BYU Men’s Basketball Hosts Nevada Tuesday

first_img Written by Tags: BYU Basketball/Nevada basketball December 9, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Hosts Nevada Tuesday Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Tuesday, BYU (7-4) hosts Nevada (7-3, 1-0 in Mountain West play) as they complete their series against both Division I programs from the Silver State at the Marriott Center.The Cougars routed UNLV 83-50 at Vivint Smart Home Arena last Saturday afternoon in a neutral site game.New head coach Mark Pope (7-4, .636 at BYU; 84-60, .583 as a collegiate head coach) continues to set a winning tone with the program.The Cougars currently average 77.7 points per game, ranking them 79th nationally in scoring offense.Senior forward Yoeli Childs (21 points, 10.5 rebounds per game) has been a shot in the arm for the Cougars in returning from an NCAA-mandated 9-game suspension last week.Senior guard Jake Toolson (15.3 points, 4.9 rebounds per game, a team-best 4 blocked shots) and fellow senior back-court mate TJ Haws (12.6 points per game, a team-best 47 assists) also bolster Childs in the Cougars’ on-court performance.Junior guard Alex Barcello (10.6 points per game, a team-best 12 steals) also scores in double figures on average for the Cougars.BYU surrenders 69.6 points per contest, ranking the Cougars 192nd nationally in scoring defense.Nevada is coached by Steve Alford who is 7-3 (.700) in his first season at Reno, Nev. Alford is 516-272 (.655) as a college basketball coach having previously coached at Missouri State (1995-1999), Iowa (1999-2007), New Mexico (2007-2013) and UCLA (2013-2019).The Wolf Pack scores 79.6 points per game, ranking Nevada 51st nationally in scoring offense.Senior guard Jazz Johnson (18.3 points, 3.6 rebounds per game), junior guard Jalen Harris (17.8 points, a team-best 6.7 rebounds per game), senior guard Lindsey Drew (13.4 points, 6.1 rebounds per game, team bests in assists (44) and steals (13) and senior guard Nisre Zouzoua (10.7 points per game) all score in double figure on average for the Wolf Pack. Drew is also tied for the team lead in blocked shots (7) with senior forward Johncarlos Reyes.Nevada surrenders 71.9 points per game, ranking the Wolf Pack 250th nationally in scoring defense.The Cougars lead the all-time series against the Wolf Pack 13-7.last_img read more

The Allman Betts Band Launch World Tour At Brooklyn Bowl [Pro-Shot Video/Photo]

first_imgLoad remaining images “Welcome to the first-ever live show of the Allman Betts Band,” Devon Allman told the eager audience at Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday night. Fans didn’t know what to expect: were Devon, son of Gregg, and Duane Betts, son of Dickey Betts, teaming up to cover their fathers’ classic tunes or to break new ground? It turned out to be some of both, and the overwhelming conclusion was these guys are for real on both fronts.The band’s lineage extends beyond the two front men to include Berry Oakley, Jr., son of the Allman Brothers Band’s original bassist. All three have been playing for years on their own and with various acts on the jamband scene. Last year, Duane, taking time off from Dawes, regularly sat in with The Devon Allman Project.In addition to a major tour with dates booked through the end of the year, the Allman Betts Band has recorded an album, Down to the River, scheduled for June release. Chuck Leavell and Peter Levin appeared on the album, but veteran jambander John Ginty is handling keyboards on tour. Guitarist John Stachela is a welcome addition, a slide guitar superstar who’s among the very best. With such depth of talent on stage, the band quickly found its footing with original material to open the show.No one was clamoring for “Whipping Post,” but the first of the Allman classics, “Blue Sky,” received a rousing welcome. Devon took to acoustic guitar for “Multi-Colored Lady” as a tribute to his parents. “I lost both my mother and father in the past two years,” he said. “This is the song my Dad wrote for my mother.”Among the many highlights were a soulful take on “Seven Turns” and an energetic cover of “Purple Rain,” with songstress Jessica Lynn joining the band. The set closed with an extended version of “Dreams” before the band returned for encores that included “Good Ol’ Days” from the new album and Berry Oakley, Jr. taking the mic on a lively “Shakedown Street.”We would be remiss if we didn’t offer a shoutout to The Mallet Brothers, the pride of Maine, for a terrific opening set that not only got the crowd primed but had music fans visiting the band’s merch table to learn more. Check out the Allman Betts Band’s website for upcoming shows in your area. Their first show was way beyond our expectations, and things are just getting started.The Allman Betts Band – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY – 3/27/19[Video: Relix]Allman Betts Band | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 3/27/19 |Photos: Lou Montesano Photo: Lou Montesanolast_img read more

Schwarz finds offensive abilities in Syracuse win over Robert Morris

first_imgSyracuse’s ice hockey players have an internal award they call “hard-hat” and they give out to each other following each game. The hat is passed to the hardest working player on any given night.Akane Hosoyamada had received the award after Friday night’s 2-1 win and decided to pass on the accolade to Heather Schwarz on Saturday.“I had the hard-hat last night and I gave it to her today because of her hard work and effort. She drives the net and she’s a hard worker,” Hosoyamada said. “… I think she was just moving her feet, she worked hard, and got to loose pucks.”Schwarz had one goal on three shots and one assist as Syracuse (8-13-9, 6-5-5 College Hockey America) beat Robert Morris (9-17-3, 6-8-2) 3-1 in Tennity Ice Pavilion. The goal marked the sophomore forward’s third of the season, matching her season total from last year.“What I like aside from that she was Johnny on the spot to score that goal,” Flanagan said, “was that she had her feet moving.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe game’s scoring started off as Schwartz picked up a rebound off a shot from Eleanor Haines, spun and let off a backhand shot. Forward Laurence Porlier was there for the second rebound and put the Orange ahead 1-0 six minutes into the second period.Then with seven minutes gone in the third period, Stephanie Grossi skated down the left wing and shot from the left circle. After missing its target, the shot ricocheted for a long rebound down the middle of the ice and Emily Costales found the puck and tried to score. Again, the shot missed and Schwarz found the puck toward the right of the net and snuck it past Robert Morris’s goalie Jessica Dodds.“It’s kind of like expected to be the best toward the end of the season,” Schwarz said, “but I just feel like these past few games I’ve had a different mindset and it’s shown on the ice.”Schwarz had the chance to add to her total in the third period. From about five feet directly in front of the goal, she fired a shot that failed to find the back of the net.Instead of giving up, she skated quickly toward the boards, stole the puck from the Robert Morris defender who had corralled the rebound, cut into the net and ripped off another shot that missed its mark.Flanagan said that it’s been hard for Schwarz to get anything going without moving her feet and staying active on the ice. Her speed helped her separate from other skaters, he said.The goals from Schwarz and the goal from Julie Knerr on Friday night have given Flanagan hope that he might see offensive production from players other than Melissa Piacentini, Alysha Burriss, Grossi and Jessica Sibley who account for 39 of the team’s 58 goals.And with just four games remaining on the regular season schedule, Schwarz is developing as another offensive weapon.“I thought she did a real good job tonight,” Flanagan said. “This was one of her better games for sure.” Comments Published on February 7, 2015 at 9:30 pm Contact Liam: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more