OSU basketball: Cowboys' season ends at hands of hot-shooting MI

18 March, 2017, 00:58 | Author: Douglas Reid
  • Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Two of the nation's best offenses, coming off impressive second halves of the season, dueled in an exciting first-round matchup to begin Friday's tournament action, with No. 7 seed MI pulling off a 92-91 win over the No. 10 seed Cowboys in Indianapolis, thanks especially to absurdly prolific 3-point shooting.

Michigan State guard Miles Bridges (22) dunks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big Ten tournament against Minnesota, Friday, March 10, 2017, in Washington.

MI finished with 16 total three-pointers, the most in an NCAA tournament game since Ohio State hit the same amount against George Mason in the 2011 second round. After winning four games in four days to claim the Big Ten Tournament title, MI might be the hottest team left in the tourney field.

From Gary, Indiana, Dillard said he needed about 30 tickets to the first session of the NCAA Tournament, where OSU and MI will play at 11:15 a.m. Friday.

Jawun Evans, who hit a long three-pointer as time expired to create the final score and cover the 2.5-point spread, paced Oklahoma State with 23 points and 11 assists, but the Cowboys shot 7 of 16 from three-point range and couldn't keep up with the hot-shooting Wolverines in the second half, which was perhaps the most entertaining 20 minutes of the entire tournament so far. MI prevailed by one, largely on the strength of 26 points from point guard Derrick Walton Jr. It all starts with taking on a Miami team that has been up and down a bit this season, right now they are in a down time despite making the tournament. The only disappointment is that it was played at such a high level that it's unfortunate that one of these teams, Oklahoma State in this case, has to be sent home after just one game.

Oklahoma State, the top-rated offense in Division I by the Pomeroy ratings, shot 54.7 percent, including 21-of-35 in the second half. Almost 66% of their buckets come off of an assist, which is the 2nd-highest percentage in the country.

MI led 41-40 through 20 minutes, getting 11 points from Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and 10 from Wilson and eight from Zak Irvin.

The Michigan State Spartan now sits at the 11th spot in Sports Illustrated's NBA Mock Draft 2.0.

Several injured in school shooting in France
The attack came shortly after a letter bomb exploded at the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund in Paris . Local emergency services used Twitter to advise residents of the town of about 50,000 inhabitants to stay at home.

The Cowboys were set as a 2.5 point underdog to the Wolverines and the game opened as close as most observers expected.

"You go 11 of 15 from the 3, that's hard to do in a gym by yourself".

"Any of the things that MI does well, I think Oklahoma State does as well or better".

The difference: Poise and emotion, the same components that helped MI (25-11) overcome last week's harrowing plane mishap to sweep four games in four days at the Big Ten Tournament.

Michigan's John Beilein has 40 years' experience and has encountered every opponent imaginable. He also has hit some big shots and lifted the team in the clutch. Alvin Ellis and Tum Tum Nairn are the only active players who have played more than one NCAA Tournament game.

Iona kept pace with some insane 3-pointers, but OR overwhelmed them in the paint.

The Cowboys asserted themselves in the second half, at time extending a lead to six points. "We still need to improve what we do and we'll get an extra day of that". Tyler Sheehy was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and is one of the Top Ten finalists for the Hobey Baker Award.

Both teams rely heavily on senior leaders - Forte and forward Leyton Hammonds for the Cowboys and Irvin, Walton, and Duncan Robinson for MI.

Recommended:

  • 'Power Rangers' actor pleads guilty to killing roommate

    'Power Rangers' actor pleads guilty to killing roommate

    Medina had initially entered a no contest plea on his manslaughter charge before amending it to guilty, the DA's office said. When their fight got physical, Medina picked up a sword they had and repeatedly stabbed Sutter, who died shortly thereafter.
    Watch Europa League match live online and on TV

    Watch Europa League match live online and on TV

    Under 2.5 goals in this tie comes at (2.05), while over 2.5 goals is available on SportyBet at (1.78). Mkhitaryan had the first shot of the match, shooting low and wide of Thiabout Courtois' net.
    Etna eruption leaves ten injured

    Etna eruption leaves ten injured

    But incredibly, she said that they escaped with only minor cuts and bruises after the blast, which injured about eight people. Ten people were reportedly hurt during an eruption of the volcano, which is the highest and most active in Europe.
  • Mass coral bleaching hits Great Barrier Reef for 2nd consecutive year

    Mass coral bleaching hits Great Barrier Reef for 2nd consecutive year

    In each of the three events since 1998, the pattern of bleaching matches exactly where the warmest water was each year. Even the more resilient corals, though, are in danger from bleaching events.
    Store-bought quadcopter destroyed by $4m Patriot missile

    Store-bought quadcopter destroyed by $4m Patriot missile

    In January, the US Air Force placed an order for net-filled shotgun shells created to shoot down unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Perkins did not provide details on which USA ally used the Patriot to shoot down the drone.
    Bishops: You can eat corned beef on St. Patrick's Day. Catholics: Hooray!

    Bishops: You can eat corned beef on St. Patrick's Day. Catholics: Hooray!

    Bishop Thomas Daly is making the exception for Spokane Catholics so they can partake in eating corned beef on Friday for St. In the memo, Bishop Armando Ochoa encouraged quote "the faithful to exercise moderation and temperance" when honoring St.
  • Google Finds A Way To Shrink JPEGs By 35 Percent

    Google Finds A Way To Shrink JPEGs By 35 Percent

    Last, we hope that the new explicitly psychovisual approach in Guetzli will inspire further image and video compression research. The algorithm has been released as open source, as it's naturally in Google's own interest to cut down data use online.
    GoPro eliminates 270 positions, still hopes to return to profitability in 2017

    GoPro eliminates 270 positions, still hopes to return to profitability in 2017

    The firm earned $540.62 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $585.31 million. Shares jumped 13 percent to $8.29 at 1:49 p.m.in NY after earlier surging as much as 18 percent.
    Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay allegedly questioned about expenses

    Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay allegedly questioned about expenses

    The criminal offence carries a maximum penalty of a year's imprisonment and election watchdogs could overturn the result. It is understood Staffordshire Police has also sent a file, but this could not be confirmed by the CPS.
  • Wales announce squad for Ireland game

    Wales announce squad for Ireland game

    He's been in our system for years. "It makes me laugh when people say we've got to get him in". Chris Coleman has explained his decision to leave Paul Dummett out of his Wales squad .
    SUV becomes fireball after accident, hits gas pump

    SUV becomes fireball after accident, hits gas pump

    According to local reports, the driver and his passenger, a 40-year-old woman, were both hospitalised with only minor injuries. Security cameras caught the moment a SUV plowed into a gas pump, causing it to burst into flames at a station in Seattle.
    GST Council likely to approve SGST & UTGST bills

    GST Council likely to approve SGST & UTGST bills

    After these rules are approved, the fitment of various commodities into the tax slabs would be taken up. The officers committee will circulate the set of nine regulations to the states by the next weekend.


Popular

Givenchy Just Named Its First Female Creative Director
By contrast, Waight Keller is known for her feminine and bohemian approach to design. Clare Waight Keller has been announced as the new artistic director at Givenchy .

PS3 Shipments And Production Coming to an End In Japan
The company also gave no certain dates about when the PlayStation 3 would shop shipping in Japan. In Japan, now there is only one model of PlayStation 3: The charcoal black 500GB version.

New England Patriots Could Lose Malcolm Butler, Dont'a Hightower This Offseason
His return caps a stellar offseason for the season for the Patriots as they chase their third Super Bowl title in four seasons. Having Hightower back will once again make the Patriots one of the best defenses in the National Football League in 2017.

Impeachment papers: Philippine President Duterte 'unfit'
While he admitted that Alejano may have a following in the military, this does not mean that they also share his political views. Impeachment complaints have been filed against presidents in the Philippines before, with mixed results.

Families plead for Somali pirates to release ship's crew
The ship had been carrying fuel from Djibouti to Somalia's capital, Mogadishu , when it was approached by men in two skiffs. The gunmen have told a local official that they are fishermen whose equipment was destroyed by illegal fishing vessels.