A&M looks to knock off No. 8 Kentucky

first_imgFEARLESS FRESHMEN: Kentucky’s Nick Richards, Ashton Hagans and Tyrese Maxey have collectively accounted for 53 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 48 percent of all Wildcats points over the last five games.CREATING OFFENSE: Maxey has either made or assisted on 40 percent of all Kentucky field goals over the last three games. Maxey has 17 field goals and 14 assists in those games.STREAK SCORING: Kentucky has won its last three road games, scoring 78 points, while allowing 68 per game.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Aggies have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Wildcats. Texas A&M has an assist on 44 of 75 field goals (58.7 percent) over its previous three outings while Kentucky has assists on 34 of 77 field goals (44.2 percent) during its past three games.GETTING DEFENSIVE: The disruptive Texas A&M defense has forced opponents to turn the ball over on 22.8 percent of all possessions, the 30th-best rate among Division I teams. Kentucky has a forced-turnover percentage of only 17.4 percent through 27 games (ranking the Wildcats 293rd). Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 8 Kentucky (22-5, 12-2) vs. Texas A&M (14-12, 8-6)Reed Arena, College Station, Texas; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 8 Kentucky looks to give Texas A&M its eighth straight loss to ranked opponents. Texas A&M’s last win vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 10 North Carolina Tar Heels 86-65 on March 18, 2018. Kentucky has won its last six games against conference opponents. February 24, 2020center_img A&M looks to knock off No. 8 Kentucky ___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

NBA Star, Kobe Bryant, Admits the World Has Caught up with…

first_imgKobe Bryant “It’s a matter of the rest of the world having been caught up for quite some time.“It’s come to the point where we, as the USA, are going to win some, we’re going to lose some.“And that’s just how it goes.”The US team, seeking a third successive world title, were beaten by France in the quarter-finals, and a subsequent loss to Serbia meant their highest possible placing would be seventh – their worst ever.The US men at least finished with a win today, securing that seventh place with an 87-74 victory over Poland. Serbia also rounded off their competition positively, earning fifth place by beating the Czech Republic 90-81.Bryant, who was also a five-time National Basketball Association champion, continued: “There’s some great basketball being played: France, Serbia, Argentina.“We’re going to have our challenges with the next team, whether it’s ‘Redeem Team Two’ or whatever you want to call the team.“No matter what team it is, it’s not going to be easy.”Bryant recalled the battle the Americans had in the 2008 Olympic Final against Spain – a 118-107 victory.“I remember on the Redeem Team we needed a hell of a fourth quarter to beat Spain.“That was a hell of a team we had.“We still needed a really late push to beat Spain in that gold-medal match.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The rest of the basketball world has caught up with the United States, according to one of the game’s superstars, Kobe Bryant.Speaking in Beijing on the eve of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup final between Spain and Argentina, the 41-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers legend, who won Olympic gold with the United States at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, expressed no surprise at the failure of the US team to defend its title.“It’s not a matter of the rest of the world catching up to the USA,” said Bryant, a Global Ambassador for the flagship FIBA event.last_img read more


first_imgA small sailing boat has drifted on to the shore on Mulroy Bay.Reader Patrick McGinley sent us this picture this evening.“It’s in need of rescuing before the weather changes,” he said. “Perhaps some DD readers knows the owner?”Over to you! ANYONE LOSE A BOAT? was last modified: October 24th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ANYONE LOSE A BOAT?last_img read more