Utah Men’s Basketball Hosts Oregon State Thursday

first_img Tags: Oregon State Men’s Basketball/Utah Men’s Basketball Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Thursday, Utah men’s basketball (9-3) hosts Oregon State (10-2) as the Utes and Beavers commence their Pac-12 slate against each other at the Huntsman Center.In his 9th season at the helm of the Utes’ program, Larry Krystkowiak (164-114, .590; 206-134, .606)  has led Utah to wins over Kentucky, Minnesota and BYU. These stellar wins promise to bolster the Utes’ NCAA Tournament resume provided they have a successful conference season as well.Utah scores 79.3 points per game, which ranks them 45th nationally in scoring offense.Rising star, sophomore forward Timmy Allen (21 points, 7.4 rebounds per game) leads the Utes in both scoring and rebounding on the season.Sophomore guard Both Gach (11.6 points, 3.7 rebounds per game) and freshman guard Rylan Jones (11.1 points per game, team bests in assists [55] and steals [13]) each score in double figures this season on-average for the Utes as well.Freshman center Branden Carlson leads the Utes with 9 blocked shots on the season.Utah surrenders 69.3 points per game. This ranks the Utes 193rd nationally in scoring defense.The Beavers are coached by Wayne Tinkle, who is 85-85 (.500) in his sixth season at the helm of the program at Corvallis, Ore. He is 243-176 (.580) as a collegiate head coach. Incidentally, both Tinkle and Krystkowiak commenced their collegiate head coaching careers at Montana after starring for the Grizzlies on the hardwood.The Beavers score 78.4 points per game, which ranks them 54th nationally in scoring offense.Oregon State is led by senior forward Tres Tinkle (20.4 points, 7.3 rebounds per game, a team-best 24 steals) who, like Allen, leads his squad in both scoring and rebounds.Junior guard Ethan Thompson (15.8 points, 4.7 rebounds per game, a team-best 56 assists) and senior forward Kylor Kelley (11.7 points, 4.6 rebounds per game, a team-best 52 blocked shots [2nd nationally]) also score in double figures on-average for Oregon State. Kelley also ranks second nationally in blocked shots per game (4.33 blocks per game).By virtue of Kelley’s heroics, the Beavers are tied for 14th nationally in blocked shots (77) with Auburn.Oregon State surrenders 65.3 points per game which ranks the Beavers 102nd nationally in scoring defense.The Utes lead the Beavers 18-13 all-time including a 13-2 mark at Salt Lake City in the series. Krystkowiak is 6-6 all-time against Oregon State. December 31, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Basketball Hosts Oregon State Thursdaylast_img read more


COVID-19: Everton using Zoom to keep tabs on Iwobi, others

first_imgEverton are using Zoom and Skype to keep Super Eagles ace Alex Iwobi and teammates busy as well as recuperating players. The likes of Morgan Schneiderlin after his recent  knee surgeon is scheduled to have a date on the video conferencing application next week.Advertisement Read Also: Ighalo deserves new Man United deal – Arsenal legendDonachie also revealed that using Zoom and Skype is helping Everton to keep their players competitive – by mainly using stationary bikes – despite the lack of football.He added: ‘It isn’t always possible because of logistics. I have a group of four, for example, and two of them don’t have bike, so we can’t do the bike session together.‘But we have a weekly log of their sessions and that has introduced an element of competition because some of them want to do more sessions than anyone else – and see that recorded.’FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 It is part of Everton’s plan to help every injured player on their road to recovery while also adhering to the government’s social distancing guidelines.Everton are currently without Schneiderlin, Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Cenk Tosun.Speaking to the Guardian, Everton’s director of medical services, Danny Donachie, said: ‘The two most challenging situations are with Morgan and Cenk.‘They are not able to do any weight-bearing exercise. Most of what we’d have done with them would be hands-on, and that’s not possible.‘We are doing regular Skype sessions with them but what we can do practically is very limited. Morgan is due to see the surgeon on Monday next week and we will do that via Zoom.‘From then he can probably do more exercise, so I will be doing one-to-one videos with him every day.’ Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’Gorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy AboutWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithMacaulay Culkin’s Own Version Of The New ‘Home Alone’10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Nowlast_img read more