FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — George Marshall scored 24 points and five of his team’s 12 3-pointers, leading South Dakota State past Colorado State 86-76 in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament on Wednesday night.Deondre Parks added 17 points and Jake Bittle, 15, for South Dakota State (24-10), regular season co-champions of the Summit League.J.J. Avila led Colorado State (27-7) with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Daniel Bejarano had 17.The Rams, still reeling from an NCAA Tournament snubbing, led for only 90 seconds of the game. Bejarano’s layup (2-0) and a rebound basket by Tiel Daniels (4-3) were the only leads.Parks’ basket off a sharp cut gave South Dakota State the lead for good. The Jacks controlled the tempo and made 17-of-35 shots to take a 47-38 edge into intermission.Marshall displayed his aggressiveness early in the second half after Daniel Bejarano’s 3-pointer had drawn Colorado State (27-7) within 49-47. Marshall scored nine points over a three-minute span to push the lead back to 61-48.The lead reached 80-65 on a reverse layup by Marshall. Colorado State could get no closer than 10 and that with 59 seconds left.South Dakota State will take on Vanderbilt in the second round on Friday.
Liverpool’s links with Nabil Fekir have been something of a whirlwind. First claims came from France that a deal was agreed, and then it quietened down again, and then it was agreed again. L’Equipe have a rather calmer look at the situation in their Monday edition. First off, it’s clear they expect very much Nabil Fekir to leave Lyon this summer, and that’s partly because of the Liverpool interest.With no competition mentioned, Liverpool are therefore the obvious destination, but whereever the player ends up, L’Equipe believe the transfer ‘should’ happen.It’s claimed Jurgen Klopp’s club are ‘about to be begin talks’ to sign Fekir, and the French newspaper states that will be after the Champions League final against Real Madrid.This time there’s no fee mentioned, but Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has a tough negotiation reputation and he’ll extract every Euro from Liverpool that he can.Embed from Getty ImagesThere’s now enough claims from France to make this one sound more than just smoke, and Liverpool could be on the verge of signing themselves a player who can help open up defences when clubs sit back against Klopp’s onslaught, something which is surely only likely to increase.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a Beautiful City and Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndo美術寶1對1在香港，少兒美術班多少錢？價值280元的課程免費領美術寶1對1UndoHero WarsGetting this treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndo
Fidelity Bank has announced a Gh¢216,000 sponsorship package for Kumasi Asante Kotoko Football Club.The three-year deal is aimed at encouraging the team “to step up their game”, according to Jim Baiden, Deputy Managing Director of Fidelity.He says the bank will also assist the club to mobilize funds through the MTN Mobile Money platform.“This initiative will go a long way to support the club financially by raising funds with ease. It will also serve as powerful means of building the support base of the club across the country and enable the supporters to invest in the club’s fortunes”, he noted.Kotoko, in return is expected to grant Fidelity Bank the right to use the title: “Official Bankers for Kumasi Asante Kotoko” on the team’s jerseys.The partnership deal, which forms part of activities commemorating the bank’s 5th anniversary, was signed at a ceremony in Kumasi. Mr. Baiden expressed Fidelity’s committed to promoting the economic and emotional well-being of all Ghanaians.He described Kokoto as the “single biggest corporate entity in the Asanteman Kingdom”, hence the bank’s decision to support the club “to symbolize our care for the development of sports in this country”.Board Member of Kotoko, Paul Adu-Gyamfi assured the Club’s management will ensure “whatever we do will not only uplift the good name of Kotoko but also to lift the name of Fidelity Bank”.