the top teams in the county as both Eureka High’s and McKinleyville’s softball and baseball teams won their Charles Lakin Tournament semifinal games to advance to Friday’s championship round.Prep softball — Eureka 4 Hoopa Valley 2Hoopa Valley had two runners on in the bottom of the seventh inning, threatening to tie up a game which Eureka led throughout, but the Loggers held on for a 4-2 win and a Lakin …last_img

Farm Bureau presidents pen letter to Washington about trade tariffs

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentState Farm Bureau presidents from across the Midwest have joined together to urge U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to work with President Trump to end the escalation of trade disputes with China that have and continue to threaten market opportunities for agricultural commodities and products.In a recent letter to Sec. Perdue, presidents of 10 state Farm Bureaus, including Ohio, responded to President Trump’s call for the secretary to develop a plan to provide monetary compensation to farmers and ranchers who may be hurt by retaliatory measures China may take in response to proposed U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods.“Ohio’s farmers know firsthand of the importance of having access to markets. With competition continuing to grow, having the ability to sell products around the world is a must if agriculture is to survive and be successful,” said Ohio Farm Bureau President Frank Burkett III. “The Chinese market for Midwestern agricultural products is nearly $4.5 billion dollars every year.”Farmers desire market accessIn the letter, the Farm Bureau presidents made it clear that farmers and ranchers want access to markets, not checks from the federal government in lieu of trade opportunities. The letter noted that farmers and ranchers have invested heavily in checkoff programs, trade missions and other activities to grow international markets, including significant resource allocation in China.A recent report authored by Ben Brown, program manager for the Farm Management Program, and Dr. Ian Sheldon of Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, says that such tariffs would result in higher machinery costs, lower corn, soybean and pork prices for U.S. agricultural producers and a decrease in the net worth of Ohio farm families. A representative Ohio farm was used as a benchmark in the study cited in the report. It is estimated that the proposed tariffs could decrease the farm’s net worth by 6 percent and annual net income by 59 percent.Other countries impactedChina is not the only concern when it comes to international trade. Tensions have been on the rise with Mexico and Canada as NAFTA renegotiations continue, and also the European Union as the White House continues to apply pressure for new deals. Retaliatory tariffs from Mexico, Canada and Europe against a list of U.S. goods, including several agricultural commodities, were scheduled to go into effect from late June to early July.Background: U.S. / China Trade Dispute:President Trump has announced the U.S. would begin the process to impose tariffs on Chinese exports due to concerns over Chinese practices that impact U.S. intellectual property. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released a list of $50 billion of Chinese electronics, machinery, and aerospace products for a recommended 25 percent import tariff. In response to the U.S. recommendation of tariffs, China released a list of products for a potential 25 percent retaliatory tariff. The targeted products include soybeans, cotton, beef, corn, wheat, sorghum, tobacco, orange juice, and cranberries, among other items. China’s potential tariffs will not go into effect until the U.S. proposed tariffs go into effect.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Is Double-Stud Wall Construction the Path to Efficiency on a Budget?

first_img RELATED ARTICLES Double-Stud WallsChoosing a High-Performance Wall AssemblyChoosing a Cost-Effective Wall SystemChoosing the Right Wall Assembly (2013)Choosing the Right Wall Assembly (2015)Building an Energy-Efficient Home on a BudgetAll About Larsen TrussesA Superinsulated House in Rural Minnesota A Thick Cocoon of Cellulose Protects This Superinsulated HouseSix Proven Ways to Build Energy-Smart Walls Q&A: Questions about the Larsen Truss for retrofit applicationsCellulose InsulationInsulation Choices And that, says Robert Riversong, makes it a good candidate for a Riversong Truss house, an energy-efficient design he’s been building in New England for many years. The 12-in. thick walls are filled with dense-packed cellulose, not fiberglass.“I typically build with locally sourced, green, rough-sawn lumber, no exterior sheathing and horizontal shiplap siding, with the Air-Tight Drywall system as the interior air barrier,” Riversong writes. “This makes a highly breathable, highly insulative (R-45) wall with almost no thermal bridging, and requires no more lumber than a conventional 2×6, plywood sheathed house. And it’s about as green as can be done with conventional materials.”Rob Harrison is using a similar approach on a cabin not far away, in Wauconda, WA. Harrison hopes that his cabin will meet the Passivhaus standard.His walls will include 15-in. Larsen trusses over structural sheathing on 2×6 studs, all stuffed with dense-packed cellulose. “This yields a wall of R-70,” Harrison says. “Roof assembly is R-85, floor over crawl space is R-75. Windows are U-0.13.”Both Harrison and Riversong think straw-bale construction might be another option, although Harrison cautions against it in certain parts of the state. Is rough-sawn lumber a good way to save money?Riversong typically includes rough-sawn lumber in his houses. In a heavily forested area that supports local saw mills, buying green, rough-sawn material can add up to some significant savings. Manufacturing costs and transportation costs are both lower.Harrison, who is based in Seattle, isn’t so sure. “I would strongly caution you against building with green lumber in western Washington,” he says. “I caution against green lumber because the builders with whom I work here (who have been doing super-insulated houses for 30 years, back to before the BPA Super Good Sense days) have had trouble with it here in western Washington,” he tells Riversong. “That is, based on their feedback I don’t think you can just substitute green lumber in a conventional building assembly, and not have some issues. (Twisting, shrinkage, mold.) I’m sure green lumber works in your complete system, where you are. “Green, rough-sawn material may be heavy, Riversong says, but it has a lot going for it, even if builders and local code officials don’t always embrace it.“The first principle of sustainability (which should be the basis of what is called ‘green’ building) is to use locally-sourced materials that are processed as little as possible,” he says. “This not only limits transportation costs and embodied energy and global warming contribution, but also supports the local economy which sustains community and allows us to live responsibly within the annual output of our local environment.”Once green lumber is incorporated into a frame, it dries quickly and stays straight. Plus, Riversong says, “it cuts like butter” and nails with no resistance.David Meiland has had similarly positive experiences with locally milled wood.“We have excellent locally grown fir available here,” he says. “The inspectors are familiar with this material and don’t even blink, although maybe they’re supposed to have you bring a lumber grader on the job to stamp everything. It is a little more expensive than commodity lumber and it’s harder to get an order filled and delivered (the sawmills are small and manual here).” CONSTRUCTION DETAILS Suggestions for a truss wall systemBean helps clear up some confusion over exactly what climate zone Glacier is in; it turns out that the site is relatively cold. Glacier is about 30 miles east of Bellingham, WA, and usually sees about 7,000+ heating degree days per year. Wall/Floor Connections UPDATED with an expert opinion from Bruce KingWriting from Glacier, Washington, Karen Bean faces a home-building dilemma that confronts many thousands of people: what’s the best way to insulate the walls of her new house on a modest budget?She has $150,000 to spend on the two-bedroom, two-bathroom house, which she plans to build on a foundation originally intended for a traditional house. Although the concrete-block foundation is well made, it’s not necessarily well matched to the double 2×4 walls she’s hoping to use.“Is double wall with blown fiberglass insulation worth the extra cost?” she asks in her Q&A post. “And can it be done on an already laid concrete block foundation? Or is there another equally warm option that I just don’t know about?”Bean’s quandary is the subject of this week’s Q&A Spotlight. Plans first, foundation secondJames Morgan probably wasn’t the only one wondering why Bean is pondering wall systems when the foundation is already in the ground.“Karen,” he says, “I have to ask: how come the foundation is in place before you have decided on what wall system is to go over it? It can’t be over-emphasized that good forward planning of your whole-house construction strategy is essential if you a) want to build green and b) do it on a tight budget.”It turns out that there’s a good reason for this, even if it makes the project more challenging. As Bean explains the next time her dial-up modem agreed to work, the foundation was “inherited.”“The foundation is in because we inherited it,” she says. “It’s a well-made foundation — concrete block, basement, nice crawl space — so I’m going with it. The original house was to be traditionally built. So I’m trying to figure out how to adapt what I have to something that would be more insulated than a traditionally built wall. If it’s not possible, I’ll live with it.” On the issue of costsCosts are the bugaboo of any building project, especially for owner-builders, and here there is no surefire way to keep them down.As GBA senior editor Martin Holladay points out, “If you are an owner-builder, it’s hard for people in other parts of the country to recommend an inexpensive way for you to build your wall. It depends on who is doing the work, whether you are paying for labor, how much time you have, and whether you are willing to scrounge for recycled materials.”But the use of rough-sawn lumber from a local mill is one way of holding down costs, he says, as is the possibility of picking up recycled polyisocyanurate insulation that’s been salvaged from commercial roofing jobs. Ask around to see if any recycled foam is locally available, he suggests.“If you are paying for the labor, it’s hard to beat double-stud walls filled with cellulose insulation for a low-cost high-R wall,” Holladay adds. “But even that option may still be too costly for your budget.”One way of making a project less expensive is by making it smaller, as Harrison suggests. “Have you considered somehow paring down the program?” he asks. “Let’s say, doing one ‘rush hour’ bathroom instead of two full baths?”Doing some of the work herself, or getting help from friends and neighbors, is often the best way of holding down costs, Riversong says, along with keeping the geometry of the house as simple as possible.If Bean is having someone else design and build the house, she should plan on spending about $150 a square foot for something that’s well made.Expert’s opinionOur expert’s opinion this week comes from Bruce King, a professional engineer and director of the Ecological Building Network:Eliminating the plywood skin may be fine in New England, as Robert Riversong does, but unless Karen has otherwise allowed for seismic forces she really should keep it. Being on shaky ground really changes the ball game.The Larsen trusses are easy: just think of the exterior line of studs as the bearing wall, and add inwards as needed for insulation. It doesn’t matter if the interior studs don’t align over the foundation, as they aren’t taking any load. It’s really conventional framing with thick insulated furring.If you don’t want to lose too much interior space, reduce the thickness of the cellulose (or fiberglass), and add a layer of rigid outside the plywood. But first read other articles and blogs on GBA about what can happen when a superinsulated wall doesn’t allow enough “bleed” heat to dry the siding; superinsulation done wrong, especially in rainy Washington, can exacerbate moisture risks.Straw bale construction is a perfectly viable option if you pay attention to keeping the bales dry during construction and thereafter. The plastering may seem like extra work, but it also gives you very very airtight buildings that you could otherwise only achieve with a lot of caulking and taping.last_img read more

Paging Sen. Pacquiao: Mr. Roach calling, calling

first_imgSo who faulted?Pacquiao would cry he had been set up following the monumental upset by Horn.There were claims Roach failed to demand attention from the fight referee while Horn proceeded to foul and manhandle Pacquiao during the championship.There was nothing clear. But there’s a big possibility Pacquiao would not be seeing action in the April 14 card Top Rank has prepared for him.Pacquiao has not communicated with Arum after it was announced he has been billed to fight former world champion Mike Alvarado. Pacquiao had said he would rather clash with Argentine punching machine Lucas Matthysse, reigning WBA welterweight champion.Top Rank announced Arum might end up tapping IBF super flyweight Jerwin Ancajas to fight in the cofeature to the Horn title defense against the unbeaten sensation Terence Crawford.Latest word from the Pacquiao camp said the fighting senator will not fight in the Arum April 14 card. Pacquiao’s office said the eight-division world title winner finds it “insulting” to fight in a nonheadlining event. LATEST STORIES Read Next Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Based on an eyewitness account, the two prominent world boxing figures failed to communicate.Roach was left to cool his heels, while Pacquiao busied himself in front of the mirror, attending to his hairdo.It was a very awkward situation for both.It took long, but the rift was more or less confirmed following Roach’s claim of Pacquiao’s continued disregard.Veteran promoter Bob Arum, and all those involved with the Pacquiao career, have remained puzzled.Did this start with Roach’s obvious mishandling of the crucial situation when he kept calling for a knockout in the championship rounds against Horn?ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Needless to say, the Hall-of-Fame boxing coach chiefly credited with charting Pacquiao’s path to boxing superstardom is at a loss.Roach told Pugmire he has called Pacquiao at least five times. He got no reply.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMaybe he has changed his phone number? Roach wondered.Pacquiao was last seen with Roach in Brisbane last July. The scene was inside the dugout, after Pacquiao had lost his WBO welterweight crown to Australian Jeff Horn. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pacquiao eyes comeback fight in Kuala Lumpur, says source John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Boxer Manny Pacquiao (L) and coach Freddie Roach. TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netIn a report by the eminent Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times, it was asked if Freddie Roach has been fired as trainer of Filipino world boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.The same report wondered if Pacquiao’s boyhood ally and longtime Roach deputy Buboy Fernandez has been promoted to full-time trainer.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

Dwyane Wade hits 500th 3, joins Michael Jordan, LeBron James on elite list

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The Heat, trying to win for the 13th time in their last 18 games, trailed Atlanta by 21 points late in the third Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars US basketball player says Milan police racially profiled him MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 20: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat looks on during the playing of the national anthem prior to the game against the Charlotte Hornets at American Airlines Arena on October 20, 2018 in Miami, Florida. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFPATLANTA — Dwyane Wade made his 500th career 3-pointer in the third quarter to join Michael Jordan and LeBron James on an elite list.On a miserable shooting night for Miami — the Heat had missed 20 of their first 22 attempts beyond the arc — Wade joined Jordan and James as the only players in NBA history with at least 20,000 points, 5,000 assists, 4,000 rebounds, 1,500 steals, 800 blocks and 500 3s.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Is Gordon Hayward Good Enough To Get The Celtics Past The Cavs

After missing out on some of the other big names that moved this offseason, the Boston Celtics snagged Gordon Hayward, signing him as a free agent this week. In the video above, Neil Paine discusses how Hayward may help the Celtics and whether this latest addition will be enough to help Boston beat the Cleveland Cavaliers.Read more: Gordon Hayward Is Exactly What The Celtics Needed

Ohio State womens soccer set to open Big Ten play

Then-junior midfielder Ellyn Gruber (5) dribbles the ball during a game against Eastern Michigan on Aug. 25, 2013. OSU won, 2-1, in overtime.Credit: Lantern file photoFresh off a pair of victories, the Ohio State women’s soccer team is preparing for its first conference games of the season.The Buckeyes are 3-3-0 on the year after picking up wins at home against Dayton and George Mason last weekend. Freshman forward Sammy Edwards was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for completing a hat trick in the game against Dayton on Friday.After OSU opened its season by playing against three ranked opponents, coach Lori Walker said the toughness of the Buckeyes’ non-conference schedule will aid them as they look to compete in the Big Ten.“You’re playing at game pace right from the get-go and we had to really focus on our defending and the quality of our defending against some pretty high-level opponents, so we have no delusions of grandeur about how hard the game is supposed to be played,” Walker said. “I think there are other teams in our conference that don’t play as hard a schedule and then they get into Big Ten play and it’s a shock at how hard the game is supposed to be played.”The team is set to begin conference play against Indiana on Friday and Purdue on Sunday. The Hoosiers are 4-2-0 while the Boilermakers are 4-1-1 so far the season. Senior midfielder Ellyn Gruber said there is more added pressure to playing within the conference.“(The) Big Ten is (where) every, every game matters. Obviously every non-conference game matters too, but in the Big Ten you only get so many and you have to finish in the top eight in order to make the tournament,” Gruber said. “So you know that every game matters and it’s really competitive and every team you play you know is going to be good.”Senior forward Kayla Varner said the young team has become more comfortable playing together than they were at the start of the season.“It’s starting to come together a little bit more,” Varner said. “We have freshmen stepping up, we have sophomores stepping up and that’s helping out the upperclassmen a lot. I think we’ve improved in just kind of stepping into our roles a little bit more and trying to find out what makes everyone more comfortable playing together.”Walker said she wants to see the team maintain its offensive tempo and provide consistent play as it looks toward playing in the conference.“You’re always trying to get your attack running on all cylinders as quick as you can as you hit conference play,” Walker said. “What we want to see is that the speed of our attack doesn’t fall off based on who is on the field, that we have a consistency to that as well.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to start Big Ten play on the road against the Hoosiers on Friday at 7 p.m. in Bloomington, Ind., and against the Boilermakers on Sunday at 3 p.m. in West Lafayette, Ind. The game on Sunday is set to be televised live on the Big Ten Network. read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State mounts secondhalf comeback to beat Michigan 7162

Ohio State redshirt senior forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) looks to drive in the first half in the game against Michigan. Ohio State won the game 71-62. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFor the first time all season, Ohio State (7-3, 2-0 Big Ten) came back from a daunting double-digit second-half deficit, defeating Michigan (7-3, 1-1 Big Ten) 71-62 at the Schottenstein Center on Monday.Ohio State lost to both Butler and Clemson after miserable second halfs that ruined first-half leads, but outscored the Wolverines 41-19 in the second half after falling behind 43-30 at the end of the first half to come away with the win. The Buckeyes finished the game on a 15-2 run. Michigan went 5-for-29 in the second half, including just 1-for-12 from beyond the arc.The Buckeyes trailed by as much as 43-23, but carried a 7-0 run at the end of the first half into a 17-3 run to open the second half, then took the lead with 12:29 left in the game.Junior forward Jae’Sean Tate capped off the first-half run with a thundering, one-handed slam over Michigan forward Moritz Wagner to send the 12,546 fans in the Schott to their feet for the first time the entire game. Tate finished with 14 points and four rebounds in the game.“It was pretty loud in there. I haven’t really heard the Schott that loud. [Tate’s] dunk set it off,” redshirt senior guard Kam Williams said. “Head coach Chris Holtmann said cutting into the lead and making it just a 13-point game going into halftime helped Ohio State gain some momentum when it needed it most, and proved to be important in sparking the team’s second-half comeback.“It’s just so much more manageable than when you’re saying 20 up there,” Holtmann said. We actually had a chance to cut it to 11. I had used my timeout and didn’t want to use it again. We didn’t get a great shot late, but that was very important to just get a little bit of momentum in that last minute-and-a-half.”Bates-Diop was fouled on his way up with 12:29 remaining in the second half and tied the game with his first free throw, then dropped in the second one to give Ohio State its first lead of the game at 47-46. Bates-Diop ended the game with 18 points and nine rebounds. Michigan later retook a 57-56 lead with 5:48 left on a free throw by Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and extended it to two points with the second make. The game was tied again on a baseline jumper from Williams at 60-60 with 3:38 left in the game. Guard C.J. Jackson made the first free-throw try with 2:59 remaining to give Ohio State a 61-60 lead. The Buckeyes pulled away to a 67-60 advantage with four more free throws by Jackson and two from Bates-Diop.It was clear early that the Michigan offense was able to spread the Ohio State defense out with passes from baseline to baseline and screens to shake pursuing defenders, opening up lanes for easy points in the paint and finding chances for its guards to shoot from beyond the arc. By halftime, Michigan had run up a 43-30 lead and led in both 3-pointers (7-5) and points in the paint (20-10). With 14:18 left in the first half, the Buckeye defense switched to a 2-3 zone, but found little success against the Michigan offense that continued to exploit the zone. The Wolverines went on a 22-11 run to push their lead out to 36-17.Holtmann said coming out of the half, his team had a determination to be totally different than it played in the first half when things were not going right for his team.“Defensively, we had to change some things at half time because you watch a ton of tape and you put a scouting report together and you think it’s going to work like it worked against Wisconsin, and your guys execute,” Holtmann said. “When they come out and they attack it in a way that really exposes us, so we had to make some changes, so that I think combined with just our guys’ effort was critical.”Wagner led Michigan players with 14 points and nine rebounds. Guards Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Zavier Simpson were tied for the second-most points with 11 points each.Bates-Diop said between the 83-59 road win against Wisconsin and the second-half comeback against Michigan, the Buckeyes are starting to get an idea of what the ceiling could be if they continue their success. “If we play like we did in the second half all game, the game’s really not even that close and Michigan’s a good team,” Bates-Diop said. “It’s hard to win in Wisconsin no matter what year it is. So if we carry these things as the rest of non-conference and into the regular season Big Ten, I think sky’s the limit for us. We can be really good.”Ohio State stays home for a matchup at noon Saturday against William and Mary. read more

We focus on us Dele Alli

first_imgThe Tottenham Hotspur midfielder is not watching what the other teams are doing in the English Premier League and believes the Spurs are title candidatesTottenham Hotspur has started the 2018-2019 English Premier League season with the right foot, the team is now in fifth place on the standings.With three wins and only one defeat, the Spurs have nine points and are title contenders.And this is exactly what midfielder Dele Alli believes since he is just focusing on his team and not the other clubs.“No matter what people are talking about, we have belief in ourselves,” he told The Evening Standard as quoted by Football London.“There are some great sides out there, but we have to focus on us.”Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“We don’t worry about what anyone else says,” he added.“We’ll keep trying to get as many points as we can and if nobody else is talking about us as title contenders, it doesn’t bother me.”“It is a statement that we can win at places like United. We had the belief we could do it,” he commented.“Sometimes it doesn’t go your way or something happens – I remember Kyle Walker’s own goal there when we played really well and lost [1-0, in 2015] – but this year it all came together.”“We didn’t start very well but stayed in the game, showed great character and were clinical in the second half,” the midfielder said.“We want to keep moving forward.”last_img read more