___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.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 5 seed Montana State (16-15, 10-10) vs. No. 4 seed Portland State (18-14, 12-8)Big Sky Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, Idaho; Thursday, 3:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Montana State is set to take on Portland State in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky tourney. Portland State won both of the regular season matchups earlier this season. The teams last played on Feb. 20, when the Vikings shot 51.8 percent from the field while limiting Montana State to just 48.3 percent en route to a 10-point victory. Associated Press March 10, 2020 Portland St. faces Montana State in Big Sky quarters FEARLESS FRESHMEN: Montana State’s Harald Frey, Jubrile Belo and Borja Fernandez have combined to account for 52 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 68 percent of all Bobcats points over the last five games.KEY CONTRIBUTOR: Frey has either made or assisted on 45 percent of all Montana State field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 15 field goals and 14 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 71: Montana State is 0-11 when it allows at least 71 points and 16-4 when it holds opponents to less than 71.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Bobcats have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Vikings. Portland State has an assist on 46 of 87 field goals (52.9 percent) across its previous three matchups while Montana State has assists on 35 of 65 field goals (53.8 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Portland State offense is ranked 19th in the nation by scoring 78.7 points per game this season. Montana State has only averaged 66.6 points per game, which ranks 267th.
The University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (10-1-1, 4-1-1 WCHA) returns to the ice this weekend to host Minnesota State (6-4-2, 2-4-2) at LaBahn Arena.The team is looking to get back on track this weekend after their defeats at the hands of the Minnesota Gophers on Nov. 2 and 3, where the Badgers fell to the Gophers 2–4 and 2–2. In the second matchup, the Gophers triumphed in shootouts 1–0. While the unit faltered a bit on the road, Wisconsin is looking to return to their stellar form that they have assumed at home all season.Women’s Hockey: Wisconsin scuffles in weekend border battle against MinnesotaIn the first border battle of the 2019-20 season, the No. 2 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (10-1-1, 4-1-1 Read…The Badgers will return to their home ice in order to defend a 20-game win streak at LaBahn Arena. Dedicated fans surely play a large role in this continued, rampant success. Wisconsin leads the country in attendance, averaging 2,273 fans per home game this year. In addition, Wisconsin has sold out 62 of its last 80 games at LaBahn, including an impressive 20 sellouts last season alone. Season ticket holders are not guaranteed to show up to every game, but Badger nation certainly seems to be in full support of their home team.Minnesota State, up to this point in the season, has failed to capture definitive wins against top WCHA opponents. They are winless against ranked opponents this season as their best finish has been a pair of ties against the top-10 ranked The Ohio State University. This trend will be hard to overcome, especially considering the advantage the Badgers have while competing on their home ice.Women’s Hockey: Daryl Watts’ journey from Boston College transfer to Wisconsin starDaryl Watts started playing hockey around the age of 4, following in the footsteps of her older brother Jackson. Little Read…All signs point toward the Badgers having a dominant comeback performance against Minnesota State — a team they have certainly dominated in the past. Wisconsin is 84-2-3 all-time against Minnesota State. This trend shows little sign of slowing down anytime soon as the Badgers also currently enjoy a 25 game win streak over Minnesota State.If the Badgers are to dominate Minnesota State, look for key offensive players such as Abby Roque, Daryl Watts and Sophie Shirley. This trio has set themselves apart from the rest of the squad in total points per season up to this point. Each of them currently have at least 22 points on the season with Watts leading the pack with 29 total points. The next closest contributor behind these three is Mekenzie Steffen with 15.Women’s Hockey: Minnesota-Wisconsin rivalry best in college sportsSeparated by 273 miles of hate, Minnesota and Wisconsin have always been bitter rivals in athletics. For most, the biggest Read…Wisconsin has all the tools necessary to take down Minnesota State as they return home fresh off of a bye week.
The Tipperary title holders came from behind to score 6 points without reply in the final moments of the match to claim the victory over the Limerick side. The final scoreline at Clonmel Sportsfield was Clonmel Commercials 0-12 Newcastlewest 1-07Charlie McGeever’s men had failed to get ahead throughout most of the 60 minutes…the Limerick side went ahead right from the start with a goal and a point within the first three minutes of the game. But four points in three minutes from Commercials leveled the score with seconds left in the match…while two more late points sealed the deal for the South Tipp side…They came from four points down to win by two points at the full time whistle. Commercials Centre Back Seamus Kennedy says they were determined never to give upWhile manager Charlie McGeever says his side seem to have a habit of coming back again and againElsewhere in Munster club action this afternoon…Clonakenny are through to the next round of the Intermediate hurling championship. They beat Portlaw of Waterford in Templetouhy this afternoon on a final scoreline of 1-17 to 1-13Meanwhile, St Mary’s of Cahirciveen beat Upperchurch-Drombane by 2-12 to 1-10 in the Intermediate Football Championship in Cashel this afternoon. And Ballylooby Castlegrace went down to Ennistymon in the Junior Hurling competition….the final score at the Clare venue was Ennistymon (Clare) 2-8 Ballylooby-Castlegrace (Tipperary) 1-9