Despite cold night from Ethan Happ, Wisconsin holds on late to defeat Illinois

first_imgThe Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team (13-6, 5-3 Big Ten) held on late to defeat the Illinois Fighting Illini (5-14, 1-7) in Champaign Wednesday night by a final score of 72–60. The Badgers staved off an Illini comeback to earn their second consecutive victory after beating No. 2 Michigan Saturday afternoon.In his post-game press conference on the Big Ten Network, Head Coach Greg Gard was happy to escape with a win after Illinois kept things interesting all night.Men’s basketball: Happ, Wisconsin stun No. 2 Michigan in front of sold-out Kohl CenterThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (12-6, 4-3 Big Ten) upset No. 2 Michigan (17-1, 6-1) 64–54 at the Read…“They don’t call it an ugly win for no reason, but the bottom line is we got the victory,” Gard said.An “ugly win” is putting it lightly, as Wisconsin looked rough from the opening tip. Despite shooting 7-7 from the floor while holding Illinois to 6-14 shooting in the same stretch, the usually sure-handed Badgers had seven turnovers in the first nine minutes of the game. This allowed Illinois to keep it close, with the score sitting at 18–18 midway through the first half.Illinois maintained their defensive prowess throughout the first half, holding Wisconsin to 5-19 shooting and forcing three more turnovers, bringing the Badgers’ total to a season-high 10 first-half turnovers.Wisconsin got into foul trouble quickly in the second half with nine fouls in the first five minutes and 30 seconds, putting Illinois in the double bonus early. The Illini would pull within one at the 11 minute, 30 second mark in the second half with a score of 44–43. Despite the foul trouble and an additional six turnovers in the second half, the Badgers pulled away late to win 72–60.Men’s Basketball: Struggling Badgers look to clean things up before MarchThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (12-6, 4-3), fresh off a dramatic upset of No. 2 Michigan, is getting Read…The star of the game was again Ethan Happ, but for all the wrong reasons. The senior finished with a season-low nine points Wednesday, ending his consecutive 10-point game streak at 42 games — one short of the University of Wisconsin record held by Alando Tucker.In lieu of Happ’s unusual production on the offensive end, sophomore Nate Reuvers finished with a career-high 22 points and added 10 rebounds. Junior Khalil Iverson also filled the box score with 12 points, seven rebounds, two blocks and two steals. For Illinois, freshman Giorgi Bezhanishvili finished with 20 points and eight rebounds.Up next for the Badgers, they’ll take on the Northwestern Wildcats at the Kohl Center Saturday at 1:15 p.m. Catch the game on the Big Ten Network or the Badger Radio Network.last_img read more

Blue Jays put big-hitting Bichette on IL with strained knee

first_img WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News The Toronto Blue Jays put shortstop Bo Bichette on the injured list Sunday, a day after he strained his right knee in a suspended game against the Tampa Bay Rays.Play resumed in the fourth inning without Bichette. Manager Charlie Montoyo said Bichette hurt himself while stretching before an at-bat and undergoing testing, including an MRI.Bichette is batting .361, second-best in the American League. He entered Sunday fifth in the league in slugging (.672) and OPS (1.063).For Sunday’s regularly scheduled game, he was replaced on the roster by infielder Santiago Espinal. Brandon Drury started the game at shortstop. Last Updated: 17th August, 2020 10:46 IST Blue Jays Put Big-hitting Bichette On IL With Strained Knee The Toronto Blue Jays put shortstop Bo Bichette on the injured list Sunday, a day after he strained his right knee in a suspended game against the Tampa Bay Rays. SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW UScenter_img COMMENT LIVE TV First Published: 17th August, 2020 10:46 IST Written Bylast_img read more

Pinnacle relaunches ‘feature-packed’ eSports betting Hub

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Submit Related Articles Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 Share TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Seeking to become the leading destination for eSports betting, Curacao/ Malta-licensed online sportsbook Pinnacle (Pinnacle.com) has announced the relaunch of its dedicated ‘eSports Hub’.First launched in 2015, Pinnacle’s ‘eSports Hub’ was developed as a specific portal for eSports betting consumers. Having revamped its product, Pinnacle development states that it wants to ‘raise the bar for gaming’s most dynamic sector’Commenting on the relaunch of Pinnacle’s ‘eSports Hub’ Marco Blume, Trading Director stated; “Pinnacle passed the 5 million eSport bet milestone earlier this year, and I was projecting to reach 10 million by January 2018. With the relaunch of our eSports Hub I may have to revise that prediction.” Marco Blume, Trading DirectorThe bookmaker details that its new hub has been developed with eSports players and ‘diversity of interest’ in-mind. The product will allow players to focus on preferred games, whilst allowing users to ‘drill down’ live odds panels.Furthermore, Pinnacle will support ‘eSports Hub’ user engagement and interaction with dedicated in-depth content and optimal game/match scheduling for esports punters.Pinnacle leadership states that the bookmaker is committed to servicing esports punters, viewing the sport as a core dynamic for its long-term growth. Harry Lang Pinnacle Marketing Director stated:“Pinnacle has been at the forefront of esports betting since 2010 and we are totally committed to maintaining our position as the global leader in the future. Our new eSports Hub is designed to support this ambition. We have combined our exceptional odds in a user-friendly format and published a huge portal of educational content so new and established eSports bettors can develop and improve alongside us.”last_img read more