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Michigan ends top-seeded Spartans’ 13-game winning streak

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michigan State: Played well for roughly 20 minutes in two tournament games. “They’ve done the things they’ve needed to do over a long period of time,” Izzo said. “And I’m going to keep that in mind, not panic over a loss when it’s your rival.”UP NEXTMichigan: Plays Purdue in a game that will give the winner the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The other will get an at-large bid on Mar. 11 .Michigan State: Watches the NCAA Tournament selection show to find out who it is playing. Michigan forward Moritz Wagner (13) reacts as time winds off the clock at the end of an NCAA Big Ten Conference tournament semifinal college basketball game against Michigan State, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in New York. Michigan won 75-64. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK — Michigan was the best team in the Big Ten Conference at tournament time last year, and things aren’t changing.Mo Wagner scored 14 of his 15 points after a dreadful first half and fifth-seeded Michigan moved within a game of its second straight Big Ten Tournament title with a 75-64 victory over top-seeded Michigan State on Saturday, ending the No. 2 ranked Spartans’ 13-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings One-handed prospect posts 20-rep bench press Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Michigan was just too balanced and quick for Michigan State.The difference was the second half. Wagner got going and the Wolverines lit up the Spartans’ defense, hitting 12 of 18 from the field and making 20 of 27 free throws in the final 20 minutes.Michigan coach John Beilein had a great motivational speech for Wagner, who was 0-for-7 from the field in first 20 minutes.“Hey, Mo, are you going to make a shot?, Beilein recalled saying. “Because right now you’re stinking the place up. Just make one shot.”Wagner, who finished 4 of 14 from the field, laughed when it was mentioned.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Coach and I have a really good relationship,” said Wagner, who stood in front of the Michigan fans after the game and repeated waived his arms to encourage the celebration. “He can say that. That’s fine. He told me to pick it up a little bit and make plays.”Miles Bridges had 17 points to lead Michigan State before fouling out late. Jaren Jackson Jr. added 13 and Cassius Winston had 11, but the Spartans only crossed into double figures with the Michigan band revving the Maize and Blue faithful at Madison Square Garden with yet another version of “Hail To The Victors.”“Our mood is we’re really mad, but like I said, we’re not going to let it affect us in the future,” Bridges said.This was a rivalry game that both teams wanted and it showed in the opening minutes. There were two scrums after hard fouls, a technical foul was called against the Spartans’ forward Nick Ward and referee Gene Steratore — yeah, the guy who led the officiating crew at the Super Bowl — lectured both Tom Izzo of Michigan State and Beilein after the nonsense. And that was just in the opening 4:24.Michigan trailed 29-26 at the half, but used a 10-2 burst to open the second half and take a 36-31 lead it never lost.Wagner had three baskets and a free throw, with a drive to the hoop seemingly getting him going.Michigan State would get within two points a couple of times and was within 50-47 when Bridges hit a 3-pointer with 8:28 to go. However, Abdur-Rahkman and Simpson sandwiched layups around a missed jumper by Bridges to ignite a 7-2 spurt that Robinson capped with two free throws for a 57-49 edge with 5:23 left.Michigan State never got closer than five points the rest of the way.BIG PICTUREMichigan: Hitting stride late once again. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Senior swingman Duncan Robinson said this year feels like 2017 when the Wolverines won the tournament as the No. 8 seed, the lowest seed to win the event.“I think coming down the stretch in that championship game and how it felt, I think all the guys want that again more than anything,” said Robinson, one of five players in double figures in the eighth straight win for No. 15 Michigan (27-7). “We are one step closer, but we still have to stay locked in on the task at hand.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMichigan will play third-seeded Purdue (28-5) on Sunday as the five-day tournament ends at Madison Square Garden. The No. 8-ranked Boilermakers, who edged Michigan twice in the regular season by a combined five points, beat seventh-seeded Penn State 78-70 in the second semifinal.Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Zavier Simpson also had 15 for the Wolverines, who were also the last team to beat Michigan State (29-4), when they did it on Jan. 13. Robinson added 13 points off the bench and Charles Matthews had 12. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more

January 19, 2020 0

Can Liberia’s Media Help Curtail Language Extinction?

first_imgFew years from now, Liberia will witness a decline in linguistic diversity for the first-time in history; and yet, most people seem not to care about this growing problem. And worst of all, some are even happy about it.When minor languages like the Dei, Belleh, Gbi and Doru (ones that are seriously in danger) become extinct, it is possible that the major ones will soon follow suit because globalization has increased the demand for English, thereby creating a situation where parents and even people of the older generation don’t care about teaching the young their mother tongues. Except in remote part of the country where the presence of globalization has not been severely felt, children are compelled to learn Dei, Belleh, Gbi, Dorlu and other unpopular dialects. But in Monrovia and other major city centers across Liberia, things are quite different.When we allow languages like those mentioned above to die, we also lose the knowledge and ability to understand the culture and people who spoke them, including the proper teaching of the custom, oral tradition and other inherited knowledge about these cultures.Not only that, as each language dies, science in linguistics, anthropology, prehistory and psychology loses some diversity in data sources as well.Worst of all, this kind of neglect results in a cultural identity and cultural information crisis, which brings about the loss of a vital part of the culture that is necessary to completely understand it, even in its entirety.A solution is, however, not far off hand. If the Liberian media start raising awareness on the issue of language extinction and language preservation, things will change, and these endangered local languages will live on.How can the media help? First, every television and radio station in the country needs to allocate at least four hours every day to programs that support linguistic diversity and expression, creation and dissemination, in every language. Likewise, the print media needs to create columns for the use of local languages (in writing form) highlighting traditional stories, poems, among others.By doing this consistently, the media will be erasing the idea that speaking local languages or teaching the young generation about them is backward or obsolete. This will return the pride in these languages, which would be a welcomed asset, and make secondary dominant languages like English and French.Also, our linguistic, intellectual and cultural diversities and identities will be saved. In addition, media houses should create a library of audiovisual materials from traditional communities, documenting the oral traditions and preserves such languages for future generations. In fact, talk shows and live interviews should be translated into these local languages as well.Furthermore, such policies must not be seen as promoting or supporting the already dominant local languages to the exclusion of others, especially the minor languages. There should be balance.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

January 14, 2020 0