Helm Operations announces tie up with the ACTion group

first_imgHelm Operations is the creator of Helm CONNECT, which has become the world’s fastest-growing marine software platform since its launch in 2016. Today, more than 180 companies rely on Helm CONNECT to manage vessel maintenance, compliance, operations, and personnel management including seven of North America’s top ten marine operators. Helm Operations recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and passed the major milestone of 4,000 vessels now using the software platform. Sea News, August 9 Based in Channelview, the ACTion group is one of the inland marine industry’s leading safety management and certification companies. Since its founding in 1999 by Capt. David A. Foret, Jr, the company has been providing various compliance, vetting, training, and related services to the maritime industry. In recent years, the ACTion group has moved to the forefront of digitalization in the industry, developing its own software solutions and most recently forming a partnership with Seamen’s Church Institute to support online training for mariners and shore staff. Working with Helm Operations, the ACTion group will phase out its legacy document management software and begin deploying its services through Helm CONNECT, helping its customers progress in their everyday operations. Helm Operations (Victoria, BC, Canada) and the ACTion group (Channelview, TX) have signed a new partnership agreement to help inland marine companies address the challenges of SubM and implement new software to reduce the costs of compliance. As part of the agreement, the ACTion group will begin offering safety management services via Helm CONNECT and provide consulting and training to companies moving to the industry standard platform. Leading SubM consultancy partners with top maritime software company to help ease the burden of new regulations while digitizing fleet operations.center_img “Our goal at Helm isn’t just to provide great software, it’s to work alongside other industry leaders to help our customers address the challenges of new regulations and technology. The ACTion group has been at the forefront of the industry for 20 years, and it’s fantastic to be able to work alongside them to help support our industry as it moves forward.” says Helm Operations CEO and founder Ron deBruyne. “We’ve been incredibly impressed by the growth of Helm” says Adam Foret, Vice President, ACTion group. “Helm CONNECT is quickly becoming the industry standard for safety management software. Between our expertise in safety management systems and Helm CONNECT’s data management abilities, we will be able to provide a complete Subchapter M compliance solution.” Author: Baibhav Mishralast_img read more

With bars, venues closed, Jenuine Cello returns to Facebook Live

first_img RelatedBeach Bar Beat: Padre Island Brewing Company  By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Padre Island Brewing Company can lay claim to several instances of doing something before it was “cool,” or, in other words, a mainstream, normal facet of life.  The lone brewing company on South Padre Island, Padre Island Brewing Company has been making beer in its…September 1, 2020In “News”Opinion: At the mercy of wavesBy Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com There is an obvious relationship between Cameron County’s COVID-19 cases and Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño’s tone at his press conferences: as the wave rises, so, too, does the urgency of the captain’s voice of this ship we’re all aboard, looking down as the crest refuses…July 24, 2020In “Editor’s Column”Port Isabel closes all city parks, except Pompano Park Boat RampBy Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of Port Isabel has closed all city parks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, except Pompano Park Boat Ramp, at 1 Pompano Ave. The city parks closed include Lighthouse Park, Washington Park, Galvan Park (currently closed for construction), Laguna Madre Park, City Swimming Pool,…March 17, 2020In “News” Jen Mulhern performs on her porch at her home on South Padre Island. Out of focus is her phone, streaming her performance on Facebook Live. Photo by Gaige Davila.By Gaige Davilaeditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comJen Mulhern started her Jenuine Cello solo project on her porch when she moved to South Padre Island at the beginning of 2017, performing on Facebook Live to build a local audience. From there, Mulhern played regularly on the Island and in Brownsville and Harlingen, whether at Painted Marlin, Dodici, Carlito’s Wine House, Half Moon Saloon or at Laguna Bob’s, where she played her last live show on March 18.On March 19, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered all dining rooms and bars closed statewide, in an effort to stop the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19.  Before then, Mulhern was performing four to six times a week, between regular gigs and private events. With bars, restaurants and venues closed across Texas since mid-March, Mulhern is back on Facebook Live, performing again from her porch to thousands of virtual viewers. As of this article’s printing, she’s done four Facebook Live shows, finding the platform to be the most accessible for viewers. Each week is a new theme, like “Just Breathe,” “Laughter,” and the most recent, “Let it Grow.” Mulhern plays multiple instruments during her performances, namely the cello, and uses a LoopSation to allow simultaneous playing, going from one instrument to another. Though she played more classical music in Austin, often with bands and with large classes of students, Mulhern performs renditions of songs from The Cure, Prince, Gnarls Barkley, The Animals and back to the classical with Bach, to name a few. COVID-19’s spread is not as present here as it is in Austin, something Mulhern has thought about since the coronavirus’ spread throughout Texas began. “It makes me appreciative living in an area that’s less dense, because Austin was an extremely crowded city,” Mulhern said. “(The Island) being a little more sparsely populated, I’m not encountering the same shortages at the grocery stores and I’m not going out of my way to not interact with people.”The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed Mulhern, through her shows, to show the function of music and art, she says. “It’s necessary when, in times like this, when people are cut off from all distractions and they are left with themselves,” Mulhern said. “I think that’s when music really kicks in and serves a purpose for everybody who’s able to connect with it, because it keeps us from going stir crazy.” To watch Mulhern’s live shows, visit the Jenuine Cello Facebook page (@jenuinecello). Editor’s note: The PRESS/NEWS is trying to feature local artists continuing to create and or perform amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Know an artist doing so? Let us know at editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com or editor@sbnewspaper.com Sharelast_img read more

Takeda to take up keirin cycling

first_imgJapanese speedskater Toyoki Takeda is set to play a double act on the ice and cycling track, after passing an entrance examination for a keirin cycling school Wednesday.Takeda, who finished eighth in the men’s 500 meters at last month’s Salt Lake City Olympics, cleared the first hurdle to become a professional cyclist on his second attempt but said he will also aim for a place in Olympic speedskating in Turin, Italy, in 2004. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img Takeda is the first winter Olympic athlete to enter the keirin school since short track speedskater Hitoshi Uematsu, the men’s 500-meter bronze medalist at the 1998 Nagano Games, did so two years ago. last_img read more

Tokyo 2020: Super Falcons Crash Out Of Olympics Games Qualifiers

first_imgThe Super Falcons of Nigeria missed out on a place at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after they could only draw 1-1 against Cote d’Ivoire in Lagos to crash out on away goals.With the game goalless on aggregate after the first leg in Abidjan ended in a barren draw, Nigeria needed an outright win to progress to the next stage of the Olympics qualifiers but came up short when it mattered most.The visitors set the cat among the pigeons when Nina Kapho opened the scoring from a freekick in the 12th minute to put Cote d’Ivoire in front at the Agege Stadium.Super Falcons captain Asisat Oshoala had earlier passed up a chance to level matters in the 28th minute but made amends six minutes later to restore parity and send both teams into the break on level terms.Christopher Danjuma’s side tried to force matters in the second half but the Ivorians held firm to progress to the fourth round of qualifiers on away goals. Cote d’Ivoire next play one of Cameroon or the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the fourth round of the qualifying series next month.Nigeria have now failed to qualify for three consecutive Olympic Games with acting head coach Christopher Danjuma, who has overseen the team following the shock resignation of Swede Thomas Dennerby, responsible for the last two failures.RelatedTokyo 2020: Super Falcons Soar Into Next Qualifying RoundSeptember 3, 2019In “National Team”U23 AFCON: Another Amapakabo Disasterclass As U23 Eagles Flop Out Of OlympicsNovember 15, 2019In “Africa”CHAN 2020: Nigeria Crash Out After 4-3 Aggregate Loss To TogoOctober 19, 2019In “Africa”last_img read more

Team news: Wasps vs Bristol Bears

first_imgBears name unchanged line-up for Wasps clashMadigan and Thacker listed among replacementsSiale Piutau returns from international dutylast_img

Ranking Reaction: Playoff committee shows SEC reverence

first_img.oembed-asset-link { background: #fff; border-bottom: 1px solid #e1e1e1; }.oembed-link-anchor { display: block; clear: both; }.oembed-link-thumbnail{ float: left; padding: 14px; }.oembed-link-thumbnail img { max-width: 78px; max-height: 60px; display: block; }p.oembed-link-title { font-size: 75%; color: #009BFF; margin: 0 14px; padding-top: 12px; font-weight:normal; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }p.oembed-link-desc { font-size: 100%; color: #666; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 14px 14px 14px; font-family: ‘Futura Today Light’; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; } .oembed-asset-link { background: #fff; border-bottom: 1px solid #e1e1e1; }.oembed-link-anchor { display: block; clear: both; }.oembed-link-thumbnail{ float: left; padding: 14px; }.oembed-link-thumbnail img { max-width: 78px; max-height: 60px; display: block; }p.oembed-link-title { font-size: 75%; color: #009BFF; margin: 0 14px; padding-top: 12px; font-weight:normal; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }p.oembed-link-desc { font-size: 100%; color: #666; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 14px 14px 14px; font-family: ‘Futura Today Light’; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; } A nightmare scenario for the Southeastern Conference has existed since Oct. 17, when Memphis handed Mississippi its second loss of the college football season.Two losses by the season’s midway point knocked the Rebels down the national pecking order, behind the many undefeated and one-loss teams on and off the Power Five level. But it didn’t alter the pecking order in the SEC: With a win against Alabama in hand, Ole Miss controlled its own destiny.Conceivably, Ole Miss can still win the SEC West Division and the conference title with two losses — which may be a catastrophe for one of the nation’s elite leagues. If current standings hold, the SEC would put forth the lone Power Five winner with more than one loss; for a committee that stresses conference championships when comparing “comparable teams,” that may leave the SEC on the outside looking in. It still may. But judging by the initial Playoff ranking released Tuesday by the selection committee, the perception of the SEC is strong enough to potentially squeeze a two-loss SEC champion Ole Miss into the field — and perhaps send one-loss Alabama or LSU to the Playoff even without a conference title, though that seems harder to imagine.The debut rankings placed LSU, the lone unbeaten team in the SEC, at No. 2. Alabama followed at No. 4 and Florida at No. 10, mirroring, to a degree, the first rankings of 2014: Three SEC teams sat in the top four and six inside the top 11. Alabama’s ranking was both a surprise and emblematic of the committee’s perception of the conference.Follow the road to the 2015 College Football Playoff at The Football Four, our home to rate and debate the nation’s best. One wonders how the committee will view Alabama next week should the Crimson Tide lose at home to LSU on Saturday. Though that would saddle Alabama with a second loss, it would come against the current No. 2 team in the committee’s rankings. With the signal the committee sent this week about its perception of SEC strength, maybe Alabama would stay put at No. 4.How many games can Alabama lose and still remain a Playoff contender?No. 18 Ole Miss, meanwhile, stands well outside the nation’s elite — even behind another two-loss team, Michigan — but can boost its résumé during the next five weeks. The Rebels still play host to LSU and face rival Mississippi State, No. 20 in the Playoff ranking, to end the regular season. If they win out and take the SEC West title, the Rebels would likely face Florida to decide the conference championship.There are two factors in the Rebels’ corner: For one, remember the case of Ohio State. The Buckeyes were No. 16 in the first poll of last season, as the third seed its own conference. It took the Buckeyes just a few weeks to storm into the Playoff field, boosted not just by their own success but a larger, more important factor: Power leagues cannibalizing themselves during the season’s final month. It’s a virtual certainty that chaos is coming to the Playoff rankings — and fast. November sees Alabama-LSU, Ohio State-Michigan State, Notre Dame-Stanford and Baylor-TCU, among others.And if one year’s worth of data has provided any insight into the committee’s methodology, it’s the weight this group places on eventual conference championships. The debut ranking doesn’t take this into account — put simply, the committee can’t make such judgments at this point. When push comes to shove in December, the winner of the SEC will be under heavy consideration for a national semifinal; this is particularly true should the winners of other Power Five leagues not be unbeaten.Conference championships are “an important criteria we take into account in the final ranking,” Long said.The initial ranking tells us that the committee is impressed with the SEC. Two teams sit in the top four. Three in the top 10. Six in the top 20. No other conference is given such respect. LSU can render this moot should it win at Ole Miss on Nov. 14. If not, however, the committee has already shown a willingness to extend the SEC the benefit of the doubt. USA TODAYHow the College Football Playoff committee actually ranks teams USA TODAYClemson, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama top initial Playoff rankings The Crimson Tide have one win against a team inside the Playoff ranking’s top 20, 6-2 Texas A&M. Conceivably, Alabama’s loss to Ole Miss was weakened in stature by the Rebels’ loss to Memphis. In reality, the committee “rewarded” Alabama for a quality loss, even if didn’t seem to extend Florida or No. 13 Memphis the same courtesy for actually beating the Rebels.“You’ve got to look at Alabama and how they’ve won those games they’ve won against quality opponents,” said selection committee chairman Jeff Long. “Alabama, from our point of view, had a stronger schedule in the games that they’ve won. They’ve got three wins against teams with better than .500 records.“A team’s record speaks volumes. But it doesn’t tell everything about that team’s résumé. Our committee’s charge is to go deeper.” USA TODAYThe Football Four Podcast with CFP committee chair Jeff Long .oembed-asset-link { background: #fff; border-bottom: 1px solid #e1e1e1; }.oembed-link-anchor { display: block; clear: both; }.oembed-link-thumbnail{ float: left; padding: 14px; }.oembed-link-thumbnail img { max-width: 78px; max-height: 60px; display: block; }p.oembed-link-title { font-size: 75%; color: #009BFF; margin: 0 14px; padding-top: 12px; font-weight:normal; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }p.oembed-link-desc { font-size: 100%; color: #666; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 14px 14px 14px; font-family: ‘Futura Today Light’; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }last_img read more

The result feels like a loss – Johnson

first_imgGUYANA scraped a point in their CONCACAF Nations League opening game against Barbados last evening when the Golden Jaguars roared to a 2-2 draw. However, head coach Michael Johnson said the result feels like a loss, especially taking into consideration, that Guyana created more chances that their ‘Bajan’ counterparts.“It’s a good point in the end (but) it actually feels like a loss, because in the first half, we could’ve been three or four (goals up). It could’ve gone to our side, and then, I don’t know what slackness/lazy play we conceded two silly goals but fair play to the team, they found it in themselves to dig deep,” a usually candid Johnson told reporters at the post-game press conference.Johnson’s disappointment could be reflected in the match statistics, which showed that Guyana were by far the superior side on the pitch.The Golden Jaguars had 14 shots to goal as compared to Barbados’ eight, but six of Guyana’s attempts were off target, one hit the woodwork, while five went to ‘Bajan’ keeper.Trayon Bobb’s goal in the 46th minute placed Guyana in the lead, but Carlisle United talisman Hallam Hope netted twice (65th and 73rd) before Neil Danns scored in the 78th minute. This turned out to be the game’s decisive goal that salvaged a point for the Golden Jaguars.Danns doubled down on Johnson’s comment, that “the game feels like a loss. A couple of years ago we would’ve been jeering the result, but today, the standards are set so high for the team based on what we have, so this does feel like a loss, but what we do, we take the positives and just move on as a team”.The former Leicester City and Crystal Palace ace also opined that “it was a difficult turf to play football on, there’s a lot of quality within our team, sometimes it’s hard to show that on the pitch, but we had a game plan with the gaffer implemented in the first half and like he said, we could’ve been three or four but on another day, we are going to take the positives from the game. We went 2-1 down and the boys showed real character to come back and clinch that game”.It was Johnson’s first time in charge of a senior National team and the former Derby County defensive standout made it clear while he was certain of a positive start and securing three points, “it’s great to obviously get a result first and foremost, but moving forward it will be better, because I’m learning about the players, where they prefer to play, the combination of certain players.”“For me, this has been an absolute massive positive all round; number one we get the result, we also scored goals and the learning the staff and myself have will make us better going forward,” said Johnson, who also played internationally with Jamaica.The Golden Jaguars will now travel to The Turks and Caicos Islands for a meeting between the two countries on October 13, followed by an encounter against French Guiana on November 20, before hosting Belize in March, 2019.last_img read more

UK downs Pikeville in exhibition, 116-68

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Kentucky head coach John Calipari, center, talks with his team during a timeout in the first half. The University of Kentucky hosted the University of Pikeville , Sunday, Nov. 02, 2014 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Photo by Jonathan Palmer, Special to the CJJunior 7-footer Willie Cauley-Stein, who had 10 points, six rebounds and a blocked shot in 19 minutes, does not expect that to be a problem.“I think we got the most humble guys on our team,” he said. “We’re trying to kill people this year. We’re trying to put it on everybody, every time we stop on the court. Other than that, we’re going to do it humble.” One nitpick: perimeter defense. Pikeville’s K.K. Simmons went off for 20 first-half points and hit 4 of 5 threes. He finished with 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting, saying he came in aiming to see how he measured up against a squad of future pros.Simmons was up to the task, but the Bears had no other counters for the Cats’ “onslaught,” as Towns called it.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-17:397247d32494f2d5fa62c19 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-921847-3871737891001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Kentucky hit 100 points with still 8:22 to go in the game. Calipari finally got his 11th and 12th men in the game around that time, as sophomore forward Derek Willis checked in with the second platoon at the 9:04 mark and sophomore guard Dominique Hawkins subbed in with the first wave at 7:44. The Cats finished with 29 assists, including 25 “one-mores,” which is Calipari’s term for a play when one guy has a decent shot but passes it up to give his teammate a better look.“That’s the only way this will work, if they really want to share for each other,” he said, admitting (facetiously) to one concern. “Probably should have one more platoon. I would probably feel better with three platoons.” Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Follow him on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ. Session ID: 2020-09-17:3a91e0c47355696d5b3a7a47 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-370703-3872247216001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.LEXINGTON, Ky. – It was hardly a fair fight, but it was an entertaining debut for John Calipari’s two-platoon system Sunday night as the University of Kentucky basketball team showcased its unmatched size and depth in a 116-68 exhibition thrashing of Pikeville at Rupp Arena.“You found out who the most talented team in the country is,” Bears coach Kelly Wells said. “It wasn’t us tonight, but I think you’ll see we’re not the only team that’s going to happen to.” Calipari started twin sophomores Andrew and Aaron Harrison, junior Alex Poythress, freshman Karl-Anthony Towns and junior Willie Cauley-Stein. The second platoon consisted of freshmen Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker and Trey Lyles with sophomores Marcus Lee and Dakari Johnson.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-17:77484123499718526db966fd Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-276730-3871737895001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.The two waves overwhelmed the undersized Bears, an NAIA team whose starters were three 6-foot-3 players and a pair of 6-5 guys. The Wildcats’ starters went 6-6, 6-6, 6-8, 6-11 and 7 feet – a collective 23-inch height advantage. Kentucky used that to outscore Pikeville in the paint 86-22, led by Towns’ 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting. He had seven dunks, a layup and swished a short hook shoot in the first half. He also finished with five rebounds and three blocked shots. “They don’t settle for anything but dunks and layups,” Wells said. “We looked like middle-school kids out there at times, because they’re just so big.” Pikeville Coach: Second transplant, second chance for Kelly WellsEight of the Cats’ top 10 players scored eight or more points and all of them scored at least five. Booker swished 6 of 9 shots for 16 points, Johnson had 13 and eight rebounds and Poythress scored a dozen. Lyles also had 11 and eight boards, while Andrew Harrison dished nine assists with no turnovers. Just nine minutes into the game, every player on both platoons had scored and the two units at one point combined for a 21-0 run that gave UK a 56-28 lead with 3:46 left in the first half. The Cats led by as many as 30 before the break.“It’s like a boxer,” Calipari said. “You’ve got a lefty jab and a righty coming right over the top to knock somebody out.” The first platoon played three rotations in the first half for a total of 13:16 and outscored Pikeville 41-31, paced by Towns’ 18 points and Andrew Harrison’s seven first-half assists. Calipari called the point guard both “ridiculous” and “outstanding.” The second platoon played two rotations for a total of 6:44 in the first half and twice ballooned the lead, outscoring the Bears 26-9. Kentucky shot a staggering 81.8 percent from the field in the first half and 65.3 percent for the game. “That is, historically, probably the most talented team ever assembled here, and that’s saying a lot,” Wells said, offering just one warning: “They have to not get fat and happy.” last_img read more

Game Rewind | UK routs Montana State

first_imgRefresh this page (or click here) for updates during the University of Kentucky’s 6 p.m. men’s basketball game against visiting Montana State.Final: UK 86, Montana State 28.In a game where the Cats missed their first 10 shots, they went on to hold the Bobcats to the fewest points allowed by a UK foe in the shot clock era.“The only issue we had was our first four minutes of the game,” coach John Calipari said on the SEC Network. “We settled for every 3. That’s home run basketball. You just don’t do it.”Calipari added that he does expect UK to be played similarly moving forward as the Cats were tonight, given their heigh — with sagging zones. BLOWOUT: UK routs Montana State 86-28 INSTANT ANALYSIS: UK blasts Montana State“I don’t want this to be a January team in November,” he said. “I want to keep them striving.”For a full UK box score, follow this link: http://bit.ly/1pdeSuETweet by Adam Himmelsbach3:11, 2H: Some stats of note at the under-three timeout — the Cats have come back from a cool first half to make 16 of 32 shots in the second; Aaron Harrison is in double figures now with Dakari Johnson; and UK’s assisted 19 of 28 made buckets.4:35, 2H: The highlight dunks continue coming for UK. Following one by Karl-Anthony Towns, John Calipari subbed plenty. In now are E.J. Floreal and Brian Long for the first time tonight.7:36, 2H: Up 72-17, John Calipari just called a timeout. It wasn’t for something he didn’t like on the floor but rather to sub in a new platoon. Surely, the Cats will empty their bench soon beyond the 10-player rotation.Before the break, Devin Booker set a new career-high in college scoring with 17 points.9:36, 2H: A Marcus Colbert made shot marked Montana State’s first bucket in more than 13 minutes. This result, however, won’t mark the fewest points allowed by a UK team. In 1945, the Cats beat Arkansas State 75-6. The Cats’ fewest allowed in a shot clock era game were 32 in a 1995 game against Morehead State.10:46, 2H: Trey Lyles is a back man who won’t be a liability late in close games. While he’s just 1 of 8 from the field, the freshman power forward out of Indianapolis has hit all six of his free throws.Tweet by Sam Upshaw Jr.11:17, 2H: Montana State’s last bucket came at the 2:48 mark of the first half. The Cats aren’t giving up anything easily. Quinn Prince drove to the bucket on the Bobcats’ most recent possession only to run into a Willie Cauley-Stein block — UK’s 10th of the game. Running quickly in transition, Aaron Harrison finished the sequence with a one-handed dunk.At the under-12 timeout, the Cats lead 58-11.12:59, 2H: What do you do if you’re Montana State coach Brian Fish? Good question. The first-year head coach just burned his third timeout with the Bobcats trailing No. 1 UK 53-11.Just one Cats player — Devin Booker, with 12 points — is in double figures. But nine of them have scored, with platoon fill-ins Dominique Hawkins and Derek Willis the only UK players to have logged minutes and not recorded points.14:00, 2H: More than five minutes into the second half, Montana State hasn’t scored. It’s been more of the same — not the Bobcats missing open shots but UK bothering all of them. The Cats lead 48-11.15:42, 2H: The score remains 46-11 into the under-16 timeout with Montana State off to an 0 for 7 shooting start. UK’s defense continues to disrupt essentially every shot.16:39, 2H: Devin Booker should have had a defensive rebound on one end. He made up for the gaffe at the other, leaping to grab an offensive board before he fed Dakari Johnson for a putback layup. UK has added to its lead out of the half, now ahead 46-11.20:00, 2H: Andrew Harrison is out to start the second half with the platoon that normally contains Tyler Ulis. He’s in the backcourt with Devin Booker.Here’s two of those eight first-half blocks.Halftime: UK leads 39-11 at the break despite its cold start from the field. The Cats ended up 12 of 32 (37.5 percent) in the first 20 minutes.See full stats here: http://bit.ly/1ADUNSvTweet by Jonathan Lintner3:28, 1H: Derek Willis is seeing his first action as Willie Cauley-Stein spun in the lane, threw up an acrobatic layup and drew a foul. Cauley-Stein hit both free throws — UK is 10 of 12 from the line — and the Cats lead 36-9.3:51, 1H: It’s 32-9 at the under-four timeout — looks like UK will cover the 37 points — with the story of Sunday’s game so far Devin Booker’s growth over the Cats’ first five games. The freshman guard, who plays alongside Tyler Ulis, will have a pair of free throws out of the break but has already scored 10 points to go with an assist, another lob to teammate Trey Lyles.6:21, 1H: UK’s pulling away early, out to a 26-7 lead at the under-eight timeout of the first half. White Platoon guards Devin Booker and Tyler Ulis have 8 points apiece, while Marcus Lee has 4 rebounds already.Tweet by Big Blue InsiderLeading Montana State is shifty guard Joey Frenchwood, whose 3-pointer at the 7:26 mark ended a 5-minute scoring drought. Frenchwood is 2 of 3 from the field.8:11, 1H: Out goes the White (second) Platoon with an 18-4 lead. Montana State’s players are struggling to make shots but also even get them off, leaning away from UK players’ long arms while opening 2 of 14 from the field.10:20, 1H: A Karl-Anthony Towns bucket is the first by UK’s starting platoon, which had opened 0 for 9.11:21, 1H: On a Devin Booker steal and score, UK’s lead has reached double digits for the first time at 14-4. The current run is 13-2, and Montana State has already burned a pair of timeouts.Tweet by Adam Himmelsbach12:02, 1H: Montana State’s defensive game plan is simple — let UK shoot the 3-pointer. The Cats have finally broken out of their slump a bit to hit 2 of their last three, one apiece from guards Devin Booker and Tyler Ulius, to pull ahead 12-4.14:03, 1H: Rather than commit its 10th turnover, with a Montana State player trapped on the sideline, coach Brian Fish went for a timeout. On a 5-0 run, UK leads 6-2.15:37, 1H: Make it 0 for 10 from the field for UK. Six of those attempts have been 3-pointers. Other than shots not dropping, the Cats are causing havoc defensively, already forcing 7 turnovers and pressuring Montana State’s players full court.Tweet by Dave Buzz Baker16:43, 1H: Trailing 2-1, UK’s Blue Platoon got the hook before the under-16 timeout. The Cats’ starters went 0 for 7 from the field.18:15, 1H: An Andrew Harrison free throw marked the first points in this game.18:30, 1H: It took the Bobcats a minute and a half to advance the ball past half court. They’re still playing to a 0-0 tie. UK has opened by forcing four turnovers but is 0 for 5 from the field.19:38, 1H: It took Blake Brumwell, Montana State’s 6-foot-7 center, all of 22 seconds to pick up his second foul. Not a good start for a team facing a multitude of 7-footers.Montana State coach Brian Fish, by the way, is a former Western Kentucky player who played two seasons under Clem Haskins before finishing his career at Marshall. He took over at Montana State in April.20:00, 1H: UK has confirmed Dominique Hawkins will start in place of Alex Poythress, alongside of the Cats’ regular Blue Platoon crew of the Harrison twins, Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl-Anthony TownsSpread for this one is a whopping 37 points.Tweet by Adam HimmelsbachPREGAME: On Saturday, in addition to wishing his daughter Megan a happy birthday one day early, UK coach John Calipari tweeted his message to his team: “I’m not here to make you feel good about bad play. I’m here to get you to understand how good you can be.”Using that as motivation, the Cats are back for already their fifth game of the regular season against a Montana State team that’s 0-3. So yes, it seems this will be another contest where we’ll look at things other than the scoreboard to gauge UK’s progress since a close call Friday night against Boston in Rupp Arena.–For the second straight game, Calipari announced, Alex Poythress will sit out with an illness. On Friday, Dominique Hawkins started, but Derek Willis also saw time running with the Blue (first) Platoon. Expect the same Sunday.–Where UK may get a challenge is on the boards. Montana State has out-rebounded opponents 90-75 over its last five halves, one of the bright spots of the Big Sky member Bobcats’ rough start.–Montana State also started 0-3 last season before knocking off Central Michigan. Not that the competition really compares to No. 1 UK. Sunday marks the teams’ first meeting.–The Bobcats and Wildcats have a common opponent already this season — Grand Canyon. Montana State lost its meeting, 61-45, while UK won the opener 85-45.–For more reading before Sunday’s tipoff, check out a game preview featuring the Cats’ shooting guards (http://cjky.it/1xRrFG1) and other story lines, stats and information (http://cjky.it/1vD2OF6).Probable UK Platoon 1G Andrew HarrisonG Aaron HarrisonF Dominique Hawkins/Derek WillisF Willie Cauley-SteinF Karl-Anthony TownsProbable UK Platoon 2G Tyler UlisG Devin BookerF Trey LylesF Marcus LeeC Dakari JohnsonProbable Montana State StartersG Marcus ColbertG Michael DisonF Zach GreenF Danny RobisonC Blake Brumwelllast_img read more

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