Spartans stop Badgers’ win streak at 5 games

first_imgDespite having a 12 point lead in the second half, Wisconsin fell to Michigan State Sunday afternoon in East Lansing.[/media-credit]EAST LANSING, Mich. — Sunday was an afternoon of comebacks for the Michigan State Spartans, as the 1979 national champion team came back for a 30th anniversary celebration, while the 2009 squad came back from a 12-point deficit to defeat Wisconsin 61-50.The Badgers (17-10) led 41-29 after forward Marcus Landry hit a 3-pointer at 12:31 in the second half. However, UW would not score another field goal for over 11 minutes, during which MSU (21-5) went on a 17-4 run to take a 47-45 lead. Head coach Bo Ryan cited the drought as the reason Wisconsin was unable to hold their lead.“I thought when they were making their run — which you know teams are going to do, especially at home — you need to get a bucket in there. … Maybe if they score two, you need to get one,” Ryan said.The Badgers that took the court looked a lot like the team that endured a six-game losing streak in January. Once again they entered half with a lead, but were unable to hold it and ultimately lost the game in the last four minutes. UW led MSU for all but 2:32 in the first half, due mainly to a plus-seven turnover differential. Despite shooting only 33 percent for the first half, the Badgers finished it with five steals and a 12-4 edge in points off turnovers.The second half became another story entirely. Wisconsin actually shot worse in the second half and finished the game with a 31.3 field goal percentage. The Spartans meanwhile shot almost 52 percent, as well as outrebounded the Badgers 37-25. MSU’s 13 offensive rebounds translated into 15 second-chance points, which was bothersome for UW guard Trevon Hughes.“It was definitely frustrating. … We’re out there battling and fighting, it was a physical game,” Hughes said. “And every time we force a bad shot, they get a second chance to get a good shot.”Hughes should be credited for keeping the Badgers in the game during the first 20 minutes. He led the team with 10 first-half points, as well as making three big steals. The guard seemed to get a hand on every ball near him, and by forcing turnovers, he was able to partially make up for UW’s shooting woes.“They only made 15 field goals and of those 15 … there were three breakaway layups in the first half because we said, ‘Here, take the ball, go down and lay it up and we’ll sit here and watch,’” Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo said of his team’s first-half turnovers.Unfortunately for the Badgers, the Spartans became much less generous with the ball during the second half. MSU forced UW into eight turnovers over the last 20 minutes while only committing four itself. Izzo stressed the need for his players to be tougher in the second half if they were to come back and win.“I’ve been telling them all year, ‘You guys are too fragile, so we’re taking the gloves off,’” Izzo said. “And to be honest with you, that’s what we did. Everybody’s got to do what they got to do to get their point across. … I was not very pleased by the way we were playing.”Izzo’s point was well-received by his players, who did not give the Badgers very many opportunities to drive to the basket. MSU held an 18-4 edge over UW in points in the paint, and as the game went on, openings to the rim became few and far between for Wisconsin. The Spartans’ defensive pressure forced the Badgers into taking bad shots and turnovers, sealing the loss.“I think we tried to make some great passes rather than good passes, and we didn’t finish on our shots,” Ryan said. “And they turned it up defensively.”The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Badgers, who next face Michigan at home.last_img read more

Tipp clubs set for divisional finals

first_imgElsewher Tomás Mulcahy says he’s not interested in becoming Cork manager at the moment.The former All Ireland winner told the Irish Examiner that it’s not on his horizon and that he strongly supports Jimmy Barry Murphy continuing in the position.Mulcahy said in a recent interview that he’d be interested in managing the Rebels at the “right time” . In the North Kildangan meet Templederry, in the South Killenaule take on Mullinahone in the West Knockavilla Kickhams take on Eire Og Annacarthy and in the Mid on Sunday evening in Drombane Loughmore take on Thurles Sarsfields.Sarsfields boss Paddy McCormack told Tipp FM Sport hes looking forward to the Mid final in the atmospheric setting of Drombane.Mid Tipperary PRO Trevor Hassett said Loughmore will be formidable opponents for Sarsfields, and they need to win to stay in the county championship.last_img read more

Florida Woman Creates GoFundMe Page to Sue County Over Mask Order

first_img“Today it’s mask laws. Tomorrow it will be mandatory vaccines. What happen to my body my choice? Guess that only applies when killing babies or something… How convenient..,” one donator commented.The page, which was created on Wednesday, has raised nearly $6,500 as of Thursday evening. Traficante says the goal is to raise $10,000.Martin County officials have not commented about the page or Traficante’s plan to fight the mask order. She explains that all of the money donated will be used towards the lawsuit and attorney fees against the county, as well as for any appeals.Anti-mask GoFundMe page A Martin County woman has created a GoFundMe page, with the goal of paying for a lawsuit against the county, after officials there passed a mask ordinance earlier this week.“We cannot allow our local government to be involved in the gross disregard for our basic individual rights. This has to stop and we need to stand together and firm against this tyranny,” Kaye Traficante, the organizer, wrote.last_img read more

Trio to be Inducted into Olympia High School Alumni Hall of…

first_imgDan Berschauer, class of 1962, retired from the Thurston Superior Court bench in 2005 after 20 years, previously serving four years as a judge in District Court and as a court commissioner for three years. In retirement, Berschauer serves as a private mediator, assisting in more than 1,500 cases.Dan Berschauer is retired from the Thurston Superior Court bench. Photo courtesy: Charlie Kirry Jim Brown, class of 1941, served as city superintendent for the City of Tumwater and on the Tumwater School Board for many years. Jim Brown was active in community service and was renowned for his recounting of history of the Tumwater area. He grew up on Deschutes Parkway before the freeway bisected Tumwater’s pioneer neighborhood.  Brown’s award is posthumous, with his passing in 2014.Jim Brown erved as city superintendent for the City of Tumwater and on the Tumwater School Board for many years. Photo courtesy: Charlie Kirry Elliott Sohn s a founding member of the Institute for Vision Research at the University of Iowa department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Photo courtesy: Charlie Kirrycenter_img Facebook235Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Charlie KirryAn innovative professor in ophthalmology, a retired Thurston County Superior Court judge and a Tumwater leader and historian will be honored by the Olympia High School Alumni Association at the high school’s Performing Arts Center, June 4. The recognition event is free, open to the public, and begins at 6:00 p.m. with a reception, followed by the awards ceremony at 7:00 p.m. Alumni, family and friends are encouraged to attend.Elliott Sohn, class of 1994, is a founding member of the Institute for Vision Research at the University of Iowa department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences where he seres as an associate professor, and director of Retina Fellowships. Sohn focuses on causes and treatments for retinal diseases, and is helping develop gene therapy and stem cell treatments for those blinded by retinal disease.last_img read more

Why Mitchell Starc feels saliva ban won’t affect bowling in India

first_imgAdvertisement a1cd0NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9snWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3vygn( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) lex8bWould you ever consider trying this?😱jub6Can your students do this? 🌚2ovr5Roller skating! Powered by Firework Using saliva to shine one side of a cricket ball to swing it in the air has been a regular practice among pacers. However, following the halt on cricket amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic, the age-old method was proving to be a risky affair, as the virus can easily be transmitted through saliva, and ICC recently put up a ban on the practice. However, Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc feels that it may put the batsmen in an advantage, but not in India, because of the humid weather and sweat!Advertisement While using saliva to polish the balls have been banned in future cricket, ICC allowed the use of sweat instead, as it has almost no risk of carrying the COVID-19 virus. This can help bowlers in the Indian subcontinent, because of the hot weather causing players to sweat a lot more.Advertisement Even though he took ICC’s decision with a grain of salt, Mitchell Starc feels bowlers won’t be as much as in a disadvantage in India compared to other countries with a colder climate.Speaking at an online press conference on Tuesday, Starc said: “In Indian conditions, the ban might not have so much of an affect. You sweat a lot in the hot and humid conditions and you can use it to polish the SG ball well.”Advertisement “Another aspect is the pitches and conditions don’t offer much in terms of swing movement unlike those in England and Australia,” the 30 year old added.The seamer also said that he personally has always preferred using sweat instead of saliva.“You use both saliva and sweat to shine the ball. I’ve probably been a bit more on the sweat side, and I try not to get my hands in my mouth too much but I agree that there needs to be something in place to keep that ball swinging,” he added.Following the saliva ban, Australian manufacturers Kookaburra have recently started manufacturing a wax applicator as an alternative to using sweat or saliva. With the use of a pocket friendly sponge, the wax would be used to shine the ball for swinging.Starc made his last appearance in the first match of the ODI series against New Zealand on 13th March. The series was subsequently cancelled on the onset of Coronavirus outbreak.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Here is why gold medallist boxer Anant Chopade is working in a farm!Harbhajan Singh says ‘ready to play’ international after four-year hiatus Advertisementlast_img read more