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Boeing to mandate safety feature in MAX software upgrade: sources
Boeing Co will mandate on MAX jets a previously optional cockpit warning light, which might have warned of problems that possibly played a role in the recent crashes of Ethiopian and Indonesian planes, two officials briefed on the matter said.
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Seton Hall and Myles Powell can look back on this season with pride
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The NCAA Tournament run ended for Seton Hall almost before it began. A talented, sharp-shooting, under-the-radar Wofford team defeated the Pirates 84-68 in Thursday night’s NCAA Tournament opening round at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. It’s a loss that hurt in its immediate aftermath and it’ll continue to hurt for a few...
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Christchurch shootings: Women show headscarf 'solidarity'
One week after the fatal shootings in two mosques, women in Christchurch demonstrate their support for Muslim women.
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Henrik Lundqvist admits Rangers’ losing taking a toll
Henrik Lundqvist knew at last year’s trade deadline that 2018-19 would be a challenging and different type of season than the first 13 of his career. But even the goaltender did not quite grasp just how mentally draining this would be and how much of a toll it would take on his game. Speaking with...
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Leaps in the dark: 12 of the best night-time activities in the UK
Moonlight paddleboarding, after-dark running, tracking wildlife … the onset of warmer evenings is ideal for venturing out at night. We shed light on great nocturnal activitiesPsyched Paddleboarding runs SUP sessions and retreats in north Wales, and sometimes further afield (the west coast of Scotland, Ibiza). Now adventurers can join a two-hour guided night SUP trip (£50pp with equipment and refreshments) on Llyn Padarn, a sheltered lake in Snowdonia. The lake is surrounded by lofty peaks under a star-studded sky if you’re lucky (Snowdonia is a dark sky reserve). There are lights on the bottom of the board, and head torches are recommended. If conditions allow, it also runs a night trip in a bay in Anglesey. The next step up is an SUP overnight expedition, with an evening paddle and wild camping (from £130). Elsewhere, South West SUP runs full-moon night paddles around Plymouth (from £20). Continue reading...
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Kevin Durant propels Warriors in aftermath of friend’s shooting death
OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant established the Warriors’ defensive energy by swatting away shots early. Eventually, they got going on the other end as they almost always do. Durant had 15 points, six assists and three blocks after losing a close friend earlier in the day, and Golden State ran away from the Pacers 112-89...
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New Zealand minister lands in Turkey, wants 'substantial' talks over Christchurch
New Zealand's foreign minister arrived in Turkey early Friday for what he called "substantial" talks after comments made by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan over the killing of 50 people at mosques in Christchurch a week ago sparked a diplomatic spat between the nations.
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Two American service members killed in Afghanistan operation
The unnamed service members were killed in action on Friday, US and Nato mission saysTwo American service members have been killed during an operation in Afghanistan, officials said.The US and Nato Resolute Support mission said the Americans were killed while conducting an operation on Friday. In accordance with US defense department policy, the names of the service members killed in action were being withheld until after notification of the next of kin. Continue reading...
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US military says 2 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan
In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the names of the service members were being withheld until after notification of the next of kin.        
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Ocasio-Cortez calls Trump a ‘nematode’ during ‘Late Night’ appearance
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joked that President Trump was a “nematode” during an appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” that aired Friday morning. Ocasio-Cortez made the jab at the end of the interview when Meyers brought up a high school science competition that the congresswoman placed second in when she was a teen. “Science...
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TV tonight: can Joey Essex pass the celebrity memory test?
Ever wondered how much Valerie Singleton knows about grime music? Michael Buerk puts her and other celebs to the test. Plus explosive stuff in Deutschland 86. Here’s the best TV to tune in forOn the evidence of this entertaining inquiry, the answer must be: yes. If techniques exist to enhance Joey Essex’s powers of recall then you can probably improve yours, too. The memory challenge, hosted by Michael Buerk, sees three celebrities compete to become experts in unfamiliar topics: Essex mugs up on William the Conqueror; Gok Wan learns the periodic table; and Valerie Singleton gets to grips with UK grime artists. No one is more surprised by the results than the contestants themselves. Mike Bradley Continue reading...
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How 'undiscovered genius' Yayoi Kusama became an international sensation
Yayoi Kusama turns 90 this month. And the Japanese artist has much to celebrate. She is the most famous living female artist in the world. Time magazine named her on its "100 Most Influential People" list, and a feature-length documentary about her remarkable life has been making the festival rounds.
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Tesla revives its referral program with chances to win a Roadster
Tesla has revived its referral program that ended in February because of cost pressures. This time around the perks aren't quite as diverse, though it does offer regular chances to win a Roadster or Model Y. The post Tesla revives its referral program with chances to win a Roadster appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Garden mannequins, forest giants, flamethrowers: News from around our 50 states
Taking a stand against cauliflower rice in Arkansas, cleaning up one huge ink blot in Georgia, and more        
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Ellington, Drummond lead Pistons past Suns, 118-98
Wayne Ellington's 23 points and a 17 3-pointers as a team helped the Detroit Pistons to a 118-98 win over the struggling Phoenix Suns Thursday night        
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Eisai starts phase 3 trials for second Alzheimer's drug after first's failure
Eisai Co Ltd on Friday said it has begun phase 3 clinical trials of Alzheimer's treatment BAN2401, a day after the Japanese drugmaker and U.S. partner Biogen Inc scrapped trials for another Alzheimer's drug, aducanumab.
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Facebook’s been reportedly storing user password in plain text since 2012
Last night, Facebook revealed that it found a flaw in January in its systems that stored user passwords in plain text, which meant that anyone who had access to them could read those passwords without having to decrypt them. The vulnerability impacts “hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook users, and tens of thousands of Instagram users.” What’s more shocking is that, according to cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs, in some instances, the company has been storing these passwords without securing them since 2012. The report also noted that because of the flaw, nearly 20,000… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook
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Hyundai shareholders inflict big defeat on U.S. fund Elliott in proxy vote
Hyundai Motor Group companies' shareholders rejected on Friday Elliott Management's demands for a massive special dividend and board seats, dealing a blow to the U.S. hedge fund's campaign to shake up South Korea's second-biggest family-run conglomerate.
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Garuda looks to scrap Boeing 737 Max order after crashes
The airline has asked to cancel an order for 49 jets after the plane was involved in two fatal crashes.
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Scottish government set to miss its child poverty targets – report
UK-wide austerity blamed as predictions put figure at 29% – rather than 18% – in 2023 The Scottish government is at risk of missing its own child poverty targets by more than 100,000 children, according to projections from the Resolution Foundation.Westminster austerity measures will put child poverty across the country on course to hit a 20-year peak of about 29% of children living in relative poverty by 2023, its report forecasts. The figure is considerably higher than the Scottish government’s target of 18%. Continue reading...
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Dirty lies: how the car industry hid the truth about diesel emissions
The ‘Dieselgate’ scandal was suppressed for years – while we should have been driving electric cars. By Beth GardinerJohn German had not been looking to make a splash when he commissioned an examination of pollution from diesel cars back in 2013. The exam compared what came out of their exhausts, during the lab tests that were required by law, with emissions on the road under real driving conditions. German and his colleagues at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) in the US just wanted to tie up the last loose ends in a big report, and thought the research would give them something positive to say about diesel. They might even be able to offer tips to Europe from the US’s experience in getting the dirty fuel to run a little cleaner.But that was not how it turned out. They chose a Volkswagen Jetta as their first test subject, and a VW Passat next. Regulators in California agreed to do the routine certification test for them, and the council hired researchers from West Virginia University to then drive the same cars through cities, along highways and into the mountains, using equipment that tests emissions straight from the cars’ exhausts. Continue reading...
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'Before you know it, it's not a big deal to kill a man': Norwegian black metal's murderous past
In the early 90s, Norway’s black metal scene turned into a satanic cult as musicians burned churches, self-harmed and killed. As the film Lords of Chaos is released, the real-life protagonists look back“That period of my life is a swampy lake with skeletons in it,” says Rune Eriksen, AKA guitarist Blasphemer. “This will probably be one of the very few moments I’m willing to go back and talk about it.”It has been 11 years since Eriksen left Mayhem, the world’s most aptly named band. He joined in 1994, rejuvenating the Norwegian black metal group after their guitarist Øystein Aarseth, known as Euronymous, had been murdered by their former bassist Varg Vikernes, AKA Count Grishnackh. Three years before that, their singer Pelle Ohlin, also known as Dead, killed himself. Understandably, Eriksen has moved on. Continue reading...
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Deciding how to end one’s life should be the ultimate human right | Simon Jenkins
The debate on assisted dying has been nudged towards common sense by the Royal College of Physicians’ voteWhat is the principal cause of death in Britain? The answer is premeditated killing. And who are the killers? The answer is doctors. It’s said that over half of all deaths result from a specific medical decision, either to administer a knowingly lethal drug dose or to withdraw life-saving treatment. The better we get at keeping ourselves alive, the more cunning we must be in getting to die. So a modest cheer for the Royal College of Physicians’ vote on Thursday to hold to a position of neutrality on so-called “assisted dying”, otherwise known as voluntary euthanasia. Only 43% now actively want the law to stay unchanged, the rest divided between reform and neutrality. It may at last nudge the debate in Britain towards humanity and common sense. In parliament at present, discussing assisted suicide remains, like abortion in Ireland until last year, taboo. Continue reading...
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Trolled across concrete: why Mel Gibson's new film is a curious provocation
In Dragged Across Concrete, the disgraced actor stars as a violent cop in a thriller that’s a well-crafted but furiously antagonistic rantAll that S Craig Zahler does, he does methodically and deliberately. The director exercises surgically precise control over each minute in the nearly three-hour run time of his latest feature, Dragged Across Concrete. He crafts dialogue with the florid, evocative quality endemic to writers who get their start on pulp literature, wielding similes like brass knuckles. His supreme confidence also extends to his pacing, which both is and is not leisurely; he likes to let his moments breathe and unfold, albeit for the purpose of amplifying the agony in what are already excruciatingly intense scenes. Related: Dragged Across Concrete review – glum Mel Gibson in unflinching and nasty police thriller Continue reading...
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A woman's work is never done: twice as many still going at 65
Highest employment figures on record driven by older people who won’t – or can’t – retireDee Flower tried to retire last year, at the age of 68. It seemed, the former recruitment specialist said, like a good idea. “I found myself thinking, ‘I guess it’s about time to retire now.’”Flower’s decision to reverse the move a month later is one of the reasons the British economy set a new employment record this week. The number of people employed in the UK is at its highest since records began in 1971 – 32.7 million people – and workers over the age of 50 are a key factor in the peak. Continue reading...
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Top Tory donor: form unity government to solve Brexit crisis
Stop bickering and reach out to other parties to get successful deal, says taxi boss John Griffin The Conservative party’s second biggest donor has called for a government of national unity to be formed as soon as possible to solve the Brexit crisis.John Griffin, the taxi tycoon who has given £4m to the Tories over the last six years, said the party should reach out to MPs from Labour, the Lib Dems and the Scottish National Party if it is to emerge from EU negotiations with a successful deal. Continue reading...
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Instagram Purges Its Platform of Some Popular Anti-Vaccine Hashtags, But Others Are Still Thriving
Following an investigative report by the Atlantic on the prevalence of misinformation on Instagram, the company appears to be scrubbing its platform of some popular anti-vaxxer content.Read more...
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Barry Trotz’s goalie decision muddied by Greiss meltdown
MONTREAL — Eventually, Islanders coach Barry Trotz is going to have to make a decision on his goaltending. But with the playoffs still not clinched and following another dispiriting performance in a 4-0 loss to the Canadiens on Thursday night, that decision isn’t coming anytime soon. “We have to get to the playoffs,” Trotz said....
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US forces say 2 American service members killed in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. forces say two American service members have been killed during an operation in Afghanistan. The U.S. and NATO Resolute Support mission says the Americans were killed while conducting an operation on Friday. In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the names of the service members killed in action were being...
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After a Dip, Hong Kong Real Estate Again Eyes the Stratosphere
Signs suggest that a monthslong slump in the world’s most unaffordable property market is ending.
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Friday sermon by the imam of New Zealand mosque attacked by gunman
The Muslim call to prayer sounded out over Christchurch and around New Zealand on Friday, as thousands gathered to remember the 50 people killed by a lone gunman at two mosques a week ago.
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2 U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan
Friday's deaths are the latest casualties in the 17-year war.
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"We knew we'd be blown up one day": Chemical plant blast kills dozens
Woman at site of one of China's worst recent industrial accidents says she's long worried about safety and pollution there; explosion was so strong it triggered small quake
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Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan
Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Friday while conducting an operation, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.
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Mom, man charged in child abuse death of 2-year-old Chicago boy
CHICAGO — A woman and a man have been charged in the death of the woman’s 2-year-old son, who had sores and bruises on his body when authorities were called to a Chicago home. Police responded Monday to an EMS call at a South Side home. Ja’hir Gibbons was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police...
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A 1-in-500,000 birth: Colombian baby born with twin growing inside her abdomen
Doctors delivered Itzamara by cesarean section because the twin could crush her abdominal organs, the New York Times reported.        
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The Iona weapons that worry North Carolina
COLUMBUS, Ohio — When North Carolina coach Roy Williams hears the name of the school in New Rochelle, it reminds him of an old story the late Jim Valvano used to share about the first time someone told him about Iona College. “You own a college?” Valvano asked. The memory of Valvano, who coached at...
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Dozens dead after chemical plant explosion in China
Dozens are dead after a chemical plant explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China. Local officials said Thursday the fire has been contained by firefighters.
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Smith makes 18 saves as Flames top Senators 5-1
Andrew Mangiapane, Garnet Hathaway and Matthew Tkachuk each had a goal and an assist and the Calgary Flames beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1 Thursday night        
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Soaking wet sheep found tied to a tree in Brooklyn park
Another wild animal was caught in the concrete jungle. A mystery sheep was discovered soaking wet and tethered to a tree in a Brooklyn park on Thursday — just two days after a cow was spotted on a Bronx highway, cops said. The farm animal — sporting long, heavily matted locks of white hair —...
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March Madness: 10 key takeaways from Thursday's NCAA tournament games
Murray State's Ja Morant (triple-double) and Wofford's Fletcher Magee (NCAA record for threes) had loud introductions in the tourney's opening round.        
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Kings score 3 in third period, trip up Sharks 4-2
Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist, Matt Roy scored his first career goal and the Los Angeles Kings used a three-goal third period to top the San Jose Sharks 4-2        
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Spain vs. Norway: Euro 2020 Qualifying Odds, Live Stream, TV Info
Spain and Norway begin their 2020 UEFA European Championship qualifying campaigns in Group F on Saturday. Valencia's Mestalla Stadium will host the match, with Spain hoping to repeat their phenomenal past success in the tournament...
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‘We have a lot of work to do’: St. John’s AD gearing up for future
SALT LAKE CITY — St. John’s athletic director Mike Cragg said it at his introductory press conference in October, and he repeated that plan in a phone interview Thursday. His first order of business this season was observing. Now that the year is over, ending with a thud in the First Four on Wednesday night,...
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More than 69,000 pounds of Tyson chicken strips recalled because they may contain metal
Approximately 69,093 pounds of frozen chicken strips have been recalled by Tyson Foods, Inc. because the products may be contaminated with metal.        
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NCAA Bracket 2019: Updated Schedule and Predictions After Thursday's 1st Round
There were only four upsets on the opening day of the NCAA tournament Thursday, but there could've been more. All No. 12 New Mexico State needed was for junior guard Terrell Brown to make at least two of his three free throws with 1...
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AOC, Hillary commiserate about 2016 presidential race on Twitter
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton commiserated about the outcome of the 2016 presidential race with a series of tweets to each other on Thursday. “But his WhatsApp” Ocasio-Cortez wrote, in reference to Jared Kushner’s use of the encrypted message service to communicate with foreign officials. The tweet was a...
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The best and worst from day 1 of March Madness
The best Thursday of the year has arrived, sports fans. March Madness is back. The first Thursday of the NCAA tournament is always one of the best days on the sports calendar. When you have the opportunity to kick back and watch 12 hours of non-stop college basketball involving 32 of the best teams in the country, it’s impossible to have a bad time. With that being said, if we’re viewing things relative to the ghosts of March Madness past, the opening Thursday of the 2019 NCAA tournament was ... a little lacking. There were a couple of tremendous individual performances by a pair of mid-major stars, but not enough competitive games, not enough memorable moments, and really no terrific finishes. And yet there’s still so much to talk about. How could there not be? We just rolled through 16 games without taking a breather. Let’s examine all the best and the worst from the process of trimming 64 teams down to 48. The 3 Best Day 1 Games 1. (6) Maryland 79, (11) Belmont 77 (East) Thursday’s most competitive game came in the East Region, where Maryland and Belmont went back-and-forth before one final defensive stop by the Terrapins ended the Bruins’ hopes of dancing deeper into the tournament. Down one and with under 30 seconds to play, Belmont tried to run the same “Panic” backdoor play they used in the exact same situation to notch a win over UCLA earlier this season. Unfortunately for Rick Byrd’s team, Maryland appeared prepared. Eric Ayala deflected a pass intended for a cutting Dylan Windler, and the Terrapins were escape with their first win in the Big Dance. 2. (5) Auburn 78, (12) New Mexico State 77 (Midwest) Though the score was close enough for most of the afternoon, this game was never a work of art, especially in the final minutes — but we’ll get into that more later in the post. Still, on a day where tight games were at a premium, this gets the nod for the No. 2 spot. Both New Mexico State and Auburn entered the tournament ranking in the top 10 nationally in attempted three-pointers, but neither shot it particularly well on this day. The Tigers’ netting 12 treys to NMSU’s seven helped negate the litany of errors Bruce Pearl’s team made down the stretch and helped them avoid becoming the first major upset of the 2019 tournament. 3. (9) Baylor 78, (8) Syracuse 69 (West) You know it wasn’t a particularly compelling opening Thursday when this score is occupying the No. 3 spot on the best games list. But for 36 minutes or so, Baylor and Syracuse played a highly entertaining game that most of America was ignoring while it watched Wofford and Seton Hall — who would have claimed this spot had the Terriers not pulled away so thoroughly at the end — shoot it out on CBS. People talk about teams that play predominantly zone not liking to play against other teams that play predominantly zone, but there didn’t appear to be any truth to that old adage in this game. Syracuse buried 12-of-29 from three, only to be outgunned by a Baylor squad that was a scorching 16-of-34 from deep. The game was tied at 57 with just under 10 minutes to go when Syracuse started a field goal drought that lasted nearly five minutes. That was more than enough of an opening for Baylor to seize control and ultimately cruise to its first tournament win over a single digit seed since 2014. The 3 Teams That Won It The Best 1. Murray State Murray State toppling Marquette was the trendiest double-digit upset pick heading into the tournament, and the Racers made their strong contingent of believers look very, very smart on Thursday afternoon. Ja Morant (more on him coming) and company controlled the action from start to finish and ran away with an 83-64 win that never really felt in doubt. The 19-point margin of victory by Murray State was the second-largest ever for a 12-seed over a 5. In 1991, Eastern Michigan defeated Mississippi State by 20. 2. Kansas Kansas is seeded worse than first or second in the tournament for the first time in over a decade. Maybe they should try it out more often. The Jayhawks shot 55.7 percent from the field and got monster games from Dedric Lawson (25 points, 11 rebounds) and Devon Dotson (18 points) on their way to a dominant 87-53 win over Northeastern. 3. Minnesota The Golden Gophers entered the NCAA tournament as the worst three-point shooting team from a major conference, averaging just 5.2 made threes per game. Of the 353 teams in Division-I, only three got a fewer percentage of their points from the three-point shot. You wouldn’t have thought it if you’d watched Minnesota on Thursday. The Gophs dropped 11 three-pointers and shot 50.0 percent from the field in an 86-76 upset of 7-seed Louisville. The win had to feel especially sweet for Richard Pitino, who, according to various media reports, had a family member who used to be the head coach of the Cardinals. The 3 Biggest Disappointments 1. Nevada On one hand, it feels unfair to punish Nevada for being more or less the same team we’ve seen all season long. On the other, the tournament was the perfect opportunity for the Wolf Pack to finally wake up and play to their potential. That didn’t happen. Nevada continued its season-long trend of listless starts, bizarre decision-making on offense, and overall underwhelming play in a 70-61 upset loss to Florida. Despite all that returning and new talent, a team that began the season ranked No. 7 and spent much of the year ranked in the top 10, ended its 2018-19 campaign without ever making any real impact on the season. They were just sort of “there,” and now that’s how they’ll always be remembered. At least by those who remember them at all. 2. Northeastern A seemingly vulnerable Kansas team facing a 13-seed that takes 48 percent of its shots from beyond the arc and makes just under 40 percent of those triples made Northeastern something of a wise guy upset pick entering Thursday. The Huskies couldn’t come close to making that happen. They struggled all day to keep Kansas’ guards from getting into the lane, and clanged 22 of their 28 three-point attempts on the other end of the floor. The result was a 34-point stomping that was more reminiscent of some of Kansas’ recent 1 vs. 16 tilts. 3. Fairleigh Dickinson They lost to Gonzaga by a billion points, but the real reason they’re here is just so I can make this joke one last time while I still have the chance. Until next year, Dickinson joke. You’ll be missed. 5 Day 1 Jeers 1. The last minute of Auburn-New Mexico State A double-digit seed coming within a shot of knocking off a power conference champion is supposed to provide the type of excitement that defines the tournament’s opening weekend. Anyone who watched the waning moments of Auburn’s 78-77 win over New Mexico State knows that particular game didn’t fit that narrative. Auburn did everything possible down the stretch — missing free-throws, fouling wayyy too early, leaving three-point shooters wide open — to hand the game to New Mexico State, but the Aggies weren’t particularly interested in accepting. The game ended with Auburn missing a free-throw to give New Mexico State a chance to tie or take the lead, Aggie guard A.J. Harris racing down the court and then inexplicably passing up a wide-open layup to kick the ball out to teammate Terrell Brown, Brown missing a game-winning three-pointer but getting fouled, Brown missing two of the three-free-throws but NMSU getting the ball back after Auburn lost the rebound out-of-bounds, and then finally, Trevelin Queen somehow getting a wide-open look for the potential game-winner, but badly air-balling it. Phew. Auburn survives a WILD finish. pic.twitter.com/KAU23NUAlP— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 2019 Ricky O’Donnell has an even more in-depth look at everything that went wrong for both teams down the stretch. 2. Bruno Fernando’s botched dunk attempt I guess sometimes being wide open and also built like a super hero can be a bad combination. #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/9olTjxp66c— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019 It’s ok, the Maryland star still finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds and four assists in the Terrapin victory over Belmont. 3. 6:37 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. (EST) For 13 entire minutes, we were left without any basketball to watch on Thursday. That’s unacceptable. This is exactly why we started staggering the tip times. You know what happened in those 13 minutes? My mind started to wander. I started wondering if my current lifestyle was so unhealthy that it was going to be a problem when I return to the real world after the tournament. I started wondering if there was a family member I needed to call and check in on. I started to think about how much my wife secretly resents me for not being able to help out with literally anything at the moment. I don’t need these thoughts right now. That’s why these gaps are unacceptable. Don’t let it happen again. 4. Tom Izzo For years, Tom Izzo has had the type of relationship with his players where he’s been able to get in their faces a little bit without it seeming overly confrontational. His back-and-forth with Aaron Henry on Thursday, however, was more heated than anything we’ve seen before. Tom Izzo goes after Aaron Henry pretty hard. pic.twitter.com/A4KUMT6XWa— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) March 21, 2019 Chill out, dude. Izzo was also testy when he was asked about the exchange during his postgame press conference. Tom Izzo was asked about getting after Aaron Henry."I don't know what kind of business you're in, but I tell ya what, if I was a head of a newspaper, and you didn't do your job, you'd be held accountable." pic.twitter.com/kqcWykUY6X— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) March 21, 2019 Yeah, maybe not the best analogy to use when trying to justify your behavior in this specific situation. In recent years we’ve seen Izzo make something of a transition from lovable “does things the right way” coach to a gruff, more abrasive leader who on multiple occasions has been forced to justify his actions. Maybe it’s just the memories of all the recent first weekend losses that had him seeming a little unhinged on Thursday. Michigan State woke up late to dispatch of 15th-seeded Bradley, 76-65. 5. No quality finishes We didn’t need three buzzer-beaters or anything to qualify this as a quality day, but come on, you’ve gotta give us something. The only two games on Thursday that came down to the final possession ended with a turnover and a wide-open three that was airballed by approximately 17 feet. Do better, Friday. 5 Day 1 Cheers 1. Ja Morant Anyone who still wasn’t aware of Ja Morant’s existence before Thursday no longer has an excuse. The soon to be multi-millionaire put on an absolute show in Murray State’s 83-64 route of Marquette, finishing with 16 points, 16 assists and 11 rebounds. Morant became just the eighth player ever to produce a triple-double in the NCAA tournament, and the first since Draymond Green in 2012. Ja Morant has become the 8th player to record a triple-double in the tournament since assists became an official stat in 1983-84. He joins:Draymond Green (2x)Cole AldrichDwyane WadeAndre MillerDavid CainShaquille O'NealGary Grant pic.twitter.com/as8wmS2uE9— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 21, 2019 Morant scored or assisted on 55 of Murray State’s 83 points, the most points created by a player in a single game over the last decade (via @ESPNStatsInfo). He will face the toughest test of his college career to date on Saturday when the Racers go up against the supremely large and athletic fourth-seeded Seminoles of Florida State. 2. Fletcher Magee’s record-setting day With seven made treys in Wofford’s 84-68 win over Seton Hall, Fletcher Magee passed former Oakland sharp-shooter Travis Bader to become the NCAA’s all-time leader in career made three-pointers. Fletcher Magee now holds the record for most threes in Division I history!Here's the shot that got him this milestone: @CBSSportspic.twitter.com/YOstu1Mzk9— SB Nation (@SBNation) March 22, 2019 It’s been a season full of history for Magee, who back in January broke Steph Curry’s Southern Conference record for made three-pointers in a career. Now he’s the biggest reason why the Terriers are moving on to the second round of the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history. 3. LSU Is this ok? Is this something we should be cheering? I don’t even know. Who cares? A 3-seed playing without its head coach at the start of a tournament run that’s almost certainly going to be vacated by the NCAA is sort of uncharted territory, but maybe that’s what makes it ... fun? Again, this is weird. LSU led 14-seed Yale comfortably for most of the afternoon in Jacksonville, but a late flurry from the Bulldogs that included four three-pointers in the game’s final minute created some anxious moments for the Tigers at the free-throw line. Skyler Mays stepped up to the occasion and sank all his freebies to lock up a 79-74 win, LSU’s first NCAA tournament win in a decade. Let me know if this isn’t ok. 4. Ja Morant’s dad Zion Williamson is going to be taken No. 1 in this summer’s NBA Draft, but that’s ok with Papa Morant, who thinks his son needs to be selected with pick zero. I asked Ja Morant’s dad where he should go in the NBA Draft after this performance:“Is there anything before one?” pic.twitter.com/4IB0qELWcB— Master (@MasterTes) March 21, 2019 The entire Morant family can do no wrong in my eyes. 5. Kentucky’s Wildcats vs. Wildcats trend continues With their 79-44 rout of Abilene Christian now in the books, three of Kentucky’s last four NCAA tournament games have come against teams that are also nicknamed the Wildcats. What’s weirder is the only reason why that streak isn’t four straight is because Buffalo upset the Arizona Wildcats in the first round of last year’s tournament to face UK in round two. Look, I know this cheer isn’t great, but you have to at least say something about Kentucky in these things or all hell breaks loose. You deal with this subpar cheer so I don’t have to deal with the emails. That’s the deal we’re making here. Kentucky goes from Wildcats to Terriers (Wofford) on Saturday. 3 Best Day 1 Dunks 1. Jalen Smith, Maryland Not only was this dunk the most vicious of day one, it also served as arguably the biggest moment in the final minutes of Maryland’s 79-77 win over Belmont. POSTER ALERT #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/QEyHseEVbH— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019 2. Ja Morant, Murray State The top highlight of a performance chock full of them. JA JAM! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/aNiZCNwFah— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019 3. Elijah Childs, Bradley Bradley put the fear of Middle Tennessee into Tom Izzo and company for about 35 minutes. This cram near the start of the second half was the first sign that the Braves weren’t going to go quietly. JACKHAMMER TIME! pic.twitter.com/nquIrr7ydV— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 2019 3 Best Day 1 Images 1. Find some teammates (and fans) who are as in sync as Ja Morant’s Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images 2. The Getty gallery from the Murray State-Marquette game has a ton of beautiful shots of Morant in action ... and also this one of poor Devin Gilmore Getty Images 3. Maryland’s Jalen Smith with the dunk of the day Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images 3 Notable Quotes From Day 1: 1. “Teams should be scared to play us.” —Murray State G Brion Whitley 2. “This was the best year of my life. The fact that this team is no more — they’ll have another team next year and they’ll be really good — but it won’t be this team, it won’t be this group of the guys, that’s probably the hardest part.” —Louisville senior PG Christen Cunningham on the brutal side of March 3. “I played them seven times at Albany. I’m very familiar with them, they’re familiar with me. They definitely had the upper hand in my last school, so it felt good to beat them with the help of these guys around me.” —Florida State’s David Nichols, who beat Vermont after having lost five straight games to the Catamounts during his time at Albany Full Friday Schedule Fingers crossed for a madder Friday (all times EST). Friday, March 22 South: No. 7 Cincinnati vs. No. 10 Iowa, 12:15 p.m. (CBS) South: No. 8 Ole Miss vs. No. 9 Oklahoma, 12:40 p.m. (truTV) West: No. 3 Texas Tech vs. No. 14 Northern Kentucky, 1:30 p.m. (TNT) South: No. 4 Kansas State vs. No. 13 UC Irvine, 2 p.m. (TBS) South: No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 15 Colgate, 2:45 p.m.* (CBS) South: No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 16 Gardner Webb, 3:10 p.m.* (truTV) West: No. 6 Buffalo vs. No. 11 Arizona State/St. John’s, 4 p.m.* (TNT) South: No. 5 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Oregon, 4:30 p.m.* (TBS) Midwest: No. 8 Utah State vs. No. 9 Washington, 6:50 p.m. (TNT) East: No. 1 Duke vs. No. 16 North Carolina Central/North Dakota State, 7:10 p.m. (CBS) Midwest: No. 3 Houston vs. No. 14 Georgia State, 7:20 p.m. (TBS) East: No. 5 Mississippi State vs. No. 12 Liberty, 7:27 p.m. (truTV) Midwest: No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 16 Iona, 9:20 p.m.* (TNT) East: No. 8 VCU vs. No. 9 UCF, 9:40 p.m.* (CBS) Midwest: No. 6 Iowa State vs. No. 11 Ohio State, 9:50 p.m.* (TBS) East: No. 4 Virginia Tech vs. No. 13 St. Louis, 9:57 p.m. (truTV) *start times estimated, after first game ends
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