FL Officials: 2 Possible Coronavirus Cases in Tampa Area

first_img15 other individuals were suspected of having the virus in Florida but all have tested negative.Stay with 850 WFTL for the latest. Florida Department of Health officials are reporting 2 ‘presumptive positive’ cases of COVID-19 infection in the Tampa Bay area Sunday night.The news comes on the heels of the second COVID-19 death in the U.S. after another Washington state succumbed to the virus.The results of the Florida tests, originating from patients in Hillsborough and Manatee counties, will be sent to the federal Centers For Disease Control in Atlanta for confirmation.Gov. Ron DeSantis will travel to the Tampa area and Miami on Monday to discuss the ongoing statewide response to the Coronavirus with state and local officials.Tomorrow I will be in Tampa and Miami with Surgeon General Rivkees and other officials to discuss our continued statewide response on #COVID19. https://t.co/sMrWkQlyoi— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 2, 2020 The Florida Deptartment of Health contends that they are well prepared to handle the COVID-19 outbreak and that the two Florida patients have “been isolated and are being appropriately cared for.”State health officials announced 2 presumptive positive #Coronavirus cases in FL.My top priority is the health of Floridians. I’ve been in contact with federal, state & local officials & am confident they have the resources to keep families safe. But everyone must stay vigilant. https://t.co/litKz4rQe8— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) March 2, 2020last_img read more

Other Sports Baffled Bajrang Punia meets Rajyavardhan Rathore, complains about Virat Kohli’s ‘0’ points to his ’80’

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: After being overlooked for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, one of the iconic Indian wrestlers Bajrang Punia met Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and said he has been given assurance that the wayward case would be looked into and taken into consideration.“I was supposed to meet the Minister today but suddenly we got a call last evening for the meeting. I asked the Minister about the reason for not considering me for the Khel Ratna. He said I didn’t have enough points which is wrong. I have garnered more points than the two (Virat Kohli and Mirabai Chanu) who were nominated,” Bajrang told PTI.ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018, India vs Bangladesh: Preview and Probable Playing XIIndian cricket skipper Virat Kohli have ‘zero’ points under his belt while weightlifter Mirabai Chanu have 44 points in her bag for 2018 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award while Bajrang Punia – gold medallist at both Commonwealth Games and Asian Games – have a total of 80 points, which is also the highest.  Virat Kohli obtained ‘zero’ points while reigning world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu earned 44 points on way to being named for this year’s Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna by the 11-member selection panel. Yet in a shocking turn of events, the 11-member panel decided to snub the star weightlifter for India’s highest sports award.Kohli’ performance tally had zero points as no criteria has been set for cricket, as per TOI.ALSO READ: BCCI reveals reason behind India playing all matches in Dubai“I have been wronged. I want justice. The Minister said he will look into the matter but there is hardly any time left for the award function. I will wait till evening for communication from the government’s side. If I don’t get a favourable reply by evening I will move court tomorrow,” he added while his coach and another legend in the field of weightlifting Yogeshwar Dutt accompanied him in the meeting.Bajrang Punia bagged gold at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and Asian Games in Jakarta. He had earlier clinched silvers in 2014 editions of the abovementioned games. 2013 World Championship bronze is another medal which lists on his impressive CV.ALSO READ: Virat Kohli to make Bollywood debut? Releases poster with cryptic postThe National Sports Awards is set to be awarded on September 25 in 2018 instead on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand – August 29 – as the dates were clashing with the 2018 Asian Games. last_img read more

Shepherd grateful for another CPL opportunity

first_imgBy Rajiv BisnauthTHE Caribbean Premier League (CPL) provides youngsters with an opportunity to rub shoulders with the very best in the cricketing fraternity and draw from their vast pools of experience.Since its inception in 2013, it has given a lot of youngsters the opportunity to showcase their mettle in front of a global audience, and has allowed these cricketers to make the most of their acquired skills while securing the future of those who are not fortunate enough to make it to the top.However, for budding right-arm seamer Romario Shepherd, the opportunity to play in the seventh edition of the CPL is another great stepping stone to his promising career.Shepherd, one of five Berbicians and eight Guyanese, was selected for the home franchise, Guyana Amazon Warriors, for the second time. The 34-match season starts later this year, with the opening match happening on September 4 and the final on October 12.During an exclusive interview with Chronicle Sport, the strongly-built youngster noted that the CPL provides a great platform for cricketers, and he is grateful for another opportunity.“It’s always a great feeling to play for your home franchise, and with Guyana being one of the most respected and well supported team, I’m happy to be a part of them,” the 24-year-old said.Shepherd played three matches in the latter part of the 2018 tournament, and while he admits that the opportunity was limited, it was an unnerving experience.“Too many opportunities hadn’t come my way last season, but it was a great learning curve. Obviously, I am hoping for more opportunities this time around, so I can contribute more to the team and at the same time showcase my trade to the world,” he reckoned.Having played 21 first-class matches, Shepherd has already grabbed 67 wickets, including two five-wicket hauls. In his ‘List A’ career, he has taken 24 wickets in 18 matches. However, Shepherd is eager to make a big impact in his T20 career.“Once I get the opportunity, I want to take wickets … I want to feature more in this format, a format I truly love; But having said that my ultimate goal is to play international cricket (Test and One Day) for the West Indies,” he concluded.Guyana Amazon Warriors, one of the most consistent franchises in the CPL, are yet to win a title, despite reaching the final on four occasions.Meanwhile, Nicholas Pooran has been signed by Guyana Amazon Warriors as their marquee player.The Trinidadian wicketkeeper/batsman played for the Barbados Tridents last year, but in a big move for him and the franchise, he will be playing for the Guyana-based team in 2019.Pooran has played 11 T20 Internationals for the West Indies and has become a fixture in T20 tournaments around the world. He is also a member of the West Indies squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.This is the third CPL team that Pooran will represent, having started his career with the Trinbago Knight Riders before moving to the Barbados Tridents.The full 17-member squad reads: Shadab Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Shoaib Malik, Shimron Hetmyer, Ben Lauglin, Chris Green, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Brandon King, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Keagan Simmons, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Veerasammy, Permaul, Anthony Bramble, Clinton Pestano, and Saurab Netravalkar.last_img read more

Hnatyk goes global for Canadian national team

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoWhen UW head softball coach Chandelle Schulte and her team reconvenes for fall practice in the upcoming weeks, the Badgers will truly boast world-class talent.Right-fielder Katie Hnatyk has spent the summer rubbing elbows with the best the softball world has to offer as a member of the Canadian Senior National Team. Hnatyk, a native of London, Ontario, has racked up the frequent flyer miles as well — her team played in the U.S. World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City and exhibition matches in Texas and Connecticut before the World Championships in Beijing, China.”My overall experience has been great,” Hnatyk said in an e-mail from Beijing. “I feel as though I have improved so much here working with great coaches … and [playing] against the best in the world.”That is good news for UW, as an improved Hnatyk will only aid an offense that struggled at times to score runs last year.Though only a junior-to-be, Hnatyk finds herself ready to blow away the school record for career home-runs — her two-year total of 19 is only one behind the record held by two others — and is on pace to set the school RBI mark.Hnatyk put that power on display for the world to see when she homered off of Great Britain’s Stacie Townsend during the World Cup of Softball.”It was pretty cool,” Hnatyk said of the round-tripper. “Being able to perform on that stage was pretty neat.”According to Schulte, Hnatyk worked hard last season to become a more complete hitter, and the results were evident.”She can understand hitting now, where before, I think, she would go up there without a purpose,” Schulte said. “But now she could take you out now and teach you.””The one-on-one attention she got was terrific, especially in hitting,” Schulte said.If all goes according to plan for Canada, this won’t be Hnatyk’s last visit to the Far East. By finishing in the top four of the sixteen-team field in the World Championships, Canada would advance to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, which are also held in China. National teams can also qualify for the Olympics next summer via the Pan American Games. At press time, Canada was 3-1 in the World Championships.Hnatyk has mainly contributed in a supporting role as a pinch runner or hitter late in games, appearing in all three games to date and scoring twice.”She’s our fastest player home to home,” Schulte said. “When Team Canada called about her … I said ‘honestly, this kid can run.’ I think that’s part of the thing that intrigued them is that she could provide them with a utility that they didn’t have — someone who could run and could hit for power and also someone who can go in and play defense.”Qualifying for the Olympics would allow Hnatyk to realize a once-distant dream.”I told my dad all the time that it was something that I wanted to do,” Hnatyk said, “but I never actually truly believed that I would be here someday; it was just a dream.”And while nothing in her collegiate experience to date can compare with representing one’s country, one thing could come close.”With Team Canada, we are playing on one of the largest stages you can in this sport, and it is absolutely amazing,” Hnatyk said. “Hopefully, with UW we can get to the highest level possible in the NCAA. We definitely have the potential to do it.”last_img read more

What we learned from Syracuse’s 81-66 win over No. 25 Notre Dame

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The Orange (14-8, 4-5 Atlantic Coast) used a balanced scoring attack — Trevor Cooney tied a game-high with 22 and three other SU players finished with 15 — and strong low-post defense to upend UND. Notre Dame was noticeably missing Demetrius Jackson, who is working back from a hamstring injury, and couldn’t keep up with Syracuse despite hitting 10 3s and shooting 41.7 percent from beyond the arc.Here’s what we learned about the Orange in its fourth win over a ranked opponent on the season.1. Maybe Syracuse can defend the postAfter Syracuse lost to then-No. 13 Virginia on Sunday, head coach Jim Boeheim was highly critical of his frontcourt’s ability to defend down low.“We cannot play defense inside, I think that’s pretty painfully obvious by now. Guys that average five points a game get 18, 19, 20 against us,” Boeheim said after the Cavaliers scored 30 points in the paint, 16 of which came from power forward Anthony Gill. “Our perimeter defense has been pretty good this year, our inside defense is non-existent.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThen the Orange, if only temporarily, flipped that script against the Fighting Irish. Boeheim called Zach Auguste one of the best inside scorers in the ACC and Bonzi Colson scored 31 against Duke on Jan. 16 and averaged 20.6 points in the three games heading into Thursday. But SU, with Tyler Lydon mostly manning the middle but Dajuan Coleman also chipping in, held UND to 24 points in the paint while Syracuse scored 30.Auguste finished with eight, Colson with nine and Boeheim was moderately pleased with the effort.“Well we have to try and keep it out of there and when they get it we have to get somebody on him, we’ve been letting guys get it in there and just turn and make layups practically,” Boeheim said. “… We still have a lot of work to do, I think. Hopefully we’ll get better. We need to get better.”2. The zone isn’t kind to inexperienced point guards, even if they are really good playersComing into the game, Notre Dame’s 9.2 turnovers per game ranked as the fewest in the country. But that was mostly with Jackson, who injured his hamstring in the Fighting Irish’s in over Boston College on Saturday.Without him, UND was far less careful with the ball and committed nine first-half turnovers while the Orange went on a 23-1 run and ultimately built an insurmountable 17-point halftime lead. Steve Vasturia, a highly talented shooting guard who assumed most of Jackson’s ball-handling duties, committed a game-high four turnovers. Freshman guard Rex Pflueger, Jackson’s replacement in the starting lineup, committed three.A lot of Notre Dame’s turnovers came after SU trapped in the corners. Otherwise, the zone did a good job of clogging driving lanes and stripping Fighting Irish guards as they navigated toward the rim. SU finished with 16 points off turnovers, while UND scored just eight.“What really hurt us in the first half was we turned it over nine times,” UND head coach Mike Brey said. “We lead the country in least amount of turnovers at nine, and we had nine in the first half and that’s just too deep a hole.”3. Tyler Lydon isn’t the key to Syracuse’s offense, but may hold the key to its potentialSU’s offense is capable of excelling without Lydon’s production and aggressive, which has been evident throughout its ACC schedule.But when the 6-foot-8 forward is stretching the floor and forcing defenders to run out to defend his jump shot, the Orange offense becomes capable of reaching a whole different level. Lydon scored 13 first-half points and was a key part of Syracuse’s 23-1 run after Notre Dame seized a 5-0 lead. By hitting shots early he drew the defense’s attention and, on one play, through a crisp cross-court from the block that allowed Trevor Cooney to can a wide-open 3.Lydon’s numbers remain impossible to predict, especially after he scored two points on one shot, a missed 3, in the loss to Virginia. But the Orange’s 44 first-half points was the third most its scored before halftime this season, and it’s no coincidence that Lydon was right in the middle of it. His two 3s right before the break were the punctuation mark of SU’s dominant frame.“Most teams are guarding him but they didn’t guard him,” Boeheim said of Lydon. “And it was pretty much just like the Bahamas. He got wide-open looks and he can make those shots. When they’re given he’s got to take them. I don’t think he’ll have them too many times.” Comments Related Stories Malachi Richardson continues hot streak in win over Notre DameSyracuse smashes No. 25 Notre Dame in 81-66 upsetGrade Syracuse’s performance against Notre Dame and vote for the player of the gameSyracuse community reacts to upset win over No. 25 Notre Damecenter_img Published on January 28, 2016 at 11:05 pmlast_img read more

Shooting Stars Go on Indefinite Strike

first_imgSupersport.com source said the players are insisting on being paid all their entitlements before returning to the pitch for the all-important match at Niger Tornadoes on Sunday.“The players said pointedly that they are fighting for their right to be paid salaries, allowances and match bonuses.“They are insisting on not calling off the strike or returning to the training ground until every indebtedness owed to them is fully paid by the management.“They feared that the management will not pay the outstanding entitlements once the on-going league season comes to an end on Sunday.“They appeared not to trust the management any longer as previous promises to off-set the bills have gone unheeded.“They reasoned that if the management value their welfare and the interest of the team they could even break bank to pay knowing fully well that anything short of three points at Niger Tornadoes will spell doom for the team,” said the source to supersport.com.An unnamed member of the coaching crew said though the players have the right to demand for their salaries they should be considering the precarious state of the team on the top-flight log.“The players are right to demand for the payment of their entitlements but the method, timing and state of the team should be put into consideration.“I think there is always a better way to fight for one’s legitimate right especially when it comes to salaries.“Of course, we will always insist that the players should be well-motivated at all times so that they can give us their very best and make our job a bit easier.“Right now the players are putting the coaches and team into a very tight corner knowing the daunting task on our hands.“God forbid the players failed to have a changeShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) players are on an indefinite strike to press home for the payment of their salaries ahead of their final day make or mar clash at Niger Tornadoes on Sunday.The players who are being owed salaries, allowances and match bonuses by the management practically stayed away from their training ground at Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan on Tuesday.The team is scheduled to depart Ibadan today for Lokoja to face Niger Tornadoes in Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matchday 38 clash at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja.last_img read more

ECJ rejects Stanleybet Italian €8m tax appeal

first_img Share Submit Share CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 European betting group StanleyBet has lost its European Court of Justice (ECJ) appeal, contesting an Italian tax dispute related to wagers processed through its data centres. During the four-year long tax dispute, StanleyBet had brought an appeal to ECJ judges, challenging Italy’s Customs & Monopiles Agency (ADM) €8 million tax demand.Italy’s ADM had demanded that StanleyBet pay €8 million related to customer wagers conducted through the firm’s sports caffe properties between 2011-2016.StanleyBet challenged ADM’s demands, branding the penalty as ‘illegal and discriminatory’, as its caffe wagers were processed by the firm’s data centres licensed in Malta.The betting group argued that the ADM’s tax charge constituted a double tax on its business, breaching the EU’s charter on discrimination of foreign enterprises. In its response, ADM stated that StanleyBet had been purposely utilising European licensing technicalities in order to avoid paying taxes on transactions placed through the firm’s caffe premises.Failing to find any settlement through Italian high courts, StanleyBet’s dispute was forwarded for ECJ arbitration, Europe’s highest court governing business disputes. Ultimately this Wednesday ECJ judges overruled Stanleybet’s appeal, ruling that the ADM had a right to sanction its penalty against the operator, regardless of where its data centres were based.The ECJ ruled that Italian gambling laws hold no distinction on the ‘basis of where a bet is placed’ underlining that ADDM’s tax charge could not be regarded as discriminatory of Stanleybet’s Malta subsidiary.Further backing its judgement, the ECJ stated that Stanleybet could not expect a regulatory department to alter its oversight functions ensuring that EU-related anomalies do not occur. StumbleUpon TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Related Articles Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020last_img read more

Super Bowl 53: Rams RBs vs. Patriots RBs

first_img Super Bowl 53: Tom Brady vs. Jared Goff It was Burkhead’s 2-yard touchdown run in overtime against the Chiefs that sent the Patriots to the Super Bowl for the third year in a row.Is Gurley OK?Gurley has been quiet in the postseason and had his worst game to date in the NFC championship. Enter Anderson, who was a relief to Gurley as he battled knee inflammation at the end of the season. While the Rams say Gurley is healthy, it’s been Anderson who has flourished in the postseason. Gurley said after the NFC championship that he simply had a bad game, but it’s going to take both running backs being on point if the Rams want to win their second Lombardi Trophy in franchise history. Meanwhile, rookie Sony Michel has emerged as a dynamic rusher for the Patriots and has helped ease the load for veteran James White. Quarterback Tom Brady has been relying more and more on his running backs, especially with receiver Josh Gordon missing the postseason and tight end Rob Gronkowski not producing as much this year.Here, we break down their performances to this point and what to expect from the championship showdown Feb. 3 in Atlanta — with the help of our colleagues at Opta. (If you like what you see here, give @OptaJerry, the official Twitter page for Opta’s NFL and NCAA stats-driven football coverage, a follow.) Related News How they stack up this seasonRegular seasonPlayerGamesCarriesYardsY/CTDY/GTD/GTodd Gurley142561,2514.91789.41.2C.J. Anderson2432997.02149.51Sony Michel132099314.5671.6.5James White16944254.5526.6.3PostseasonPlayerGamesCarriesYardsY/CTDY/GTD/GTodd Gurley2201236.3262.51C.J. Anderson2391674.3283.51Sony Michel2532424.651212.5James White26233.8011.50Beyond the numbersAn intriguing aspect is the UGA factor — Michel was Gurley’s backup at Georgia, with Gurley being one of the Bulldogs’ most memorable players in the past decade and Michel known as half of the “Thunder and Lightning” duo with Browns running back Nick Chubb.Once Gurley was drafted in the first round by the Rams in 2014, Michel had a breakout year for his sophomore season. Like Gurley, Michel was drafted in the first round and like Gurley, Michel helped establish UGA as “Running Back U.”Don’t forget about BurkheadA notable mention is Rex Burkhead, who has been used sparingly throughout the season, but is the reason the Patriots are in the Super Bowl. Burkhead played in just eight games in the regular season and had no touchdowns in that time, but scored three touchdowns on 16 carries in the two playoff games. One of the more interesting storylines heading into Super Bowl 53 is the emergence of Patriots and Rams running backs during the playoffs.For Los Angeles, Todd Gurley was their breakout star throughout the regular season, but recently signed C.J. Anderson has picked up most of the reps while Gurley has been used less. It’s unclear if Gurley is battling an injury (he says he’s not) or if the Rams are rolling with a running back tandem, much like the Saints’ Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram.last_img read more

Bryce Harper injury update: Phillies star day-to-day after negative X-rays

first_imgKapler expressed the Phillies aren’t concerned about the 26-year-old slugger’s status and they are confident that he still will be ready for opening day. Kapler said Harper had “minimal swelling” in his right ankle Saturday and underwent a fluoro exam and X-ray testing after Friday’s game, which both came back negative.“It gave us confidence to come in this morning and know he’s feeling good and has minimal swelling and he’s cleared from an X-ray perspective,” Kapler said. “Certainly makes us feel more confident going forward.” Related News “We’re going to get him the reps that he needs to make sure that his rhythm and timing are where he needs to be,” Kapler said. “That’s going to be based on conversations that I have with Bryce and no concerns about opening day at this point.”Harper fell to the ground immediately after he was hit on his right ankle by a 96 mph fastball from Toronto right-hander Trent Thornton. He limped off the field to the clubhouse.Harper, who agreed to a 13-year, $330 million deal with the Phillies just over two weeks ago, is coming off a season where he slashed .249/.393/.496 with 34 home runs and 100 RBIs for the Nationals. Trent Thornton, pitcher who hit Bryce Harper, gets death threats on Twitter Bryce Harper is expected to miss at least one game as he recovers from a foot injury suffered in Friday’s spring training game against the Blue Jays. Manager Gabe Kapler revealed Saturday that the newly acquired Phillies star is considered day-to-day after X-rays came back negative, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Harper will not play Saturday against Houston as a precautionary measure, though there is a chance he could return Sunday to face the Yankees.last_img read more

March Madness 2019 wrap: Duke tops UCF in thriller; Tennessee blows huge lead but escapes in OT

first_img March Madness 2019: Duke’s Zion Williamson discusses win over UCF, matchup with Tacko Fall How many 7’1″ guys have this in their bag? 😯#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/jMp4C0xhUw— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 25, 2019Ahmed Hill knocks down three of his 14 points here thanks to a nice pump fake in Virginia Tech’s win against Liberty.Virginia Tech is finding their stride! 👏#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/ifnFVGQuom— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 25, 2019Kenny Wooten slams one home for the Ducks in their win over UC Irvine.The Ducks are FEELING themselves! 🔨#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/2zkjeSZ4hv— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 25, 2019What’s Next?The Sweet 16 — All four No. 1 seeds advanced to the Sweet 16, only the third time that’s happened since 2010. Gonzaga vs. Florida State in the West regional looks like a great matchup. Duke gets ACC rival Virginia Tech in the East, while North Carolina gets Auburn in the Midwest. Virginia hosts the surprising Oregon Ducks in the South regional. Don’t be surprised if at least two of those four top seeds fail to make the Elite Eight. March Madness 2019: UCF’s game-winning attempt rolls off rim against Duke A finish for the ages. 😱#MarchMADNESS | @DukeMBB pic.twitter.com/nxpMH3G2Bz— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 24, 2019UCF still nearly won the game as B.J. Taylor’s driving layup rolled off the rim, and then Aubrey Dawkins’ tip-in attempt narrowly missed just before the buzzer.Dawkins, who scored 32 points, was visibly upset afterward. Meanwhile, his father, UCF coach Johnny Dawkins — who played on Mike Krzyzewski’s first Final Four team at Duke in 1986 and served as a longtime assistant there — walked over and shared a long hug and conversation with his mentor. And Duke (31-5) advances to face ACC rival Virginia Tech in the Sweet 16.“When (Coach K) tells you that you’re made for this moment, it’s the most confidence you can be given,” Williamson said afterward. “When I went to the basket, I knew it was going in.”There was no such drama between South regional No. 2 seed Tennessee and No. 10 Iowa in the first half of their game, as the Vols looked invincible in building a 25-point lead en route to a 21-point margin at the half. But the Vols looked helpless in the second half as Iowa fought back to tie the game with 20 seconds remaining to send it into overtime.The Vols (31-5) opened the overtime with a flurry of activity on both ends of the floor, including this deep 3-pointer from Jordan Bone.TENNESSEE FROM DEEP! 🔥#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/dDgrlVge0o— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 24, 2019Tennessee (31-5) won 83-77 and will play No. 3 seed Purdue in the Sweet 16.No. 1 seed North Carolina and No. 3 seed Texas Tech both rolled to 20-point-plus victories, while Virginia became the fourth No. 1 seed to advance to the Sweet 16 with a win over Oklahoma. Virginia Tech, Houston and Oregon also advanced.Complete resultsEast regionNo. 1 Duke 77, No. 9 UCF 76No. 4 Virginia Tech 67, No. 12 Liberty 58West regionNo. 3 Texas Tech 78, No. 6 Buffalo 58Midwest regionNo. 1 North Carolina 81, No. 9 Washington 59No. 3 Houston 74, No. 11 Ohio State 59South regionNo. 2 Tennessee 83, No. 10 Iowa 77 (OT)No. 1 Virginia 63, No. 9 Oklahoma 51No. 12 Oregon 73, No. 13 UC Irvine 54Studs of the dayLuke Maye had 20 points and 14 rebounds and Nassir Little came off the bench for 20 points and 7 rebounds in North Carolina’s win against Washington.Texas Tech’s Norense Odiase had 14 points and 15 boards in the win over Buffalo.Virginia Tech forward Kerry Blackshear Jr. scored 19 points and had nine rebounds as the Hokies topped Liberty.Senior Houston guard Corey Davis Jr. scored 21 points.Duds of the dayThe Buffalo Bulls came into their matchup with Texas Tech with one of the top-five scoring offenses in the NCAA. The Red Raiders were in the top five in scoring defense. Something had to give … and it was the Bulls’ offense. Texas Tech held Buffalo to 36.5 percent shooting (19-of-52) in a 78-58 victory.HighlightsFall made his presence felt at both ends in this first-half sequence against Duke.Tacko is getting it done on BOTH ends of the court! 😳💪#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/X1kibzncoB— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 24, 2019Coby White goes coast to coast for the Tar Heels.Coby White’s getting FANCY! 😎#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/ZJ8MC3v3Mh— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 24, 2019Houston’s Brison Gresham slams home the lob pass.The Cougars connect for a SLAM! 🔨#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/NQtF8XVzQI— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 25, 2019Virginia forward Jay Huff slashed to the hoop like a point guard here for the slam.center_img Both Williamson and Fall were sensational. Williamson scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Fall had 15 points, six rebounds, three blocks and was a looming presence on both ends of the court, although foul trouble left him on the bench for stretches in both halves. Williamson drew the fifth foul on Fall with less than 15 seconds remaining when he spun into the lane and laid the ball in over the big man to cut Duke’s deficit to one. Although Williamson missed the ensuing free throw, RJ Barrett grabbed the rebound and scored the game winner. Related News Duke and Tennessee found themselves unexpectedly on the brink of elimination, but narrowly escaped with wins in thrillers Sunday.The pregame hype for East top seed Duke’s matchup with No. 9 seed UCF focused on the showdown between All-American phenom Zion Williamson and 7-foot-6-inch UCF center Tacko Fall. But other players stepped up big for both sides as Duke held on to win in the final seconds, 77-76.last_img read more