The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (22-9, 14-6 Big Ten) overcame a late rally by The Ohio State Buckeyes (18-13, 8-12) and won its season finale 73–67 in another nail-biting affair Sunday afternoon.The Badgers held a 23-point lead at the 16:00 mark in the second half before allowing the Buckeyes to climb their way back into the game. The game then went into overtime, where Wisconsin was able to run away with a victory.In a low scoring first half, the Badgers led 26–16 behind a 7-0 run late in the half. Wisconsin was led in the first half by senior Khalil Iverson, who scored 10 points to go along with seven rebounds. Wisconsin’s defense also held the Buckeyes to just 6-for-29 shooting in the first half, continuing their strong defensive performance from their last game against Iowa.Wisconsin came out of the break on fire, outscoring Ohio State 18-5 in the first four minutes behind three consecutive three-pointers. The run left Wisconsin in front 44–21 before Ohio State began crawling its way back into the game.Men’s basketball: Brevin Pritzl may be Wisconsin’s secret weapon this postseasonBrevin Pritzl was born and raised here in Wisconsin. Playing basketball at De Pere High School — just outside of Read…Ohio State went on an 8-2 run of their own, only to provide two more runs late in the second half, eventually outscoring Wisconsin 24-5 in the final seven minutes.The Buckeyes put themselves into position to hold the ball for the last shot in regulation. Senior C.J. Jackson airballed a three on a wide-open opportunity, sending the game to overtime tied at 63.In overtime, Wisconsin was able to get ahead quickly behind two layups from Iverson, giving them a 67–64 lead. They held on with late free throws from sophomores Brad Davison and D’Mitrik Trice.Wisconsin was led by double-doubles from seniors Ethan Happ and Iverson. Happ had 16 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists, while Iverson had 22 points and 14 rebounds — his second consecutive double-double — on 10 of 14 shooting. Ethan Happ tied a school record for most double-doubles in a season with 21.The Buckeyes were led by C.J. Jackson, who had 22 points, five rebounds and five assists.Men’s basketball: Badgers seek to earn double bye in Big Ten TournamentWith just two regular season games remaining, and given the bounce-back success of Head Coach Greg Gard’s 2018-19 unit, the Read…Ohio State finishes eighth in the Big Ten and will take on ninth-seeded Indiana Thursday afternoon in the Big Ten Tournament, which begins Wednesday from the United Center in Chicago. Wisconsin ends the regular season as the fourth seed in the Big Ten and earned a double-bye in the Tournament with Sunday’s win.Wisconsin will play Friday’s Quarterfinal round against either fifth-seeded Maryland or the winner of the Rutgers-Nebraska game. The game is set to tip-off 25 minutes following the conclusion of the Michigan State vs Indiana-Ohio State game.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Charlotte de Vries fiddled with the ball and prepared to shoot, but nearly lost it. As multiple California defenders swarmed the SU freshman in the early moments of the second overtime, de Vries turned her back toward the cage. Other SU players cut toward the play, but de Vries pivoted one final time and smacked a shot at Bears goalie Cato Knipping.Everyone on the Syracuse sideline raised their arms in unison. SU players further down the field stormed Cal’s net. Moments after de Vries’ eighth shot of the game hit the back of the cage, the Orange formed a huddle outside the striking circle with another extra-time win secured.For nearly a quarter, SU wasn’t in position to have an overtime winner. By the time 15 minutes ticked off the game clock, the Bears already had a two-goal lead and six penalty corner chances. But a comeback manufactured by the Orange (8-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) over the next two periods allowed them to escape with a 4-3 double-overtime win over Cal (3-7, 0-1 Pacific 12) to open up their two-game West coast road trip.After knocking off No. 2 Duke last Friday, the Orange jumped five spots in the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll. de Vries’ double-overtime goal completed Claire Cooke’s game-tying one to provide all the scoring the Orange needed.Yet behind that upset win was a statline reading 28 shots for the Blue Devils, and only 11 for the Orange. For a large portion of the game, Duke peppered SU goalie Sarah Sinck with shots and forced the freshman to dive from post-to-post in the cage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“The bigger picture is you gave up 28 shots,” head coach Ange Bradley said after Wednesday’s practice. “That says kind of a lot about your line, and we’ve got to get better.”Friday’s game against Cal started awfully similar, if not worse. The Bears scored on their first shot of the game, when Megan Rodgers knocked the ball past Sinck just 28 seconds in. Four minutes later, their lead doubled. Lindsay Mathison corralled a pass off a penalty corner, and thrust a ball past Sinck’s outstretched right leg. SU rarely held possession during the opening minutes, and outlet passes were reversed by Cal, pinning the Orange once again.But then Syracuse started to chip away. In the final minute of the first quarter, de Vries poked in a shot in off a steal for her first goal. Sarah Luby tallied her first of the season less than a minute into the third quarter. SU started to challenge the Bears for possessions and established offensive attacks consistently in the middle quarters, aspects that lacked in the first.With two minutes left in the third, SJ Quigley trotted to the end line and knocked the ball to the insertion hash. California players fitted masks on their heads while Quigley stilled the ball with her stick, and Syracuse broke its penalty corner huddle to await the pass.de Vries received the ball on the right side of the cage and bounced the ball into the back of the net. She flung her arms up in celebration, and, on the sideline, Bradley and associate head coach Allan Law clapped along. The goal gave the Orange their first lead of the game, officially countering the damage that a poor first quarter inflicted.The lead held up for only eight minutes, however. Redshirt senior Katrina Carter’s tally in the fourth tied the game again, and that deadlock continued into extra time. With time winding down in the first overtime, sophomore Laura Graziosi led an attack with numbers, and directed a streaking Quigley toward the cage. But Quigley’s shot was saved by Knipping, and her rebound attempt sailed wide.But none of that mattered when de Vries backed herself into the shooting circle and set up her reverse hit — the freshman’s “signature” shot, high school coach Megan Smyth called it. The early deficit. The lack of possession in the first quarter. The late goal by the Bears in the fourth.de Vries knocked in her ACC-leading sixth game-winning goal of the season and ensured the Orange entered Saturday’s matchup against No. 16 Stanford (6-5, 1-0 Pacific 12) with a win. Like she had so many other times this season, SU’s offensive focal point again carried the Orange when they needed it most. Comments Published on October 4, 2019 at 9:39 pm Contact Andrew: firstname.lastname@example.org | @CraneAndrew read more
Here he comes: Cristiano was cheered on as he made his way onto the street, where confetti reigned down as he was presented with his birthday present Ronaldo is believed to own as many as 20 cars, among the one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire – reportedly the most expensive car ever built.Reports suggest Ronaldo spent €11million (£9.49million) on the unique Bugatti which was first presented to the world at the Geneva Motor Show 2019.The French luxury company built only one of the prototype supercar and it is a tribute to the 110th anniversary of the founding of the company. Main man: Fans gathered to take pictures of the sporting icon as he prepared to pull away Pleased: Georgina (L) looked delighted as she watched a stunned Ronaldo accept his 35th birthday gift My ride: Ronaldo poses alongside his Ferrari F12 Tour De France, another rare model which the footballer owns Maiden voyage: Ronaldo climbed behind the wheel of his new car for the first time Say it with flowers: The footballer was also lavished with an extravagant floral bouquetRonaldo, who has been dating Georgina since 2016, previously revealed plans to marry the brunette, a move he claimed would be his mother Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro’s dream.Speaking to Piers Morgan during an interview with ITV, he said: ‘She helped me so much. Of course I’m in love with her. We’ll be (married) one day, for sure. It’s my mum’s dream as well.‘So, one day. Why not? It’s great. She’s my friend. We have conversations. I open the heart for her and she opens the heart for me.’ Source: Dailymail Ronaldo’s birthday comes after Georgina referred to him as her ‘husband’ in a gushing post celebrating her 26th birthday on January 27.Sharing a snapshot of herself and Ronaldo posing with their children, Georgina wrote: ‘Happy 26 for me, very happy. I can’t ask life more. Just a lot of health for my family and me and to always enjoy them.‘Thank you all for your congratulations, flowers and therefore love. And Thank you to my husband for giving me the best of life, our children. I love you.’In Spanish, ‘marido’ is often used to describe a common law husband, while ‘esposo’ is more commonly employed as a description for a legally wed male.Speculation was rife that Ronaldo had quietly exchanged vows with the former Gucci shop assistant, following a report from Novella 2000 magazine in Italy.But sources close to the Portugal captain have denied the rumours, branding all talk of the purported late August ceremony ‘fake news’. Good times: Earlier that night Ronaldo was joined by Georgina and Cristiano, Jr for a slap-up birthday meal in Turin Wow: The 888 horsepower vehicle can sell for as much as £600,000 in the United Kingdom The car is a modern interpretation of the mythical and legendary Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic, four of which were built between 1936 and 1938.His collection also reportedly includes a Mercedes C Class Sport Coupe, a Rolls-Royce Phantom, a Ujn Ferrari 599 GTO, a Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, an Aston Martin DB9, a McLaren MP4 12C and a Bentley Continental GTC Speed.Speaking to Piers Morgan in 2019, the footballer admitted he owned ‘two of everything’ – including two Bugatti’s, two Ferrari’s, two McLaren’s and two Rolls Royce’s. Cristiano Ronaldo was left stunned on Wednesday evening as girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez lavished him with a luxury car for his 35th birthday.The Juventus striker appeared to be lost for words after being surprised with a brand new Mercedes Benz BRABUS following a dinner date at Turin’s Ristorante Casa Fiore.Confetti reigned down on an unsuspecting Ronaldo as he made his way onto the street, where the 888 horsepower vehicle – which can sell for as much as £600,000 [or $875,000] – had been adorned with a large red bow.Capturing the moment in a short Instagram video, Georgina, 26, looked on as Portuguese footballer greeted waiting friends and fans, among them his nine-year-old son Cristiano, Jr – the oldest of his four children.Captioning the video in her native Spanish, she wrote: ‘Congratulations to the man of my life! What a desire to transport our love in your gift.’Widely considered to be one of the best off-road vehicles on the market, the lavish gift can reach speeds of up to 62-miles an hour in just 3.8 seconds. Stunning: Ronaldo is believed to own as many as 20 cars, among the one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire – reportedly the most expensive car ever built (pictured) The high life: The footballer is known to have a taste for expensive cars, pictured here sitting in what appears to be a Rolls Royce Phantom Thank you: Ronaldo embraced Georgina as he admired the Mercedes during their outing in Turin In good comp[any: The footballer was also joined by son Cristiano, Jr, the oldest of his four children All mine: The footballer stands in the driveway of his home alongside a Lamborghini Aventador, just one of the cars in his collection It’s all yours: The revered footballer was showered with affection outside Ristorante Casa Fiore Extravagant: The Juventus striker was surprised with a brand new Mercedes Benz BRABUS following a dinner date at Turin’s Ristorante Casa Fiore Tags: Cristiano Ronaldo read more