Atwood, Lamar host Central Ark.

first_img February 4, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCentral Arkansas (7-15, 6-5) vs. Lamar (11-11, 5-6)Montagne Center, Beaumont, Texas; Wednesday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Rylan Bergersen and Central Arkansas will face T.J. Atwood and Lamar. The junior Bergersen is averaging 16.4 points over the last five games. Atwood, a senior, has scored 22 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 14.6 over his last five games. ___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 Atwood, Lamar host Central Ark.center_img Associated Press STEPPING UP: Atwood is averaging 15.8 points and 6.7 rebounds to lead the way for the Cardinals. Davion Buster has complemented Atwood and is accounting for 15.1 points and two steals per game. The Bears are led by Bergersen, who is averaging 15 points and 4.9 rebounds.TAKE IT UP A NOTCH: The Bears have scored 81.5 points per game and allowed 78.4 points per game in conference play thus far. Those are both solid improvements over the 68.8 points scored and 94.8 points given up per game to non-conference foes.BRILLIANT BERGERSEN: Bergersen has connected on 22.5 percent of the 111 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 10 of 25 over his last five games. He’s also converted 68 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Lamar is 0-9 this year when it scores 62 points or fewer and 11-2 when it scores at least 63.STREAK STATS: Lamar has lost its last four home games, scoring an average of 62.8 points while giving up 71.3.DID YOU KNOW: The Lamar defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 24.9 percent of all possessions, which is the 13th-highest rate in the country. The Central Arkansas offense has turned the ball over on 23.1 percent of its possessions (ranked 339th among Division I teams).last_img read more

‘We can still win this way’: Syracuse’s 74-62 win over Oakland provides blueprint for success

first_imgIt was inefficient, ugly and probably a little close for comfort down the stretch. But Syracuse’s 74-62 win over Oakland on Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome might be a blueprint for the Orange going forward. At least that’s what Jim Boeheim said after watching his team lurch to a 12-point win over a Horizon League opponent at home in December. “We’ve got to find a way to keep our turnovers down, hit more 3s,” Boeheim said. “They made a lot more 2s, but we made seven more 3s.”Syracuse (6-5, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) churned out a win over Oakland (5-6) despite getting outscored in the paint, out-rebounded and outshot from the field. In spite of all this, SU found wiggle room on the stat sheet, relying on its perimeter players to pace an offense primarily via the 3. SU’s 34 3-point attempts were a season-high. This air-raid strategy, Boeheim said, is entirely driven by a lack of size at the forward position. Going back-and-forth with reporters during a brief press conference, Boeheim flatly stated, and repeated, that Bourama Sidibe and Marek Dolezaj aren’t heavy enough to properly defend down low. “Well, put 40 pounds on Bourama or on Jesse (Edwards),” Boeheim said. “That’d be the only way. We are covering it better, but it’s not good enough. But when a team takes that much effort to get it in there; if we had had a better offensive game, it wouldn’t have been a problem.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThus, the Grizzlies piled up 2s as they liked, feeding their frontcourt duo of Brad Brechting and Xavier Hill-Mais to the tune of 36 points. All the while, SU hunted 3s on the other end. It started poorly, as Syracuse opened the game with four-straight missed 3s. Before Joe Girard III converted a four-point play more than three and a half minutes into the game, SU only trailed 2-1 thanks mostly to the Golden Grizzlies still feeling out the 2-3 zone. On the next trip to the offensive end, Elijah Hughes buried his first 3. In the course of two possessions, SU jumped to an 8-2 lead. And Buddy Boeheim, even after starting 0-for-5 against Georgetown and 0-for-4 against Oakland, shot his way into a one-man 11-6 run, including two made 3s. “Kind of got the offense going a little,” Buddy Boeheim said. “Always good to go on a run like that.”Because Oakland opts for 2s over 3s, SU didn’t need to be more or even as efficient in its 3-point shooting to win. The Orange generated 33 points from 3s (not counting any free throws drawn) while scoring a combined 41 points otherwise. Syracuse’s 11-34 performance from deep bested Oakland’s 4-for-18 in both quality and quantity.It didn’t matter that Oakland scored two more 2s and made five more free throws because the 3-point gulf (21 points), was too large.Syracuse’s current obvious strength is its trio of shooters in the starting lineup and most nights, Hughes, Boeheim and Girard won’t collectively shoot 35.5-percent from deep. But even if they do, just by making 10 or more 3s total, they can boost the entire offense. “Eleven in a game like this?” Boeheim said, “That’s got to be the least number of 3s we can make. We’ve got to make more.” Jordan Phelps | Staff PhotographerBetter efficiency will be required across the board for the barrage of 3s to be a viable strategy in the ACC, not to mention the possibility of SU simply getting outshot from deep. Jim Boeheim mentioned needing more free throws for Buddy Boeheim and Hughes — Boeheim made his three charity shots; Hughes didn’t attempt a free throw — tacitly acknowledging the efficiency behind free throws.Perhaps no player better epitomized what SU is asking its perimeter players to do than Girard, who finished with 20 points, seven assists and a perfect 7-of-7 mark from the free-throw line. He shot 3-of-10 from deep, which like Boeheim’s 3-of-11 mark needs to rise slightly higher for this strategy to be truly viable. But by taking the open looks from deep when presented and opting to get in the lane to either get fouled or find another shooter when the 3 wasn’t there, Girard presented perhaps the model for what SU’s perimeter players need to do going forward. “If you’re open, shoot it. If you’re not, get it out and run something,” Girard said.For now, Syracuse has two more non-ACC games to find the best balance of 3-point barrage and foul drawing, all while hoping at the same time it doesn’t get overwhelmed inside and outshot entirely. On Wednesday, it was just efficient enough to grind out a win.  Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 18, 2019 at 10:10 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more

Layar Celebrates 1st Birthday With New Features and Partnerships

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Matt Miesnieks, in charge of distribution at Layar, announced that LG, one of the world’s largest makers of handsets, would be pre-loading Layar onto all of its upcoming Android devices. A few weeks ago, LG announced it would be stepping up its Android game with plans to release 20 new handsets worldwide by year’s end. Layar has previously partnered with other manufacturers, like Samsung, and with this LG partnership the company will be on 1 in 3 new Android smartphones shipped this year.Layar also announced some additional features that will soon be available on the browser, including background actions and flexible refresh rates for more dynamic layers and moving points of interest (POI). Additionally, developers will be able to fully customize their layer’s AR experience by deciding what items to show and what to do when users click on objects. Finally, Layar will also now support animations and textures on 3D objects within layers. Also of note, Layar has formed its first major brand partnership with the sandwich franchise Quiznos – a brand known for fun and edgy marketing. Users of Layar will be able to find restaurant locations through the AR browser, as well as view promotional 3D objects at various U.S. landmarks like the New York Stock Exchange bull, and the Hollywood sign. Eventually, Quiznos hopes to allow for more functionality on Layar, possibly including ordering capabilities and location-based coupons. The partnership will benefit both companies, as Quiznos can extend its brand into AR and emerging social technologies, and Layar will likely benefit from further exposure via the Quiznos brand.Another important partnership announced today is with National Geographic, which will be using Layar to create AR travel guides. The first one will launch in Washington D.C. and will let users see photos, 3D objects and other items to help them discover interesting facts about the city as they travel through it. These announcements are encouraging to the greater augmented reality community as Layar makes progress not only within itself but with partnerships with brands and handset makers. According to Layar, it has 716,000 active users and will soon surpass 1,000 layers on its platform. Competition within the mobile AR browser space is heating up, which will drive innovation forward in the coming months and years. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… chris cameron Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#Augmented Reality#web Today in Amsterdam, popular augmented reality (AR) mobile browser maker Layar is celebrating the one year anniversary of its launch with an event called NEXT. In the company’s brief lifetime, it has attracted millions of users to the Layar mobile application on Android and iPhone devices with its impressive catalog of layers. Today, the company made several announcements including additional international pre-load deals with handset manufacturers, new features for its browser, and partnerships with major brands.Making the biggest splash today at NEXT was a pair of announcements saved for the end of the opening keynotes by the Layar founders. CEO Raimo van der Klein announced that Layar will be opening up to user generated content, a feature popular among other browsers that lets users place tags in virtual space. Additionally, Layar is currently developing image recognition technology which it hopes to implement into its browser by the end of the year.The user placed objects will feature the ability to interact, connect, communicate and play with each other. Animated digital objects, which Layar is dubbing “Floaticons,” can be placed in virtual space and fed with “health” to keep it around – increasing the likelihood of user interaction. Image recognition – a highly requested feature that could help bring desktop style AR to the mobile phone – is being developed in collaboration with Kooaba, a leading developer of the technology.last_img read more

Where have all the birds gone?

first_imgPlease could Theresa May, now freed of Brexit, include an urgent response to the rapid loss of wildlife (A new language needed for the climate crisis, 17 June) to her action list before she leaves? The Knepp estate wilding project (Report, 21 May) has seen a fast and encouraging reversal of loss of wildlife.Elaine SteaneOxford• I am sitting in my garden enjoying the evening sunshine, a rare occasion this summer, when I realise something is wrong. No birds in the sky. No swallows. No housemartins. No swifts. Where are they? This is quite scary. We are in the middle of June; the skies should be full of birds on the wing. Is this global warming, overhunting or pesticides killing off their food supply? Whatever the reason, I hope it is a temporary glitch and that next year will see their return.Tina BakerChudleigh Knighton, Devon• If male MPs were the ones having babies there would no doubt be maternity leave (I’m pregnant but denied maternity leave as an MP. Why?, 18 June).Helen EvansRuthin, Denbighshire• I’m pleased to see extensive coverage of the Fifa Women’s World Cup. In future, should we refer to Men’s Cricket and the Men’s Premier League etc?Hugh ClossLondon• I was told that the “you must not split an infinitive” injunction in English is a hangover from Latin, in which the infinitive is a single word – for instance, “amare”, “to love” – so cannot be split. This, of course, is irrelevant in English.Chris EvansEarby, Lancashire• How disappointing (Wordsearch, 17 June) that Bingo and Karaoke are forms of entertainment but Pub and Shag are not!Davina JonesDurham• Join the debate – email [email protected]• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters• Do you have a photo you’d like to share with Guardian readers? Click here to upload it and we’ll publish the best submissions in the letters spread of our print edition Share on Facebook Brief letters Work & careers Wildlife Topics Support The Guardian Share via Email Climate change Since you’re here… Share on Twitter Employee benefitscenter_img Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Women’s football Birds Share on Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. letters Share on WhatsApp Maternity & paternity rights Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Trump calls Democrat Senator Pocahontas – again

first_imgAPTN News U.S President Donald Trump has once again taken to Twitter to use what many call a racial slur in reference to Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren.“Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept.” Trump wrote in a tweet posted Friday morning.Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2017Warren, who has said in the past that she has Cherokee blood, has been the focus of Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ attacks in the past.Trump has referenced Warren by that name a number of times including on the campaign trail in 2016.It’s a name Indigenous peoples oppose for sexualizing Indigenous women and turning them into a cartoon character.Terrill Tailfeathers, from the Blood Tribe south of Calgary, called on Twitter to act.“Please report this tweet for targeting a race,” he tweeted.Please report this tweet for targeting a race. https://t.co/JmymGFn2fW— Terrill Tailfeathers (@Terrilltf) November 3, 2017 Warren responded with a shot of her own.“You might think your tweets are cute, @realDonaldTrump, but they won’t stop Mueller’s investigation or keep your people out of jail.”You might think your tweets are cute, @realDonaldTrump, but they won’t stop Mueller’s investigation or keep your people out of jail.— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) November 3, 2017Mueller is Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller who is leading the probe into alleged Russian intervention in the 2016 U.S. election.Meanwhile, three days ago, Trump declared November National Native American Heritage Month.“During National Native American Month we honor and celebrate the first Americans and recognize their contributions and sacrifices,” Trump said in the proclamation. Barbara Low, a Mi’kmaq woman from Nova Scotia, followed suit.“I reported. Asking followers to do the same. @Twitter are you listening? #IndigenousPeoples are on this platform too.”I reported. Asking followers to do the same. @Twitter are you listening? #IndigenousPeoples are on this platform too. #WeAreStillHere https://t.co/akFF2ZYhRT— Barbara Low (@BarbaraXLow) November 3, 2017American actor George Takei also took their side.“1) You’re a racist. 2) You want to investigate political opponents like a tinpot dictator. 3) When are you resigning? Asking for a country.”1) You’re a racist. 2) You want to investigate political opponents like a tinpot dictator. 3) When are you resigning? Asking for a country. https://t.co/g9j4EZMkNn— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 3, 2017last_img read more