He ordered theimmediate relief of Ferrer, who could face criminal and administrative charges. Minerva however was released from detentioncell of Jordan police station, hours after paying a P72,000 bail bond. But he wasstill under restriction by the GPPO. “I have time andagain reminded them not to drink liquor while on duty…but they are reallyhard-headed,” said Maestral. Maestral also relievedthe Guimaras Provincial Mobile Force chief, Police Lieutenant Colonel RaymundCruz for command responsibility. The shootinghappened at around 4:05 a.m. at the GPPO mess hall. Both Ferrer and Minerva were members ofthe Guimaras Provincial Mobile Force. There was a heatedargument between the two policemen, with Ferrer eventually drawing his gun, a Glock17 pistol. Police Corporal Erwin Ferrer, 33, was charged by his his fellow officer PoliceStaff Sergeant Jeremy Minerva, 35, of Arevalo district for the crime offrustrated homicide. The gun,unfortunately, went off, hitting Minerva. Ferrer andMinerva have just returned to the GPPO from the field, according to PoliceColonel Hector Maestral. ILOILO City –– A complaint of attemptedhomicide has been filed against a policeman accused of shooting his colleagueduring a heated argument at the Guimaras Police Provincial Office (GPPO) inBarangay Alaguisoc, Jordan, Guimaras. The duty guard, PoliceCorporal Francis Joe Sartaguda, tried to disarm Ferrer and Minerva tried tohelp Sartaguda. Cruzwas temporarily replaced by Police Captain Stephen Lee Betansos./PN
“In January, it wasn’t the right moment,” Xavi said, echoing comments made on the matter earlier this year. “I had conversations with Eric Abidal [Barcelona’s sporting director] and Oscar Grau [Barcelona chief executive] and a big offer, but it wasn’t the right moment. I need a bit more experience. Coaching Barcelona is my dream. I’d like to do it one day. I’ve said that many times.” Ideally, Xavi would also see Neymar return from Paris Saint-Germain and be part of any prospective squad of his. The Brazil forward has frequently been linked with a move back to Camp Nou since his record transfer to the French capital in 2017. read also:New Barcelona signing names Xavi, Sergio Busquets as role-models “Footballing wise, he’s in the top three or five players in the world, no doubt,” Xavi added. “He can make the difference. Let’s hope he returns to Barcelona. I’m a Barcelona fan and I want the best players there.” However, the presence of Neymar at Camp Nou next season seems unlikely due to the financial crisis caused by Covid-19. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Argentina skipper, Lionel Messi, could play until he is almost 40, according to long-time Barcelona team-mate Xavi. Promoted ContentThe Best Geek Movies Of All TimeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Of The Most Powerful Women Across The GlobeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The HatchetPlus-Size Girls Who Set The Catwalk On Fire7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better The six-time Ballon d’Or winner, 32, was in typically stellar form for Barca this season, scoring 24 goals in all competitions before the coronavirus pandemic brought a halt to proceedings. Messi has arguably never been so important to the Blaugrana’s overall chances of success and Xavi feels the Argentina superstar has plenty left in the tank – both at club and international level. “He’s still got five or seven very good years left in him,” Xavi said of Messi during an Instagram chat with another ex-Barca forward, Samuel Eto’o. “He takes good care of himself and he can keep playing until he’s 37, 38 or 39. He’ll play at the Qatar World Cup, I’m sure.” If Messi reaches those levels of longevity, Xavi will seemingly hope to have taken charge of him as head coach. The Al Sadd boss held talks with his former employers earlier this year before Quique Setien was appointed as Ernesto Valverde’s successor.
Associated Press FIU faces Rice in CUSA tourney Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 12 seed Rice (15-16, 7-11) vs. No. 5 seed Florida International (18-13, 9-9)Conference USA Conference Tourney First Round, Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Rice and Florida International are prepared to match up in the first round of the CUSA tournament. The only regular season meeting came on Jan. 11, when the Owls outshot Florida International from the field 52.9 percent to 46.8 percent and made eight more 3-pointers en route to a 92-78 victory. March 10, 2020 PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE: Both of these teams have relied heavily on their seniors this year. Osasumwen Osaghae, Devon Andrews and Trejon Jacob have collectively accounted for 50 percent of Florida International’s scoring this season. For Rice, Robert Martin, Ako Adams and Josh Parrish have combined to score 38 percent of the team’s points this season, including 43 percent of all Owls points over their last five.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Drew Peterson has either made or assisted on 41 percent of all Rice field goals over the last three games. Peterson has accounted for 13 field goals and 16 assists in those games.YET TO WIN: The Panthers are 0-6 when they score 63 points or fewer and 18-7 when they exceed 63 points. The Owls are 0-9 when they fail to score more than 64 points and 15-7 on the season, otherwise.PERFECT WHEN: The Panthers are 5-0 when they shoot at least 78.3 percent from the foul line and 13-13 when they fall shy of that mark. The Owls are 5-0 when they hold opponents to 66 points or fewer and 10-16 whenever opponents exceed 66 points.DID YOU KNOW: Rice as a collective unit has made 9.9 3-pointers per game this season, which is tops among CUSA teams. ___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
Nigeria’s under 19 Cricket Team, the “Junior Yellow Green” yesterday booked the country’s first ever spot at the Cricket World Cup after topping the weeklong Qualifying Series that was concluded in Windhoek, Namibia.The team defeated Sierra Leone with two wickets in a tension soaked encounter that was the highlight of the weeklong run of victories against Africa’s Division one Cricket powerhouses.Elated President of Nigeria Cricket federation Adams Yahaya Ukwenya has said that this is the most cherished moment in Nigeria’s cricket history. “This is history that has just been made and Nigeria’s cricket has attained a new height that has never been reached and we are very happy for this achievement,” he said.Nigeria started on a bright note (having been left to field, in the first innings) with the bowling attack on point with Sierra Leone struggling to piece together a decent partnership.However, it was Kamara Henry who tormented Nigeria’s bowlers. He raced to quick 50 runs off 60 balls, supported by T. Sancho with 24 runs off 50 balls and John Bangura 21 off 31 balls to help their team to a total of 138 runs all out in 37. 2 overs.Mohamed Taiwo, Abdulraman Jimoh, Peter Aho and Abolarin Rasheed all had 2 wickets each.In the second innings, Sierra Leone deployed a bowling approach starting with spin to ensure that they restricted the Nigerian team to 20 runs for the loss of 1 wicket before lunch.At resumption, Sierra Leone struck with 2 more wickets to ensure that the Nigerian team worked hard for every run scored.At 20 overs, Nigeria were 38 runs for 3 wickets with the game hanging in the balance. Danladi Isaac struck 25 runs off 46 balls and Miracle Ikaigbe 22 runs off 56 balls steadied the ship with a 47 runs partnership before the Sierra Leone struck again with consecutive wickets to create a tension level like no one has ever felt since the beginning of the tournament.At 91 runs for 7 wickets, it was looking more like Sierra Leone will provide that punch that will sink the ship eventually and the timing of the next fall of wicket, will determine the outcome of the game.The bowlers took their turns to impress with Emmanuel Boniface striking 11 runs off 9 balls in the death, supported by Abdulranman Jimoh with 12 runs off 12 balls not out. Nigeria was 122 runs when that all important wicket fell and well in-sight of the finish line.The top performer who showed class and courage in the midst of trouble was Peter Aho with a remarkable 21 runs off 32 balls not out.Nigeria survived in what could be described as the best performance in this tournament to record the required total of 139 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 44.2 overs.Peter Aho was named Man of the Match with his bowling and batting statistics of 2 wickets and 21 runs Not out.Nigeria won by 2 wickets to qualify as the first team in the whole of North-West Africa for the ICC U-world Cup scheduled to take place January 2020 in South Africa.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
President Barack Obama will seek to obtain a one-year extension on the current interest rate on federal student loans in Congress before the rates double to 6.8 percent July 1.The increased interest rates could have dramatic effects on financial aid and students’ ability to repay their tuition.“I’ve always believed that we should be doing everything we can to put our education in reach for every American student,” Obama said in a conference call to student journalists. “In America, higher education can’t be a luxury. It’s an economic imperative that every family [must] be able to afford.”It is necessary for Congress to extend the current interest rates on student loans because higher education must continue to be within the economic means of every American, Obama said.Cecilia Muñoz, an assistant to the president and director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, said in a press conference that extending the current interest rate on student loans would be helpful in maintaining high levels of employment and income within the nation.“We know that students who complete a college education earn twice that of what people who don’t have a college education earn,” Muñoz said. “Ultimately, the best way to grow the economy, make sure we have the best prepared workers to compete in the global economy and to make sure that a college education is affordable is to ensure the student loan rate doesn’t double this July.”Muñoz also said the one-year extension would only be a short-term solution and Congress would need to pass additional legislation in the future to ensure students pay low interest rates on their student loans.“In the Congress, in the short-term, we want a one-year stop gap effort, but we intend to use that year — assuming we are successful — to make sure we have a robust conversation about higher education in the Congress that includes keeping interest rates low,” Muñoz said.Roberto Rodríguez, special assistant to the president for education policy, said the Obama administration has created other new pieces of legislation to assist students in financing higher education.“Last fall, the president announced an expansion on the income-based repayment program,” Rodríguez said. “This option will enable students to cap their student monthly payments on their loans to 10 percent of their monthly income, and students that work and maintain those repayments after 20 years would have that loans’ debt forgiven.”Alex Kludjian, public relations director of USC College Republicans, said even though this move might be popular among students who receive federal student loans, it could also be fiscally irresponsible.“You can’t just get money from the government and then not pay it back without there being some fiscal impact,” Kludjian said. “Students would obviously welcome this decision, but [one must] ask if this is actually fiscally responsible.”
The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team was fired up and confident for their Sweet Sixteen opponent, Notre Dame, after their win over Xavier just last week. Unfortunately, the Badgers ended their season with a final score of 61-56.Men’s basketball: Badgers feel the sting of March, fall in Sweet SixteenIn a span of just 19 seconds, a third straight trip to the Elite Eight slipped out of Wisconsin’s grasp Read…The pep rally beforehand was held at Xfinity Live! Philadelphia near the Wells Fargo Center where the UW marching band, cheerleading squad and Bucky Badger were enthusiastically energizing the crowd for the big game.Marissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldThe Badgers held the lead for much of the game, but they struggled to hold on to the ball and committed 17 turnovers.Marissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldThe loss as the game slipped away from the Badgers in the final 19 seconds hurt, but reaching the Sweet 16 was an achievement in itself.With Gard and many of his core players returning next season, the Badgers’ future looks bright.
Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to an enthralling victory over Tottenham at Wembley which condemned the English side to a second Champions League defeat from two games this season.On same night, Liverpool suffered a last minute goal away at Napoli but it was Neymar’s show in Paris as PSG pounced Zvezda FC in 6-1 thriller with hat trick for the Brazilian forward thus left the group C open for all the three teams with chance to qualify for the next stage.At Wembley, Messi scored twice in an excellent attacking display from the Spanish champions, who were twice pegged back in a breathless second half. Former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho put Barcelona ahead in the second minute at the end of an excellent team move involving Messi, although returning Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris helped the visitors by rushing off his line.Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic then doubled the lead by firing home an acrobatic half-volley off the inside of the post from 20 yards.But Harry Kane halved Spurs’ deficit in the 52nd minute, shortly after Messi had twice hit the post for the visitors.Messi then put Barca 3-1 in front at the end of another flowing move, only for Erik Lamela to pull another back for Spurs with a deflected shot from the edge of the penalty area.Messi sealed the result in the 90th minute with a calm finish which gives his side a second successive Champions League win and sees them top Group B.Mauricio Pochettino’s side meanwhile are third but six points behind Barcelona and second-placed Inter Milan, and face a difficult task to progress to the knockout stages.In Naples, Lorenzo Insigne’s dramatic late winner gave Napoli victory over Liverpool in their Champions League group game in Italy.Napoli dominated the second half as substitute Dries Mertens also deflected an effort on to the cross bar.The hosts had the better chances throughout as Fabian Ruiz and Arkadiusz Milik had shots saved by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson.Jose Callejon’s volley was also kept out later in the second half.Liverpool’s best effort came via Mohamed Salah, who shot wide after the break, but Jurgen Klopp’s side failed to record a single effort on target in Italy.Home goalkeeper David Ospina also reacted quickly to prevent Sadio Mane and Salah running on to throughballs late on.Liverpool thought they had weathered a dangerous spell early in the second half when Napoli came close through Milik and Ruiz.Callejon had also threatened but he was caught offside as he sprinted away down the right before Alisson produced a fine save to deny him from close range.Liverpool calmed things down, sending throughballs to Mane and Salah as they tried to silence a hostile crowd in Naples.In the other group match, Neymar inspired Paris St-Germain to an emphatic victory over Red Star Belgrade at the Parc des Princes.In a one-sided contest, Neymar set the hosts on their way with an exquisite free-kick which found the bottom left corner from 25 yards out.The Brazil forward doubled PSG’s lead less than three minutes later as the visitors attempted to regroup – guiding a close-range effort into the roof of the net after exchanging passes with Kylian Mbappe.Edinson Cavani’s deflected strike made it three and Angel di Maria flicked Thomas Meunier’s cross in for a fourth goal before half-time.PSG began the competition with a narrow 3-2 defeat at Liverpool but back in Paris, and with Italian midfielder Marco Verratti restored to their starting XI after suspension, this showing was a reminder of the firepower at Thomas Tuchel’s disposal.Despite a determined start, Red Star manager Vladan Milojevic was forced into changes of personnel and tactics at the interval in an attempt to avoid embarrassment.However, the second period continued in the same fashion as the first.Visiting goalkeeper Milan Borjan superbly saved a succession of shots as the French Ligue 1 leaders repeatedly carved Red Star open down the left.On his 50th appearance for PSG, Mbappe received his reward for a fine individual performance by finishing off a sublime move involving Neymar and Juan Bernat to record his 27th goal for the club.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error We know all this, right?That pit in our stomachs, though. Can’t deny I’m feeling it. Just can’t shake it.Argue all you want that we should have seen this one coming a mile away. You’re probably absolutely right, too. Makes a ton of sense when you really think about it.The Rockets may not be all they were cracked up to be, but even a bad, desperate team is a dangerous team. They weren’t just down 3-1 against the Clippers, they damn near spent the last few days getting run down by everyone but their own mothers — and who knows what mom might have been telling them behind closed doors?They stunk up the joint in Games 3 and 4. No heart. No defense. No skill. No nothing.And every sports talk show host from here to Odessa was reminding them about it.If that ain’t motivation, what is?Point is, the Rockets were wounded and mad and desperate and back home in Houston on Tuesday. It didn’t take Dr. James Naismith to tell us that meant trouble for the Clippers.“They were the toughest the longest, today,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “That’s something we talk about, who’s the toughest the longest. And they were the toughest the longest.”And the Clippers never responded.“We talked about it all day long, coming out and being the hungrier team,” Clippers guard Chris Paul said. “But you could see they were a little more aggressive earlier in the game. They outrebounded us by 19, they sped us up, They made us turn it over.”Yup, the Rockets played edgy, like a team facing a do-or-die situation.The Clippers, not so much.“We didn’t play with the proper urgency to win the game,” Rivers said. “And we need to get that back.”But yeah, we should have seen this one coming.And getting too worked up over it isn’t just bad for the old ticker, it’s probably a foolish foray down a road we needn’t be walking. Wasted worry is wasted time. So onto Game 6, right?No worries … right?“We’ll look at the film, but sorta throw this one away and go back home and try to close it out there,” Paul said.Sounds perfectly reasonable.But that darn pit at the bottom of my stomach just won’t go away.The Clippers had a chance to deliver a knockout blow Tuesday, buy themselves a little well-deserved and much-needed R&R.Nothing better than closing out a series in short order, then watching the other guys beat the crud out of each other trying to be next in line.Paul and his injured left hamstring could have spent a leisurely couple of days resting and getting better.Blake Griffin’s been going at it long and hard for a good couple of weeks now. DeAndre Jordan, too. Both could have used some time off to put their minds and bodies back together in order to be ready for the big push ahead.So much for all that. It’s on to Game 6 now. No rest for the weary.Here comes that pit in my stomach again.You never want to give a staggering opponent even a glimmer of hope and allow him to buy a little time to catch his breath and find his legs.But that’s what the Clippers just gave the Rockets.Now they’ll roll into Staples Center for Game 6 with a little positive momentum behind them. Sneak a win in L.A., take it back to Houston for Game 7. Hmmmm. It’s not so daunting when you look at it that way.It might be the kind of blind stupid faith only a fool would believe, but it’s all the Rockets got at this point.And that makes for a dangerous foe come Thursday.I know, the Clippers are still very much in charge.Between the home cooking and the motivation to move on and the belief they’re the better team in this series, it should be more than enough to push on through.But gosh darn it, I can’t shake that feeling.The Clippers dropped a game they could afford to lose Tuesday.Let’s just hope they didn’t crack open a big ol’ can of worms in the process. HOUSTON >> Admit it, no matter what you say you just can’t shake that dreadful feeling in the pit of your stomach.You know the one I’m talking about.We’re still talking about the Clippers here, right?No history means a razor-thin confidence margin. We embrace the good things but we worry and fret and overthink the bad. Don’t blame us, it’s hard to believe that what we haven’t yet seen.• Photos: Clippers come out flat in 21-point lossCommon sense tells us not to get too worked up over the Clippers’ 124-103 loss to the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals Tuesday.They still have a commanding 3-2 lead in this best-of-7 series, and returning home to Staples Center for Game 6 on Thursday sets them up perfectly to throw the dagger and put the Rockets out of their misery.Then it’s on to the Western Conference finals, the first ever in franchise history.
Loves to face: NoneBREWERS LHP WADE MILEY (5-2, 2.57 ERA, regular season)vs. Dodgers: 4-5, 3.55 ERA (15 games, 88-2/3 innings)at Miller Park: 3-2, 5.40 ERA (10 starts, 41-2/3 innings)Postseason career: 0-0, 0.00 ERA (1 start, 4-2/3 innings)Hates to face: David Freese, 7 for 18 (.389), HR, 0 KsLoves to face: Kike’ Hernandez, 0 for 6 (.000) THE PITCHERSDODGERS LHP HYUN-JIN RYU (7-3, 1.97 ERA, regular season)vs. Brewers: 1-0, 2.45 ERA (1 start, 7-1/3 innings)at Miller Park: 1-0, 2.45 ERA (1 start, 7-1/3 innings)Postseason career: 2-0, 1.96 ERA (4 starts, 23 innings)Hates to face: Curtis Granderson, 3 for 7 (.429), 2B, HR Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies When: Saturday, 1 p.m. PTWhere: Miller ParkTV: Fox/Ch. 11RELATED: NLCS matchup by the numbers | Dodgers team page | Brewers team page Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start
March Madness 2019: UC Irvine Anteaters score first NCAA win in upset, Twitter cheers Tom Izzo calls public reaction to interaction with Michigan State player ‘ridiculous’ WELCOME to Washington’s block party! 🚫#MarchMadness | @UW_MBB pic.twitter.com/2jzYAjxA7K— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 2019You can’t have a highlight reel without Williamson.Zion comes at you fast 😬#MarchMadness | @DukeMBB pic.twitter.com/xoyVdp656y— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 23, 2019What’s Next?No. 6 Maryland (23-10) vs. No. 3 LSU (27-6), 12:10 p.m. ET — Make sure you are fueled up and ready to go for Round 2 which opens with the sixth-seeded Terrapins facing the No. 3 Tigers on Saturday. Both of the teams’ big men led the way in the first round and should make for an exciting matchup when they face each other on the court. Jalen Smith had 19 points and 12 rebounds in Maryland’s narrow victory, 79-77, over No. 11 Belmont. Meanwhile, LSU was powered by Naz Reid, who finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds, in another close win, 79-74, against Yale. The Terrapins had to come from behind twice in order to make it to the second round while the Tigers nearly saw an 18-point lead slip away before making it to the weekend. If you were waiting for big upsets you got them Friday.In Round 1 of the NCAA Tournament, No. 13 UC Irvine got its first ever tournament win after defeating No. 4 Kansas State 70-64 for one of three upsets in San Jose, CA. ONE POINT GAME! 👀#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/oR7V53GoFO— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 2019Leonard’s pair of 3’s first cut UC Irvine’s deficit to one and then sparked a 12-0 run from the Anteaters to help close out the game.”There’s not much to say other than I’m incredibly proud of these guys,” coach Russell Turner told reporters after the game. “We came into the game confident with (the) belief that we could win, and I think that belief showed throughout the game, especially when we were down early, and we settled in.”We made some defensive adjustments and changes and made the plays to come out on top.”No. 12 Liberty also earned the program’s first tournament victory beating the fifth-seeded Bulldogs of Mississippi State, 80-76.Liberty and Mississippi State traded the lead until the Bulldogs entered halftime up, 37-35. The two teams came out and again went back and forth until it looked like Mississippi State was in control. But, Liberty used a late 3-pointer from Lovell Cabbil Jr. to retake the lead that it would never relinquish.MARCHHHHH‼️Liberty up 2! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/orhhC3jwRI— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 23, 2019Mississippi State missed eight consecutive shots as time expired and tried to catch up with free throws, but it wasn’t enough. The Flames move to the second round in the East Region, which touts the favored Duke team.Caleb Homesley led Liberty with a career-high 30 points. Cabbil chipped in 18. “I thought it was special. I’m not as chalant about it,” coach Ritchie McKay said of Homesley’s performance. “He took over. He’s done that on occasion for us. He’s had spurts. UCLA comes to mind. When he starts to feel good about his shot, he’s such a dangerous offensive player because he can score at all three levels.”No. 1 Duke cruised to an 85-62 victory over No. 16 North Dakota State. Zion Williamson had 25 points behind a game-high 26-point performance from RJ Barrett. No. 9 Washington beat No. 8 Utah State, 78-61 to move on to the second round of the Midwest Region. No. 12 Oregon, which also played in San Jose, advanced after upsetting No. 5 Wisconsin, 72-54.Complete resultsEast regionNo. 1 Duke 85, No. 16 North Dakota State 62No. 12 Liberty 80, No. 5 Mississippi State 76No. 9 UCF 73, No. 8 VCU 58No. 4 Virginia Tech 66, No. 13 Saint Louis 52West regionNo. 3 Texas Tech 72, No. 14 Northern Kentucky 57No. 6 Buffalo 91, No. 11 Arizona State 74Midwest regionNo. 9 Washington 78, No. 8 Utah State 61No. 3 Houston 84, No. 14 Georgia State 55No. 1 North Carolina 88, No. 16 Iona 73No. 11 Ohio State 62, No. 6 Iowa State 59South regionNo. 10. Iowa 79, No. 7 Cincinnati 72No. 9 Oklahoma 95, No. 8 Ole Miss 72No. 13 UC Irvine 70, No. 4 Kansas State 64No. 2 Tennessee 77, No. 15 Colgate 70No. 1 Virginia 71, No. 16 Gardner-Webb 56No. 12 Oregon 72, No. 5 Wisconsin 54Studs of the dayIt’s tough to give this nod to a losing team but Colgate guard Jordan Burns had an impressive 32-point night in the team’s 77-70 loss to No. 2 Tennessee. He finished shooting 12 of 20 from the field and 8 of 13 from 3-point range.”That had Stephen Curry written all over!” 💦🤧#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/lDj4GSE6p3— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 2019Senior forward Nick Perkins had 21 points off the bench in No. 6 Buffalo’s 91-74 win over No. 11 Arizona State. Starting guard Jeremy Harris matched Perkins’ team high.No. 3 Houston eased to an 84-55 win over No. 14 Georgia State behind Corey Davis Jr.’s 26 points. He shot 9 of 22 from the field and hit seven of 17 3-pointers. No. 9 UCF used double-digit performances from three of its starters to secure it’s first tournament win. B.J. Taylor led the efforts with 15 points in the 73-58 win over No. 8 VCU.Duds of the dayNo. 16 Gardner-Webb had No. 1 Virginia fans nervous at the half. The Runnin’ Bulldogs were up 36-30 over the Cavaliers at the half but were massively outscored in the second half to eventually lose 71-56. Gardner-Webb needed help from its starters but two offered little as Nate Johnson (4 points) and Jaheam Cornwall (2) scored in the single digits.There were only two players carrying No. 14 Northern Kentucky in its 72-55 loss to No. 3 Texas Tech. Three starters scored as many as six points with one recording a goose egg. HighlightsIn a back-and-forth game, Iowa eventually beat Cincinnati. The No. 10 Hawkeyes used this 3-pointer during a second-half run to take the lead.IOWA FOR THREEEE! 👌The Hawkeyes go on a 7-0 run for the lead. #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/Dn5NOYGOlB— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 2019The No. 9 Sooners were hot early with the help of Christian James and powered to a 95-72 win over the No. 8 Rebels. Christian James is 👌 for 👌 from 👌 and the Sooners have hit 13 of their first 17 shots! 😳#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/zZmYcSFTbP— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 2019You did not want to be in Tariq Owens way. He finished with 12 points in Texas Tech’s win.Get 🆙, Texas Tech! 😳#MarchMadness | @TexasTechMBB pic.twitter.com/3NCGLmHP8z— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 2019Arizona State just could not stop Buffalo, especially on this play.Buffalo is NOT playing fair! 😱#MarchMadness | @UBmenshoops pic.twitter.com/u0UWHDb0G5— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 2019Defense wins games and that was the case for Washington when they beat Utah State behind a strong defensive outing and timely shooting down the stretch. The Anteaters’ win was powered by a pair of guards, Max Hazzard and Evan Leonard, who tallied 19 points apiece. Senior guard Robert Cartwright pitched in 10 and Elston Jones had 11 off the bench.A full team effort and back-to-back 3-pointers from Leonard aided the second-half push past the Wildcats, which at one point led by four midway through the second half. Related News