Weber State Men’s Basketball Hosts Northern Colorado Thursday

first_img Written by Tags: Northern Colorado Men’s Basketball/Weber State Men’s Basketball January 8, 2020 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Hosts Northern Colorado Thursday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Thursday evening, Weber State men’s basketball (5-9, 1-2 in Big Sky Conference play) hosts Northern Colorado (9-5, 2-1 in Big Sky play) as the conference season ensues for both squads at the Dee Events Center.The Wildcats are led by 14-year head coach Randy Rahe (271-162, .626) who is the all-time winning-est coach in program history.Weber State scores 71.5 points per game which ranks the Wildcats 195th nationally in scoring offense.Weber State is led by Big Sky preseason player of the year, senior Jerrick Harding. The native of Wichita, Kan. is the Wildcats’ leading scorer (19.9 points per game).Former Wasatch Academy star, senior guard Cody John (12.9 points per game) is the only other Wildcat to score in double figures on-average.Junior guard Kham Davis leads Weber State in rebounding (4.9 boards per game). The Wildcats’ assists leader is freshman guard KJ Cunningham with 30 and junior forward, Czech national Michal Kozak, leads the squad with 15 blocked shots.Weber State surrenders 69.6 points per game, tying the Wildcats for 198th nationally in scoring defense with California.The Bears are coached by fourth-year head coach Jeff Linder (67-46, .593) who is in the midst of leading Northern Colorado to what would be a third-consecutive winning season.The Bears score 75.1 points per game, tying them for 103rd nationally in scoring offense with Texas Tech.Sophomore guard Bodie Hume is Northern Colorado’s leading scorer on the season (16.1 points per game) and tops the squad in blocked shots (10) while also averaging 4.4 rebounds per game.Redshirt senior guard Jonah Radebaugh (15.9 points, 6.6 rebounds per game, team-bests in assists [74] and steals [21]) and senior guard Trent Harris (10.4 points per game) also score in double figures on-average for the Bears this season.Dutch national, senior forward Kai Edwards, is Northern Colorado’s leader in rebounding (7.6 boards per game).The Wildcats lead 20-7 all-time against the Bears and 13-0 at Ogden. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Eto’o hat-trick adds to Moyes’ woes

first_imgChelsea inflicted a knockout blow on Manchester United’s hopes of making a successful defence of the Barclays Premier League and kept their title bid on track with a comprehensive victory at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho has repeatedly insisted Chelsea, and not United, were always his first-choice destination last summer, and was mocked by visiting fans over the Old Trafford link. The self-proclaimed Special One insists he believes in the Chelsea project, even if he will target a “killer” striker in the summer. Rooney was the subject of two bids last summer before Eto’o was recruited from Anzhi Makhachkala as a fall-back option and the Cameroonian was preferred to Fernando Torres in a side showing two changes following the win at Hull. The other was in defence, where Branislav Ivanovic returned earlier than expected from a knee injury, Cesar Azpilicueta shifted to left-back and Ashley Cole was dropped in front of watching England boss Roy Hodgson. United, with Rooney and Robin van Persie again out injured, made three changes following the win over Swansea – Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Ashley Young coming in – and began on the front foot. But the Blues went ahead when Jones backed off Eto’o, whose shot looped up off Michael Carrick’s out-stretched leg and into the top corner. David Luiz, again playing in midfield, was intimidating United physically and was booked for an over-zealous aerial challenge on Antonio Valencia which enraged the United bench. If Luiz was the enforcer, Hazard’s influence as sorcerer was increasing as he found space to run at United. Januzaj, who could yet team up with Hazard for Belgium, was United’s most creative force but no one was in the box to meet his dangerous cross. Another Januzaj cross evaded John Terry and reached Danny Welbeck, who got a shot away under pressure from Azpilicueta, but Petr Cech saved smartly. Januzaj then found a rampaging Patrice Evra, whose cross was poor, and Chelsea broke with Willian and Hazard influential on the counter. Chelsea doubled their advantage when the visitors failed to clear a corner. Ramires found Cahill on the right side of the area and the defender centred around a static defence for Eto’o to sweep in. It was a major blow prior to the interval, but the decisive one followed and featured more abject defending. Cahill was allowed a free header from Willian’s corner and David De Gea saved on the line, but Eto’o poked in the rebound. United, who saw Evra depart injured, threw on Hernandez alongside Welbeck. The Mexican pulled a goal back 12 minutes from time when he converted Jones’ shot after Welbeck’s pull-back. But that was as good as it got for United, who saw Vidic sent off and Rafael booked in stoppage time as Chelsea triumphed. Seventh-placed United sit six points behind fourth-placed Liverpool and fifth-placed Tottenham with 16 games remaining after seeing their seven-match unbeaten away run end. A miserable afternoon was compounded for Moyes and United when captain Nemanja Vidic was shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge on Eden Hazard in stoppage time. Rafael was fortunate not to follow his skipper in being sent off for a two-footed lunge on Gary Cahill. Both Chelsea and United are in transition, but it is clear who has more work to do after Mourinho’s men claimed a sixth win in seven Premier League games. Moyes was adamant his side are not a fading force following his appointment as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor; Mourinho, meanwhile, insisted he would never write off United. If the Portuguese will not, even after extending his home unbeaten Premier League run to 71 games with his 100th win in the competition, most now will. United’s attacking endeavours relied on an 18-year-old Adnan Januzaj and that, coupled with the gaping defensive holes Chelsea exposed, increased the sense Moyes must recruit top-class reinforcements this month to chase a top-four spot. Should United overturn a deficit in Wednesday’s semi-final second leg with Sunderland there may be some solace in the Capital One Cup, but will that be enough to satisfy the likes of Wayne Rooney? Jose Mourinho’s side moved two points behind leaders Arsenal after Samuel Eto’o scored a hat-trick – his fourth, fifth and sixth Premier League goals of the season – in a 3-1 victory which exposed the numerous shortcomings which leave United 14 points adrift of the summit. Perhaps more crucial for David Moyes and United, whose reply came from substitute Javier Hernandez, is the deficit to the Champions League qualification places. Press Associationlast_img read more

KCCA FC celebrate historic place, Zamalek shocked

first_imgKCCA fans celebrate their victory on Saturday. PHOTOS KCCA MEDIAHistoric CAF Champions League group spots for four clubsJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | KCCA of Uganda, Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland, Township Rollers of Botswana and Horoya of Guinea became the first clubs from their countries to reach the CAF Champions League group stage Saturday. A dramatic weekend ended with the shock exit of Egypt’s Zamalek.Muzamiru Shaban scored two minutes into the second half to give KCCA a 1-0 home victory over Saint George of Ethiopia in a last-32 second leg and overall success by the same score.Swallows also triumphed 1-0 on their ground, over Zanaco of Zambia, to advance 3-1 on aggregate with Wonder Nhleko scoring the lone second-leg goal.Both KCCA and Swallows reached the group phase of the second-tier CAF Confederation Cup last season for the first time and have continued to improve.Rollers were held 0-0 at home by Young Africans of Tanzania, but qualified 2-1 on aggregate having won by that scoreline in east Africa last week.Botswana clubs have been perennial strugglers in both CAF club competitions, making the progress of Rollers all the more remarkable.Horoya exceeded expectations by winning 2-0 away to Generation Foot of Senegal in a west African showdown having battled to succeed by a single goal at home.A Daouda Camara penalty midway through the first half put Horoya ahead and a late goal assured the Conakry club of a place in the group draw next Wednesday.Another three clubs, Gor Mahia of Kenya, Port of Togo and Rayon Sports of Rwanda, hope Sunday to become the first clubs from their nations to reach the mini-league stage.Defending champions Wydad Casablanca of Morocco were comfortable overall winners despite a 2-0 away loss to Williamsville of the Ivory Coast.Goals late in each half from Romuald Kouassi and Kouame Diallo gave the Ivorians victory, but they faced a hopeless task after being trounced 7-2 in Morocco.Record eight-time title-holders and 2017 runners-up Al Ahly of Egypt triumphed 3-1 away to Mounana of Gabon after taking a four-goal advantage to central Africa.Mido Gaber, Moroccan Walid Azaro and Walid Soliman netted for the Cairo “Red Devils”, who clinched a 40th Egyptian title this week with six matches to spare.TP Mazembe, the second most successful club in all CAF competitions behind Ahly, scraped through after a shock 3-0 hiding by Songo in Mozambique.Leading 4-0 after the first leg, the multi-national outfit based in Lubumbashi fell behind in the first minute when Helder Pelembe scored.An Issama Mpeko own-goal doubled the lead of newcomers Songo, who scored again through South African Rotshidzwa Muleka in stoppage time.Primeiro Agosto reached the group stage for the first time since 1997 by edging Wits of South Africa 3-2 in a Johannesburg penalty shootout after both clubs won 1-0 at home.Geraldo, who scored the first-leg winner, converted the decisive spot-kick, calmly stroking the ball into the net after Wits goalkeeper Darren Keet screamed at him.Standing ovation for KCCA on Saturday.Ethiopians stun mighty Zamalek in CAF Cup Nine-time CAF title winners Zamalek of Egypt were shock casualties Sunday in the Confederation Cup round of 32, falling to an Ethiopian club they had derided.African debutants Welayta Dicha lost the return match in Egypt 2-1 to leave the teams deadlocked at 3-3 on aggregate in the African equivalent of the Europa League.But Ayman Hefny and Mahmoud Abdel Aziz failed to convert the fourth and fifth spot-kicks in the shootout while the visitors scored four in a row to win 4-3 on penalties.“I am sure we will score a big victory in Egypt,” boasted recently hired Zamalek coch Ehab Galal after losing the first leg 2-1 in Ethiopia on what he called a “ploughed field”.He was dismissive of CAF debutants Welayta after the first match, saying: “Our opponents are not a big team.”Losing to Dicha marks one of the darkest days for Zamalek, a club who have been African champions five times and won the CAF Super Cup thrice and the African Cup Winners Cup once.Although the equal third most successful club in CAF competitions, the Cairo “White Knights” have not won an African competition since lifting the 2003 Super Cup.In recent years they have had a huge turnover of coaches, with former English Premier League manager Alex McLeish among the victims.Goals just before and after half-time from Ahmed Madbouli gave Zamalek a two-goal second-leg lead and nudged them ahead on aggregate.But Abdulsemed Ali Usman scored for Dicha on 52 minutes to level the overall score and, with no further goals, the tie went to a shootout.Zamalek were the second big name from north Africa to be dumped this weekend after Club Africain of Tunisia lost 4-1 on aggregate to Renaissance Berkane of Morocco Saturday.Club Africain have been African champions and reached the Confederation Cup semi-finals last year before surprisingly losing to SuperSport United of South Africa.Tunisian clubs have won the Confederation Cup five times — more than any other country — but will not have any representative in the play-offs draw this Wednesday.Last hope Ben Guerdene beat CARA of Congo Brazzaville 3-1 at home, but were eliminated having lost the first leg 3-0 in central Africa last week.Patrick Loualoua and Khaled Yahia put the Tunisians two goals ahead with 33 minutes to play, but Racine Louamba pulled one back to leave the hosts needing to score at least three more.They managed one through Chibeb Zoghlami, but CARA advanced and will be joined in the draw by compatriots La Mancha, who qualified Friday.Cape Town City of South Africa lost 2-1 at home against Costa do Sol of Mozambique to make a shock departure on away goals having won the first leg.Qualifiers for CAF Champions League groups draw in Cairo Wednesday:Difaa el Jadida, Wydad Casablanca (both MAR), Entente Setif, Mouloudia Alger (both ALG), Esperance, Etoile Sahel (both TUN), Al Ahly (EGY), Horoya (GUI), Kampala Capital City Authority (UGA), Mamelodi Sundowns (RSA), Mbabane Swallows (SWZ), Port (TOG), Primeiro Agosto (ANG), Township Rollers (BOT), TP Mazembe (COD), Zesco Utd (ZAM)Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more