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Skerritt says working capital among financial challenges for CWI

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Ricky Skerritt has painted a challenging portrait of the governing body’s finances, pointing to a shortage of working capital as a continued problem while underscoring the need to secure sustainable revenue streams.Speaking last week on the one-year anniversary of taking up the helm of the embattled organisation, Skerritt said the board had continued to suffer from a legacy of over-spending without finding a means of off-setting costs.Additionally, vital new broadcast deals still remained up in the air, depriving CWI of key revenue, while other income had fallen short of projections.“West Indies cricket has been suffering for some time from a shortage of working capital. Basically we spend more money than we earn most years,” Skerritt said.“When we earn more than we spend it’s usually small amounts. We’ve had an approach where we always spent money we thought was coming in advance of it coming, and sometimes the money that came wasn’t quite what we expected.”Skerritt, a former tourism minister in St Kitts and Nevis, said grants from cricket’s world governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), was a prime example.“We had been told that the ICC would be granting us a total of US$128M over a seven-year period … well the ICC earnings fell a little bit and instead of getting US$128M over seven years, we’re going to be getting US$119M over the same period,” Skerritt pointed out.“So that means West Indies was expecting an additional US$9M, which we probably wouldn’t get, but which we’ve pretty much already spent.”Much of the recent cost has surrounded the acquisition of the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua, formerly the old Stanford Cricket Ground.CWI chief executive Johnny Grave said last month the board had been forced to use its “operating cash flow” to complete the purchase.Skerritt explained that undertaking this venture without having a solid base of capital had obviously had a significant impact.“Part of it (income) was spent on purchasing the Coolidge Cricket Ground and that money has had to go to complete the sale of Coolidge Cricket Ground,” he noted.“The purchase was completed without having the kind of capitalisation that we needed to have, without having any long-term money so that has pulled money out of our working capital.”CWI’s fixed costs, Skerritt explained, stood at around US$45M and this was serviced largely by ICC moneys and broadcast revenue.But with CWI belatedly entering the market to renew its broadcast deal last year, Skerritt said the board had found itself disadvantaged.“The broadcast rights money expired in December last year and we still do not have completed negotiations with most countries …,” he said.“One, you should really enter the market about two years before the end of the (deal) to start negotiating and trying to cajole and to convince the broadcasters to do business with you.“We didn’t go to the market till around the same time I became president last year (March) so we’ve not had enough time in the (market and to make it worse, the market has become very, very uncertain.“So revenues which under normal circumstances we would have already begun collecting from broadcast rights, we have not done as yet.”Skerritt said CWI would continue to navigate choppy financial waters going forward.“Revenues continue to decline, expenses are fixed and even when you try to reduce some of the administrative or operational costs, you still have payrolls that exceed US$1.5M per month to cover players, et cetera and other fixed costs that just won’t go away.”last_img read more

Women’s Basketball: Wisconsin falls to Colorado, earns bounce-back win at home vs. UW-Milwaukee

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s basketball team (3-1) was on the road for the first time this season on Thursday, tasked with containing a potent, undefeated Colorado team that matches size with shooting capability. The Badgers were outscored by 21 points in the first half and never recovered, falling 87–54 at the buzzer.The Badgers (3-1) were able to capitalize on their relative size and talent when faced with close games at home, taking advantage of North Florida and Wofford in decisive second half runs. Thursday proved to be a different story, and Wisconsin was on the back foot from the tip. After multiple runs by the Buffaloes, the Badgers managed only 13 points in the first quarter and were quickly down double digits.Women’s Basketball: Badgers face critical stretch of non-conference contestsAfter a solid start to the season with an unblemished record, the University of Wisconsin-Madison women’s basketball team (2-0) faces Read…While the Badgers were resilient in the Kohl Center, they failed to respond to the early deficit Thursday, and the game slipped away before the intermission. Wisconsin fell even further behind after being outscored by double digits yet again in the second quarter. A season-low shooting rate of 15.4% from beyond the arc kept the Badgers out of their rhythm and prevented them from making any kind of game saving swing.Three Buffaloes scored in double-figures, led by senior Quinessa Caylao-Do with 16 points on the night. Freshman Jaylyn Sherrod added 13 points and three assists, while sophomore Emma Clarke totaled 11 points and three rebounds. The Badgers were led by Abby Laszewski and Imani Lewis, who both tallied 19 points with eight and seven rebounds, respectively.The second half was relatively uneventful, a moot point after the dominance of the Buffaloes in the early stages. Wisconsin strung together small runs occasionally, but never got within 14 points of the lead. Despite forcing 18 turnovers and shooting decently from the free throw line — above 75% for the game — Wisconsin coughed up 15 turnovers of their own and were thoroughly outrebounded.Women’s Basketball: Badgers come to life late, beat Wofford to improve to 2-0The University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team secured its second victory of the season Sunday, defeating the Wofford Terriers by Read…Coming off of a tough road defeat, Wisconsin was impressive in a turnaround home matchup with intrastate rival Milwaukee. The Panthers (1-3) — although in no way comparable to the Buffaloes in terms of team strength and talent — have historically given the Badgers a run for their money. Wisconsin erupted from the jump and conceded only four first quarter points, holding Milwaukee to a miserable 8.7% from the three point line and under 30% from the field for the game.Head Coach Jonathan Tsipis was impressed with the emphasis placed on rebounding in critical situations and maximizing possession efficiency per UW Athletics.“We never let them get a chance to really get started and did a lot better on the glass tonight, which helped us,” Tsipis said.Women’s Basketball: Badgers string together defensive stops, rebounds in season-opening winThe Wisconsin women’s basketball team, fresh off of an exhibition victory earlier in the week, welcomed the University of North Read…The Badgers cruised to a 31 point, 71–40 win at the Kohl Center and now sit at 3-1. The non-conference schedule has been relatively favorable to Wisconsin, as they prepare to take on Eastern Illinois after a nine day break. This contest will likely be a tune up for their trip to the Bahamas, where the fundamentals tested against inferior opponents will be integral to success versus the No. 20 Arkansas Razorbacks.The Badgers have a while to rest before taking on the Eastern Illinois Panthers on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m.last_img read more

Playtech extends decade-long partnership with Mecca Bingo

first_img Rank Group extends support for Carers Trust July 28, 2020 John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles Share Government denies casinos a July reopening July 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Updating the market, Playtech Plc has confirmed that it has renewed principal online bingo and games supplier terms with Rank Group Plc subsidiary Mecca Bingo, the firm’s biggest online bingo partner.The FTSE-listed gambling technology supplier was pleased to renew its ‘more than a decade long’ partnership with Mecca Bingo, turning the brand into a leading online bingo destination for UK consumers.Agreeing a multi-year extension of services, Playtech retains its position as exclusive provider of bingo and games content, and will further cover provisions to bolster Mecca Bingo with further points of differentiation.The agreement also includes Playtech’s Open Platform enabling Mecca to offer its players a vast array of leading Playtech and third -party games content to its rapidly growing player base.Daniel Phillips, VP UK Operations, Playtech, said: “The network is performing well with stakes and active players at their highest ever levels and our licensees have made a great start to 2017.“Mecca is one of those so we are therefore very pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with the Rank Group and our collaborative approach will help drive their bingo business into the next decade and beyond.”Colin Cole-Johnson, Group Director, Rank Group, said: “It is a suite of products our customers know and love, and this has been an important partnership for Mecca since 2006, so naturally we are pleased that an agreement has been reached to develop this further.”last_img read more

Michigan auto insurers to refund drivers in response to stay home order

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisMichigan drivers can look forward to insurance refunds headed their way. On Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Department of Insurance and Financial Services announced all Michigan insurance companies would have to issue refunds due to the pandemic. Because drivers have been asked to stay home and not travel as much as before the onset of COVID-19, insurance companies had significantly smaller risks since fewer cars have been on the road.The order sets a requirement for insurers to submit filings by June 10. This includes refunding premium waiver amounts, providing information on how that amount was determined, and notifying customers of how they will receive payment.Those who will experience a long term change in driving habits, such as those who have been laid off, will also have their situations evaluated on an individual basis for payment adjustments. You can contact DIFS at (833)ASK–DIFS for more information. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: auto insurance, Insurance, money, refundContinue ReadingPrevious Pets of the WeekNext Alpena residents protest to honor memory of George Floydlast_img read more

Conor McGregor makes surprise NHL appearance, drops puck before Bruins vs. Blue Jackets

first_imgConor McGregor made an unexpected NHL appearance for St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday.The Irish UFC fighter dropped the puck ahead of a matchup between the Bruins and Blue Jackets in Boston. He was accompanied by a flag and proceeded to shake the hands of players and hype up the crowd. What’s #StPatricksDay weekend without @TheNotoriousMMA? 🇮🇪🍀 pic.twitter.com/JmqnR7vZ8r— NHL (@NHL) March 16, 2019C’mon, @TheNotoriousMMA — you can’t skip the #HockeyHandshakes now. 😉 pic.twitter.com/dfvbnutTQf— NHL (@NHL) March 16, 2019Yep, the @NHLBruins are ready to play. pic.twitter.com/hx0Wg6rYKV— NHL (@NHL) March 16, 2019Although McGregor was arrested for allegedly damaging a fan’s cell phone in Miami earlier this week, he seemed to be in high spirits.The Bruins entered Saturday enduring a three-game losing streak. The Blue Jackets had won their last two games before the contest.But McGregor seemed to favor Boston, the second-place team in the Atlantic Division. It has posted a 42-20-9 record in 2018-19.last_img read more

Wellington 2016 Hydrant testing schedule:

first_imgFinish remainder of rural hydrantsFollow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments All hydrants north of BNSF tracks and from Woodlawn east All hydrants south of BNSF tracks from Washington to Blaine Blaine, Olive from 9th to 22nd Sumner Newscow report — The following is the schedule for the 2016 Fire Hydrant testing.  The schedule will be followed as close as possible.  At times, due to unforeseen circumstances, changes to the schedule will be necessary.  Announcements for any changes will be made as soon as possible.  Hydrant testing will start on Sunday Sept.11 and will continue on weekdays only until all of the hydrants are tested.Crews will be trying to keep the water as clear as possible.  Some “dirtying” of the water may occur in the area that is being tested.  The possibility exists for adjacent areas to receive some of the “dirty” water also.Sept. 11-16, 2016:  Downtown hydrants from Second to Ninth on Washington;Washington from 10th to 16th St.Jefferson from First to 16th St.“A” St, and “B” St. from Lincoln to 16th St.“C” St. from 2nd St. to 15th St.“G”, “H”, Blaine, and Olive from 2nd St. to Harvey“F” from 2nd to 15thVandenburgh & Harvey, Olive from Harvey to 8th Crestview Heights and Coyote RidgeAll hydrants west from Poplar and south of 16th St.center_img Sept. 19-23, 2016:  All hydrants west from Poplar and south of 16th St.(cont)Crestview Heights and Coyote Ridge ( cont.)All hydrants from Ash to Gardner from Third to Waldo.All hydrants east of “A” St and north of 16th to the City LimitsAll hydrants north of 16th St. on “A” St. to the City Limits.(This will include the Industrial Park areas).“G” & 12th, “H” St. from 11th to the north City Limits.All hydrants south of BNSF tracks from “C” St. to Woodlawn. Poplar, Park, Plum, & High from 16th to 22nd. Sept. 26th– Sept. 30th, 2016:  Jefferson to “B” St. from 16th to Vandenburghlast_img read more

Fantasy Baseball 2B Rankings: Top players, sleepers at second base for 2020

first_img2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings:Catcher | First | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Reliever | Top 300Most of the top 2Bs steal some bases, with Jonathan Villar providing the most SB upside. Dee Gordon is your classic high-steal, no-power guy, but with playing time concerns dimming his outlook, he’s lower in the rankings than usual. Whit Merrifield saw a downtick in SBs last year, but if he runs wild again (not a sure thing with a managerial change in Kansas City), he could prove highly valuable given the scarcity of SBs. There are also some legit late-round SB sleepers with youngsters Nick Madrigal and Garrett Hampson, both of whom just need everyday playing time. 2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfielder | Starter | Each teamTargeting a solid-power/solid-speed player is what many will do at 2B. There are plenty available at various points in your draft. In addition to Villar, Keston Hiura and Ozzie Albies feel like the best all-around bets (and will likely be gone by the fourth or fifth rounds), but Cavan Biggio, Scott Kingery, Danny Santana, Tommy Edman, and maybe even Gavin Lux could fill that role, too. Jose Altuve has seen his steals decline at a rapid rate over the past two seasons, but he still has upside if he wants to get there, which is why he remains at the top of the rankings. 2020 Fantasy Baseball Tiers, Draft Strategy:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | RelieverIf you just want power from the position, Gleyber Torres, Mike Moustakas, Max Muncy, and Eduardo Escobar are great early-round options, but you can wait and grab Brandon Lowe, Ryan McMahon, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Ian Happ, or Rougned Odor later and still get big potential. Even Isan Diaz and Nick Solak, both of whom popped over 30 HRs between Triple-A and the majors last year, could provide cheap power. There are more job security/batting average risks with the latter group, but the talent is there for big stats. Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategies: Auction | Keeper/Dynasty | PointsAgain, it’s tough to fully assess 2B given all the multi-positional players, but no matter what type of player you need to balance out your roster, you can find him here. More 2020 Fantasy Baseball: Auction Values | Mock Draft SimulatorPlease note that the players below are ranked as if they’re only eligible at 2B. Other players might be ranked higher overall because of eligibility at other positions. We’ll be updating our 2B rankings as needed, so check back for the latest player movement. DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2020 Fantasy Baseball Cheat Sheet Fantasy Baseball 2B RankingsRankings based on 5×5 H2H leagues with Rs, HRs, RBIs, SBs, and batting average as categoriesPosition eligibility based on Yahoo default settings (5 games started or 10 games played at a position)RankingPlayerTeamOther eligibility1Jose AltuveAstros2Gleyber TorresYankeesSS3Jonathan VillarMarlinsSS, OF*4DJ LeMahieuYankees1B, 3B5Keston HiuraBrewers6Ozzie AlbiesBraves7Ketel MarteD-backsSS, OF8Whit MerrifieldRoyalsOF9Max MuncyDodgers1B, 3B10Mike MoustakasReds3B11Eduardo EscobarD-backs3B12Gavin LuxDodgers13Cavan BiggioBlue JaysOF14Scott KingeryPhillies3B, SS, OF15Danny SantanaRangers1B, 3B, SS, OF16Jeff McNeilMets3B, OF17Ian HappCubs3B, OF18Tommy EdmanCardinals3B, OF19Ryan McMahonRockies1B, 3B20Brandon LoweRays1B, OF21Lourdes Gurriel Jr.Blue JaysOF22Rougned OdorRangers23Dee GordonMariners24Nick SolakRangers3B25Kolten WongCardinals26Michael ChavisRed Sox1B27Howie KendrickNationals1B, 3B28Kevin NewmanPiratesSS29Mauricio DubonGiantsSS30Isan DiazMarlins31Luis UriasBrewersSS32Garrett HampsonRockiesSS, OF33Jurickson ProfarPadresOF34Cesar HernandezIndians35Niko GoodrumTigers1B, SS, OF36Freddy GalvisRedsSS37Jonathan SchoopTigers38Robinson CanoMets39Tommy La StellaAngels3B40Luis ArraezTwins3B, OF41Nick MadrigalWhite SoxSS42Enrique HernandezDodgersSS, OF43Eric SogardBrewers3B*, OF44Starlin CastroNationals3B45Hanser AlbertoOrioles3B46Chris TaylorDodgersSS, OF47Franklin BarretoA’s48Shed Long Jr.MarinersOF49Leury Garcia*White SoxSS, OF50Jose PerazaRed SoxSS, OF51Brendan RodgersRockiesSS52Colin MoranPirates3B53Asdrubal CabreraNationals3B54Adam FrazierPirates55Nico Hoerner*CubsSS It’s never easy putting together 2B fantasy rankings before the season. Many of the top players are eligible at other positions, so mapping out a draft strategy or finding sleepers to target at second base is entirely dependent on where your leaguemates are slotting these players into their lineups. You could draft five of our top-10 2Bs and play them all at different positions (not including UTIL or MI), so you might find yourself crossing names off your draft cheat sheet earlier than expected. Sticking with that theme, it’s tough to really call 2B “shallow” or “deep”. One thing it’s not is “top heavy”. We don’t list any 2B-eligible players in our top 20 overall, and, perhaps more than any other position, who you target — and where you target them — is going to be based on how you’re building your team.last_img read more

Lacey City Council Seeks Historical Commission Member

first_imgFacebook21Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyThe Lacey City Council seeks a professional with a background in history, architecture, planning, or American studies to fill a vacancy on the Historical Commission.The Lacey Historical Commission provides leadership in historic preservation and developing information concerning the historical significance of the local Lacey area. The Historical Commission meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. Historical Commission members serve three-year terms with a two-term limit. Applicants must be a City of Lacey resident or live in Lacey’s Urban Growth Area.For more information, or to get an application for the Historical Commission, contact Susan Locke at (360) 413-4387 or SLocke@ci.lacey.wa.us. You can also download an application at ci.lacey.wa.us/Historical-Commission. Please submit a letter of interest and resume with your application.last_img read more

Desiderio nails clutch 3 as UP forces tie at 4th with FEU

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene FEU held a 49-39 lead midway through the fourth quarter after outscoring UP 22-5 in the third period, but the Fighting Maroons came roaring back with Jun Manzo capping a 17-4 run to give UP a 56-53 lead with 38 seconds left in the game.Jasper Parker momentarily silenced the UP crowd with a triple that tied the game, 56-56, with 32.9 seconds remaining.Desiderio finished with a game-high 15 points, on a disastrous 6-of-23 shooting clip, while Ibrahim Outtara held UP’s interior with 10 points, 15 rebounds, and two blocks.Parker filled the stat sheets for FEU with 13 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.ADVERTISEMENT The victory allowed the Fighting Maroons to leapfrog over National University to get to the fourth spot, tying the Tamaraws with a 5-6 record.UP head coach Bo Perasol is just on his second year with the Fighting Maroons but he is aware of his team’s 12-game losing streak against FEU.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“First off, Paolo Romero really asked us to win this game because in his seven years in UP he hasn’t won a game against FEU, so we did it for Pao,” said Perasol in Filipino.“Paul also made sure that he’ll get back on [Ron] Dennison on the defensive end limiting him to just nine points.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ex-UFC champ Ronda Rousey poised to join the WWE at ‘Wrestlemania 34’ —reportcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Final Four picture got a little tighter as University of the Philippines forced a tie at the fourth spot after surviving Far Eastern University, 59-56, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Paul Desiderio emerged as the hero again for the Fighting Maroons, knocking down the game-clinching step-back triple over Ron Dennison with a little over a second left on the clock.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READlast_img read more

RJ Barrett leads No. 2 Duke past No. 3 Virginia

first_imgDuke forward RJ Barrett (5) splits two Virginia defenders during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Zack Wajsgras)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — RJ Barrett got it started, Zion Williamson filled in some gaps and Cam Reddish added a late flurry.In No. 2 Duke’s latest installment of Freshmen Gone Wild, all three — and point guard Tre Jones — had starring roles Saturday night as the Blue Devils used an early barrage of 3-pointers to stun No. 3 Virginia, and then held off the Cavaliers, 81-71, to sweep the season series.ADVERTISEMENT “That really sets the tone for us and we played defense today as well,” Barrett said of the fast start that saw him make five 3-pointers before the game was 12 minutes old, helping Duke quiet a sold-out John Paul Jones Arena with the host Cavaliers already trailing 29-15.“We were just in our zone and it’s great to see when our team is like that,” Barrett said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHe finished with 26 points, Williamson had 18 and Reddish had 17, including three 3-pointers early in the second half.“It’s any given night for all of us,” Reddish said after finishing 5 of 8 from beyond the arc, with three coming in a span of less than three minutes. “We all can do a mixture of everything and it just depends on who gets found, who’s open and it’s a simple as that.” View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Duke finished 13 for 21 from 3-point range after making just 2 of 14 in a 72-70 victory against Virginia on Jan. 19.“It’s a little bit deflating when they’re banging 3s and you’re trying to keep them out of the lane,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett said.Bennett thought his team might have over-adjusted by focusing too much on trying to close off the inside, but his counterpart, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, thought it was at least as much a case of his own players recognizing the strategy change.“My players felt it,” Krzyzewski said. “That little bit of room — they took advantage of it without any kind of coaching.”The Blue Devils (21-2, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) ended Virginia’s 13-game home winning streak and won their third straight in Charlottesville. They now share first place with North Carolina and have two games left with the Tar Heels.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES No. 1 Tennessee beats Florida for 18th straight win For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome each scored 16 to lead Virginia (20-2, 8-2), which plays the No. 8 Tar Heels on Monday night.Duke led 31-17 before two 3-pointers by Guy, one by Jerome and another by Kihei Clark fueled an 18-8 run for Virginia that closed the gap to 39-35 at the half. After the break, Reddish connected three times from deep as the Blue Devils pushed the margin to 52-41 in just over four minutes.Virginia kept trying to close the gap, and got within 66-61 on De’Andre Hunter’s 3-pointer with 5:25 left, but Marques Bolden scored in close for the Blue Devils, Williamson scored on a stickback and Tre Jones hit a pull-up in the lane, boosting the margin back to 72-61.STAR POWERLeBron James sat under the basket at the Duke end of the floor and didn’t get up to leave until about 1:15 was left on the game clock. Former Duke great Grant Hill was also in attendance, as was Ralph Sampson, Virginia’s three-time national player of the year.Late in the game, Hunter was open in the left corner and either lost control briefly or took too much time setting up for a 3-pointer. By the time he got it off, Williamson came flying at him and knocked the shot several rows deep, one of his three blocks.“There’s maybe two people in the world that can make those plays and they both were in our gym,” Bennett said in an apparent nod to James’ visit.BIG PICTUREDuke: Williamson is the player that everyone seems to focus on in pregame warmups because of his physical gifts, but it’s Barrett that leads the Blue Devils in scoring (23 points per game to Williamson’s 22 entering the game). When Barrett and Reddish shoot as well as they did Saturday, Williamson can be a part-time decoy who still manages to do plenty of damage.Virginia: The Cavaliers appeared shocked by the first 12 minutes, during which the Blue Devils were 7 of 8 on 3-pointers and 10 of 14 overall in taking a 29-15 lead. They gathered themselves and had several runs that energized the crowd, but a team that’s 20-0 against everyone else never could get over the hump against arguably the country’s most talented squad. UP NEXTDuke: The Blue Devils remain on the road, playing at No. 16 Louisville on Tuesday night.Virginia: The Cavaliers head to Chapel Hill to play No. 8 North Carolina on Monday night. 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