UNC looks to extend streak vs ND

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNorth Carolina (10-15, 3-11) vs. Notre Dame (15-10, 6-8)Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, Notre Dame, Indiana; Monday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: North Carolina looks for its eighth straight win in the head-to-head series over Notre Dame. North Carolina has won by an average of 12 points in its last seven wins over the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame’s last win in the series came on Feb. 6, 2016, an 80-76 win. UNC looks to extend streak vs ND SENIOR STUDS: Notre Dame has relied heavily on its seniors this year. John Mooney, T.J. Gibbs, Prentiss Hubb and Juwan Durham have collectively accounted for 65 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 68 percent of all Fighting Irish points over the last five games.MIGHTY MOONEY: Mooney has connected on 30 percent of the 80 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 7 of 25 over his last five games. He’s also converted 63.7 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: North Carolina is 0-9 when scoring fewer than 65 points and 10-6 when scoring at least 65.STREAK STATS: Notre Dame has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 83.3 points while giving up 74.7.DID YOU KNOW: The Notre Dame offense has recorded a turnover on only 14.3 percent of its possessions, which is the lowest rate in the country. The North Carolina defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 16.6 percent of all possessions (ranked 323rd among Division I teams).___ 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.comcenter_img February 16, 2020 Associated Press last_img read more

CAF Congratulates Liberia’s ‘President-elect’ Weah

first_imgWeah’s first shot at the presidency was in 2005 where he lost to Sirleaf in the run-off.He captained the Liberian side that lost the 2002 World Cup ticket to the Super Eagles of Nigeria.Also, he was part of the Liberian side that lost 1-0 to the Super Eagles in the group stage of the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations in Mali.Weah who was the senator of Montserrado County was once named FIFA World Player and winner of the much-coveted Ballon d’Or.He was unofficially reported to have defeated his 73-year-old opponent Vice President Joseph Boakai in a landslide victory in Liberia on Wednesday morning.“I am deeply grateful to my family, my friends, and my loyal supporters who contributed to our campaign during this extremely long election season,” Weah announced on Twitter before the results were announced.Weah is set to replace Africa’s first female head of state, economist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and see the West African nation, founded by freed American slaves, hand over power from one democratically elected government to another.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has sent a congratulatory message to George Weah for emerging president of Liberia.Following a series of messages on Twitter on Wednesday congratulating Weah on his victory, CAF wrote on its verified handle: “Congratulations George Weah! Former Ballon D’or winner & Current President of Liberia.”last_img read more