Dread’s late 3 lifts No. 16 Penn State over Rutgers

first_img“He knows that I’m confident in him,” Chambers said. “He knows the players are confident in him. As soon as it left his hands I knew it was in.”But coming out of the huddle with his team suddenly trailing after a Geo Baker jumper, Dread didn’t know he would get the ball.The play was designed to go to Penn State’s leading scorer Lamar Stevens for an inside shot that Penn State hoped would send the game to overtime.When Dread was left alone behind the arc, however, Izaiah Brockington found him.“When the play’s designed for Lamar, and I come off and knock it down, that just goes to show how much my teammates believe in me,” Dread said. “If I don’t shoot, I don’t play.” Associated Press February 26, 2020 Dread’s late 3 lifts No. 16 Penn State over Rutgers But he appears to be nearing a return.Jones, who was averaging 14.1 points per game before going out of the lineup, warmed up with the team in shorts and a tank top and appeared to work up a bit of a sweat. He was 2-for-3 on 3-pointers over the final two minutes of the team’s shootaround. Chambers would only say Jones would play once team doctors clear him to do so.WHAT WAS THAT?The Nittany Lions turned a bizarre sequence into quick points late in the first. With just over four minutes to play, John Harrar rainbowed an inbounds pass over a Rutgers defender toward Jamari Wheeler. But before it reached him, the ball bounced awkwardly off Penn State’s glass and Wheeler had to scramble to prevent it from careening out of bounds.The speedy Wheeler calmly corralled it, fired it down the court to Stevens who made an easy layup. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Patrick Chambers wants No. 16 Penn State to develop a killer instinct.He may want to show his Nittany Lions replays of Myles Dread’s effort from Wednesday night.Dread hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 28 seconds left to lift Penn State over Rutgers 65-64 after the Nittany Lions blew a 21-point lead. Akwasi Yeboah missed a 3-pointer the other way and Dread was swarmed by his teammates who snapped a two-game losing streak.center_img Young, who entered the night averaging eight points per game, hit a layup with 14:45 left and added two more along with a dunk from Ron Harper Jr. and a layup from Myles Johnson to pull the Scarlet Knights within a point with 10:03 left.Stevens scored the next two baskets and Penn State got some more offense to go back up by 10.Both teams played sturdy defense early before the Nittany Lions edged ahead 13-10 eight minutes in. Stevens increased his team’s lead with a 3-pointer from the corner two minutes later. Stevens’ first make of the game sparked a 27-9 run to make it a 21-point lead.ILL SHOTPenn State’s second-leading scorer Myreon Jones missed his sixth-straight game with an undisclosed illness. THE BIG PICTURERutgers: The Scarlet Knights have had a season to remember, but most of the highlights came in the first half when they went 12-3 up until Jan. 7. Since then they’re 6-8.Penn State: The Nittany Lions have been coughing up big leads in the second half of the season. They needed to halt their skid and were able to do so, though coach Patrick Chambers still wants his team to develop a killer instinct to put teams away.UP NEXTRutgers: Hosts No. 9 Maryland on Tuesday. Brockington scored 16 points and Stevens added nine for the Nittany Lions (21-7, 11-6 Big Ten). Dread finished with 11 and a career-best seven assists.“That game could’ve got ugly and it didn’t,” Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell said. “Our guys battled and stayed the course.”Trailing 40-19 late in the first half, the Scarlet Knights tied the game at 62 with 1:32 left on Geo Baker’s layup. His jumper gave Rutgers a two-point lead with 42 seconds remaining before Dread’s big shot handed Rutgers (18-11, 9-9) its third-straight loss.Jacob Young scored 13 points for the Scarlet Knights who rallied after Penn State led by double digits well into the second half.They cut it to 51-50 with a 15-2 run that began as Young found ways to penetrate Penn State’s defense. Penn State: Visits No. 18 Iowa on Saturday.last_img read more

Beat writers predict outcome of Syracuse-Connecticut

first_img Published on November 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse tips off its second game in Paradise Island, Bahamas at 3:30 p.m. against Connecticut on Thursday. The Huskies beat Michigan on Wednesday, 74-60.Here’s how our beat writers think Syracuse will fare against UConn in the Orange’s fifth game this season.Sam Blum (4-0)Connecticut 78, Syracuse 59SubmergedAtlantis is a land that is long considered to be lost at sea. Though Syracuse found its way through the trenches of the Battle’s first round, a matchup with No. 18 UConn will leave the Orange as isolated as the location it’s playing in. Syracuse’s big men get their first real test, and a Connecticut team that has Top-10 potential is just flat out better.Jesse Dougherty (4-0)Connecticut 68, Syracuse 59Needs more saltAdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse hasn’t seen a team this quick or this talented, and the No. 18 Huskies make the Orange wish it had a few more cupcakes before facing tough opponents. SU has trouble getting inside against UConn and, in turn, Syracuse mostly takes contested 3s. The Orange doesn’t get to eat any pie this Thanksgiving, but it is offered a slice of reality. And it doesn’t taste all that good.Matt Schneidman (4-0)Syracuse 71, Connecticut 66Humble pieA UConn team coming off a convincing win over Michigan gets brought down to earth in an upset. Seven-footer Amidah Brimah and Daniel Hamilton get their share of rebounds down low, but a hot-shooting Syracuse team does enough to stretch the Huskies out and advance to the Battle 4 Atlantis finals courtesy of the deep ball. Commentslast_img read more

Pelkey, Haydon, Brand, Lujan venture to Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -1 Vote up Vote down WHS MOM · 284 weeks ago Good Luck to all Report Reply 0 replies · active 284 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Four Wellington wrestlers will be headed to Salina for the Class 4A State Tournament, starting Friday and Saturday.Andrew Pelkey at 152 pounds, Joey Haydon at 182, Skylar Brand at 220, Miguel Lujan at heavyweight will begin their venture to Salina Bicentennial Center. Fan information on pricing and location can be found here.General admission gates open at 8 a.m. The first round starts at 10 a.m. The second-round championship quarterfinals is at 2 p.m. and the first round consolation and championship semifinals is scheduled for 4 p.m.Session II starts Saturday at 9 a.m. and will run through the evening. Sumner Newscow will have live twitter updates throughout the tournament as long as there are Wellington wrestlers involved. Andrew PelkeyWellington head wrestling coach Mitch McComb said all four boys received favorable draws in the tournament.Pelkey (8-1) will be wrestling a fourth seed from the Hays Regional Nathan Nelson of Chapman (17-16) in round one.“Interesting fact, Andrew never had won a high school tournament until Saturday when he won the regional championship in Pratt,” said Mitch McComb, Wellington head wrestling coach.Pelkey is currently ranked fourth in the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association rankings. Three wrestlers ranked ahead of him: Jon Pratt of Baldwin, Caleb Vikman of Spring Hill, and Seth Strauss of Abilene, all won their regional tournaments.Joey HaydonAt 182, senior Haydon (24-15) will put his regional second seed  to the test against Kaleb Jost of McPherson (25-20). If he can survive there, he could be battling Alex Bejarano of Basehor-Linwood, a fifth-ranked wrestler.Skylar BrandAt 220, Brand (25-6) is wrestling as well as he has all season. If the senior could get out of the first round, he could be seeing a top five wrestlers from Paola, Duncan Watrous of Paola in the second round.At heavyweight, Lujan, at 7-2, will come in as a regional third seed. Based on the regional tournament, all bets are off for this surprising state qualifier. With Lujan this is all gravy.Migel LujanHe meets Sam Cristy (32-11) from Spring Hill. If Lujan survives that, then it will be likely be a battle with Jason Zook of Chapman (12-0) in the second round.All the state tournament brackets can be found here.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more