Team #SouthlandStrong Among 16 Still Alive for 3X3U National Championship

first_imgNotable Round of 16 matchups include the Southland and ACC squaring off in the opening game of the day at 9:30 a.m. CT, hometown favorite Jordan Murphy and the Big Ten taking on the MAC at 11:10 a.m. and the Colonial against the SoCon at 11:30 a.m. in a matchup of Conference Players of the Year Justin Wright-Foreman and Fletcher Magee. Each of the eight pool winners posted perfect 3-0 records after the first two days of play. The ACC (Pool A), West Coast (B), American Athletic (C), SEC (D), MAAC (E), Big Ten (F), Colonial (G) and the Pac-12 (H) earned the top spot in their pools. Given the extensive fan interest over the last two days, Sunday’s games are expected draw a wide audience. The 2019 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship has generated over six million live views on Twitter, in addition to the thousands of fans that have watched many of the Tournament’s 48 pool play games in person over the last two days. The Round of 16 begins tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. CT followed immediately by quarterfinals action. Both rounds will be streamed live exclusively on Twitter at @3X3UHoops. The runners-up in each pool also secured bids to the Round of 16, including the Patriot League out of Pool A, the Southland out of Pool B, the Northeast Conference out of Pool C, the Big South out of Pool D, the Mid-American out of Pool E, the Big Sky out of Pool F, Conference USA out of Pool G and the Southern Conference out of Pool H. BRACKETBLOOMINGTON, Minn. – After two days of competitive pool play, the team made up of former Southland Conference players is one of 16 squads that has punched a ticket to Sunday’s knockout round of the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship. They’ll compete for the event’s $100,000 grand prize.The Southland team features Abilene Christian’s Jaren Lewis, Sam Houston State’s Cameron Delaney, Stephen F. Austin’s Shannon Bogues, and Southeastern Louisiana’s Moses Greenwood. The semifinals, third-place game and Championship Game of the 2019 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will be televised live on ESPN2 beginning at 2 p.m., when one team will win the ultimate prize of $100,000, and earn the right to represent the Tournament at the 2019 USA Basketball 3×3 Open National Championship in Las Vegas next month.last_img read more

Criticising the law in some BJP-ruled states like Haryana

first_imgand Rajasthan which makes mimimum educational qualification necessary to contest local elections, the Congress chief said it denied a large number of women from SC/ST groups to exercise their constitutional rights and called for “urgent legislative attention” to undo it. Gandhi then took a dig at the government over a host of issues including its slogan of maximum governance and minimum government. “Maximum governance is more than just accelerated pace of economic growth. It is also expanding the base of disagreement without inviting retribution or retaliation. Surely, maximum governance does not mean to have double standards in dealing with womens rights. “Surely, maximum governance also means to give us women our legitimate due — the long awaited womens reservation bill,” Gandhi said and told Speaker Sumitra Mahajan that “we can expect in you a strong ally…” Though she did not make a direct reference to the governments crackdown on some NGOs, her reference to it was obvious as she sought giving “freedom” to the civil society, NGOs and activists. She also referred to social evils like discrimination against girl child, foeticide and dowry and pitched for male colleagues cooperation in confronting these challenges. It was Congress, she said, that had pledged itself to the womans voting rights when the country became independent. The women lawmakers insisted that the lot of women has not changed much and discrimination against them continues. Some highlighted incidents of women being denied entry to temples, besides other problems like trafficking and sexual harassment. In Rajya Sabha also, members, cutting across party lines, made a passionate plea for early passage of the Womens Bill. Intervening in the debate in Lok Sabha, Naidu said, “Our government is working towards evolving consensus… Hope we succeed at the earliest,” he said. The bill was passed by Rajya Sabha in 2010 but got stuck in Lok Sabha due to stiff resistance by a number of parties. When a member from the opposition camp wanted a concrete assurance, Naidu hit back saying “they (Congress government) could not evolve consensus in 10 years”. He said the Modi government, meanwhile, has initiated a number of schemes for empowerment of women, including beti bachao, beti padao (save girl child, educate girl child). Utmost important is education of girl child, he said, adding the earlier governments have worked in this direction and the present dispensation is doing it “more effectively”. After education, girls need to be provided with job opportunities, he said, adding that without provision of jobs, the “discrimination” against women will not end. Another way of ensuring empowerment of women is to ensure that under the Housing-for-all scheme, titles are registered in the name of the woman. “We should ponder over these developments. It is not an issue of this party, that party… I do not want to politicise this. If blame is to be taken, all parties should take responsibility proportionate to the time they ruled,” he said. PTI TEAM AKK AKKadvertisementlast_img read more