Bradley meets Valpo in MVC finals

first_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditValparaiso (19-15, 12-9) vs. Bradley (22-11, 13-7)Missouri Valley Conference Tourney Championship, Enterprise Center, St. Louis; Sunday, 1:05 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Valparaiso is set to face off against Bradley in the Championship of the MVC tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played on Feb. 22, when the Crusaders outshot Bradley from the field 55.6 percent to 43.5 percent and hit eight more 3-pointers en route to a 12-point victory. March 8, 2020 Bradley meets Valpo in MVC finalscenter_img ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE: Senior leadership has been on display for both of these teams. Darrell Brown, Nate Kennell and Koch Bar have combined to score 47 percent of Bradley’s points this season and 52 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Valparaiso, Javon Freeman-Liberty, John Kiser and Ryan Fazekas have combined to score 40 percent of the team’s points this season.CREATING OFFENSE: Brown has made or assisted on 51 percent of all Bradley field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 21 field goals and 17 assists in those games.SCORING THRESHOLDS: Valparaiso is 6-0 when it limits opponents to 62 or fewer points, and 13-15 when opposing teams exceed 62 points. Bradley is 11-0 when holding opponents to 60 points or fewer, and 11-11 whenever teams score more than 60 on the Braves.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Braves are 11-0 when they hold opposing teams to 60 points or fewer and 11-11 when opponents exceed 60 points. The Crusaders are 6-0 when they hold opponents to 62 points or fewer and 13-15 whenever opponents exceed 62 points.DID YOU KNOW: The stout Bradley defense has held opposing offenses to a field goal percentage of 39.4 percent, the 21st-lowest mark in Division I. Valparaiso has allowed opponents to shoot 45.4 percent through 34 games (ranking the Crusaders 296th).last_img read more

Women of Troy record third place finish

first_imgThe USC women’s swim team entered the 2011 NCAA women’s swimming and diving national championships with the same goal it had all season: placing in the top five.Cream of the crop · Junior Katinka Hosszu earned 2011 NCAA Swimmer of the Meet honors Sunday, leading the Women of Troy with wins in the 200- and 400-yard intermediate medley and the 200-yard fly. – Daily Trojan file photo The Women of Troy fared much better, however, and placed third Sunday in Austin, Texas. California took first place with 424 points, Georgia second with 394.5 and USC finished third with 351.This was USC’s best performance at the NCAA competition since 2003. Not only did No. 6 USC swimmers finish off their season with the third-place victory, but junior Katinka Hosszu walked away with Swimmer of the Meet honors.“You always get bumps in the road,” said USC coach Dave Salo. “But the women didn’t get too rattled and it was a tremendous effort. They got caught up in the excitement and didn’t worry about times; they just got out and raced really hard.”The Women of Troy began competition at the NCAAs on Thursday, finishing in second place after the first day of events.Georgia proved to be a strong competitor from the start, leading the field after day one. By the second day, however, the Golden Bears took the lead and the Women of Troy fell to third place, where they would remain for the rest of the competition.“We were still under everybody’s radar [the first day], they didn’t really know how we were going to do,” Salo said. “We had a really good morning and from that point on, we were just meeting our goals.”Although they started strong, the Women of Troy did not put all their focus on that initial ranking.“We knew that there were two long days of competition left, so we didn’t want to get caught up in the point game,” said senior co-captain Presley Bard. “We wanted to focus on our performances, and knew that those would take care of the points.”Named Swimmer of the Meet, Hosszu also became the second USC swimmer on the team to win three NCAA titles in the same year. With titles in the 200- and 400-yard individual medley as well as the 200-yard fly, she helped lead the team to the podium at NCAAs.Another notable USC swimmer at the meet was senior co-captain Lyndsay DePaul. She finished off her college swimming career as a three-time finalist at the competition, and also earned individual All-American honors for the third time.The Women of Troy now have their eyes set on next year’s goals, despite the looming departure of key seniors.“No team is ever the same, every year is a different team,” Bard said. “I think that the team [next year] will be good. I think Lyndsay and I did a good job preparing them. Because we have people like Kasey [Carlson] and Katinka [Hosszu] on the team, it will be fine without Lyndsay and I.”Under the radar all season, the Women of Troy made a strong statement to bring their 2010-11 season to a close.USC hopes its strong finish is a sign of things to come.“A lot of programs have not really considered our team to be significant,” Salo said. “This year we finally turned that corner. We are back where we belong, a top five program.”last_img read more

Ninca90 secures back to back World Tipster titles

first_img Submit Share Share Better Collective Spotlight: How is driving engagement through YouTube July 30, 2020 StumbleUpon Stats Perform extends NBL data and streaming deal July 13, 2020 Related Articles Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Nemanja Dojcinovic, also known by his community name of Ninca90, has been named World Tipster Champion 2017 by defending champion made a total of 7,123 tips and secured a total unit profit of 5,268, with 54.3% of his winning tips coming from Basketball, followed by football (31.9%), handball (6.4%), tennis (5.3%) and ice hockey (2.1%).Dojcinovic secured a €10,000 cheque and a trip to Copenhagen, home of Better Collective, the team behind, where he was included in a session with a team of specialists aimed at improving the social tipping site.Gavin Moore, Head of Traffic and Brand at Better Collective, said: “It’s remarkable that Nemanja has won it for the second year running, it goes to show he’s certainly one to follow and his consistency is just remarkable. “It was great to have him over to Copenhagen to show him the sights and meet the team. His own feedback about the site was a real eye-opener from a tipster’s point of view and will go a long way to helping us improve the product. “Can he do it for a third year running? You certainly wouldn’t bet against him!”With prize money up for grabs for the tipster who has the highest yield, it is hoped that users can feel safe that the tips being posted are for the aim of being the best on the site.last_img read more