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But unlike Friday night, when USM committed a season-low five turnovers, the Golden Eagles contributed five turnovers to a 10-2 MTSU run that left... Show more

But unlike Friday night, when USM committed a season-low five turnovers, the Golden Eagles contributed five turnovers to a 10-2 MTSU run that left the Blue Raiders ahead 24-23 with 3:11 left in the first half.But LaDavius Draine answered with a 3-pointer and Tyler Stevenson added a jumper in the waning seconds to leave USM ahead 28-24 at halftime.The second half was more of the same, with MTSU (3-7, 1-3) twice taking the lead and tying the game two more times, including 53-53 with 3:13 to play.But Tae Hardy, who had 14 of his career-high 18 points in the second half, made a near-no-look shot in the lane to give USM a lead it would not lose, though the Blue Raiders refused to go away.Stevenson missed two free throws, but a steal by Jaron Pierre Jr. led to a follow slam off a missed shot by Stevenson for a 57-53 USM lead.Jalen Jordan’s free throw brought MTSU within three, but Hardy added a pair of foul shots for a five-point USM edge, 59-54.Two more Jordan free throws made it a one-procession game with 46 seconds to play, before a pair of free throws by Pierre with 29 seconds to play pushed the lead back to five.MTSU’s Jo’Vontae Millner-Criss knocked down a 3-pointer to get the Blue Raiders back within 61-59 with 16 seconds to play, but PIirre hit two more free throws and Draine added another for the final margin.“We were very scared of a letdown (Saturday),” Ladner said. “We played hard, but we weren’t sharp.“But I’m very proud of our guys. We were able to beat a very determined basketball team when we didn’t quite have our ‘A’ game. Our guys grinded it out.”For a second consecutive game, MTSU struggled shooting the basketball, hitting 36.2 percent from the floor and 23.1 percent from 3-point range.USM committed 20 turnovers, but the Blue Raiders coughed up 16 of their own.MTSU also hurt itself from the free-throw line in the second half with six misses in 14 attempts.USM made 17-of-24 free throws, led by Hardy, who connected on all six of his attempts. Along with his 18 points, Hardy finished with three assists and two steals.Stevenson finished with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Draine had 12 points, six rebounds and three assists.Pierre scored just eight points a day after going for 24, but all eight points came in the second half. He also came away with a game-high nine rebounds and two steals.Jordan led MTSU with 14 points and six rebounds, Millner-Criss had 10 points and five rebounds and DeAndre Dishman finished with 10 points, five rebounds and three steals.USM will travel to the University of Texas-San Antonio next weekend for a two-game C-USA set.A source: https://www.wdam.com/2021/01/17/usm-holds-off-mtsu-complete-c-usa-sweep/
Visions USA added a photo to Stream Photos album in USA News group 1 month ago

Manchester City Women Announce Signing Of USA Defender

Manchester City Women have strengthened their defence after signing of USA star and World Cup...
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Manchester City Women Announce Signing Of USA DefenderManchester City Women have strengthened their defence after signing of USA star and World Cup winner Abby Dahlkemper.The defender, who played in all USA’s successful World Cup campaign in 2019, joins fellow compatriots Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle in the City ranks, and has signed a two and a half year contract with the blues.After finalising her move to England, Dahlkemper expressed her delight at joining the club. “I am so excited to join Manchester City. It’s a world class club full of incredible players and I can’t wait to get started.“With all the talent in the FA WSL, I know that each game will present a new challenge and the opportunity to grow both as a player and as a person in England is going to be amazing, alongside having the chance to play Champions League football too.“Sam and Rose have been saying nothing but brilliant things about the Club and hearing them speak so highly about the facilities, the staff and the players as well as their experience of a new technical and tactical challenge is something that was really appealing to me. I just can’t wait to get over and help the team in whatever way I can and be successful on the field.”Manager Gareth Taylor was obviously thrilled to have a defender of Dahlkemper’s quality in the City backline. “We’re delighted to welcome Abby to Manchester City, another exciting addition to our squad. She is a very talented defender who has been successful both domestically and internationally - with her desire and hunger for victory, we know she’ll fit into our team ethos perfectly.“We’re really looking forward to working with her over the coming seasons.”Dahlkemper arrives from North Carolina Courage, where she made 78 appearances in three years for the side, scoring two goals. The defender started in all seven of the USA national team’s World Cup campaign, and missed just eight minutes action throughout the whole tournament, when she as withdrawn in the match against Chile, which the USA won 3-0. She was part of the solid American defence that only conceded three goals throughout the entire tournament.The blues have only conceded 9 goals in the WSL this season, and the signing of Dalhkemper will hopefully keep that tally low.A source: https://bitterandblue.sbnation.com/2021/1/16/22234620/manchester-city-women-announce-signing-of-usa-defender

Military Atmosphere Engulfs US Capital Before Biden Inauguration

WASHINGTON - Thousands upon thousands of troops are preparing to pour into an...
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Military Atmosphere Engulfs US Capital Before Biden Inauguration Thousands upon thousands of troops are preparing to pour into an increasingly fortified Washington ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, as the district begins to… www.voanews.com/2020-usa-votes/military-atmosphere-engulfs-us-capital-biden-inauguration