February 27, 2020 Associated Press PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE: Senior leadership has been on display for both teams this year. Tyreke Key, Jordan Barnes and Christian Williams have combined to score 51 percent of Indiana State’s points this season and 59 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Valparaiso, Donovan Clay, Mileek McMillan, Ryan Fazekas and John Kiser have collectively accounted for 39 percent of all Valparaiso scoring, including 47 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.DOMINANT DONOVAN: Clay has connected on 29 percent of the 100 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 3 of 16 over the last five games. He’s also made 61 percent of his foul shots this season.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Crusaders have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Sycamores. Indiana State has an assist on 39 of 77 field goals (50.6 percent) across its previous three matchups while Valparaiso has assists on 58 of 91 field goals (63.7 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Indiana State has committed a turnover on just 17.5 percent of its possessions this season, which is the top rate among all MVC teams. The Sycamores have turned the ball over only 11.5 times per game this season and just nine times per game over their 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 Indiana St. seeks revenge on Valpo Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditValparaiso (16-14, 9-8) vs. Indiana State (17-11, 10-7)Hulman Center, Terre Haute, Indiana; Saturday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Indiana State seeks revenge on Valparaiso after dropping the first matchup in Valparaiso. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 18, when the Crusaders outshot Indiana State from the field 50.8 percent to 47.6 percent and hit 10 more free throws en route to the nine-point victory.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago Red Force’s dismal form in theRed Force Head Coach Gus Logieongoing Regional four-day championship has forced head coach Gus Logie to the brink of quitting of his post.The former West Indies player and head coach told the Express newspaper here he planned to review his position at the end of the season, hinting that maybe the time had come for a change.“You are going to see me but I don’t know where you are going to see me. You always have to consider your future,” Logie said.“As a coach, as much as you want to motivate people you have to be motivated as well. You can give as much as you can [but] if you are not getting anything back … at the end of the day you’ve got to look at your future [and ask] is it necessary. Is it worth it at the end of the day?”He added: “Of course I always consider my future in anything that I do. I think if it is not going well I’ll tell myself this is basically the last season for me and at the end of the day I hope that whoever comes on board, they do a better job.”Logie is an an experienced coach who oversaw West Indies’ capture of the 2004 Champions Trophy in England and also led Bermuda to their historic qualification for the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean.He assumed his current post when the West Indies Cricket Board introduced the Professional Cricket League three seasons ago, and has been met by mixed success during his tenure.Red Force won just twice en route to finishing one from bottom of the six-team standings in the 2014/15 season and improved only marginally last season, picking up three victories as they finished fourth.Last weekend here, they lost for the fifth time in eight outings this season to crash to the bottom of the standings with two rounds remaining.Though not identifying names, Logie lamented the absence of players who he said would improve the side.“Maybe after this the players who sit in the pavilion will start playing for Trinidad and Tobago again instead of staying where they are,” he said.“Many times the national team is playing and some of the better players are playing elsewhere. As much as you can do, at the end of the day you can only work with what you have.”Very few Red Force players have enjoyed success this season with newly installed captain, Kyle Hope, perhaps the only stand-out with 649 runs at an average of nearly 50.Yannic Cariah has been the next best batsman with 456 runs while in the bowling, seasoned leg-spinning all-rounder Imran Khan has claimed 32 scalps. No other bowler has passed 20 wickets.In a frank assessment of his role, Logie conceded that maybe his methods were not being effective.“If the players are not able to respond the way you want them to respond, if the philosophy you have is not taking root as a coach you have to re-assess,” he pointed out.“At the end of the day everybody wants to see the players and if they are not performing, coaches are a dime a dozen and if you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go.“So yes I will make a decision [on my future], there is no two ways about it, at the end of the day if you’ve got to move on, you’ve got to move on, that’s life.”Red Force travel to Bridgetown to face the powerful Barbados Pride in the ninth round beginning April 7.
Ghana’s Richard Commey believes his experience will come to bear in his IBF lightweight title defense against Teofimo Lopez in December.Commey, who captured the title back in February, will face off against the American-Honduran at the Madison Square Garden on December 14, with the winner set to face Ukrainian multiple belt holder Vasyl Lomachenko.The 32 year old Ghanaian has fought 17 bouts more than his 22 year old opponent, and he believes that considerable fight experience will be an advantage when the two meet.”Obviously you can see I’ve had more fights, and I know I’ve been through a lot,” he said.”That experience is going to show on the day, but I’m not taking anything for granted.Commey became the country’s ninth world champion when he captured the world title in February, and defended it a few months later knocking out Ray Beltran in an impressive win.