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  • 16 Apr
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Unlike last seasons 32-point victory for Dayton, this one went down to the wire.Ryan Mikesell made his second 3-pointer of the game with 76 seconds left and Dayton beat Alabama 77-72 on Tuesday.That was a big shot, a really big shot for him, Dayton coach Archie Miller said. Hes a tough-minded kid, hes got guts and I knew when he shot it he would have a chance to make it just because of who he is as a competitor.Alabama coach Avery Johnson called his last timeout to set up a tying 3-point play with 19.5 seconds remaining, but Corban Collins open attempt from the corner was off the mark.Coach Johnson did a really good job of drawing up a play to get us open, Collins said. I just had to take my time and I rushed it a little bit. But like coach said, its something we can look at in film and fix, and next time we see that situation we know how to handle it better.Scoochie Smith made three of Daytons nine 3-pointers and scored 20 points. Charles Cooke had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Dayton (2-0), which connected on 24 of 44 shots from the floor while Alabama made only 23 of 59 (39 percent). Mikesell and Josh Cunningham each scored 12 points.Really, really hard fought game, especially early in the season to come out on the road and find a way to get a win was big for our group, Miller said.Collins and Braxton Key scored 15 points apiece for the Crimson Tide (1-1), which outrebounded the Flyers 40-28, including 18-5 on the offense end. Dazon Ingram had 14 points and seven assists.Where we wouldve lost the game, obviously would have been on the glass, Miller said. Obviously we could not rebound the ball like a college basketball team today so thats something were going to take into account.BIG PICTUREDayton: The Flyers found themselves one spot outside the Top 25 this week, but with a win over the Crimson Tide, Dayton could be poised to move up next week.Alabama: The Crimson Tide lost to Dayton for the second consecutive year and must now wait for another chance to prove itself on a national stage.INJURY REPORTDaytons Josh Cunningham was fouled on a one-handed dunk to give his team a four-point lead in the final three seconds. He suffered an injury which knocked him out of the game and Miller said afterward that Cunningham could miss time due to knee and ankle injuries.FRESHMAN STANDOUTKey scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half for Alabama and he had a team-high six rebounds.NEXT UPDayton: The Flyers will return home, where they are 15-3 since the start of last season, and will face Saint Marys on Saturday.Alabama: After having its 16-game home winning streak against non-conference competition snapped, Alabama will attempt to start a new streak on Friday when it hosts Ball State. Discount Vans Shoes . Dallas hasnt ruled out the star quarterback for Sunday nights game against Philadelphia, but all signs point to Romos back injury pushing Kyle Orton into the starting role after two years of limited play as the backup. 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Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres scored second-half goals to seal a fourth straight victory for Chelsea, which climbed above Arsenal and Manchester City in the standings ahead of their games on Monday and Sunday respectively. Vans Shoes Sale Outlet . The Lightning are 2-0 so far on a four-game road trip, giving the club five straight wins as the guest and improving Tampas away record this season to 11-8-2. Vans Shoes Sale Cheap . Tuesdays surgery at Atlantas Piedmont Hospital was performed by Dr. Xavier Duralde and Hawks team physician Dr. Michael Bernot.Manuel Pellegrini refused to call time on Manchester Citys title challenge, despite seeing his side held to a goalless draw by Norwich. Pellegrini had admitted the visitors would need nine wins from their remaining 10 games for a chance at Premier League glory but Alex Neils relegation-threatened side went closest at Carrow Road as Patrick Bamford hit the crossbar in the first half.Manchester City - who have not won back-to-back league games since October - are now nine points behind leaders Leicester, who host Newcastle on Monday Night Football, but Pellegrini vowed to fight on until the numbers no longer add up. Every time you drop points it can be more difficult, but that will not change my mind [about the title], Pellegrini said.If you mathematically have a chance to do it, you must always think you can do it. Sergio Aguero reacts to a missed chance in the first half If you ask me before the first game of the season what we must do, we must try to win all the games and we continue with the same mentality.And at the end of the season well see how many points we can have and in which position well be.The visitors failed to register a shot on target in the second half, having dominated the early stages of the game, and Pellegrini bemoaned his sides failure to create space in the final third. Norwich 0-0 Man City Manchester Citys Premier League title bid continued to stutter Im disappointed because of course we wanted the three points, he told Sky Sports. From the first minute of the game we were trying to be aggressive with the ball and without the ball.I feel we had a very good attitude throughout the game, we were very concentrated on our defensive movement, but we couldnt create the space.We had a lot of possession but couldnt create clear space to score. Aguero touched the ball in the area just four times at Carrow Road Manchester City had 66 per cent of possession in the game, but striker Sergio Aguero touched the ball in the box just four times, while Wilfried Bony did not register a single touch in the area before being substituted in the 58th minute.ddddddddddddPellegrini recognised his sides failure to convert possession into chances, and described his players as static in the opposition third. Alex Neil felt that he couldnt have asked for any more effort from his Norwich side I think it is one thing to have possession and another thing is to make the movements in the last third of the pitch. Today we were a little bit static in front so couldnt make the space, he added.We started with two centre-forwards because we knew we were going to have a lot of possession.After that we tried to do it with the wings with Raheem and Fernandinho. But it was exactly the same. Also See: Norwich 0-0 Man City As it happened Fixtures Table ' ' '