Willie Cauley-Stein

#1 by Cl11234566 , Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:26 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - For a while Sunday, it seemed as though picking up a first down — let alone scoring a touchdown — was a monumental chore for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Such has been the case this season for Lovie Smiths team.The Bucs failed to break the 17-point barrier for the 11th time this season, Josh McCown had three turnovers and the Bucs lost for the ninth time in the past 10 games 19-17 to Carolina.It feels like we have run the ball and thrown the ball effectively at times, but weve got to be able to do it on the same day — and weve just not done that, McCown said.On Sunday, Smith said, The passing game could never get totally into sync with it.McCown was limited to 154 yards passing. He fumbled twice on sacks and was intercepted on a last-second heave backed up near his own end zone.The Bucs offence was completely ineffective in the third quarter, limited to minus-2 yards on their first four possessions of the third quarter. A sack-fumble by McCown at his own 4 led to Carolinas go-ahead touchdown.That was really what I think tilted the game was the third quarter — that slow start, McCown said.That, and turnovers.The Bucs (2-12) turned it over three times — all in the second half. But Smith refused to pin the teams problems on his veteran quarterback.Were always talking about securing the ball and you want the quarterback to do that, Smith said. But its on a lot more than the quarterback when he gets sacked.Meanwhile, the Panthers are not giving up on the possibility of winning the NFC South with a losing record.Derek Anderson threw for 277 yards and a touchdown, Graham Gano kicked four field goals and the Panthers stayed alive in the NFC South playoff race.The win, coupled with Atlantas loss to Pittsburgh, left the Panthers (5-8-1) ahead of New Orleans in the division by percentage points. The Saints (5-8) play the Chicago Bears on Monday night.If the Panthers win the division, they will be only the second NFL team to do so with a losing record in a non-strike-shortened season. The 2010 Seattle Seahawks were the other team to accomplish that feat.Its pretty crazy, Panthers tight end Greg Olsen said. But were not going to apologize for it.Anderson completed 25 of 40 passes and improved to 2-0 as a starter in place of Cam Newton, who missed the game while recovering from a car accident Tuesday that left him with two fractures in his lower back.Olsen tied a career high with 10 catches for 110 yards, and rookie Kelvin Benjamin had eight grabs for 104 yards.The Panthers reached or started in Tampa Bay territory on every drive, but managed just one touchdown and settled for five field-goal attempts.They came in ranked 27th in red zone offence.The game turned on the opening drive of the second half when Carolina defensive ends Charles Johnson and Mario Addison converged to sack McCown at the Tampa Bay 4, jarring the ball loose. Kawann Short recovered, setting up a 2-yard touchdown pass from Anderson to Jerricho Cotchery to give Carolina a 16-10 lead they would never relinquish.The Panthers had plenty of chances to build on that lead in the third quarter, but struggled to do so.Jonathan Stewart fumbled at the Tampa Bay 3 on Carolinas next possession and Akeem Spence recovered, keeping it a one-possession game. It was Stewarts first fumble since 2010.Two other Carolina drives faltered just outside of field-goal range.The Panthers finally got a 38-yard field goal from Gano to push the lead to 19-10 after Olsen caught his 10th pass on third-and-long to get Carolina into position.The Bucs, limited to a combined minus-2 yards on their first four possessions in the third quarter, broke through late in the fourth quarter. McCown led an 11-play, 80-yard touchdown drive, running 16 yards for the score with 3:11 left.The Bucs led 10-9 at halftime behind an 8-yard touchdown pass from McCown to Mike Evans, the rookie receivers 11th TD catch of the season.Tampa Bay entered without three defensive starters before losing defensive tackle Gerald McCoy to a knee injury late in the first quarter. He did not return.NOTES: Doug Martin ran for 96 yards on 14 carries, most of those coming on a 63-yard jaunt in the first half. ... Tampa Bay entered without three defensive starters and lost defensive tackle Gerald McCoy to a hyperextended knee late in the first quarter. He did not return. ... Stewarts fumble was his first since 2010.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL Yeezy Wholesale Authentic . On Wednesday night, they showed that stellar defence and a little small ball can get the job done too. 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Baltimore Ravens In 2014, the 8-8 season that the Baltimore Ravens experienced was to be expected.INDIANAPOLIS -- Nobody will accuse these Kentucky kids of being the fastest learners. Not this season. And certainly not during most of Friday nights game against Louisville. But once again, late in the game with everything on the line, they figured things out just in time. Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer for the go-ahead score with 39 seconds left and Julius Randle made a pair of clutch free throws to lift the fantastic freshmen of Kentucky to a 74-69 victory over their in-state rivals. The eighth-seeded Wildcats (27-10) led for a grand total of 65 seconds in this Midwest Regional semifinal. Theyll play Michigan on Sunday for a trip to the Final Four. "I told them before the game, youll get punched in the mouth and youre going to taste blood," coach John Calipari said. "You can fight or you can brace yourself for the next shot. They fought." Fourth-seeded and defending champion Louisville ends its season at 31-7. Few expected a run this deep for the Wildcats as this season played out and their five freshmen starters struggled to play a team game. But theyve been learning slowly. They trailed by 13 midway through the first half, then by seven with 4 1/2 minutes left. Suddenly, things kicked in. Actually, it was a sophomore, Alex Poythress, who scored five points and blocked a Russ Smith layup attempt during a 7-0 run that tied the game at 66 with 2:11 left. "Alex Poythress won the game for us," Calipari said. "We were begging him the whole game to start playing, and he played at the right time." From there, it was the Kentucky freshmen -- the Kiddie Cats -- who showed all the poise against the defending national champs, who were led by seniors Smith (23 points) and Luke Hancock (19). Harrison took a pass from Julius Randle and spotted up in the corner for the go-ahead shot. Both finished with 15 points, as did yet another freshman starter, Dakari Johnson. On the next possession, Louisvilles Wayne Blackshear got fouled. The 71 per cent career free throw shooter missed the first. Randle came down and made two free throws to put Kentucky ahead by three. Harrison guarded Smith and forced him to miss a tough 3-pointer on the next possession -- "His first stop of the game," Calipari quipped. A few seconds later, the Wildcats were chest bumping and Calipari wass pumping his fists to a loud stadium that was about two-thirds Kentucky blue, one-third Cardinals red.dddddddddddd Kentucky has now knocked off previously undefeated Wichita State, defending national champion Louisville and has a meeting with last years runner-up, Michigan, coming next. Earlier, the Wolverines beat Tennessee 73-71. The latest win for Kentucky was the ultimate lesson in patience for a team that, for so long, had trouble showing any. They were touted on T-shirts as the team that would go 40-0 and win the national title, then all head off to the NBA. Two out of three is still possible. "They finally have surrendered and lost themselves in the team," Calipari said. "Its just taken a long time." Louisville coach Rick Pitino, who fell to 11-1 in Sweet 16 games, produced a matchup zone that the Wildcats had trouble working through. The Cards took the double-digit lead early, yet went to halftime only up three despite holding Kentucky to 33 per cent from the floor. The difference in Pitinos mind: Louisville went 13 for 23 from the free throw line while Kentucky went 22 for 27. And the Wildcats had a 37-29 rebounding edge, which also led to eight more second-chance points. "I told them we probably beat ourselves a little bit down the stretch," Pitino said. "But how can any of us complain with the run weve been on?" Louisvilles string of Final Fours will end at two and there will be a new national champion. Making this win even more impressive for the Wildcats: They played almost the entire game without Willie Cauley-Stein, an NBA-caliber forward who sprained his left ankle early. "Its not a good ankle injury, let me just put it that way," Calipari said. Another NBA prospect, James Young, fouled out with 5:32 left. That left it to Harrison, his twin brother, Andrew (14 points) and Randle, a lottery pick in waiting who was a monster inside. He had 12 rebounds to go with the 15 points. Hes had a double-double in all three tournament games. Calipari makes no apologies for recruiting the best talent and taking his chances theyll leave before they really set up shop at Kentucky. That strategy helped him bring the eighth national title back home two years ago. Now, Kentucky is a win away from the programs 16th trip to the Final Four. ' ' '

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