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JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoDURHAM, N.C. — From the opening tip, Wisconsin wasovermatched.Duke (7-0) dictated the tempo and Wisconsin (5-1) couldn’tcatch up, as it fell for the first time this season 82-58 at Cameron IndoorStadium. Wisconsin clung to Duke’s intensity early, finding itselftrailing by just one about five minutes into the game. But a constrictingfull-court press took the Badgers out of their game plan and forced them intodifficult shots and miscues.”It might have been the best team I ever played,” UW guardJoe Krabbenhoft said, who finished with four points. “They imposed their will,they really did.”Trevon Hughes, who entered the night leading Wisconsin inscoring at 19.4 points per game, was shut down. He finished just 4 shots of 13from the floor for 12 points, nine of those coming in the second half. Thesophomore also got into early foul trouble, making it harder for the UW offenseto function without its primary ball-handler.”There’s no question it affects what our plans were, but ingames you’ve got to figure out another way to get things done,” UW head coachBo Ryan said.Not only did Duke bring the intensity on defense, it alsoouthustled a bigger Wisconsin team, leading to some easy buckets in transitiondespite having played five games in nine days.”We wanted to get up the court,” Duke guard Gerald Hendersonsaid. “We thought that we were faster than them, a lot quicker than them, andwe thought the training that we do and the conditioning that we do could reallybe used to our advantage, and I think we did that in the first half gettingsome easy buckets.”They made them count. In the first half alone, Duke scored14 points off Wisconsin turnovers compared to just one point going the otherway.The fast-paced game also allowed the Blue Devils to spreadthe court more and find open players on the outside. Duke used runs of 9-2, 8-2and 11-4 highlighted by the three-ball to build a one point lead to 18, 36-18,with 6:48 left in the first half.”I think that stretch hurt our psyche,” UW head coach BoRyan said.Freshman Taylor King and junior Greg Paulus combined forfive treys during that time.”We were able to make it a perimeter game, and that’s why wewon,” Kryzewski said.For the game, the two totaled 33 points and nine threes, andwere two of five players to score in double figures for the Blue Devils.”Having guys that can really shoot the ball and drive reallyspaces the floor, … and we get open shots,” Henderson said.Once the three-ball started dropping for Duke — it went 9 of16 in the first half, 11 of 24 for the game — the crowd of 9,314 “Crazies”kicked into high gear and made it almost impossible for Wisconsin.”It really gives you a lot of energy even though you mightbe tired and really pushes you,” Henderson said.By halftime Duke had built a 23-point cushion, 48-25.Wisconsin played better in the second half, matching Dukebucket for bucket, but in a game it trailed by nearly 20 points throughout, theeffort was not enough, as it faced such a grave deficit against a talentedteam.”If anything could go wrong for us, it did,” Ryan said. “Wedug ourselves a hole … and when you’re playing down in a hole like that, it’salmost impossible in a place like this to come back.”For all of the Wisconsin players who weren’t quite sure howplaying at Cameron Indoor would be, they found out the hard way.”When they talk about this place and how tough of a place toplay it is, I see why now,” UW guard Joe Krabbenhoft said.Still, Krabbenhoft made it a point to note the team learnedits lesson and won’t let the mistakes that happened Tuesday night occur again.”We were disappointed we didn’t represent the Big Ten verywell, but we can play better than that, and, if given another opportunity, Iknow we’re going to play better next time,” he said.One player who didn’t seem bothered by the noise oratmosphere was freshman Jon Leuer, who had his best game as a Badger. He pouredin 12 points.”He doesn’t care about where he was playing,” Ryan said. “Hemight not even know he was here at Duke. Jon just plays, doesn’t have an excusefor anything, never says a word, he just plays.”
In a story of their season, Los Rojiblancos had lacked inspiration in the final third before Griezmann ended his eight-game goal drought in spectacular fashion by acrobatically thrashing home Angel Correa’s cross 21 minutes from time.Griezmann had been jeered by some Atletico supporters when he was substituted in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at home to Real Madrid.However, he was backed throughout as his name was chanted before kick-off.“I think the night started well with the support from the fans,” added Simeone.“We fed off that positive energy, we found ourselves again and we found an Antoine who is a special player, and got back to playing a great match.”Griezmann then turned provider with a fine through ball for Gameiro to round Alisson in the Roma goal and slot into an empty net five minutes from time.“We are all behind him because scoring goals like that, he makes us win games,” said Gameiro.“I think he is a little relieved, like everyone else.”Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco admitted Atletico were deserving winners on the night, but insisted he would have been delighted with having Roma’s fate in their own hands going into the final game when they were handed a tough draw back in August.“We would all have signed up for having to win our last game at home to Qarabag to go through,” said Di Francesco.“We have to assume that responsibility. Atletico’s hopes are less than ours because they don’t depend just on themselves.”Share on: WhatsApp “There is still one game to go and, until the 90 minutes are over, we can’t think negatively,” said Simeone.“I always have confidence because I know my players and they will give their maximum until the situation leaves us with no chance.”Chelsea swept aside 10-man Qarabag 4-0 in Baku on Wednesday to secure their place in the knockout phase and move ahead of Roma into pole position to win the group.However, having been held twice by the Azerbaijani champions, Simeone believes they can cause an upset in the Italian capital.“You can’t underestimate anyone,” added Simeone.“Football is marvellous. Sometimes the ball wants to go in and sometimes not.“Today Chelsea attacked once in the first half and it was a penalty and a sending-off.”Yet, even if progress to the last 16 for a fifth consecutive season is beyond them, Atletico did end a five-match winless streak at their new Wanda Metropolitano stadium and guarantee at least a place in the Europa League with a well-deserved victory over the Italians. Atletico Madrid players celebrate, they beat Roma 2-0 on WednesdayMadrid, Spain | AFP | Diego Simeone refused to be downhearted by Atletico Madrid’s slim chances of making the Champions League last 16 after Antoine Griezmann returned to form with a stunning overhead kick and assist for Kevin Gameiro to beat Roma 2-0 on Wednesday.Twice finalists in the past four seasons, Simeone’s men still need a minor miracle in the final two games in Group C on December 5 to progress as Atletico need to win away to Chelsea and hope Roma drop points at home to Qarabag.
15 Jul 2015 Talented quartet target European Young Masters Four talented players will head to Switzerland later this month to represent England in the European Young Masters. Sammy Fuller of Surrey (Image © Leaderboard Photography), Hollie Muse of Lancashire, Toby Briggs of Norfolk and Charlie Strickland of Sussex will tee up in the 54-hole event at Golf Club Domaine Imperial from July 23-25. England’s most successful year was in 2013, when Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park) won the boys’ title and also led the mixed team to victory. This will be the second time both Fuller and Muse have played in the championship and they will seek England’s first win in the girls’ event. Both players have just represented England in the European girls’ team championship. The players Sammy Fuller, 16, (Roehampton) returned from injury this season to tie for the Irish U18 stroke play, but lost a title play-off. She has represented England in the girls’ Home Internationals and GB&I in the junior Vagliano. Hollie Muse, 15, (West Lancashire) helped England beat Spain in the 2015 mixed international and this season has won the Scottish U16 championship and The Leveret and was third in the St Rule Trophy. She was in the winning teams at last year’s girls’ and women’s Home Internationals. Toby Briggs, 15, (Dunston Hall) was runner-up at the Fairhaven Trophies and helped England to win the Nations Cup. He was also in the teams which came second at the German boys’ open and third at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. He was unbeaten in the recent U16 international against Spain. Charlie Strickland, 16, (Ham Manor) was third in the South Eastern junior championship, fifth in the Peter McEvoy Trophy and sixth in the 2014 Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. He also played in this year’s U16 international against Spain, winning both his matches on the second day.