C. Michigan looks to end streak vs Ball State

first_imgSUPER SENIORS: Central Michigan has benefited heavily from its seniors. Kevin McKay, David DiLeo, Dallas Morgan and Rob Montgomery have collectively accounted for 64 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 72 percent of all Chippewas points over the team’s last five games.TERRIFIC TAHJAI: Tahjai Teague has connected on 24.6 percent of the 65 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also made 59.7 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: The Chippewas are 0-8 when they score 67 points or fewer and 13-8 when they exceed 67 points. The Cardinals are 0-8 when allowing 70 or more points and 16-5 when holding opponents below 70.PERFECT WHEN: Central Michigan is a perfect 6-0 when it turns the ball over nine times or fewer. The Chippewas are 7-16 when they record more than nine turnovers. The Ball State defense has created 13.1 turnovers per game in MAC play and 12.7 per game over its last three.DID YOU KNOW: The Central Michigan offense has scored 78.9 points per game, the 20th-highest figure in Division I. Ball State has only averaged 68.8 points per game, which ranks 223rd nationally.___ Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCentral Michigan (13-16, 6-10) vs. Ball State (16-13, 9-7)John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Ball State looks to extend Central Michigan’s conference losing streak to nine games. Central Michigan’s last MAC win came against the Bowling Green Falcons 92-82 on Feb. 4. Ball State lost 69-63 to Toledo in its most recent game. C. Michigan looks to end streak vs Ball Statecenter_img 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.com March 2, 2020last_img read more

Boxing news: Tagoe suffers malaria setback to push fight against Reyes to April 24

first_imgThe WBA International Lightweight Championship contest between Ghana’s Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe and Filipino Joebert Delos Reyes has been postponed to April 24.The postponement was made necessary due to a bout of Malaria suffered by Tagoe.The fight night which also features another cracking bout between George ‘Red Tiger’ Ashie and Ronald Pontillas was originally scheduled to be staged on March 27.The postponement will ensure that the lead boxer of the Baby Jet Promotions makes a full recovery and will be in top shape for the bout which will take place at the Lawn Tennis Court of the Accra Sports Stadium.Preparations and logistics are being put together to stage the fight – which will be beamed live to over 50 countries in Africa by SuperSport – on the new date.Baby Jet Promotions will be issuing a release of event timelines in the build up to the fight in due course.last_img read more

Lakers finalize coaching staff

first_imgMoser had worked as an advance scout under Lakers coaches Mike D’Antoni and Mike Brown. He had previously served as associate head coach for the D-Fenders, the Lakers’ Development League affiliate. The rest of Moser’s coaching resume also included serving as an advance scout for the Cleveland Cavaliers (2009-10), Orlando Magic (2007-08), Sacramento Kings (2006-07) and Golden State Warriors (2002-03).Thomas Scott had coached under his father as assistant video coordinator for the New Orleans Hornets (2006-10) and player development coach/video coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers (2010-11). Meanwhile, Eyen has compiled 23 years worth of experience as an NBA assistant coach in various capacities, most recently with the Sacramento Kings (2009-2013). Stops also included the Lakers (1989-92), Clippers (1988-89, 2003-09), Milwaukee Bucks (1992-96) an Portland Trail Blazers (1997-2001). Pressey worked under Scott’s staff in New Orleans (2007-2009) and Cleveland (2011-2013). And Madsen appears to have received a promotion after spending last season as one of the Lakers’ player development coach. The Lakers completely rounded out Byron Scott’s coaching staff in exactly 13 days before training camp begins.The Lakers announced on Tuesday that Clay Moser will become one of Scott’s assistants while video coordinator Tom Bialaszewski and video coordinator/player development coach J.J. Outlaw will stay on staff. The basketball operations department also promoted Rondre Jackson to the team’s director of player development after overseeing Club Lakers, while hiring Jordan Wilkes as a basketball operations assistant. Wilkes starred at the University of California (2005-2009) and is the son of Jamaal Wilkes, who played on the Showtime Lakers.It was already reported in this outlet that the rest of Scott’s staff would include assistants Paul Pressey, Jim Eyen and Mark Madsen as well as assistant/player development coaches Larry Lewis and Thomas Scott, who is Byron’s son.“I’m excited to have completed my staff with a group of individuals who each possess unique skills, but all share my vision for the future of this team,” Scott said in a statement. “Paul is a great basketball mind with vast experience and someone with whom I have worked before, while Jim returns to the Laker family with a proven track record and a tremendous amount of respect around the league. Thomas has worked very hard through the ranks of the video department, player development and the NBA Development League to earn this position. I’m delighted to retain Mark, Clay, Larry, Tom and J.J., who are all highly qualified and have worked tirelessly with our players throughout the summer to prepare for next season. I can say with certainty that our staff is dedicated to upholding the winning culture and tradition of the Los Angeles Lakers.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more