In the midst of Madison’s first snowstorm of the year, the Wisconsin men’s basketball team buried South Dakota on Saturday afternoon, 76-61, having never given up the lead.The Badger’s didn’t lose much heat from their ‘can’t miss’ attitude last Wednesday against N.C. State, finishing with 45.3 percent of shots from the floor in the bucket, including 38.7 from behind the arc.Point guard Jordan Taylor came within one assist from a milestone in UW basketball. Taylor finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, one helper away from the first triple-double in the program’s history. Nonetheless, it was still the junior’s first double-double of his career.Senior forward Jon Leuer led all players with 29 points, fueled largely by six three-pointers. Leuer also contributed another nine rebounds and four blocks.Despite changing their defensive scheme a few times in the game, the Coyotes couldn’t prevent the containment breaches of Taylor and Leuer.“A couple kids we could not contain,” said South Dakota head coach Dave Booth. “Taylor’s penetration, he got to the basket whenever he wanted to and Leuer, he was a just lights-out offensive player.”Wisconsin scored four 3-pointers within its first six shots on the floor, including three from Leuer to quickly jump out to a 13-2 advantage after four minutes.Wisconsin’s lead on South Dakota stretched and thinned throughout the first half as the South Dakota shot 46.7 percent from the field, including 45.5 from the arc, to keep up with the Badgers’ pace.From an offensive standpoint, SDU’s approach to the game didn’t surprise UW head coach Bo Ryan one bit.“You know if you watch South Dakota on film, you could have scripted this game yourself,” Ryan said. “This is how they play…. The pops, the stare stare-you-down-pull-up-let-it-fly – every game, whether it was Marquette, Wyoming, Illinois State.”The Coyotes also forced seven turnovers in the first half as well, mostly off of bad passes, and capitalized on those to keep it close. Wisconsin gained as much as a 15-point lead on South Dakota midway through the first half, but led by just five at the break.“That was their M.O., that they were going to come in and come in firing, they have a lot of guys that can do that,” Leuer said. “In hindsight, it would have been better to close out, maybe play some screens differently, but they were pushing in transition and coming down, maybe 25 seconds left on the shot clock, and just firing up threes.”That script changed just a little bit in the second half when South Dakota’s bombardment stopped falling in the basket, shooting about 28 percent from the field and from behind the arc as well.Although its three-point percentage took a bit of a dip, Wisconsin maintained its poise in the second half, while also cutting its turnovers to two. Slowly the Badgers began to separate themselves from the Coyotes.“Sometimes when you fill the middle and jam things up, a lot of those threes that we took were as a result to the ball touching the short corner, the baseline, or the post and on kickouts, traditionally, that’s the highest percentage three you can get when the ball goes to the post and then goes out,” Ryan said.“So when those are there you got to be able to hit them and we had just one little dry patch in there but other than that we have a pretty good system for threes. We had 36 points on 31 shots, that’s good. Anytime you get more points than shot attempts from three, it’s OK.”UW’s bench contributed 15 points, six of them coming from junior forward Rob Wilson, who failed to miss a shot on the day while also adding a rebound and two assists in just seven minutes of play.Wilson, who’s been working his way back into the lineup since injuring his hamstring early in the preseason, still needs to develop his play on defense before receiving more time on the floor, according to Ryan.“There are certain things we do, that we say, and when you don’t do it, you need to watch,” Ryan said. “It’s pretty simple, I have rules on defense. If guys aren’t playing as much against certain teams it might be because, defensively, they don’t handle certain things real well.”
The No. 3 USC men’s volleyball team extended its winning streak after sweeping both No. 2 UCLA and No. 14 UC Santa Barbara with scores of 25-17, 25-14, 25-22 and 25-18, 25-22, 25-23 respectively over spring break. The young Trojan team has hit its stride. Since the unceremonious loss in consecutive sets at home against the Bruins more than a month ago, the Trojans have been on a 10-match tear.“We keep getting better with more time on the court together,” USC coach Bill Ferguson said. “Also, Tony Ciarelli has been nothing short of remarkable since the Stanford match. He willed us to win against UCLA and Pepperdine.”The Trojans (15-4, 12-4) exacted revenge on the Bruins (19-4, 13-3) in response to a disappointing loss at home more than a month ago.USC rallied behind senior outside hitter and co-captain Ciarelli’s match-high 14 kills and six aces. The national player of the year candidate has been remarkable, with 15 aces in the last two weeks .“I really got in a rhythm, starting with the Pepperdine match. I figured out my toss and it makes it easier to serve tough,” Ciarelli said. “The aces come and go, but the more important thing is that I haven’t missed many serves.”The Trojans also got boosts from redshirt junior outside hitter Steven Mochalski, who finished with 12 kills at a .421 rate, and from junior opposite Maddison McKibbin, who finished with 11 kills.“We’re more mature than we were in February. We have a lot more experience and that’s especially helped for the young guys,” Ciarelli said. Even though we won in three it felt like a five-game match because it was so emotional and the rivalry was so big. We really wanted it.”The Bruins tried a variety of lineups in an effort to kick-start their offense. The Bruins had no player with more than Jeremy Casebeer’s seven kills as the Trojans held the Bruins to .282 hitting.“Coach [Jeff] Nygaard’s blocking gameplan was great. Their big hitters Weston Dunlap and Thomas Amberg had decent percentages but not a lot of kills,” Ferguson said. “We served much better this time around and we forced them to be predictable. We didn’t get a ton of stuffs but we altered a lot of shots and got them uncomfortable.”The Trojans continued their tour de force two days later against struggling UC Santa Barbara (5-17, 3-14) behind an overwhelming performance attacking, serving, blocking and digging. The Trojans out-hit (.379 to .117), out-blocked (9-3), out-dug (20-14) and out-served (7-3 aces) the Gauchos en route to a 3-0 victory.“I was really proud of the fact that we came out after an emotional win against UCLA and we still maintained our poise and focus,” Ferguson said. “That’s a perfect trap match — it’s a tough place to play and they make a lot of substitutions, so it’s tough to gameplan against them. We had to focus on us and how we played. We were a little more sloppy but we were still good enough to get it done ugly.”Ciarelli again led the way with a team-high 10 kills earned at a .412 rate. Freshman setter Micah Christensen continued his steady improvement as the Trojans’ main distributor, connecting on 30 assists that resulted in the team’s phenomenal hitting efficiency.“[Christensen’s] been impressive. He’s very detail oriented. He picks up nuances and tendencies from the other team really well and he follows the gameplan impeccably,” Ferguson said. “There’s always a play in a match where he sees something that we looked at on video that’s different — like a quarterback audible — and he’ll pick it up. He’s a great competitor and play’s with a lot of poise.”The win streak brought sixth-year coach Bill Ferguson his 100th career victory at USC. Ferguson now sports a 100-62 career record at USC. Though his career has been impressive, the man at the helm of the Trojans’ men’s volleyball program remains fixed on the national title.“It’s a credit to the coaches I work with and players we’ve been fortunate enough to coach. It’s very humbling to do that in our league with all these great coaches and I’m fortunate I get to do it at a place like at ‘SC,” Ferguson said. “But I’m only worried about a two-game winning streak in May.”USC’s next match is Friday against George Mason University in the Physical Education North Gym, where the Trojans played before moving to the Galen Center.
Football players of Zrinjski will play tonight against Maribor in Mostar the first match of the second qualifying round of the Champions League.The coach of B&H champions Branko Karačić points out that Maribor is an organized club that has experience playing for European Cups but his players has no reason to fear.“We maximally respect opponents. Maribor has played the group phase of Champions League and European League and that is their advantage. We hope for a good result. If we do not receive a goal in the first match, our chances to defeat Maribor are greater”, said Karačić.The match Zrinjski – Maribor will be played at the Stadium Pod Bijelim Brijegom, at 19:30, and the main referee will be Carlos del Cerro from Spain.(Source: Fena)
D.J. Jones uses his grown man strength for the sack! #GoNiners @djjones_44📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VG2nT7 pic.twitter.com/EYV5S3rdIp— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 20198:31 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, 49ers. San Francisco’s drive stalls, and 49ers kicker Chase McLaughlin — filling in for the injured Robbie Gould — connects from 43. San Francisco 3, Seattle 0.8:21 p.m.: A defensive holding penalty wipes off an interception by cornerback Shaquill Griffin. The 49ers drive continues. 8:17 p.m.: San Francisco begins with the ball following a touchback. The Seahawks and 49ers played past midnight on the East Coast on Monday night, needing until the final second of overtime to decide a winner. Seattle kicker Jason Myers put a 42-yarder through the uprights to take a 27-24 win, dishing the 49ers their first loss of the season and tightening the NFC West race.San Francisco was in position to win the game on the prior drive, but rookie kicker Chase McLaughlin — filling in for an injured Robbie Gould — badly shanked a 47-yard field goal attempt. MORE: Three takeaways from the Seahawks’ win in OT thrillerThat was one of many wacky plays Monday. There were two scoop-and-scores (one by each team) and two turnovers inside the red zone (both by Seattle).San Francisco raced to a 10-0 lead, but the Seahawks scored 21 points in a row to take a 21-10 lead to the fourth quarter. After the 49ers evened the game again, the teams traded field goals on their final drives to head to overtime.There were five possessions in the extra period. Seattle was at the 14-yard line on the first drive, but Wilson threw his second interception of the season. A missed field goal and two punts later, the Seahawks got another chance, and they delivered.Sporting News tracked live scores, updates and highlights from the NFC West classic on “Monday Night Footbal.”49ers vs Seahawks score Q1Q2Q3Q4OTFinal49ers100014024Seahawks0714332749ers vs. Seahawks live updates, highlights12:06 a.m.: FIELD GOAL, Seahawks. Jason Myers makes a game-winning 42-yarder to cap a great back-and-forth affair. Seattle tightens the NFC West race and dishes the 49ers their first loss of the season. Seahawks 27, 49ers 24.THE GAME WINNER.42 [email protected] WIN! #Seahawks #SEAvsSF pic.twitter.com/FdijK2Nueb— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 201912:04 a.m.: Seattle will attempt a 42-yard field goal on the final play of the game.12:03 a.m.: Wilson scrambles for 18 yards on third-and-3, and the Seahawks are inside the 25 after a couple more plays.Russ runs into 49ers territory. #Seahawks📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VG2nT7 pic.twitter.com/22JMJhkqRw— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 201912:00 a.m.: Happy Tuesday, everybody. San Francisco goes three-and-out on a trio of Garoppolo incompletions. The 49ers took 25 seconds off the clock, and Seattle has the ball at its own 36 with 1:25 left.11:58 p.m.: Wilson’s pass is broken up on third-and-2. Not the best punt, and the 49ers take over on their own 20 with 1:50 to play and one timeout.11:55 p.m.: The Seahawks are on their own 45 at the 2-minute warning.11:53 p.m.: MISSED FIELD GOAL, 49ers. McLaughlin’s 49ers debut had been going well, but he badly misses a 47-yarder for the win. The discussion will be about the third-and-2 play that led to it, which was ruled short of the first down but easily could’ve gone the other way. It stood following a review.Parecía que @49ers podía ganar pero… ¡LO FALLÓ! 😱24-24 #SEAvsSF #NFLMX #GoNiners #NFL100 pic.twitter.com/9zKI7AtSEI— NFL México (@nflmx) November 12, 201911:47 p.m.: Garoppolo hits Raheem Mostert to convert a third-and-6, and the 49ers are at the 30-yard line one play later.11:44 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, 49ers. Wilson doesn’t put enough air under his pass, and Dre Greenlaw makes a great play to pick it off. Then, Greenlaw returns it just across midfield. Another massive play by the 49ers defense.INTERCEPTED!The @49ers pick it off and return it across the 50! #GoNiners @DreGreenlaw📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VGjZhH pic.twitter.com/9n0zwDex9r— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 201911:42 p.m.: The Seahawks are in the red zone. Wilson saved the NFL from some controversy by nullifying a dodgy “in the grasp call” and converting a third-and-16.11:35 p.m.: Seattle wins the coin toss and will begin overtime with the ball. If you’re new here, a touchdown on the first drive wins the game, but the 49ers get the chance to answer a field goal.End fourth quarter: Seahawks 24, 49ers 2411:29 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, 49ers. Garoppolo and the offense do just enough on play after play, and the rookie McLaughlin hits a 47-yarder to tie the game with 1 second left in regulation. This game has lived up to the hype. Seahawks 24, 49ers 24.CHASE MCLAUGHLIN.The undrafted rookie ties it from 47 yards out! #GoNiners📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VGjZhH pic.twitter.com/CqNUmUO0t3— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 201911:25 p.m.: Garoppolo’s first pass of the drive should’ve been intercepted but instead goes right through the hands of a Seahawk defender and falls incomplete.11:23 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Seahawks. The 49ers get a huge stop on third-and-1, but Seattle goes up a field goal with 1:45 to play. Seahawks 24, 49ers 21.11:05 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, 49ers. Bourne drops another would-be first down, and San Francisco settles for a game-tying field goal. Seahawks 21, 49ers 21.10:51 p.m.: SCOOP-AND-SCORE, 49ers. San Francisco scores on an absurd play. The D-line swarms Wilson, who fumbles the ball into the hands of offensive tackle Germain Ifedi. Fred Warner promptly punches the ball away from Ifedi, DeForest Buckner picks it up and is in the end zone shortly after. The 2-point conversion is good. Seahawks 21, 49ers 18.What just happened…?!TOUCHDOWN, @49ers defense! #GoNiners📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VGjZhH pic.twitter.com/uHBN5UxDf3— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 2019End third quarter: Seahawks 21, 49ers 1010:36 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Seahawks. The short field turns into points, as Carson plunges in from inside the 1-yard line. Seahawks 21, 49ers 10.10:32 p.m.: FUMBLE, 49ers. Clowney’s monster game continues. He swats the ball away from Garoppolo, and the Seahawks fall on it.CLOWNEY COMIN’ 😤😤😤 @clownejd📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VG2nT7 pic.twitter.com/E0aeERufje— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 201910:26 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Seahawks. Wilson scrambles to get a first-and-goal. Then, he lobs a pass into the end zone, where Jacob Hollister comes down with a one-handed catch to give Seattle its first lead of the night. Seahawks 14, 49ers 10.With @DangeRussWilson … the play is never over. 😳 #Seahawks take the lead!📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VGjZhH pic.twitter.com/5jqOT7MzOb— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 201910:23 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, Seahawks. Bourne has a pass go off his hands and into the hands of Quandre Diggs, who was just traded to Seattle from the Lions. Diggs returns it to inside the red zone.The @Seahawks defense comes up BIG.Quandre Diggs intercepts Garoppolo and returns it inside the red zone. @qdiggs6 #Seahawks📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VGjZhH pic.twitter.com/rhU4sG8cQM— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 201910:12 p.m.: Another sack on third down ends a Seattle drive.10:07 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, 49ers. On fourth-and-2 in no-man’s land, Garoppolo throws incomplete.10:01 p.m.: FUMBLE, Seahawks. Rashaad Penny coughs it up just across midfield, and the 49ers recover. Another big stop from San Francisco.Another turnover for the stout @49ers defense 💪 #GoNiners📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VGjZhH pic.twitter.com/d5NvjLus06— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 201910:00 p.m.: Seattle begins with possession in the second half.Halftime: 49ers 10, Seahawks 79:34 p.m.: DK Metcalf was inside the 5-yard line, but then Jaquiski Tartt ripped the ball away from him. The play was whistled dead on the field but overturned. A huge play to help preserve San Francisco’s lead at the half.Jaquiski Tartt strips DK at the goal line! 😱Big turnover for the @49ers defense. #GoNiners @Quaski29📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VG2nT7 pic.twitter.com/0Nr5t6ixVM— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 20199:23 p.m.: SCOOP-AND-SCORE, Seahawks. Jadeveon Clowney picks up a sack-fumble forced by Jarran Reed and goes 10 yards into the end zone to get Seattle on the board and inject some life into the game. 49ers 10, Seahawks 7.SCOOP AND SCORE.Jarran Reed forces and @Clownejd takes the fumble to the house! #Seahawks @1j_reed📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VG2nT7 pic.twitter.com/SLVEGMEnch— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 20199:11 p.m.: Already missing George Kittle, the 49ers offense takes another hit.Emmanuel Sanders (rib) questionable to return— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) November 12, 20199:04 p.m.: San Francisco brings a blitz on third down and earns its second drive-ending sack.Comin’ in HOT 🔥 @fred_warner with authority 😤 #GoNiners pic.twitter.com/ytApBFR3Dx— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) November 12, 2019End first quarter: 49ers 10, Seahawks 08:53 p.m.: The 49ers force another three-and-out. Seattle’s time of possession in the first quarter will be less than four minutes.8:48 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, 49ers. San Francisco goes 83 yards on seven plays. The only third down was a third-and-8 from the 10-yard line, which ended with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Kendrick Bourne. 49ers 10, Seahawks 0.Bourne to score TDs. 🙌 @BournePoly11 @49ers up 10-0 in the first quarter. #GoNiners📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VG2nT7 pic.twitter.com/83zmflFdcr— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 20198:35 p.m.: DJ Jones destroys backup center Joey Hunt and takes down Wilson on third down. Seattle goes three-and-out.