Pittsburgh withstands N.D.’s mighty Quinn

first_img Ronald Ramon hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in the second overtime and No. 22 Pittsburgh withstood Quinn’s 37 points and frantic Notre Dame rallies at the end of regulation and the first overtime for a 100-97 victory Wednesday night. “We could have folded a half-dozen times and said it wasn’t our night, but we never did,” said a drained and disappointed Mike Brey, the Notre Dame coach. “I just wish we could have gotten him a win.” PITTSBURGH – No matter what defense Pitt tried against Chris Quinn, no matter what defender was used against him, he made shots – some from beyond the NBA’s 3-point range. But on a night no lead was safe against Notre Dame and its Quinn-led comebacks, what proved the Irish’s undoing was their inability to hold one of their few leads. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The Irish almost did, improbably, in a game they trailed by nine points in the final 45 seconds of regulation and seven points with a minute left in the first overtime. “It’s hard to say you played good defense when somebody scores 37 points, but I thought we did,” Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said. “I’m sure I’ll see that guy scoring in my head the rest of the night. The guy made some unbelievable shots.” Aaron Gray scored a career-high 25 points and Carl Krauser added 21 points before fouling out late in regulation, but it was freshman Sam Young who did much of unbeaten Pitt’s important scoring. He finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds as Pitt opened a season 12-0 for only the fifth time in its 100 years of basketball. Quinn, a senior, scored 30 of his 37 points after halftime, including a remarkable 16 consecutive Irish points late in the second half. Notre Dame (9-3), which came in on a seven-game winning streak, rallied to tie it at 77 on two late 3-pointers by Colin Falls. And, if one comeback wasn’t enough, Quinn then hit a 3-pointer and a driving layup in the final 18 seconds of the first overtime to force another 5 minutes in the Big East Conference opener for both teams. center_img “I haven’t had a game like that since high school,” Quinn said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgA well-known local man has failed to appear in court on serious assault charges – and is now living in Derry.Jason Haughey allegedly stabbed a man outside a Letterkenny hotel in April 2012.Victim Darragh Harvey, 34, was home in Donegal from America where he now lives when he was allegedly attacked by Haughey. Mr Harvey had to be hospitalised after the incident.Haughey was later arrested by arrangement by Gardai outside Letterkenny Courthouse.He was however released on bail on the agreement that he sign on twice weekly at Letterkenny Garda station.Haughey, who used to live in Kilmacrennan, was also facing charges in relation to two burglaries in Letterkenny last year in which he suffered a broken leg and extensive bruising to his face.When the ‘assault causing harm’ case was called at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday, the court was told Haughey had not appeared.It later emerged he is living in Derry.Judge John O’Hagan issued a warrant for his arrest. It is the second warrant issued for his arrest.JASON HAUGHEY ON THE RUN AFTER SKIPPING BAIL – TWICE! was last modified: December 10th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DerrydonegalJason Haugheyon the runlast_img read more


first_imgThe South Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a Sioux Center, Iowa man who died last Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Harrisburg.The patrol says 86-year-old Anthony De Haan died when his eastbound Chevy Blazer was struck by an oncoming westbound semi cab near a rural intersection.Authorities say De Haan turned into the path of the oncoming semi while attempting to enter a driveway.The driver of the semi-truck with no trailer attempted to avoid the Blazer, but the two vehicles collided.The Wisconsin truck driver was not injured but his female passenger, who was not wearing a seat belt, was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.last_img

Ramsey gives Arsenal cup final fitness boost

first_imgArsenal Ramsey gives Arsenal fitness boost ahead of Carabao Cup final Chris Wheatley Arsenal correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 19:24 2/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Aaron Ramsey Arsenal Getty Images Arsenal Arsenal v Manchester City Manchester City League Cup Arsenal v Östersunds FK UEFA Europa League The Wales international midfielder is back in full training ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Manchester City at Wembley Aaron Ramsey returned to full training on Wednesday morning ahead of Arsenal’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday.The Wales midfielder has been out with a groin injury for the past fortnight and was considered a doubt for the weekend’s Wembley final, but trained with the first team ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Ostersunds FK.A number of first team players are expected to be rested for the match against the Swedish side with Arsenal holding a 3-0 lead from the first leg in Sweden.AdChoices广告Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka both trained but aren’t likely to be involved, while youngsters Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock, Eddie Nketiah and Konstantinos Mavropanos also took part in the sessionGunners boss Arsene Wenger will be without Alexandre Lacazette for the cup final while Santi Cazorla is a long-term absentee not expected back before the end of the season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Arsenal defeated Chelsea over two legs to reach the final against City, while Pep Guardiola’s men beat Bristol City.City, however, lost to Wigan in the FA Cup on Monday, drawing to an end their hopes of a quadruple.The Gunners, meanwhile, can only realistically win silverware in the Europa League if they fail to defeat City at Wembley.last_img read more