No. 7 Duke looks to extend streak vs Wake Forest

first_img Associated Press FEARLESS FRESHMEN: Duke has relied heavily on its freshmen. Vernon Carey Jr., Cassius Stanley, Matthew Hurt and Wendell Moore Jr. have combined to account for 55 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 62 percent of all Blue Devils points over the team’s last five games.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Tre Jones has either made or assisted on 41 percent of all Duke field goals over the last five games. The sophomore guard has 35 field goals and 26 assists in those games.SCORING THRESHOLDS: Wake Forest is 6-0 when it limits opposing offenses to 64 or fewer points, and 5-15 when opponents exceed 64 points. Duke is 21-0 when holding opponents to 75 points or fewer, and 2-4 on the year when teams score any more than 75.BEHIND THE ARC: Duke’s Stanley has attempted 70 3-pointers and connected on 37.1 percent of them, and is 5 for 7 over the last three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Duke offense has scored 82.6 points per game this season, ranking the Blue Devils third among Division I teams. The Wake Forest defense has allowed 72.7 points per game to opponents (ranked 240th overall). ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, February 24, 2020center_img No. 7 Duke looks to extend streak vs Wake Forest Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 7 Duke (23-4, 13-3) vs. Wake Forest (11-15, 4-12)Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 7 Duke looks for its 12th straight win in the head-to-head series over Wake Forest. Duke has won by an average of 15 points in its last 11 wins over the Demon Deacons. Wake Forest’s last win in the series came on March 5, 2014, an 82-72 win.last_img read more

Women’s soccer: Wisconsin treks to Iowa for last away game

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday night for their final road game of the season. Coming off a disappointing 2-0 loss to Penn State on Sunday, the Badgers  are looking to get back on track as they round out their Big Ten Conference schedule.The Badgers are now 10-4-2 overall and 4-3-2 in Big Ten play while the Iowa Hawkeyes are just 8-6-1 overall with a 3-4-1 conference record. But after a 0-3-1 start in the Big Ten, the Hawkeyes have won three of their last four games, which is a promising turnaround with the Big Ten Tournament approaching.The Hawkeyes are led in scoring by Devin Burns with eight goals and five assists, Kaleigh Haus with five goals and four assists and Olivia Fiegel with six goals. This combination of offensive firepower has led the Hawkeyes to have the fifth best offensive team in the Big Ten.The Hawkeyes are currently ranked No. 9 in the Big Ten and look to potentially leap Purdue or Nebraska in the standings with wins in their final two conference games.The Badgers sit at No. 6 in the Big Ten and trail Rutgers and Northwestern by one and two points, respectively. The Badgers have two games to make up ground with their final two matchups of the year in Iowa and their last home game against Penn State next Wednesday.This is an important final stretch for Wisconsin with the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. They started conference play red hot and were riding a seven-game winning streak, but have been 2-3-2 ever since.This is a perfect opportunity for the Badgers to turn around their recent struggle and get their offense rolling with the help of Dani Rhodes as the most challenging part of the season approaches.The Badges will take on the Hawkeyes at 7 p.m. in Iowa City on Saturday night. The game will be available to watch on Big Ten Network Plus. Tune in to watch the Badgers play their final road game of the season.last_img read more

Children remain hospitalised, to undergo forensic interview

first_imgAlleged rape – perpetrator in custodyThe three young girls who were allegedly raped by their step-father and thrown out of the family home remain hospitalised at the New Amsterdam Hospital, while their alleged perpetrator has been arrested.An official from the Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA) told Guyana Times that the children aged 4, 7 and 10, will undergo a forensic interview today by the social protection authorities. The interview will be recorded. Afterwards, the CC&PA will compile a report and send it to the Police.Based upon the report, B (Berbice) Division Commander Ian Amsterdam explained, charges will be laid. He indicated that both the step-father and the mother of the children were in Police custody.The CC&PA official further indicated that authorities were already looking to place the children with a close relative or to find alternative care.Police in B Division on Friday launched an investigation into the alleged rape.The Divisional Commander said that a report was made on Thursday morning and that the suspect, a former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier, was on the run. However, he was found on Saturday.“I am told that the mother has 11 daughters and three sons, with the youngest child belonging to this man. The three sisters were spotted somewhere along the seawalls in an area that borders the Berbice River on the East Bank of Berbice and when questioned they claimed that their father abused them, molested them and put them out,” Amsterdam disclosed.“The mother is unemployed…it is said that she is behaving as if she is suffering from mental problems, but I don’t know if she is indeed suffering from such issues,” he stated.According to Amsterdam, neighbours were apparently not aware of what was happening. However, reports from the villagers allege that the stepfather is abusive towards the children.last_img read more