19 Sep

E. Michigan seeks revenge on Ball State

first_imgSTEPPING UP: Tahjai Teague has put up 14.8 points and nine rebounds to lead the way for the Cardinals. Ishmael El-Amin is also a primary contributor, putting up 14 points per game. The Eagles have been led by Boubacar Toure, who is averaging 10.8 points and 9.1 rebounds.CREATING OFFENSE: Jarron Coleman has made or assisted on 42 percent of all Ball State field goals over the last five games. The sophomore guard has accounted for 25 field goals and 20 assists in those games.SCORING THRESHOLDS: Ball State is 0-8 when opposing teams score 70 or more points. Eastern Michigan is a perfect 8-0 when its offense scores at least 69 points and has averaged 70.7 points per game over its last three.THREAT FROM DISTANCE: Eastern Michigan’s Thomas Binelli has attempted 131 3-pointers and connected on 31.3 percent of them, and is 10 for 26 over his past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Eastern Michigan defense has allowed only 62.1 points per game to opponents, which is the 22nd-lowest figure in the country. The Ball State offense has put up just 69.1 points through 26 games (ranked 218th among Division I 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 February 20, 2020 Associated Press center_img E. Michigan seeks revenge on Ball State Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditEastern Michigan (15-11, 5-8) vs. Ball State (14-12, 7-6)John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana; Saturday, 1 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Eastern Michigan seeks revenge on Ball State after dropping the first matchup in Ypsilanti. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 14, when the Cardinals outshot Eastern Michigan 42.6 percent to 32.1 percent and had five fewer turnovers on their way to a 69-52 victory.last_img read more

22 Dec

KCCA come from behind to overcome Express at Wankulukuku

first_imgAzam Uganda Premier LeagueExpress FC 1-2 KCCA FCMutessa II War Memorial Stadium, WankulukukuTuesday, 01-05-2018The KCCA team that started against Express (pictures by Shaban Lubega)KCCA had to do it the hard way as they overcame a spirited Express side 2-1 at Wankulukuku to move second in the Azam Uganda Premier League.Allan Okello and Jackson Nunda each struck once in the first half to cancel out Ayub Kisalita’s early penalty as KCCA registered only their fouth win away from home this season.The game started slowly but came to life in the 14thminute when Jalili Kisujju ran through on goal but pulled his strike wide of Tom Ikara’s goal.Express IX that started the 2-1 loss against KCCAKCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi was forced into an early substitution as anchorman Isaac kirabira was pulled off in a tactical move after only 17 minutes and was replaced by Paul Mucurezi.The move immediately back fired as the two time league defending champions where soon 1-0 down. Express talisman Micheal Birungi sent in a cross from the right into the penalty area and Jalili fell to the ground under pressure from Filbert Obenchan and the referee pointed to the spot.Former SC Villa defender turn midfielder Ayub Kisalita stepped up and sent Ikara the wrong way to put the home side into the lead, much to the jubilations of the Express faithful.Allan Okello restored purity for the away side on 31 minutes when he poked home a loose ball after Express goalkeeper Godwin Bule had saved from a Timothy Awanyi header.The first card of the game came two minutes later when Obenchan fouled Jalil and was shown yellow.A couple of minutes to half time, Lawrence Bukenya played Jackson Nunda through on goal and the tall silky midfielder slotted in expertly one on one with Bule. The referee allowed the goal to stand despite protest by the home fans who were claiming offside.Before the ball was put into the center circle, the livid fans started throwing stones both to the linesman and some KCCA fans and play was halted for 10 minutes until order was restored.The referee with some Express players after the Express fans started throwing stones to the linesmanOn 55 minutes, first half substitute Mucurezi should have made it 3-1 to KCCA but he failed to control his run after rounding Bule and Express captain Hitmana came to the rescue of the Red Eagles and cleared for a throw in.Three minutes later, Julius Poloto sent in a delicious cross from the right and it was met by Okello who was unmarked in the penalty area but his weak header went off target.Nunda had a chance to improve his day’s tally to two on the hour mark but his long range strike went off target with Bule clearly beaten.Express’s second half substitute Alfred Leku robbed Awanyi of the ball deep into KCCA’s half but his cross sailed across goal with no one to poke it home.With six minutes of normal time to play, Derrick Nsibambi who came on for Okello on 76 minutes, raced through on goal but could not finish as he was closed down by Bule and the striker’s effort bounced off the keeper’s chest.Express had one final chance to level the game but Leku could not connect with a cross from the left, leaving Ikara to bravely punch the ball out of touch for a corner.At the sound of the final whitsle, angry Express fans throw stones and other objects to KCCA FC players as they went to the dressing rooms and the riot Police had to fire bullets and tear gas to restore order.The win for KCCA means that they move to second on the table with 51 points from 26 games, four behind leaders Vipers who defeated Proline 3-1 on the same day at Lugogo.For Express, they remained third from bottom with 26 points from as many games with only four games to play.Other games played today:Bright Stars 0-0 UPDF FCProline 1-3 Vipers SCPolice 1-0 SoanaBul FC 2-0 MaroonsWednesday’s fixtures:SC Villa vs Kirinya JSSMasavu vs Mbarara CityOnduparaka vs URA FCComments Tags: allan okelloAzam UPLExpress FCjackson nundaKCCA FCMike Mutebilast_img read more