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SC St. looks to end streak vs NC A&T

first_img___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 March 1, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNC A&T (15-14, 11-3) vs. South Carolina State (11-16, 6-9)Smith-Hammond-Middleton Center, Orangeburg, South Carolina; Monday, 7:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: NC A&T looks to extend South Carolina State’s conference losing streak to five games. South Carolina State’s last MEAC win came against the Coppin State Eagles 70-66 on Feb. 15. NC A&T easily beat Maryland Eastern Shore by 21 on Monday. .CREATING OFFENSE: Kameron Langley has either made or assisted on 57 percent of all NC A&T field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has accounted for 11 field goals and 36 assists in those games.PERFECT WHEN: NC A&T is a perfect 6-0 when the team records 11 or more steals. The Aggies are 9-14 when they steal the ball fewer than 11 times.BEHIND THE ARC: NC A&T’s Andre Jackson has attempted 153 3-pointers and connected on 26.8 percent of them, and is 2 for 21 over the last five games.DID YOU KNOW: NC A&T has attempted the third-most free throws in all of Division I. The Aggies have averaged 24.8 free throws per game, including 29.9 per game against conference opponents.center_img Associated Press SC St. looks to end streak vs NC A&Tlast_img read more

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McCue: Badgers secondary may decide BCS fate

first_imgPossibly the most criticized unit of recent Badgers teams, the Wisconsin secondary has been anything but spectacular in the past couple of seasons.However, despite facing injury issues, the 2011 unit finally looks like the shutdown secondary that Badger fans have dreamed about for years. Beginning the season with five upperclassmen (Devin Smith and Marcus Cromartie are co-starters), the UW secondary finally features the experience and veteran leadership to lead a formidable passing defense.Led by senior captain Aaron Henry, one of the most outspoken players on the team and a clear leader of this year’s squad, Wisconsin ranks No. 6 nationally in passing defense.While Russell Wilson garners much of the attention in the greater Camp Randall area, as he leads the third-ranked scoring offense in the country, the secondary has probably shown more growth and improvement than any other part of the team this year.Despite UW’s run to the Rose Bowl last year, the Badgers finished the season ranked 26th in passing defense, and the secondary rarely looked great in an otherwise outstanding season. Featuring hard-hitting safety Jay Valai and cornerback Niles Brinkley, the defensive backfield was never short on talent but lacked the chemistry so crucial to defending the pass.Anyone who tuned into a Wisconsin game in 2010 can recall the constant frustration of seeing opposing receivers wide open on 20-yard pass plays as the members of the UW secondary stared at each other with perplexed looks. For a Badger fan, there are few things more frustrating than watching Ricky Stanzi or Kirk Cousins lead a quick passing drive down the field as the secondary mounts little resistance to the oncoming attack.As I looked on from the bleachers in this year’s opening matchup, I was shocked to see that UNLV struggled to pass the ball against the Wisconsin secondary. It was UNLV, but still, I have seen such bottom-dwellers mount a surprisingly successful air attack against the Badgers before. Last year, it often seemed like if J.J. Watt didn’t deflect the ball out of the way, all of Camp Randall held its breath in anticipation of another long down-the-field completion.The development of the secondary could be attributed to the maturity of individual players – particularly Henry and Cromartie – and there appears to be a newfound connection between the members of the defensive backfield. Much like the secondary, the Badgers have no true defensive standout this season on defense a la Watt in 2010, but their chemistry and team defense looks stronger than ever five games into the year.Shutting out Oregon State and giving up just a single score against Northern Illinois, the secondary has been the perfect compliment to a defensive line that is exceeding expectations. Although the secondary’s five interceptions on the year may not be turning heads, the Badger cornerbacks and safeties are regularly breaking up passes, something that has been severely lacking over the last two years or so.Arguably the biggest surprise of the secondary has been the play of Cromartie, a redshirt junior who has already collected 24 tackles, with a career-high eight of those coming against Northern Illinois in his first game taking over full-time for an injured Smith. Over the summer, Cromartie trained with his cousin and New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie and other NFL stars including Clay Matthews, and it appears the experience paid off. Whether an effect of working out with the top defensive players in the league or the fact that he returned to Madison this year a more focused and complete player, Cromartie deserves serious credit for the secondary’s improvement.Critics (i.e. other Big Ten fans) may argue that Wisconsin’s defense has yet to face a dangerous passing attack, but the Oregon State offense that UW held scoreless ranks just two spots behind UW as the No. 30 passing offense in the nation. Sure, the Badgers haven’t yet faced a high-scoring prolific attack through the air comparable to that of an Oklahoma or Oklahoma State, but there’s no doubt that the secondary is a major part of Wisconsin’s surprisingly strong ‘D.’Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the secondary’s performance this year is that they have managed to maintain a high level of play while dealing with several key injuries. Smith, a senior cornerback, looked like a much-improved player in his first two games before suffering a leg injury that put a premature close on his season. Cromartie – already listed as a co-starter at the beginning of the year – has done a stellar job stepping in for Smith, but it was still a major loss for the UW secondary.In Wisconsin’s next game against South Dakota, starting strong safety Shelton Johnson went down with a leg injury. Though he is expected to return this week against Indiana, redshirt sophomore Dezmen Southward has looked like a player well beyond his years after taking over for Johnson.The fact that the Badgers’ secondary has not only looked much better than in recent years but also been able to handle such adversity is a true testament to the growth of this unit. Knocking down 21 passes in five games, UW’s secondary may show its true value in the team’s remaining games. As the Badgers enter the toughest part of their schedule, including back-to-back road tests at Ohio State and Michigan State, the secondary has yet to face its toughest tests of the year.In the two games that may hold the key to Wisconsin’s BCS bowl chances, Aaron Henry and co. will be in the spotlight to see if their better numbers are a result of genuinely improved play or simply weak competition. The most challenging game of the year may come against Michigan State, where the Badgers will have to contain standout Spartans quarterback Kirk Cousins, who throws for an average of more than 230 yards per game.As RussellMania and the ESPN Badgers bandwagon continue to gain momentum, don’t forget about the secondary. For all the criticism the defensive backs have taken over the past few years, it’s finally time to give credit where credit is due. Now, if only we could find something else to complain about…Ian is a junior majoring in journalism. Think the UW secondary is overrated or show their true form as the schedule heats up? Let him know at imccue@badgerherald.com or follow him on Twitter @imccue.last_img read more

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Global Edible Flake market Expected to Grow faster according to new

first_img‘Global Edible Flake2019 Market Research Report’ is the latest market intelligence on growth drivers, industry and regional trends, competitive landscape scenario as well as upstream and downstream sectors.In this report, the global Edible Flake market is valued at USD XX million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2023, growing at a CAGR of XX% during the period 2019 to 2023.Edible flakes can be used to dust over decorated cakes, cupcakes and other confectionery products. In the context of China-US trade war and global economic volatility and uncertainty, it will have a big influence on this market.Edible Flake Report by Material, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2023 is a professional and comprehensive research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China).The report firstly introduced the Edible Flake basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials and so on. Then it analyzed the world’s main region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, supply, demand and market growth rate and forecast etc. In the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis.Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3199809?utm_source=htn&utm_medium=abThe major players profiled in this report include:General MillsNestlé S.A.PatanjaliFlakey Oats……The end users/applications and product categories analysis:On the basis of product, this report displays the sales volume, revenue (Million USD), product price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into-Type I……On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate of Edible Flake for each application, including-Supermarkets and HypermarketsConvenience StoresOnline Retailers……Get a discount on this research report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3199809?utm_source=htn&utm_medium=abAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more