Kent State, E. Michigan meet in conference play

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditKent State (17-8, 7-5) vs. Eastern Michigan (14-11, 4-8)Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: MAC foes meet as Kent State battles Eastern Michigan. Kent State beat Ohio by 15 in its last outing. Eastern Michigan is coming off a 69-51 win over Western Michigan in its most recent game. Kent State, E. Michigan meet in conference play February 17, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img STEPPING UP: The Golden Flashes are led by Danny Pippen and Antonio Williams. Pippen has averaged 13.8 points and 7.2 rebounds while Williams has accounted for 13.6 points per game. The Eagles have been led by seniors Boubacar Toure and Ty Groce, who have combined to score 22.4 points per outing.IMPROVING IN CONFERENCE: The Eagles have scored 62.1 points per game across 12 conference games. That’s an improvement from the 58.8 per game they managed against non-conference foes.DOMINANT DANNY: Pippen has connected on 30.6 percent of the 147 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 7 of 27 over his last five games. He’s also made 76.6 percent of his foul shots this season.SCORING THRESHOLDS: Eastern Michigan is 7-0 when scoring at least 69 points and 7-11 when falling shy of that total. Kent State is 14-0 when it puts up 75 or more points and 3-8 on the year, otherwise.UNBEATEN WHEN: The Eagles are 7-0 when they score at least 69 points and 7-11 when they fall shy of that total. The Golden Flashes are 14-0 when they score at least 75 points and 3-8 on the year when falling short of 75.STIFLING DEFENSE: Eastern Michigan has forced opponents into committing turnovers on 25.8 percent of all possessions this year, the seventh-highest rate among all Division I teams. Associated Press last_img read more

See all the 10 clubs Ghana’s Samuel Inkoom has signed for since 2009

first_imgBlack Stars full-back, Samuel Inkoom has signed for his 10th different club in the last decade.Inkoom penned a contract with Georgian side FC Samtredia, in a free transfer from FC Dunav Ruse.Samtredia becomes the 10th different club Inkoom has signed a contract with at since he left Kumasi Asante Kotoko in 2009.Eight of those clubs had Inkoom on their books on permanent deals while two others have been loan moves.Inkoom, who was a key member of Ghana’s U-20 World Cup-winning squad back in 2009, has seen his career take several twists since then.At right-back, Samuel Inkoom was a beast for the Black Satellites at the tournament. Defenders could not cope with his direct runs down the flank and forwards struggled to get past him.The exploits of the then Asante Kotoko defender earned him a move to Swiss club Basel where he won the local double.He then moved to Dnipro in Ukraine in 2011, and after loan stints with Bastia in France and Greek side Platanias signed for D.C. United in the MLS.Over a two-year period, Inkoom also signed for Boavista, Antalyaspor and Vereya but his career took a nosedive when he was handed a ban from all football-related activities by FIFA after a pay dispute with his agent.Inkoom enjoyed a long run as the Black Stars first-choice right-back, making 46 appearances. He was also part of the side that finished runners-up at the African Cup of Nations to Egypt in 2010.Inkoom signed for Bulgarian side Dunav Ruse in 2019 before joining FC Samtredia.A timeline of Inkoom’s club career2009–2011 – Basel – 43 appearances2011–2014 – Dnipro – 27 appearances2013 – Bastia (loan) – 4 appearances 2014 – Platanias (loan) – 15 appearances2014 – D.C. United – 2 appearances2015-2016 – Boavista – 8 appearances2016 – Antalyaspor – 15 appearances2017 – Vereya – 12 appearances2019 – Dunav Ruse – 18 appearances2020 – FC Samtredialast_img read more