Delaware St., NC Central meet in MEAC quarters

first_img Associated Press Delaware St., NC Central meet in MEAC quarters March 11, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDelaware State (6-25, 5-12) vs. No. 1 seed NC Central (17-13, 13-3)Mid-Eastern Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Norfolk Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia; Wednesday, 5 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Delaware State is set to match up against NC Central in the quarterfinals of the MEAC tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played each other on Jan. 25, when the Eagles outshot Delaware State 47.1 percent to 27.9 percent and hit 11 more foul shots en route to a 72-45 victory.center_img BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: NC Central’s Jibri Blount has averaged 19.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals while C.J. Keyser has put up 11 points. For the Hornets, John Crosby has averaged 19.6 points and 5.2 rebounds while Johquin Wiley has put up 10.2 points.CREATING OFFENSE: Crosby has either made or assisted on 42 percent of all Delaware State field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 23 field goals and 12 assists in those games.ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Eagles have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Hornets. NC Central has an assist on 42 of 88 field goals (47.7 percent) across its previous three matchups while Delaware State has assists on 31 of 83 field goals (37.3 percent) during its past three games.STIFLING DEFENSE: NC Central has forced opponents into committing turnovers on 24.6 percent of all possessions this year, the ninth-highest rate among all Division I teams.___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

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City slip up at home.

first_imgThey sit bottom of Group E without a win.Chelsea slipped up as well as they drew 1-1 at Maribor.But Jose Mourinho’s men stay top of Group G. Manchester City’s hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stages are in tatters this morning.They lost 2-1 at home to CSKA Moscow.Yaya Toure and Fernandinho were red carded.last_img

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Tiger Woods wins thrilling Masters to claim first major since 2008 and 15th of career

first_imgTiger Woods produced a scintillating finish to win a fifth Masters title and end an 11-year wait to claim a 15th major.There were raucous celebrations around the 18th green as Woods finished with a two-under-par 70 to win on 13 under, one clear of fellow Americans Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka.Overnight leader Francesco Molinari’s hopes sunk with two double bogeys on the back nine and he had to settle for a share of fifth on 11 under.Woods, written off by so many so often as he battled back problems in recent years, punched the air in delight, a wide smile across his face, before celebrating with his children at the back of the green.”I’m a little hoarse from yelling,” said the 43-year-old. “I was just trying to plod my way around all day then all of a sudden I had the lead.”Coming up 18 I was just trying to make a five. When I tapped in I don’t know what I did, I know I screamed. “To have my kids there, it’s come full circle. My dad was here in 1997 and now I’m the dad with two kids there.”It will be up there with one of the hardest I’ve had to win because of what has transpired in the last couple of years.”It is the first time Woods has come from behind in the final round to win a major and it his first Masters victory since 2005.He is now just one behind Jack Nicklaus’ record of six wins at Augusta National and three behind his fellow American’s overall major tally of 18.It caps a remarkable resurgence for Woods, who missed the 2016 and 2017 Masters with his back problems, finally undergoing back fusion surgery in April of that year. A superb 2018 followed where he challenged at The Open before finishing joint sixth and pushed eventual champion Koepka close at the US PGA Championship.He then capped off the season by winning the Tour Championship, his 80th PGA Tour title and this victory puts him one behind the record of 82 held by Sam Snead.last_img read more

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2 UNMIL Soldiers Under Probe

first_imgTwo soldiers of the United Nations Mission in Liberia, (UNMIL) are under probe for allegations that they were involved in the beating of a teenage boy in Bong County, according to a statement issued by UNMIL.The incident is said to have taken place on December 4 in Bong County, according to a statement issued late Thursday by UNMIL and also published on its website.“The alleged serious misconduct involved the beating of a teenage boy,” said the statement by Waldemar Very, UNMIL’s officer-in-charge and Deputy SRSG for Political and Rule of Law, who also added that the accusations came to light on Tuesday. The statement further said, “The mission takes such allegations extremely seriously and (has) dispatched a preliminary fact-finding team, led by the force Provost Marshall – the highest ranking member of the military police. “The team is tasked with preserving evidence in the event a full investigation is warranted.”The UNMIL statement described the boy’s condition as “moderately serious” but gave no details on the incident and said UNMIL had arranged “on humanitarian grounds” to have the boy moved to JFK Hospital in Monrovia.“While the facts in this case are being established, our thoughts are with the boy, whose condition remains moderately serious, and his family,” he added.He called for “all parties to remain calm and cooperate with those establishing the facts” in Bong.A 15,000-man strong UNMIL force was set up in 2003 to help Liberia transition to peace after devastating back-to-back civil wars spanning 14 years.It has been gradually handing its duties back to the government and will have just 1,240 troops and 600 police on the ground when Liberia assumes full responsibility for its own security in June 2016.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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