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UTEP looks for home win vs Southern Miss

first_imgUTEP looks for home win vs Southern Miss February 28, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSouthern Miss (9-19, 5-10) vs. UTEP (14-14, 5-10)Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas; Sunday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: UTEP looks for its sixth straight win over Southern Miss at Don Haskins Center. The last victory for the Golden Eagles at UTEP was a 64-56 win on March 13, 2014. BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: The powerful Bryson Williams has averaged 18.3 points and seven rebounds to lead the charge for the Miners. Complementing Williams is Souley Boum, who is putting up 12.6 points per game. The Golden Eagles are led by Tyler Stevenson, who is averaging 13 points and 6.6 rebounds.KEY FACILITATOR: Gabe Watson has accounted for 44 percent of all Southern Miss field goals over the last five games. The sophomore guard has 25 field goals and 29 assists in those games.SCORING THRESHOLDS: Southern Miss is 7-0 when it puts up 74 or more points and 2-19 when falling short of 74. UTEP is 8-0 when it scores at least 71 points and 6-14 on the year, otherwise.COLD SPELL: Southern Miss has lost its last three road games, scoring 64.3 points, while allowing 70.7 per game.TO ERR IS HUMAN: The Southern Miss offense has turned the ball over 14.7 times per game this year, but is averaging 18.7 turnovers over its last three games.center_img Associated Press ___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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Mercy Myles primed for Black Queens win in Cairo Olympic qualifier

first_imgGhana are a day from a crucial qualifier in Egypt as Caf await the continent’s reps for the 2016 Olympics.The Black Queens are settled in the North African capital for the first leg of the second qualifying round that’s slated for Saturday.”Through hard work and determination, we were able to qualify for the All Africa Games against Zimbabwe,” says Mercy Myles ahead of the encounter.The 23-year old, who is now captaining the side due to injury to regular skipper Leticia Zikpi, has passed through all age groups of the national female setups and she’s bullish about Ghana’s quest to qualify for two major tournaments within weeks of each other.”We want to qualify as well to the summer Olympics in 2016 and we are determined to begin that with a very good result against Egypt this weekend.”She is aware that getting one of the two available slots by the end of the qualifying campaign will not be child’s play. “We have been camping for some time now and with the [Ghana women’s] league in session, we feel much fitter and in form now than before,” she said.After this weekend’s game, the Black Queens will hope to have their reliable forward, Samira Suleman – who is not available now due to a new deal she has secured in Iceland – for the May 29 return leg.Black Queens team in Egypt:Keepers: Fafali Dumehasi (Police Ladies), Patricia Mantey (Immigration Ladies)Defenders: Rosemary Ampem (Immigration Ladies), Janet Egyir (Hasaacas Ladies), Cynthia Adobea (Reformers Ladies), Grace Adams (Reformers Ladies), Hillia kobblah (Ghana Air Force) Midfielders: Mary Essiful (Soccer Intellectuals), Edem Atovor (Lady Strikers), Juliet Acheampong (Ashtown Ladies), Grace Asare (Reformers Ladies), Elizabeth Addo, Mercy Myles (Reformers Ladies), Portia Boakye (Fabolous Ladies)Forwards: Faiza Ibrahim (Police Police), Agnes Aduako (Fabolous Ladies), Diana Ankomah (Police Ladies), Jane Ayieyam (Ashtown Ladies)–last_img read more

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Lakers play uninspired in loss to Thunder with another night of cold shooting

first_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersPreviousLeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball on offense against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half ofan NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Nerlens Noel #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder is defended by JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second quarter at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Steven Adams, right, of the Oklahoma City Thunder, is defended by Markieff Morris, left, of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second quarter during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers’ Markieff Morris, center, battles for the ball with Oklahoma City Thunder’s Luguentz Dort (5) and Hamidou Diallo (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Steven Adams of Oklahoma City, left, scores a basket past JaVale McGee, right, of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis dunks the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)LeBron James #23 and Frank Vogel of the Los Angeles Lakers react against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second quarter at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Oklahoma City Thunder attempts a shot defended by Danny Green #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second quarter at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, right, is fouled by Oklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) is defended by Oklahoma City Thunder’s Chris Paul during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a lay up against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first quarter at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Oklahoma City Thunder’s Nerlens Noel is defended by Los Angeles Lakers’ Danny Green, left, and JaVale McGee during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second quarter during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)A detailed view of the “Lebron James Family Foundation Bracelet” worn by LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James kneels during the national anthem prior to the NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)The Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers kneel prior to an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Hamidou Diallo #6 of the Oklahoma City Thunder is pursued by Markieff Morris #88 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second quarter at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 and LeBron James #23 help their teammate Alex Caruso #4 of the Los Angeles Lakers against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second quarter at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Oklahoma City Thunder’s Chris Paul attempts a lay up against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Anthony Davis, left, of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a shot against Steven Adams, right, of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Dion Waiters, left, of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a shot against Nerlens Noel, center, and Hamidou Diallo, right, of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first quarter during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Steven Adams #12 of the Oklahoma City Thunder is defended by LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second quarter at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first quarter at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers’ JaVale McGee (7) attempts a shot against Oklahoma Thunder’s Steven Adams (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)LeBron James, right, of the Los Angeles Lakers is defended by Andre Roberson, left, of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first quarter during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Chris Paul #3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder is fouled by Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second quarter at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Luguentz Dort #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder attempts a shot against Alex Caruso #4 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second quarter at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a call against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Markieff Morris #88 of the Los Angeles Lakers battles for the ball with Luguentz Dort #5 and Hamidou Diallo #6 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second quarter at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers is fouled by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second quarter at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) with LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers warms up prior to the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second quarter at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball on offense against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the third quarter at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a call against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)The Los Angeles Lakers coaching staff looks on from the sideline against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the third quarter at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Frank Vogel of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the third quarter at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball on offense against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half ofan NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Nerlens Noel #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder is defended by JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second quarter at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 37Nerlens Noel #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder is defended by JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second quarter at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)ExpandThe Lakers entered the evening intending to play close-to-playoff rotations. What unfolded was an uninspiring effort that seemed equal parts fueled by no true stakes to play for and still adjusting to the unfamiliar conditions of the bubble.The Lakers were just 5 for 37 from deep, with only three players even hitting a 3-pointer. James and Anthony Davis each failed to hit one, and both looked downright pedestrian, combining for 10-for-30 shooting. Davis in particular slumped after knocking down 42 points against the Jazz two nights before, finishing with nine. James had 19.Neither of them seemed all that broken up about it. They quietly joked with one another at the end of the bench as the minutes ticked off of the blowout loss that left them 2-2 since the restart.But even if the game doesn’t mean anything for the playoff picture, it gnawed away some of the sheen the Lakers had entering the bubble with many of their key players intact. In three of their four games since the restart, they’ve shot under 40 percent from the field, including under 35 percent from 3-point range. They’ve yet to have one consistent, wire-to-wire offensive effort, and with just four seeding games left, it might not happen before the playoffs begin.While coach Frank Vogel said he thought the team had created shot opportunities, he was concerned that the Lakers had fouled a lot, had lost offensive pace and generally did not look sharp. He foreshadowed changes ahead. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — It’s usually not a good sign when LeBron James changes shoes at halftime.The Lakers had just scored 45 points in a half, trailed by seven, and their stars looked rough again on offense. The court at H.P. Fieldhouse felt a little more slippery than he liked. Changing shoes had worked for James in the restart opener against the Clippers; maybe on Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder, he thought it would cast a similar spell.“It’s a superstitious thing,” he said. “An OCD thing, too.”But even a nod to cosmic forces has not yet undone a shooting slump that humbled the Lakers in a 105-86 loss to the Thunder — a result that has no bearing on their top-seed status, but has continued to undermine confidence that they can reach the contending level they had in March. “Part of what we’re learning is some things are not working,” he said. “And we’ve got to obviously, when something’s not working, either change the personnel or change the way you’re using them, and those are the things we’re looking at right now.”The starting lineup was at the heart of the loss, outscored by their Thunder counterparts 85-38. Chris Paul led with 21 points, but all the OKC starters were in double figures. James was the only Lakers starter who scored 10 or more. OKC led by as much as 20 points.Seven Lakers didn’t make a 3-pointer on multiple attempts, adding to a trend where the Lakers are shooting just 25.2 percent behind the arc, the lowest of any of the 22 teams in the bubble. At this point, it defies a straightforward explanation for a team that has a season-long 35 percent average.“Just gotta put the ball in the basket,” said Kyle Kuzma. “Whatever you want to call it — soul searching, putting extra work in — we’ve gotta hit shots.”While the Lakers have stressed patience while dealing with shooters, that patience might be wearing thin. Vogel said while he’ll see how his starters are feeling before Thursday’s game with Houston, he wanted to keep his regular rotation playing — he’s yet to see them in offensive rhythm.Davis, who has been the Lakers’ best scorer so far, said he was “100 percent positive” the team would find it.“We’re getting everything we want offensively: easy looks, guys missing layups, airballed floaters that I make, missing free throws,” he said. “Things that we normally do, it just isn’t happening. It’s not like our offense is bad. Or we have bad spacing. Or we’re not in the right spot. It’s more so guys just being comfortable and making shots.”Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years last_img read more

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Zeelugt woman allegedly raped, husband assaulted during robbery

first_imgPolice in D Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo) have arrested two of three persons who are suspected of terrorising a Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo family in the wee hours of Tuesday.According to reports, the suspects reportedly raped the wife, while her husband was badly beaten. The men also threatened to kill the couple’s toddler, who was crying during the ordeal.Guyana Times understands that the couple was asleep when sometime around 02:30h, the husband was suddenly awakened after being struck to his head. He was then confronted by the three suspects, who ordered him to remain quiet and demanded cash and jewellery. 1The man complied, handing over just over $10,000 along with a ring he was wearing. By that time, his wife and two-year-old son were awakened as well. It was reported that the men began physically assaulting the husband and then turned their attention to the wife, whom they allegedly sexually assaulted.Moreover, during this time, the couple’s toddler was crying loudly and the men placed a knife to his neck, threatening to kill him if he did not stop screaming. The boy’s mother managed to console the frightened child.Nevertheless, the perpetrators then held the family of three at knifepoint and escorted them to their car.“It was further alleged that the suspects placed the victims in their (victims’) vehicle and drove away but the vehicle broke down and the perpetrators escaped,” the Police said.The matter was reported to the Police and the victims were taken to seek medical attention, where they were treated and sent home.Based on statements obtained from the victims, the Police said the suspects were identified. As of result of this and from intelligence gathered, investigators arrested two males who reside in the same community. They remain in custody and are being interrogated.last_img read more