Tennessee St. faces Morehead St. in OVC tourney

first_img Associated Press March 3, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 8 seed Morehead State (13-18, 7-11) vs. No. 5 seed Tennessee State (17-14, 9-9)Ohio Valley Conference Tourney First Round, Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Morehead State is set to meet Tennessee State in the first round of the OVC tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played on Feb. 22, when the Eagles outshot Tennessee State from the field 50 percent to 46.7 percent and made 11 more foul shots on the way to the 66-63 victory. Tennessee St. faces Morehead St. in OVC tourneycenter_img VETERAN LEADERSHIP: Morehead State’s Jordan Walker, Justin Thomas and Djimon Henson have combined to account for 45 percent of all Eagles scoring this season, though that number has decreased to 30 percent over the last five games.JUMPING FOR JORDAN: Walker has connected on 26.3 percent of the 186 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 17 over his last three games. He’s also converted 77.4 percent of his foul shots this season.BLOCK PARTY: Tennessee State is 5-0 when it blocks at least seven opposing shots and 12-14 when it falls shy of that mark. Morehead State is 5-0 when blocking eight or more shots and 8-18 this year, otherwise.WINNING WHEN: The Tigers are 5-0 when they block at least seven opposing shots and 12-14 when they fall shy of that mark. The Eagles are 5-0 when the team blocks at least eight shots and 8-18 when they fall short of that total.DID YOU KNOW: Tennessee State is ranked second among OVC teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 31.9 percent. The Tigers have averaged 10.4 offensive boards per game.___ 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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Young B&H Handball Team Played With Austria

first_imgThe cadet handball team of B&H played a friendly game with Austria and the result was 29:29.The game was played within the preparations of the B&H team in Austria before qualifications for the European Championship in Poland.The B&H team with  coach Jasmin Mrkonja will stay in Austria until 8 January and they will play another match with the local team tonight.After preparations in Austria, the young B&H handball players will travel to Denmark, where they will participate in the qualifying tournament. The opponents of the B&H team will be the teams of Denmark, France and Bulgaria.The tournament is scheduled from 10-12 January in Skærbæk,and the best two teams will qualify for the European Championship.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

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Pivac rules out Northampton role

first_imgPremiership strugglers Northampton sacked director of rugby Jim Mallinder last week and Pivac has been linked with the vacancy at Franklin’s Gardens.Pivac led Scarlets to the Pro12 title last season and, having only signed a new two-year contract in October, the New Zealander said he has no interest in a move to Northampton.”I have just re-signed with the Scarlets so I am not going anywhere and I haven’t spoken with Northampton, I have no intentions of speaking to Northampton,” the former police officer said.”I am loving my work here. The reason why I re-signed for the Scarlets is because I enjoy coming into work every day.”We have worked hard to create this environment, it is a good environment. Opportunities get presented now and again and you can earn more money as a player or a coach sometimes, but you have got to put a value on enjoying coming to work.”I feel I am in a privileged position in that I love getting up and coming to work. Sometimes it is hard to jump in the car and go home. That is how much fun we have here.”It was an easy decision for me to re-sign, I am happy with that and I am committed here for the next couple of years.”Pivac is said to be on the shortlist to succeed Warren Gatland after the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the Scarlets boss confirmed that an international role does appeal to him.He added: “I was part of preparing Fiji for the World Cup in 2007 and had three years out there and loved every minute of it. It would be nice again one day, but it is all about timing and for me I am still learning as a coach.”If the opportunity arose in Wales going forward I would certainly look at that very seriously because I consider myself now a part of Welsh rugby. I have been here three and a half years and will be for another couple of years.”If the opportunity came, yeah, I would probably love it. Obviously, you have got to keep getting results and keep doing well.”As I say, it is all about timing. At the moment things are going well, but we can’t take our foot of the throat here because every other coach is doing the same. It doesn’t get any easier.” Photo Getty Images. Caption: Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivaclast_img read more

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