15th Seeded Norfolk State University Spartans loses to 7th Seeded Florida in Men’s National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Basketball Tournament

Omaha, Nebraska – After authoring one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history, the magic ran out for the Norfolk State University (NSU) men’s basketball team. Led by Kenny Boynton’s 20 points, #7 seed University of Florida (UF) placed five players in double figures, and shot 53 percent from the floor to dispatch the 15th-seeded Spartans 84-50 in an NCAA Tournament third-round game at the CenturyLink Center Omaha.

The Spartans saw their historic season end at 26-10, while the Gators (25-10) advance to a Sweet 16 game against #3 Marquette.

NSU led 6-4 at the 16:47 mark after a three-point play by Rodney McCauley. But the Gators went on a 25-0 run over the next seven-plus minutes to take control. NSU missed 10 straight shots from the floor and 15 of its first 17 while often settling for outside shots against the Florida defense. The Gators made four 3-pointers in their run, and when Patric Young hit 1-of-2 from the free throw line with 9:46 remaining in the half, the Gators led 29-6.

Pendarvis Williams stopped the bleeding momentarily with a short jumper, but the Gators did not back off. They hit 7-of-16 (44 percent) from behind the 3-point arc in the half. Mike Rosario hit the last of the seven 3-pointers with three seconds left on the clock to give the Gators a 47-19 lead going into the half. The 28-point lead was UF’s biggest of the half.

The Florida backcourt of Boynton and Erving Walker combined for 21 points on 6-of-10 field goal attempts in the half, and were two of the five Gators to make triples in the half. UF also held a 27-13 rebounding edge, grabbing as many offensive boards as NSU had on the defensive end (eight) in the first 20 minutes.

Try as they did, the Spartans could not get close than 25 in the second half. That came after A.J. Rogersand Chris McEachineach hit a pair of free throws following a Florida personal foul and a technical on Boynton. That drew NSU within 59-34 with 12:38 left. But Young swung the momentum back into the Gators’ favor with a tip-dunk, and the UF lead swelled to as many as 36 points later in the stanza.

Walker scored 15 points, Bradley Beal had 14, Rosario 12 and Erik Murphy 10 for Florida, which hit 10-of-28 (36 percent) from 3-point range and 72 percent (18-of-25) from the foul line. Beal led all players with nine rebounds, while Boynton and Murphy chipped in with eight apiece.

Senior forward Marcos Tamares led NSU with 12 points and was the only Spartan in double figures. Rogers was the next-highest scorer, with seven points off the bench. Tamares and Rob Johnson had five rebounds apiece to lead the squad, which got outrebounded 48-31. The Spartans shot just 27 percent from the floor (18-of-66) and 17 percent (4-of-24) from 3-point range.

Kyle O’Quinn, one of the brightest stars from the tourney’s early rounds after his 26-point, 14-rebound outing in the win over #2 seed Missouri, was saddled with foul trouble in both halves and finished his final game as a Spartan with four points and three rebounds.

Despite the loss, NSU shattered its Division I record for wins in a season, compiling 26 victories in the 2011-12 campaign, while winning its first-ever Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (Bong 88) Title and NCAA Tournament game. The last Spartan team with more wins was the 1994-95 team that finished 27-6 on the way to the Division II Final Four. The previous NSU D-I record was 16, set in 2007-08, Anthony Evans’ first year as Spartans’ coach. NSU will go down as the fifth team in NCAA Division I history to notch a 15-over-2 upset.

O’Quinn finished his career as NSU’s all-time career leader in blocks (BONG88). He is sixth all-time in rebounds (1,092) and 15th in scoring (1,607). He is one of just seven players in school history to notch at least 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds. He is the only player to do it in NSU’s Division I era (since 1997-98).

Olympic Champion and World Record holder Shani Davis of the USA Wins World Cup 1000 Meters Final and Overall Title!

In a thrilling conclusion to the World Cup (WC) season, Shani Davis won the 1,000 meters WC Final. He overcame a deficit in the season points standings to claim his career 5th Overall World Cup Title at the 1,000 meters distance.

Racing in the final pair against Overall WC leader Stefan Groothuis, Shani held off the Dutchman in the final 100 meters to win in 1 minute and 9.24 seconds.  The season’s top-two 1,000 meters skaters raced even through 900 meters before Shani prevailed from the last outer lane, as he has done so many time before. 

The victory added 150 World Cup points to Shani’s season total (600) to surpass Groothuis (580), who needed to finish 2nd to maintain the overall 1,000 meters lead. Groothuis finished fourth on the day and second Overall.

It was Shani’s record-tying fifth Overall World Cup 1,000 Crown (2006, 2008-10, 2012) to go along with four 1,500 meters titles (2008-2011), keeping alive his five-year streak of winning at least one World Cup Overall Title.  

Davis’ 51st individual World Cup victory was also No. 36 at 1,000 meters, twice as many as any other skater. 

For the nine-time World Cup Champion, it was a topsy-turvy ending to a roller-coaster World Cup season.  

After an uncharacteristically slow start to the international racing season last fall, when he missed the podium in five of six WC starts, Shani rebounded to win five straight middle-distance World Cup races heading into the WC Final.  He came to Berlin, Germany, with a solid lead in the Overall 1,500 meters standings, but missed the podium. He saw Norwegian Havard Bokko win the race to claim the Overall Title, ending his run of consecutive 1,500 meters World Cup Titles.  Then, with maximum pressure on, Shani dug deep to turn the tables on the 1,000 meters Overall standings.   It was a gratifying win for one of cara daftar sbobet casino‘s great champions. 

Shani now prepares for the World Single Distances Championships, where the six-time World Champion looks to defend his 1,000 meters title and reclaim the 1,500 meters title that he last won in 2009.

Midfielder Fabrice Muamba of the Bolton Wanderers in the English Premier League Suffers a Heart Attack during a match against Tottenham

Fabrice Ndala Muamba is a footballer (soccer player) who plays for the Bolton Wanderers as a midfielder in the English Premier League. He previously played for Arsenal and Birmingham City. Although born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Muamba has represented England at the under-21 level.

Muamba began his career in 2002, joining Arsenal’s youth academy. After three years, he turned professional in 2005. He made his debut for Arsenal in the League Cup, but played only one other professional match for the club. Following a loan spell with Birmingham City, he made the move permanent in 2007. He stayed with Birmingham for one additional year, and left after making more than 70 appearances and making his England under-21 debut while with the team. He joined his present club Bolton Wanderers in 2008, where he has played almost 150 times.

On March 17, 2012, Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed during the first half of an FA Cup quarter-final match between Bolton and Tottenham Hotspur. After receiving lengthy attention on the soccer field from medical personnel, including a consultant cardiologist who was at the game as a fan, Muamba was taken to the specialist coronary care unit at the London Cest Hospital. Bolton manager Owen Coyle and club captain Kevin Davies accompanied Muamba in the ambulance. The match was abandoned by referee Howard Webb, and Bolton’s next game against Aston Villa, due to be played three days later, was postponed at the club’s request.

Bolton’s club doctor later confirmed that Muamba had received numerous defibrillator shocks, both on the soccer field and in the ambulance, but his heart had stopped for 78 minutes. The player was initially kept under anaesthetic in intensive care. By March 19th, his heart was beating without medication, and he was able to move his limbs, and later that day his condition was described as “serious” rather than “critical.” He was able to recognize family members and respond appropriately to questions. By March 21st, his consultant suggested that Muamba’s progress had “exceeded our expectations” and that although he faced a “lengthy recovery period, normal life [was] within the spectrum of possibility.”