Morehead St. looks to end streak vs Tennessee St.

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTennessee State (16-12, 8-7) vs. Morehead State (12-16, 6-9)Ellis T Johnson Arena, Morehead, Kentucky; Saturday, 3 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Tennessee State looks to extend Morehead State’s conference losing streak to five games. Morehead State’s last OVC win came against the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars 58-49 on Feb. 6. Tennessee State fell 83-62 at Eastern Kentucky in its last outing. VETERAN PRESENCE: Each of these teams has relied heavily on their seniors this year. Jordan Walker, Justin Thomas and Djimon Henson have combined to account for 46 percent of Morehead State’s scoring this season. For Tennessee State, Carlos Marshall Jr., Wesley Harris, Jy’lan Washington and Michael Littlejohn have combined to account for 57 percent of all Tennessee State scoring.MIGHTY MARSHALL JR.: Marshall has connected on 30.8 percent of the 146 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also made 76.8 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Tennessee State is 0-6 when scoring fewer than 62 points and 16-6 when scoring at least 62.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Tigers have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Eagles. Morehead State has an assist on 36 of 75 field goals (48 percent) across its past three outings while Tennessee State has assists on 42 of 68 field goals (61.8 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Morehead State has committed a turnover on just 17.8 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-lowest percentage among all OVC teams. The Eagles have turned the ball over only 12.3 times per game this season.___ For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Associated Press center_img Morehead St. looks to end streak vs Tennessee St. February 21, 2020last_img read more

Women’s soccer: Badgers surprise in NCAA, fall short in second round to Gators

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin Badgers women’s soccer team hoped to continue their impressive run in Gainesville, Florida as they took on the University of Florida Gators in the second round of the NCAA tournament, but they came up short in double overtime.The loss came a week after the Badgers advanced past the first round with a win over Marquette University. Their reward, facing the number one-seeded Gators. In a back and forth battle, the Badgers’ (9-5-8) season came to an end in a 3-2 double overtime loss.Women’s soccer: Wisconsin takes on No. 1 seed Florida in second round of NCAA TournamentSports can be cruel, and sometimes to a certain extent it almost appears as if the game taunts the players Read…The game would go into halftime scoreless as the Badgers managed to keep the high scoring Gators in check. Wisconsin’s goalkeeper, Caitlyn Clem, recorded eight saves — a career high for Clem. The match proved to be a defensive battle throughout, but by the time the second half started, it seemed like a different game.Florida would break the scoreless tie 53rd minute on a penalty kick goal by Meggie Dougherty Howard. Thirteen minutes later, the Badgers would earn a penalty kick of their own. Senior midfielder, Micaela Powers, confused Gator goalkeeper, Kaylan Marckese, who dove for the left goal post while Powers sent it for the right side, delivering the equalizer at one. The goal was Powers’ fifth of the season.For a brief moment in the second half, the Badgers had the advantage and the top-seeded Gators on the ropes. In the 77th minute, Wisconsin took a 2-1 lead on a goal from freshman forward sensation, Dani Rhodes. The goal served as Rhodes’ fourth of the year, delivered in from junior forward, Sydney McGinnis.Florida outshot Wisconsin 18-13 in the game, besting the Badgers in shots on goal 11-5 and winning the corner kick battle, 7-1. Despite all this, the Badgers were less than 14 minutes away from completing a remarkable upset and moving on to the third round.The excitement of an advantage would almost immediately be shattered as the Gators scored just over a minute later. On a corner kick, Florida managed to tie the game on an own goal by Wisconsin in the 78th minute. The game would go into overtime knotted up at two apiece.Both teams would go scoreless in the first overtime and forced the game into to a double overtime period, the last stage before penalty kicks. The game was decided in the 107th minute when Brooke Sharp of Florida beat Clem from five yards out to send the Gators to the Sweet Sixteen.With the loss, six seniors will say goodbye to the Cardinal and White, including star player Rose Lavelle, Powers, Meghan Ledin, Holly Heckendorf, Morgan Taylor and Kylie Schwarz. This season saw a number of successes. The appearance in the second round marked Wisconsin’s 10th time to accomplish such a feat. Head coach, Paula Wilkins, also completed a milestone of her own getting her 100th win with Wisconsin.Women’s soccer: Late-season collapse costs Badgers NCAA BidWith five teams receiving bids, the Big Ten conference will be well represented in the upcoming NCAA tournament for women’s Read…In what some would call a rebuilding year, the Badgers showed some positive signs that could convince the biggest skeptics that the Badgers have a bright future on the horizon. Wilkins and Wisconsin now approach spring play with a lot to hang their hat on after a remarkable postseason run this fall.last_img read more

GECOM chair unilateral appointment case for May 8

first_imgThe Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has set May 8 as the date to hear the case brought by the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) Executive Secretary Zulficar Mustapha, challenging the appointment of the current Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman, Justice James Patterson.Initially, Attorney General Basil Williams sought to have the matter heard until after the no-confidence cases; the hearings for which were set for May 10. According to CCJ President Adrian Saunders, however, Williams would only be afforded May 8.It was pointed out by Trinidadian Senior Counsel Douglas Mendes, who leads the legal team representing Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, that the more expedient the matter is heard, the better.“The resolution of this matter, if there is to be elections soon, may cause delay. And therefore it would follow that the earlier this matter is heard and resolved, the better. So that if this court were to approve the appellants and uphold the No-confidence Motion, then the parties could have begun the process of appointing a Chairman,” Mendes said.At this, Williams took the suggested May 8 date. The CCJ also set April 24 for the presentation written submissions and May 1 for parties involved in the matter to file their replies.The casePatterson was appointed to the position of Chairman of GECOM in 2017 after President Granger had rejected three lists comprising 18 names submitted by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo for the post of GECOM Chairman.Last year, Chief Justice Roxane George had ruled that the Constitution of Guyana allows for the President to unilaterally appoint someone to fill the position of Chairman of GECOM.Justice George’s ruling came after the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) had, on October 23, 2017, filed an injunction to have the court rescind the unilateral appointment of Patterson as Chairman of GECOM. The motion was filed in the name of Mustapha just days after the President had made the announcement.Apart from asking that the appointment of Patterson be rescinded, the PPP had argued that he is unqualified for the post, and had petitioned the court to order the President to choose a person from the 18 names submitted by the Opposition Leader.But the Chief Justice, in her ruling, has stated that there is nothing before the court to support a finding that the President had acted unlawfully or irrationally in resorting to the proviso to Article 161(2); and there is nothing to rebut the presumption that Justice Patterson is qualified to be appointed to the post of Chairman of GECOM.According to the Chief Justice, the Opposition did not produce evidence to support the contention that Patterson was unqualified for the position. She added that even if she had agreed with the contention that the appointment was unlawful, it would not have been “permissible for this court to usurp the function of the President by directing him to choose a nominee from the third, or any, list.”last_img read more