Horned Frogs miss shot to bolster NCAA tournament resume against West Virginia, 61-60

first_imgFacebook Twitter Facebook printTCU came within a Desmond Bane flick-of-the-wrist to upsetting the No. 12 West Virginia Mountaineers at Schollmaier Arena Saturday, but Bane missed the shot, leaving TCU with a bitter, one-point defeat, 61-60.“[On the final play], we wanted Alex [Robinson Jr.] to get to the rim, but he made the right play and the right pass, and we got a great shot by a great shooter,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said. “He [Bane] was two-of-two- from three before the last shot.”Alex Robinson Jr. had tied the game after being fouled while shooting a layup, and then proceeded to his one of his two free-throws to tie the game at 60 with 9.1 seconds left.Then, controversial foul-call broke the tie, as the referees deemed that TCU guard Jaylen Fisher bumped West Virginia guard Daxter Miles Jr., who attempted a leaning jump-shot on the left base-line, which resulted in Miles Jr. shooting two free throws. Miles Jr. made his first free throw and missed his second, which left TCU with a one-point deficit.Fisher felt like he played clean defense. “He [Miles Jr.] made a play, I was there, and the official made the call,” Fisher said. “I felt like my hands were straight up, but it went that way.”West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins said he didn’t have a good view of the play.Dixon said the officiating wasn’t the reason for TCU’s loss.“It’s on us, and we can can’t make excuses,” Dixon said. “21 turnovers is why we were in that position.”Quite a bit of those Horned Frog turnovers came as a direct or indirect result of West Virginia’s full-court press and half-court traps.“Against West Virginia, you almost have to slow down but still play to attack,” Dixon said. “It’s different than preparing to play anyone else.”Another factor in TCU’s fifth straight defeat was their production or lack thereof at the free-throw line. As a team, the Horned Frogs shot 12-20 from the charity stripe, just 60% in a game they lost by a single point.Dixon’s team was also missing a one its usual starting players, forward JD Miller. Miller, Dixon said, has been dealing with a groin injury, but it didn’t cause Miller to miss practice Friday. he has started in 26 games.“When he [Miller] got to the stadium, he couldn’t walk, so we had didn’t really have time to prepare to play without him,” Dixon said. “We had enough guys to get it done, but we couldn’t get it done.”Some of Miller’s teammates didn’t even realize he wasn’t playing until right before tip-off.“I heard he wasn’t playing right before the game, I thought he was playing,” Alex Robinson Jr. said. “He’s a starter, he’s a great player, and he brings a lot to our team.”As for the players did that suit up against the Mountaineers, TCU point guard Jaylen Fisher impressed.“He’s as advertised, and he’s one of the best freshmen in the country,” West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins said. “I think Jamie has done a great job with him, he’s good.”Fisher scored a game-high 18 points, hit three three-pointers, and dished out four assists. He deflected credit to his teammates.“I think my teammates have been doing a great job of finding me,” Fisher said. “I’ve had confidence, and today the shots fell.”Now, TCU has to turnaround and prepare to host Kansas State, a team they beat on the road, on senior night Tuesday.“This was a big game for us, now the next one is our biggest game of the year,” Robinson Jr. said.TCU’s next game is Tuesday night back in Schollmaier Arena against the Kansas State Wildcats. Tipoff is set for eight p.m. Jaylen Fisher lays up a finger-roll at the rim against West Virginia. (Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.com) Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Twitter Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Linkedin Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podell ReddIt Previous articlePoor pitching, defense costs Frogs 13-9 loss to Arizona StateNext articleBaker, Williams drive in three runs each in 8-4 victory over ASU Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts center_img Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ ReddIt TAGSgame lostHF in title TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Call for protests against return to censorship

first_img June 1, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for protests against return to censorship Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today announced its support for the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists’ plan to oppose a return to censorship after yesterday’s government announcement of new restrictions on press freedom, above all a ban on live broadcast coverage of outdoor events.”This arbitrary decision is a new stage in the move back to the sinister times of state censorship,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hope that, with the support of the public and international community, the protests of Pakistan’s journalists will make the government back down. We were the first to hail the creation of privately-owned TV stations. But it is not by gagging them that President Pervez Musharraf will solve the current political crisis.”Information minister Mohammad Ali Durrani announced at a news conference yesterday that the federal government had decided to impose new restrictions on the media and warned them not to cross the “legal limits.” He said the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) would be in charge of ensuring that TV stations respect the ban on live coverage of outdoor events without prior permission.Clearly very irritated by the extensive live coverage of a recent seminar in which the deposed supreme court president took part, Durrani said: “The armed forces of Pakistan have embraced martyrdom whenever the country faced any threat… We cannot, therefore, let the defenders of our frontiers be maligned and defamed.”At the same time that Durrani was giving his news conference, a military intelligence agency, the ISPR, issued a release to the media confirming the restrictions.Cable and satellite TV operators subsequently stopped carrying the privately-owned television stations ARY Digital and Aaj TV. ARY Digital representative Mohsin Raza told Reporters Without Borders that the government claimed to be unaware of this. “And when we call the cable operators, they tell us that it was the government that asked them to do this.”A representative of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists told Reporters Without Borders that his union intended to call a one-day strike.Gen. Musharraf’s government has been confronted by an unprecedented wave of opposition since the supreme court president’s dismissal on 9 March. The privately-owned broadcast media have been giving extensive coverage to anti-government demonstrations by lawyers and others. RSF_en to go further PakistanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information News January 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img Follow the news on Pakistan PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists April 21, 2021 Find out more News Newslast_img read more