Black Caps pile on runs against Zimbabwe in second Test

first_img..Taylor, Williamson register centuries(REUTERS)-Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson scored centuries as New Zealand posted a massive 582 for four declared in their first innings against Zimbabwe on the second day of the second Test yesterday.Zimbabwe, in reply, were 55 without loss at stumps, with recalled opener Tino Mawoyo (20 not out) and Chamu Chibhabha (31 not out) having kept the tourists at bay for 30 overs after New Zealand declared their innings at tea.However, the day belonged to Taylor (124 not out) and Williamson (113), the latter becoming the 13th and, at 26, the youngest player to score a century against all Test-playing nations. He did so in 91 innings, the quickest the feat has ever been accomplished.Taylor passed Martin Crowe in third on the list of all-time New Zealand test run-scorers as he bagged his third unbeaten Test century in a row against the Zimbabweans with another high-class knock.New Zealand resumed on 329 for two with Williamson quickly bringing up the five runs he needed for his century off 136 balls.He eventually fell chasing a wide delivery from seamer Michael Chinouya as he picked out Craig Ervine at gully.Henry Nicholls (15) was out leg before wicket to home skipper Graeme Cremer, before Taylor and BJ Watling (83 not out) put on an unbeaten stand of 193.Zimbabwe scored only 22 runs off the first 20 overs of their reply, before upping the rate as the ball got older. They require another 328 runs to avoid the follow-on. NEW ZEALAND 1st inningsM. Guptill lbw b Tiripano 87T. Latham c&b Williams 136K. Williamson c Ervine b Chinouya 113R. Taylor not out 124H. Nicholls lbw b Cremer 15B. Watling not out 83Extras (b-12 lb-3 nb-8 w-1) 24Total (for 4 wickets declared, 150 overs) 582Fall of wickets: 1-169 M. Guptill,2-329 T. Latham,3-369 K. Williamson,4-389 H. NichollsDid not bat: M. Santner, I. Sodhi, T. Southee, N. Wagner, T. BoultBowling: D. Tiripano 25 – 4 – 102 – 1(nb-5), M. Chinouya 22 – 6 – 64 – 1,C. Chibhabha 12 – 2 – 45 – 0(nb-1), G. Cremer 36 – 2 – 147 – 1(nb-1),J. Nyumbu 34 – 3 – 107 – 0, S. Williams 13 – 0 – 62 – 1,S. Raza 4 – 0 – 17 – 0, P. Masvaure 4 – 0 – 23 – 0(nb-1 w-1).ZIMBABWE 1st inningsT. Mawoyo not out 20C. Chibhabha not out 31Extras (b-4) 4Total (for no loss, 30 overs) 55Fall of wickets:To bat: S. Raza, C. Ervine, P. Masvaure, S. Williams, P. Moor, G. Cremer, D. Tiripano, J. Nyumbu, M. ChinouyaBowling: T. Southee 9 – 8 – 4 – 0, T. Boult 5 – 3 – 6 – 0,M. Santner 7 – 1 – 28 – 0, N. Wagner 5 – 2 – 8 – 0, I. Sodhi 4 – 2 – 5 – 0last_img read more

Rosberg cuts Hamilton’s lead with win in Italy

first_imgBy Alan BaldwinMONZA, Italy-(Reuters)-Germany’s Nico Rosberg won the Italian Grand Prix for dominant Mercedes yesterday to cut team mate Lewis Hamilton’s Formula One world championship lead to two points with seven races remaining.Triple world champion Hamilton, who had been on pole position as favourite to take his 50th career victory and third in a row at Monza, finished second after a slow start gifted Rosberg the race.Rosberg’s first victory at the historic circuit outside Milan was his seventh of the season, one more than Hamilton, and 21st of his career as well as second in a row after Belgium last weekend.“I’m feeling great, the race is on with Lewis. It is always going to be a great battle and I look forward to what is to come,” he said from the podium as an army of Ferrari fans flooded the pit straight.The German also broke into Italian before attempting to win over the crowd with a rousing sing-along.Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who mistakenly put on the winner’s cap before the podium and handed it on to Rosberg, finished third to a much bigger roar from the fans yearning for a first Ferrari victory of the season at their home race.Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen was fourth, with Australian Daniel Ricciardo fifth for Red Bull in a race with little drama on the track but more atmosphere than most of the others combined off it.Hamilton now has 250 points, Rosberg 248 with Singapore’s night race the next destination.“I don’t know really what happened at the start…I did everything normal,” said Hamilton.With the race effectively won and lost in the opening seconds, with Hamilton dropping to sixth place at the end of the first lap and then climbing back with pitstop strategy and just two simple overtakes, Rosberg had an untroubled run to victory.The German took the chequered flag 15 seconds clear of Hamilton, with both Mercedes drivers on the same one-stop strategy compared to the two made by Ferrari.“Lewis had too much wheelspin at the start and this cost him the victory,” said Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff. “From then on, it was basically over.”last_img read more

Skeete, McKoy set records as Linden climb to 100-point lead

first_img… Sprint doubles for Caesar, Williams, distance doubles for Lynch, UrquhartIN a record-breaking performance, Linden’s Deshanna Skeete put paid to (District 11) Kenisha Phillips’ hopes of taking the sprint double of the Girls’ Under-16 category, while notDistrict 10’s Deshanna Skeete wins the Girls’ U-16 200m as District 11’s Kenisha Phillips struggles to catch up.District 10’s Deshanna Skeete wins the Girls’ U-16 200m as District 11’s Kenisha Phillips struggles to catch up.even a record-breaking performance by Claudrice McKoy in the Girls’ Under-18 1500m could have helped North Georgetown (District 11) salvage their position in the athletics competition, where Upper Demerara/Kwakwani just continued to strengthen their lead.As action in the National Schools Cycling, Swimming and Track and Field Championships continued yesterday at the Guyana National Stadium, Linden’s Compton Caesar, and Daniel Williams were not to be curtailed in their run-up to sprint doubles, as they helped lodge major points for District 10, as the team amassed a 100-point lead ahead of their nearest contender.District 10’s Compton Caesar took the sprint double after he copped the Boys’ U-20 200m win. District 10’s Compton Caesar took the sprint double after he copped the Boys’ U-20 200m win.At the day’s end with the completion of 103 finals, District 10 totalled 461.5 points, an exact 100 points ahead of West Demerara (District 3), who continued to hold on to second place as the penultimate day of competition in the Championships concluded.Howeve,r District 3 are not entirely safe in their second place, given that West Coast Berbice (District 5) are not too far behind with 345 points.Less than 20 points from third spot lie Corentyne (District 6) with 329.5 points, and anotherDistrict 10’s Daniel Williams cruises to the Boys’ U-18 200m win, to take a sprint double.District 10’s Daniel Williams cruises to the Boys’ U-18 200m win, to take a sprint double.few points down are East Coast Demerara (District 4), who moved up a spot after being sixth at the end of Wednesday’s results.Now holding on to sixth are North West (District 1) with 309 points, just under the 300-point mark are North Georgetown (District 11) with 299.5 points.Also in the top ten are Essequibo Coast/Pomeroon (District 2) with 255.5 points, barely edging out New Amsterdam (District 15), who have 254 points, while East Georgetown (District 12), with 253.5 points, round out the top-ten teams.Phillips’ inability to surpass Skeete, even after being the one to watch, was reminiscent of District 11’s strain to get past District 10 since the beginning of the athletics competition.Phillips, who later said that she started to pull up on the final straight, bowed out in the 200m clocking 25.4 seconds, equalling the time of the record that she set last year.However, that performance was not enough for her to overcome Skeete, who crossed the finish line in 25.3 seconds, to set the new record and avenge her loss to Phillips in the 100m on Wednesday.District 13 picked up third place as Tiffauna Garnett crawled in at 26.3 seconds after the race started.McKoy closed off the distance double in the Girls’ Under-18 where she nicely paired the 800m win on Wednesday with the 1500m win yesterday – all the more celebrated because it was done in a record-breaking 5:06.8s time. McKoy shaved three seconds off the 5:09.3s record that Doretta Wlison set back in 2010.District 11’s Samuel Lynch and Maria Urquhart also cleared distance doubles, winning the 1500m of Boys’ Under-18 and Girls’ Under-20 categories respectively. Lynch clocked 4:30.00s for his win, while Urquhart took victory with a time of 5:23.40s.The 200m races really had the small crowd of spectators animated, as Caesar and Williams did not disappoint. They charged to wins in their respective categories.Equalling the 22.1 seconds record set by Kevin Abbensetts in 2013, Caesar took another relaxed win as he cruised to the finish line ahead of District 12’s Linton Mentis (22.7s) and District 15’s Stayon Wilson (23.0s)The distaff side of this event went to District 5’s Denita Jackson with a time of 26.7 seconds, surpassing the 27.3 seconds clocked by District 4’s Kimberly Hassanah, who seized the second place from District 11’s Ruth Sanmoogan who clocked 27.4 seconds.In the Boys’ Under-18 Williams also found little challenge and took an easy win in a time of 22.7 seconds, District 4’s Brian Roman struggled his way to a 23.5 seconds finish for second place, wrestling against District 13’s Umkosi Vancooten (23.7s).last_img read more

Cameroon fight back to deny debutants Guinea-Bissau

first_imgFOUR-time champions Cameroon moved top of Group A as they fought back to deny debutants Guinea-Bissau a historic first win yesterday at the Africa Cup of Nations.Shock qualifiers Guinea-Bissau, making their debut at this year’s tournament, led through Piquito’s superb solo goal.Cameroon restored parity after the break when Sebastien Siani rifled in low from outside the penalty area.Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui drilled in another low strike as Cameroon earned their first Afcon win since 2010.The Indomitable Lions, historically one of the dominant forces in African international football, failed to qualify for two of the three previous tournaments and lost all three games in 2015.But, after drawing their opening game against Burkina Faso, they are well placed to reach the quarter-finals.They are two points clear at the top of the group after the opening three games ended in 1-1 draws.Earlier yesterday, hosts Gabon fought back from 1-0 down with a goal from their star player, Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, to hold Burkina Faso.Cameroon meet Gabon and Guinea-Bissau face Burkina Faso in Monday’s deciding games.Guinea-Bissau must win to stand any chance of reaching the last eight. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Beaton, Johnson, Fudadin inspire Jaguars victory over ICC Americas

first_imgLUCAS STREET, Barbados, (CMC) – Captain Leon Johnson and Assad Fudadin stepped up with half-centuries while fast bowler Ronsford Beaton notched a career-best, as Guyana Jaguars beat ICC Americas by five runs under Duckworth/Lewis, to log their second win of the Regional Super50 here yesterday.Chasing a tricky 221 for victory in a game reduced to 45 overs per side due to rain, Jaguars were 212 for four in the penultimate over when bad light brought a premature end to the contest at the Windward Cricket Club in the east of the island.Calculations put the Jaguars ahead on the D/L method, handing them a victory to follow up the eight-wicket one over Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners on Saturday.Johnson was one of the main architects of Monday’s win, top-scoring with 78 while fellow left-hander Assad Fudadin weighed in with 43.All-rounder Chris Barnwell was unbeaten on 29 in a positive stand with veteran Shiv Chanderpaul on 22 not out, when the game ended.Fast bowler Ronsford Beaton had earlier produced a Man-of-the-Match performance with four for 28 as ICC Americas, sent in, rallied well to reach 220 or seven off the allotted 45 overs.Captain Nitish Kumar carved out 66 while Timroy Allen again showed his worth with the bat 37.Following a delayed start because of early morning showers, ICC Americas survived the cheap loss of Kamau Leverock for 14 at 19 for one in the seventh over, to reach 120 for three in the 31st.This was thanks to Kumar who anchored two productive stands, putting on 45 for the second wicket with Fahad Babar (24) and another 56 for the third wicket with Alex Amsterdam (22).All told, the 22-year-old right-hander faced 73 deliveries and counted three fours and three sixes.When he was fourth out, Allen blasted two fours and two sixes in a swift 34-ball knock, in a 53-run fifth wicket stand with Srimantha Wijeyeratne who hit a run-a-ball 27.Jaguars’ reply started shakily when opener Rajindra Chandrika (2) and Raymon Reifer (6) perished cheaply to the leave the innings uncomfortably placed at 29 for two in the 11th over.However, Johnson and Fudadin combined to revive the run chase, posting 131 for the third wicket to deflate ICC Americas. While Johnson struck nine fours and a six off 84 balls, Fudadin counted four fours off 88 deliveries.They fell in the space of six deliveries but Chanderpaul and Barnwell put on 50 for the fifth wicket to see Jaguars to safety. ICC AMERICASK Leverock c Barnwell b Beaton 14Fahad Babar lbw b Bishoo 24*N Kumar c Johnson b Permaul 66A Amsterdam c Johnson b Beaton 22T Allen lbw b Beaton 37S Wijeyeratne c Chanderpaul b Reifer 27+H Tariq c Jacobs b Beaton 17Saad Bin Zafar not out 1N Dutta not out 0Extras (b6, w5, nb1) 12TOTAL (7 wkts, 45 overs) 220Did not bat: C Pervez, Jasdeep Singh.Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-64, 3-120, 4-135, 5-188, 6-207, 7-216.Bowling: Beaton 9-0-28-4 (w2), Reifer 8-0-53-1 (nb1), Jacobs 9-1-30-0, Permaul 7-0-49-1 (w1), Bishoo 8-0-33-1 (w1), Barnwell 4-0-21-0 (w1).JAGUARSA Fudadin c Wijeyeratne b Kumar 54R Chandrika c Wijeyeratne b Allen 2R Reifer c Tariq b Jasdeep Singh 6*L Johnson c Zafar b Dutta 78S Chanderpaul not out 22C Barnwell not out 29Extras (b1, lb5, w11, nb4) 21TOTAL (4 wkts, 43.3 overs) 212Did not bat: +A Bramble, D Bishoo, V Permaul, R Beaton, S Jacobs.Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-29, 3-160, 4-162.Bowling: Pervez 9-0-35-0 (w2), Allen 8-2-22-1 (w3), Jasdeep Singh 7-0-41-1 (w6, nb2), Dutta 6.3-0-31-1, Leverock 2-0-24-0 (nb2), Kumar 8-0-30-1, Saad Bin Zafar 3-0-23-0.Points: Jaguars 4, ICC Americas 0.last_img read more

Badminton News Very less time to prepare but hope to do better at Asiad: Sindhu

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Badminton News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Hyderabad: P V Sindhu believes Indian shuttlers haven’t got enough time to prepare for the Asian Games but expects the team to deliver more than just the one bronze medal claimed in the 2014 edition.Indian women’s team had won a bronze medal at Incheon four years ago and Sindhu hoped they can change the colour of the medal this time when the multi-sport event gets underway on August 18.“Definitely, it is going to be very different. Because, we have the team events and also the individuals. Very less time to prepare. But, as a team, last time we got bronze. This time, we would expect a better one,” said Sindhu, who clinched her second silver at the World championships last Sunday.“Also, individuals, I hope that I do well. Taking the World Championship silver, taking it as a confidence, I hope that I move forward and do well.”India haven’t won a medal in women’s singles at the Asian Games. Eight-time former national champion Syed Modi is the only individual medallist for India at the Asiad, having won a bronze at the 1982 New Delhi edition.Sindhu defeated top Asian players such as Japanese duo of Nozomi Okuhara and Akane Yamaguchi and Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun en route to her second successive final at the World Championship.Also Read | Tennis star Serena Williams suffering from postpartum emotions Given her impressive form, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand is hopeful of another successful outing at the Asian Games.“I think to beat Okuhara in the quarter-finals and Yamaguchi in the semi-finals is something very good. Beating both of them, the way she (Sindhu) did, I think it has been fantastic. We are hopeful for another successful event at the Asian Games in the coming 10 days,” he said on Tuesday.Talking about her performance at the World Championship, Sindhu said: “I am really very happy for the silver. It’s been a good week. As you all know the draw was comparatively tough. From the first round, there were good tough matches. It’s good that from my side, I gave my 100 per cent.“Definitely, I will have to try more harder and harder until I get that gold. I hope, one day, I will get that.”Sindhu finished second after losing to Olympic champion Carolina Marin in the title clash. It was her second defeat in the summit clash as she had lost an epic final against Okuhara at Glasgow last year.Asked about the performances of other players in the World Championship, Goichand said: “I think we had four quarter-finalists at the world championships more than it has ever been. But, I think there were areas which could have improved definitely. (Kidambi) Srikanth and (HS) Prannoy could have done better,” he said.Read More | Asian Games 2018: Mirabai Chanu pulled out “The conditions were a little tricky at the World Championship as some days were slow and some days were fast and it was a learning experience for the players.“We had the Commonwealth this year, we did well. We had the World Championships relatively good. Hopefully, at the Asian Games, if we do well, this year will be a successful year for Indian badminton,” he said. last_img read more

Cricket News MS Dhoni exclusion sums up India selection panel’s confused thoughts on criteria

first_img 21:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. 47.4 overs: WICKET! J Bumrah (0) is out, c Jason Holder b Marlon Samuels, 240 all out New Delhi: When MSK Prasad announced the squads for the Twenty20s and Tests against West Indies and Australia, there was a sense of shock. In a squad which included some surprises and some deserving picks, one notable omission headlined news all over the world. MS Dhoni’s exclusion for the West Indies and Australia Twenty20s was the first time the former Indian skipper was dropped from the team ever since he established himself as a big name in the side. The fact that it comes at a time when his finishing prowess and big scores are on the wane in ODIs has given rise to speculation that his time is coming to an end.Read More | Arvind Kejriwal meets Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu, Sharad Yadav ahead of pollsIn the past couple of years, when it comes to Twenty20s, his average and strike-rate are on the up. His prowess in international Twenty20s is on par with his IPL performance, where he is a proven finisher par excellence. This was not the case prior to 2017 when there were questions raised about his abilityHowever, with Dhoni slated to only play till the 2019 World Cup, picking Rishabh Pant is a good way to groom him in terms of batting and glovework for the next Twenty20 World Cup which will be played in Australia in 2020. If one has to sum up Dhoni’s exclusion, it is a confounding decision considering that Dhoni is now actually playing better in the shorter format. Selectors’ mixed signals confuse playersIf the call to axe Dhoni was confounding, then the selection and non-selection of some players has confounded Indian cricket followers. Read More | Sri Lanka crisis: President Maithripala Sirisena suspends Parliament till November 16, crisis deepensThe classic case in point is Mayank Agarwal. In the 2017/18 season, the right-hander hammered 2141 runs across all formats combined in domestic cricket. He not only knocked on the doors of national selection, he was banging them hard enough to bring it down. However, tests against Afghanistan, England and West Indies have passed and Agarwal still does not have his chance. Worst, he was in the West Indies squad, did not get a game and was overlooked for the Australia series. In Agarwal’s case, scoring runs in domestic level is apparently not the criteria to national selection. If that is not the case, then what is? The MSK Prasad-selection panel has not communicated this message clearly. In fact, the current selection regime has suffered from lack of communication in this entire period.Read More | Here’s why Radhika Madan chose ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota’ over ‘Laila Majnu’Karun Nair and Murali Vijay have voiced their opinions that the selectors did not have a clear chat with them when it comes to their non-selection. The irony is, Karun has still not been picked since scoring a triple century in his last Test while Vijay has been picked after failing in England and not playing in the West Indies series.The Kedar Jadhav situation is farcical. After not getting selected for the last three ODIs, Prasad stated that Jadhav’s ‘history of injuries’ resulted in his non-selection. Miraculously, 20 hours and a Deodhar Trophy match later, Jadhav was picked for the last two ODIs against West Indies. The way how this situation was handled was farcical to say the least.A Rohit surpriseMost of the players selected for the Tests and T20s against Australia and West Indies were well-deserved. However, the selection of Rohit Sharma for the Tests was a surprising sign.After failing in South Africa, Rohit was not picked for the Tests in England. Even during his off-period, Rohit did not play a single First-Class game. His statistics in Tests overseas has not really set the stage on fire. Picking a player who has not contributed at Test or First-Class arena for some time was indeed a surprise. Perhaps, in this case, the selectors have leaned on past experience. A closer look at the Test squad gives an indication that India are potentially playing seven batsmen in Australia, with one bowling all-rounder in Ravindra Jadeja. However, what is clear is that the MSK Prasad-led selection panel need a crash course in clear communication and player management. With the chopping and changing culture under the Virat Kohli-Ravi Shastri already denting the confidence of some players, a confused selection panel is the last thing Indian cricket needs. last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 DC vs CSK: When and where to watch live action

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, DC vs CSK, Match 5: Before the start of IPL 2019, there was an advertisement which showed Rishabh Pant was challenging his idol MS Dhoni. “Mahi bhai tayyar rehna, game dikhane aa raha hoon (Mahi bro, get ready. I am coming to show my game)”. And show it he did. Pant’s blazing 78 off 27 balls pounded three-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium and the Delhi franchise, under a new name and a new jersey, started their IPL journey on a positive note. Dhoni, being the tactical genius that he is, will be aware of the danger Pant poses as Chennai Super Kings, fresh from their win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chepauk, get ready to play in the first game at the Feroz Shah Kotla. In the last encounter between the two sides in 2018 at the Kotla, Delhi Capitals (who were known as Delhi Daredevils at that time) got the better of Chennai Super Kings and it was through a combination of disciplined bowling and batting. Shikhar Dhawan and Colin Ingram provide stability in the batting line-up while the young brigade of Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant give the Delhi Capitals the X-factor among all the sides. When and where to watch IPL 2019 DC vs CSK match? The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 will be broadcast live on Star Sports in eight languages, including Hindi and English. The DC vs CSK match will also be live streamed at Hotstar. The match will start at 8 pm on Tuesday at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi. Complete squad: Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Sandeep Lamichhane, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

E. Illinois seeks revenge on Austin Peay

first_imgFABULOUS FRESHMEN: Austin Peay’s Terry Taylor, Jordyn Adams and Carlos Paez have collectively accounted for 60 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 55 percent of all Governors points over the last five games.TERRIFIC TERRY: Taylor has connected on 29.9 percent of the 107 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 2 of 19 over his last five games. He’s also converted 68.3 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Austin Peay is 0-5 when scoring fewer than 65 points and 19-4 when scoring at least 65.WINNING WHEN: The Panthers are 6-0 when they record 10 or more steals and 7-14 when they fall shy of that mark. The Governors are 10-0 when at least four of their players score in double-figures and 9-9 on the year otherwise.DID YOU KNOW: Austin Peay is ranked second among OVC teams with an average of 77.6 points per game. The Governors have averaged 80.7 points per game over their last three games.___ Associated Press February 21, 2020 E. Illinois seeks revenge on Austin Peaycenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAustin Peay (19-9, 13-2) vs. Eastern Illinois (13-14, 6-9)Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois; Saturday, 4:15 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Austin Peay goes for the season sweep over Eastern Illinois after winning the previous matchup in Clarksville. The teams last played each other on Feb. 1, when the Governors shot 54 percent from the field en route to the 68-64 victory. For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Texas seeks revenge on WVU

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWest Virginia (19-8, 7-7) vs. Texas (16-11, 6-8)Frank Erwin Special Events Center, Austin, Texas; Monday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: West Virginia goes for the season sweep over Texas after winning the previous matchup in Morgantown. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 20, when the Mountaineers outshot Texas from the field 51.4 percent to 35.8 percent and had 10 fewer turnovers en route to a 97-59 victory. For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, February 23, 2020 Texas seeks revenge on WVUcenter_img STEPPING UP: The Mountaineers are led by Oscar Tshiebwe and Derek Culver. Tshiebwe has averaged 11 points and 9.3 rebounds while Culver has recorded 10.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. The Longhorns have been led by Matt Coleman III and Courtney Ramey, who have combined to score 23 points per outing.MIGHTY MATT: Coleman has connected on 41.2 percent of the 97 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 4 of 11 over the last five games. He’s also made 78.6 percent of his free throws this season.UNBEATEN WHEN: Texas is a perfect 6-0 when the team records eight or more steals. The Longhorns are 10-11 when they steal the ball fewer than eight times.STREAK STATS: West Virginia has lost its last five road games, scoring 65.4 points, while allowing 75.8 per game.DID YOU KNOW: The West Virginia defense has allowed only 61.5 points per game to opponents, which is the 13th-best mark in the country. The Texas offense has produced just 64.6 points through 27 games (ranked 293rd among Division I teams).___ Associated Press last_img read more