N. Dakota faces Ft. Wayne in Summit League semis

first_imgN. Dakota faces Ft. Wayne in Summit League semis March 9, 2020 Associated Press SAVVY SENIORS: North Dakota’s Marlon Stewart, Kienan Walter and Billy Brown have combined to account for 47 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 56 percent of all Fighting Hawks points over the last five games.KEY CONTRIBUTIONS: Stewart has been directly responsible for 52 percent of all North Dakota field goals over the last five games. Stewart has 41 field goals and 30 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: North Dakota is 0-12 this year when it scores 70 points or fewer and 14-5 when it scores at least 71.UNBEATEN WHEN: Purdue Fort Wayne is a perfect 7-0 when it holds an opponent to 60 points or fewer. The Mastodons are 7-18 when opponents score more than 60.STIFLING DEFENSE: Purdue Fort Wayne has held opposing teams to 70.2 points per game, the second-lowest figure among all Summit League teams.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 7 seed Purdue Fort Wayne (14-18, 7-10) vs. No. 6 seed North Dakota (14-17, 8-9)Summit League Conference Tourney Semifinals, Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: A spot in the Summit League championship game is up for grabs as Purdue Fort Wayne and North Dakota are set to face off. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last met on Jan. 30, when North Dakota made only seven 3-pointers on 29 attempts while the Mastodons hit 15 of 29 behind the arc en route to a four-point victory. ___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.comlast_img read more

Masahiro Tanaka doesn’t want universal DH despite injury

first_imgThis may be surprising to fans in New York because Tanaka missed a month of the season last year after he hurt both of his hamstrings running the bases at a National League ballpark where there is no DH. Tanaka finished the season 12-6 with a 3.75 ERA with 159 strikeouts in 156 innings.Tanaka is a career .038 hitter with one hit in 26 at-bats. He has one sacrifice bunt, one run scored and one walk. Didi Gregorius injury update: Yankees SS (elbow) begins throwing program, big step in rehab MLB is considering the use of a universal DH in upcoming seasons. It has been reported that the possibility is becoming more and more likely. Related Newscenter_img This might come as a surprise to Yankees fans but Masahiro Tanaka doesn’t want the designated hitter spot to be universal.”When you look at it I grew up where baseball was played by nine guys, meaning basically the pitcher would hit also, and I really enjoyed that baseball,” Tanaka told reporters through a translator at spring training on Tuesday, via ESPN. Manny Machado rumors: Yankees remain in play; Padres have been ‘very aggressive’ with offerlast_img read more