Men’s basketball need to know: No. 5 Wisconsin at Penn State

first_imgThe No. 5 Wisconsin men’s basketball team’s season keeps rolling along with only six games left in the regular season and less than a month until the 2015 Big Ten tournament.The Badgers’ next game is Wednesday where they’ll travel to State College, Pennsylvania to take on the Nittany Lions. Wisconsin and Penn State met earlier this season in Wisconsin’s Big Ten opener — a game in which the Badgers won 89-72.Here’s what you need to know before Wednesday’s matchup:Wisconsin (23-2, 11-1 Big Ten)The Badgers notched yet another double-digit conference win Sunday — their ninth of the season — this time taking down Illinois at the Kohl Center. National Player of the Year front-runner Frank Kaminsky paced Wisconsin with 23 points and 11 rebounds while sophomore guard Bronson Koenig (15), sophomore forward Nigel Hayes (14) and junior forward Sam Dekker (10) rounded out the Badgers in double figures for scoring Sunday.Four players — Hayes (21), Kaminsky (18), Dekker (17) and currently-sidelined senior guard Traevon Jackson (16) — hit double figures for the Badgers in their first meeting against the Nittany Lions this season. Kaminsky also grabbed 12 rebounds to lead UW. Overall, Wisconsin shot 63.8 percent which included a 70 percent-mark in the second half to outlast Penn State.Big Ten: 11-1, 1st place, 2.5 games over Purdue and MarylandLast Game: Defeated Illinois at home, 68-49Probable Starters: G – Bronson Koenig (6-4, 7.5 ppg), G – Josh Gasser (6-4, 7.3 ppg), F – Nigel Hayes (6-8, 12.4 ppg), F – Sam Dekker (6-9, 13.0 ppg), F – Frank Kaminsky (7-0, 17.6 ppg)Key Reserves: F – Duje Dukan, F – Vitto Brown, G – Zak ShowalterPenn State (15-11, 3-10 Big Ten)The Nittany Lions have lost four of their last five Big Ten games including their last two games against No. 23 Ohio State and No. 17 Maryland.Against Maryland Saturday, Penn State held tough with the Terrapins, falling by only three points at home 76-73. Senior guard D.J. Newbill had a game-high 25 points for the Nittany Lions in the loss.Newbill is the Big Ten’s leading scorer, averaging 20.8 points per game. The 6-foot-4 guard is also hauling in 4.8 rebounds a game and dishing out 3.1 assists per game. Against Wisconsin Dec. 28, Newbill dropped a game-high 29 points, going 11-for-18 from the floor.As a team, Penn State ranks toward the bottom of the Big Ten in both scoring offense and defense, ranking 10th in the conference in offense (68.1) and second-to-last in defense (65.9).Big Ten: 3-10, 12th placeLast Game: Loss to Maryland at home, 76-73Probable Starters: G – D.J. Newbill (6-4, 20.8 ppg) G – Geno Thorpe (6-3, 8.3 ppg), G – Shep Garner (6-1, 9.2 ppg), F – Brandon Taylor (6-6, 10.0 ppg), C – Jordan Dickerson (7-1, 2.3 ppg)Key Reserves: F – Ross Travis, F – Payton Banks, F – Donovon JackGame VitalsWho: No. 5 Wisconsin at Penn StateWhen: Wednesday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m.Where: State College, Pennsylvania; Bryce Jordan Center (15,261)TV: Big Ten Networklast_img read more

No. 20 Syracuse drops first game in six contests, 3-2, to Clemson

first_imgNo. 20 Syracuse (7-4-4, 1-3-2 Atlantic Coast) ended its season-long six-game unbeaten streak as it lost to Clemson (6-8-1, 1-6), 3-2, on Tuesday night in South Carolina. The contest was a makeup game that was postponed due to Hurricane Florence. On a day in which SU received its highest ranking in the United Soccer Coaches poll, it conceded three goals for the first time since Sept. 7 and granted a lower-tier ACC opponent its first conference victory. The loss all but secures the Orange’s standing as a low seed in the ACC tournament which begins next week. Syracuse has five points in conference play. The only team with less, Clemson, now has three.“We’ve been very good this year and we had a poor first 45 minutes,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “We were a little bit sloppy, we had a difficult call go against us for the penalty and I don’t think we responded great to that.” The Tigers strong first half ultimately decided the match. CU’s Tanner Dieterich converted a penalty kick in the 14th minute, the fourth such goal SU has allowed this season. The PK was awarded after Clemson peppered Syracuse’s backline with two consecutive corner kicks. After a foul call, Dieterich scored the Tigers’ first goal in two games. Syracuse didn’t register a shot in the ensuing 15 minutes, racking up four fouls. Less than five minutes after inserting defensive midfielder Djimon Johnson in the game for John-Austin Ricks, Clemson doubled its score. Robbie Robinson ripped a low shot from outside the box that bested Orange goalie Hendrik Hilpert. SU only mustered four shots in the first half. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange started the second half and quickly shifted momentum. Jonathan Hagman missed a shot wide and SU earned a corner kick in the 53rd minute. Hugo Delhommelle found defender Len Zeugner inside the six-yard box and halved the deficit. SU generated the next three shots, but never found twine. After junior transfer Severin Soerlie blasted a shot wide, Clemson’s Adrian Nunez finished a counter attack with his sixth goal of the year in the 80th. “Response second half was excellent,” McIntyre said. “…. Gave up a soft goal but came firing in the end.”Immediately, McIntyre subbed on three offensive-minded starters: Tajon Buchanan, Ryan Raposo and Hagman. Two minutes later, Raposo found Massimo Ferrin near the goal line to bring the Orange within one goal. Syracuse retained the pressure: Buchanan had a header saved. Ferrin missed high and a last-second corner kick was futile. The Tigers ended SU’s season a year ago in the first-round of the ACC tournament. In 2017, Clemson knocked out the Orange on penalties in the conference tournament. Tuesday night was a chance at payback, and perhaps more importantly, a chance to pick up a much-need ACC win. SU failed at both. “We weren’t at our best,” McIntyre said. “As a coach, I own that.”The Orange return home for its season-finale against Boston College (4-6-3, 2-5-0) on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. Comments Published on October 23, 2018 at 9:48 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Johan Königslehner eyes Svenska return with Glitnor Group

first_img JPJ Group terminates InterCasino and Vera&John’s UK presence August 6, 2019 Submit JPJ Group navigates UK headwinds as firm prepares for Gamesys enlargement August 13, 2019 Share Altenar makes Swedish debut through LuckyCasino launch June 17, 2019 Related Articles Former Vera&John Chief Executive Johan Königslehner has stated his intent on joining the upcoming re-regulated Swedish online gambling market, inbound for 1 January 2019.Königslehner is heading up new online gambling outfit Glitnor Group, which this week completed the takeover of LuckyCasino (LuckyCasino.com) from Malta-based operator Viral Interactive for an undisclosed fee.An enterprise founding team member of Vera&John, a European online casino property sold to Intertain Group in 2014 for $130 million, Königslehner seeks to become a lead player in Sweden’s new marketplace.In its market update, the new industry incumbent details that it has drafted a team of experienced industry executives seeking to capitalise on Swedish market developments.“Our team has many years in developing high-growth B2C casino brands such as Vera&John in emerging and mature regulated markets.” Königslehner states on his return to online gambling. “We are tapping into the fast-growing pay and play concept developing in Sweden and Finland with no account creation needed and instant withdrawals. We believe this concept is part of the future and shall be successful in the regulated Swedish market next year.”Taking over Viral Interactive assets, Glitnor Group will maintain the services of CEO Daniel Eriksson as new Head of Business Development.“Being part of building Viral Interactive to where it is and developing the LuckyCasino brand has been a great experience,” Eriksson said. “Joining Glitnor and driving their business development forward in this next period of growth is a challenge that I’m really looking forward to. Share StumbleUponlast_img read more