1 post • Page 1 of 1
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Womens Air Max 90 . -- Oklahoma missed some shots they normally make and committed some head-scratching turnovers in the first half against Tulane on Thursday night.The next thing the Sooners knew, they were in a heck of a game.Oklahoma corrected many of its early mistakes in the final 20 minutes to run away with an 89-70 win over the Green Wave during the first round of the Tire Pros Invitational. The Sooners advanced in the winners bracket where they will meet Northern Iowa in the late game Friday night.We just played smarter in the second half, said Oklahoma senior guard Jordan Woodard, who led his team with 22 points, seven assists and four steals. We started playing our game.We let them dictate a little bit in the first half. They are a good ball club and so are we. We just had to take it to another level in the second half and keep advancing.After clinging to a 38-35 halftime advantage, the Sooners (2-0) came out much more aggressive early in the second half and quickly built a double-digit lead. Rahsard Odomes (15 points) and Woodard let the way in the final 20 minutes with a combined 24 points, but it was some the young players who made timely contributions to keep the attacking Green Wave (1-2) from making a comeback.Freshman forward Kristian Doolittle was a force inside, scoring eight points while leading the charge on the offensive boards where he pulled five of his game-high 12 rebounds. Freshmen Matt Freeman and Jordan Shepherd also both had key contributions, which is what the Sooners needed after losing three senior captains off of last seasons team.We had a lot of young lineups out there tonight on many occasions, said OU coach Lon Kruger. This is going to be a club where individually you will see more people get comfortable with each game.BIG PICTURETulane: The Green Wave are athletic and can make it difficult on teams with their quickness to the paint and 3-point shooting. Ray Ona Embo was sometimes brilliant in his ability to break defenders down and either penetrate or pull up for a jumper on the perimeter.Oklahoma: Facing their toughest competition so far this season, the young Sooners showed plenty of resolve in overcoming an aggressive shooting Tulane team. Woodard and Odomes made most of the big shots during the critical second-half run but Shepherd and Doolittle also contributed key points to help the Sooners pull away in the second half.KEY STATSTulane, which had led by as many as four points in the first half, gave up 21 points off of turnovers and allowed Oklahoma to score 15 points on second-chance shots.So 36 of their points come in that manner, Tulane coach Mike Dunleavy said. Its a quick turnaround and we have to do better in that space.YOUNG GUNSSo much has been made out of how young the Sooners will be this season after losing three talented seniors of last years team.But Woodard says he likes what he is seeing out of all of them so far.Each game is a learning experience, Woodard said. We have guys who are not afraid to step up to the challenge and take ownership of the team and Coach is going to put us in good spots to be successful.UP NEXTTulane: The Green Wave will face Arizona State in the second round of the Tire Pros Invitational on Friday night.Oklahoma: The Sooners will take on Northern Iowa in the second round of the invite on Friday night. Black Air Max 90 Shoes . In the response filed Wednesday to the complaint by 30-year-old Alexander Bradley, attorneys say the former University of Florida player is invoking his Fifth Amendment right that protects people from incriminating themselves. Air Max 90 Sale . Deulofeu injured a muscle in his right leg in Evertons 4-1 win over Fulham in the English Premier League on Saturday. Barcelona says that its team doctors will "co-ordinate" with Evertons medical staff as Deulofeu recovers. http://www.cheapairmax90online.us/ .875,000, avoiding arbitration. Clippards deal Monday means all eight Nationals players who filed for arbitration wound up settling before a hearing. OXON HILL, Md. -- John Schuerholz was perfectly happy at his job, teaching world geography and English to eighth graders in suburban Baltimore.Even so, one day he decided to mail it in.A letter, that is. A note the one-time Towson University second baseman wrote to the owner of the hometown Orioles, saying he really wanted to work in baseball, that he might be able to do some good.A half-century after he dropped that note with the post office, the game delivered its biggest prize: Schuerholz was elected to the Hall of Fame.And it all started with that letter in that free period at North Point Junior High in Dundalk, he reminisced Sunday.Schuerholz was the first general manager to assemble teams that won the World Series in both leagues, capturing crowns with Kansas City in 1985 and Atlanta in 1995.His Braves won a hard-to-believe 14 straight division championships, a run that began in his first season with them. Prior to that, Atlanta hadnt won so much as a single playoff game in its 25-year existence.I always had aspirations to be a successful general manager, the 76-year-old Schuerholz said.In 26 years as a GM, his teams won 16 division titles and six pennants.Schuerholz was a unanimous choice, picked by all 16 voters on a veterans committee at the winter meetings a few miles outside Washington. Former Commissioner Bud Selig also was elected to the Hall by the Todays Game Era panel, and theyll be enshrined on July 30 in Cooperstown, New York.Schuerholz praised everyone who helped him achieve the honor, including his new Hall teammates -- Atlanta pitchers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz, plus manager Bobby Cox. Star third baseman Chipper Jones is sure to join them soon, too.Al Kaline, Joe Torre and Pat Gillick weree among those who quickly reached out with congratulations, welcoming him to the club. Cheap Air Max 90 Store. Under Schuerholz, the Braves revamped the culture of the organization, and boosted baseball all across the South. His management strategy focused on stability and resisted knee-jerk change.The right plan, the right people, he said.In 2007, Schuerholz left his job as GM and became team president. He had only one regret, that the Braves turned those 14 division titles into just one World Series ring.What else is there? Schuerholz said at the time. It would have been, unequivocally, the complete validation of the grand nature of this franchise. Nobody could have said anything about the Atlanta Braves and ended the sentence with the word `but.Schuerholz is now a vice chairman with the team, helping prepare for its move to SunTrust Park next season.A son of a former Philadelphia Athletics minor league second baseman, Schuerholz has stamped his name in baseball. His son, Jon, played second base in the minors for the Braves and now works as a club executive.An avid golfer and fan of the street-corner songs that harmonized in the 1950s, Schuerholz was teaching in 1966 when he sent that letter to Orioles owner Jerry Hoffberger.The note got passed around the front office, and landed him a spot in minor league operations. In 1969, he joined the expansion Royals and became GM a dozen years later, followed by his success with the Braves.Here I am, 51 years later, he said.No matter that his first goal -- playing in the majors -- never panned out.I came to a reckoning, he said. The scouts were more right than I was. Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Cheap Nike Basketball Jerseys Wholesale Hockey Jerseys China Nike Baseball Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys China Cheap Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Canada Wholesale NHL Jerseys Canada Wholesale Nike MLB Jerseys Canada Cheap NBA Jerseys Authentic Canada Stitched Soccer Jerseys Canada Cheap Jerseys Canada NFL ' ' '
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest