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PITTSBURGH -- Jamel Artis scored a season-high 31 points as Pittsburgh survived 18 turnovers to hold off Rice, 83-73, Saturday night. Dave Dravecky Jersey .Artis hit 10 of 14 from the floor and also contributed 7 of 9 from the free-throw line for his best performance since scoring 32 against Bryant in 2015. Bench forward Ryan Luther also had a big game for Pitt (9-2), scoring 20 points to set a career high and leading the team with seven rebounds.I just tried to come out aggressive, Luther said. Obviously, every night, people are going to be drawn to Jamel and (Michael Young). My teammates did a good job finding me.Rice (8-3) got big production from the backcourt, as Marcus Jackson scored 20 and Marcus Evans had 19. The Owls shot 38.5 percent from 3-point range but just 42.9 percent overall and were outscored in the paint, 28-26.The big reason the Owls were able to keep the game close was an aggressive defense that got eight steals from five different players and also drew several offensive fouls.BIG PICTUREPitt: With the Panthers having allowed big nights from opposing forwards in two straight games and Rices Egor Koulechov coming in averaging 19.4 points per game, the Russian seemed primed to have a big night. But Pitt was able to contain him for 13 points on 6-of-13 shooting. Artis said Pitt was focused on defending Koulechov, especially at the 3-point line, where he went 1 for 4.Rice: The Owls have played just two major-conference opponents this season, and both were close games down the stretch. They lost, 85-84 to Texas Tech earlier this month. These two games show the potential of the young Owls, who feature just one senior and three juniors. Head coach Mike Rhoads was pleased that his team didnt back down on the road.Im going to recruit guys with edges that think they can come to Pitt and win the game, Rhoads said. With 2:30 left, we still felt we were going to win the game. Thats never going to change.TURNING POINTThe Owls used five consecutive Pitt turnovers to go on a 9-0 run and tie the game at 50-50 with 11:48 to play, but it was Artis who came through for Pitt with a big 3-pointer to break the run, then added a layup on the following possession to re-build a five point lead for the Panthers.STAR WATCHRice was able to contain Young, who has led Pitt in scoring in nine of the teams 10 games coming in, but finished with just 12 points.They were all packed in, head coach Kevin Stallings said. It was like four guys were in the lane, one guy was sort of near the ball and whenever Mike got it, it was just a crowd.STAT OF THE NIGHTRice shot 56.5 percent from the free-throw line with Evans, who is a 78.6 career free-throw shooter, going 8 of 14.UP NEXTPitt: Continues a season-long five-game home stand with a visit from Nebraska-Omaha on Wednesday. The Panthers have won seven straight home games dating back to last season.Rice: Returns home to face Northwestern (La.) State on Monday. The Owls are 4-1 at home this season. Deion Sanders Jersey . All of the scoring came in the final 20:04. Lucic scored on a power play at 15:46 of the third period, when he tipped a shot over Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 3-1 lead. Jeff Samardzija Jersey .C. -- Todd Fiddler scored a hat trick, including the overtime goal, as the Prince George Cougars survived an 8-7 win against the Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League play Sunday. http:///...-aoki-giants-jersey/ . Traditional contenders Brazil, Greece and Turkey drew the other three spots to complete the 24-team field for this summers tournament in Spain, basketball governing body FIBA announced Saturday at its meeting in Barcelona. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Agnieszka Radwanska, a player not known for outbursts on court, had plenty of good reasons to take out her frustrations on her racket in her first-round Olympic match.Fifty-five of them, to be exact -- the number of hours it took her to get from Montreal to Rio de Janeiro this week. She didnt arrive until Wednesday night, leaving far less practice time than she had hoped, and then she got sick, too.The fourth-seeded Radwanska played Saturday on the first day of the tournament and was upset by 64th-ranked Zheng Saisai 6-4, 7-5, with an uncharacteristic racket smash along the way.Its not helping with the score, unfortunately, but at least its good feeling that you have some power to break the racket, you know? Radwanska said.She spent much of this week feeling powerless against the vagaries of the airline industry. After losing in the round of 16 at Rogers Cup, she was supposed to fly out of Canada on Monday morning.First the delay was one hour, then two, then three. She finally boarded the plane only to sit on the tarmac for two more hours because the aircraft was too heavy, she said.The flight landed and I was running like hell through the terminal to try to make her connection. No such luck. Then she was running back the other direction to try to rebook.Eventually an airline rep told her she already had a new itinerary -- for Friday.Basically I wouldnt be on time for my match, she recalled thinking.I was looking at her like she was kidding, Radwanska aadded, her face strained at the exasperating memories. Mel Ott Jersey. She waited in line for hours, spent just as long on the phone with her agent and others trying to find an alternative. The next morning, it was the same thing all over again. Meanwhile, she didnt have her luggage, which somehow was able to get on a plane to Rio even though she couldnt.Her reaction to that news: Seriously?The bags went without me! Radwanska marveled Saturday. I never heard of it.The only way to get from New York to Rio was to take a little detour -- through Lisbon, Portugal. Only about 3,000 miles out of the way.Radwanska spent five hours at Newark Airport to catch the late-night flight to Europe, but even when she finally landed in Rio, the saga wasnt over. What was supposed to be a 30-minute bus ride to the Olympic village turned into two hours because of a security scare.And perhaps not surprisingly considering all that aggravation, she soon started feeling ill. After 55 hours of travel, her singles tournament ended in 99 minutes. Radwanska still hopes to play mixed doubles for Poland.In the moments after her quick exit from her third Olympics, the 2012 Wimbledon runner-up couldnt find much humor in the situation.A lot of miles, a lot of points, she said dryly, noting that she had lost out on the chance of an award of incalculable value: Olympic gold forever. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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