first_img Associated Press February 6, 2020 Davidson, VCU meet in conference play Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDavidson (11-10, 5-4) vs. VCU (16-6, 6-3)Stuart Siegel Center, Richmond, Virginia; Friday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: A10 foes meet as Davidson takes on VCU. Davidson easily beat UMass by 35 at home on Saturday, while VCU fell to Rhode Island on the road on Friday, 87-75.center_img STEPPING UP: Marcus Santos-Silva has put up 13 points and nine rebounds to lead the way for the Rams. De’Riante Jenkins has complemented Santos-Silva and is putting up 10.7 points, four rebounds and two steals per game. The Wildcats have been led by Jon Axel Gudmundsson, who is averaging 14.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists.A10 ADVANCEMENT: The Wildcats have scored 75.2 points per game to conference opponents thus far. That’s an improvement from the 70.3 per game they recorded against non-conference competition.CREATING OFFENSE: Gudmundsson has either made or assisted on 46 percent of all Davidson field goals over the last five games. Gudmundsson has 35 field goals and 29 assists in those games.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Wildcats have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Rams. VCU has an assist on 44 of 88 field goals (50 percent) across its past three games while Davidson has assists on 50 of 93 field goals (53.8 percent) during its past three games.STIFLING DEFENSE: VCU has forced opponents into committing turnovers on 25.4 percent of all possessions this year, the eighth-highest rate among all Division I teams. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more


first_imgLegon Cities FC and Ghana International goalkeeper, Fatau Dauda, has denied claims that he employed black magic (juju) against former Black Stars goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey in order to maintain his spot within the team.Reports were rife during and after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil that tension existed between the two shot stoppers due to competition for places and this had forced Dauda to take the matter up in the spiritual realms.He was blamed for Kwarasey’s inconsistencies at the time and also the spate of injuries that he suffered immediately after the World Cup.“Yes, Ghanaians are saying it and I have heard it but that’s the nature of job.“If I have juju I will use it to secure a big deal outside to play for Real Madrid or Barcelona to make big money.“I pray a lot, not for performances but to God to protect me from injury.“I train a lot, I am 34 years but the training I go through I don’t think the young ones can match it.“I train and pray so I don’t know where that rumour is coming from,” he stated on The Tracker on Citi Tv.Dauda went on to add that contrary to reports, he has a very cordial relationship with Kwarasey which begun at Afcon 2013.“In 2013 at the AFCON he supported me a lot.“Before every game he would come to my room and tell me to go and do well.“He even gave me a phone one time because he had purchased a new one.“He asked me to give him any amount of money that I had so I could keep it because he likes me.“So I’m unsure where these things are coming from” he concluded.The veteran Dauda recently returned from a stint in Nigeria to feature for Ghana Premier League side Legon Cities FC.According to him his efforts are focused on helping the young team do well this campaign.last_img read more