Kentucky Narrowly Avoids Upset With Win Over Wichita State

INDIANAPOLIS (CBSNewYork/AP) — Bam Adebayo had a double-double and swatted away the final shot on Sunday as Kentucky sent Wichita State to yet another second-round heartbreak, 65-62 in the NCAA Tournament.

The youngest team in March Madness grew up in the closing minutes. Adebayo had 13 points and 10 rebounds. De’Aaron Fox had 14 points, including a late steal and dunk. Malik Monk blocked a shot and made a pair of free throws in the final 13 seconds. Adebayo clinched it by blocking Landry Shamet’s 3-pointer shot at the buzzer.

Yes, Kentucky’s freshman trio did it all.

Wham, Bam, move on `Cats (31-5), right into the Sweet 16 for the seventh time in nine years.

And wipe tears away again, Shockers (31-5).

Three years ago, Wichita State was 35-0 when it lost to Kentucky in the second round, crestfallen after Fred Van Vleet’s 3-pointer missed at the buzzer of Kentucky’s 78-76 win. This time, their attempt at a tying 3 never had a chance. Shamet finished with 20 points.

BIG PICTURE

Wichita State: Coach Gregg Marshall referred to Adebayo as “a mountain of a man” and someone the Shockers had to control to have a chance. The 6-foot-10, 260-pound freshman had 15 points and 18 rebounds — the third-most for Kentucky in an NCAA Tournament game — during an opening win over Northern Kentucky. The Shockers limited him to two points and five rebounds in the first half, but lost track of him a couple times early in the second half for dunks that got him started.

Kentucky: Monk — the ACC’s player of the year — missed all of his six shots from beyond the arc and finished with 12 points in the opening-round victory. Coach John Calipari later said he’s been limited by a bruised lower back. Against the Shockers, he was 3 of 10 in 29 minutes.

TOURNAMENT RARITY

The rematch marked only the second time in NCAA Tournament history that a pair of 30-win teams played in the first weekend. On March 24, 2008, No. 2 Tennessee (30-4) beat No. 7 Butler (30-3) in overtime 76-71 in the second round.

UP NEXT

Kentucky faces No. 3 UCLA or No. 6 Cincinnati next Friday in Memphis, the site of the South Regional.

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Tillerson ends China trip with warm words from President Xi

Tillerson ends China trip with warm words from President XiBy Yeganeh Torbati and Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) – With warm words from Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended his first trip to Asia since taking office with an agreement to work together with China on North Korea and putting aside trickier issues. China has been irritated at being repeatedly told by Washington to rein in North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs and the U.S. decision to base an advanced missile defense system in South Korea. Beijing is also deeply suspicious of U.S. intentions toward self-ruled Taiwan, which China claims as its own, with the Trump administration crafting a big new arms package for the island that is bound to anger China.


How to find (and beat) Lynels in Breath of the Wild

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More rain looms as Peru struggles with disastrous floods

More rain looms as Peru struggles with disastrous floodsPeruvians struggled on Sunday to cope with avalanches, mudslides and extensive flash flooding caused by torrential downpours, and forecasters predicted still more rain ahead, prolonging the country’s woes. It has been a bad year for flooding in Peru, and the toll including from the latest dangerous weather now stands at 75 since January, the government said. The National Emergency Operations Center said 99,475 Peruvians had lost everything since the beginning of the year, while 626,928 had suffered less serious damage to their homes.


On the Charts: Ed Sheeran Fights Off ‘Beast’ to Remain Number One

Beauty and the Beast‘s box office record-shattering opening weekend in theaters wasn’t enough to boost its soundtrack to Number One on the Billboard 200 as Ed Sheeran‘s Divide spent a second consecutive week in the top spot.

Divide added another 180,000 total copies – of which, 87,000 were traditional album sales – to its impressive first-week haul to enjoy a second week at Number One. Divide also became the first album since the Suicide Squad soundtrack back in August 2016 to spent its first two weeks of availability in the top spot, Billboard reports.

Metallica’s Hardwired… to Self-Destruct finished at Number Two for a second straight week thanks to a deal that bundled copies of the heavy metal band’s new LP with ticket purchases for their upcoming tour. This method allowed Hardwired… to add another 102,000 copies to its total this week.

The week’s highest charting debut was the soundtrack to the live-action Beauty and the Beast, which bowed in at Number Three. The soundtrack sold 57,000 total copies in its debut week, which gave the album a weeklong head-start on the monstrously successful film; Beauty and the Beast set a record for a PG-rated film and March movie with a massive $170 million opening, which should result in increased soundtrack sales this time next week.

As Billboard notes, the classic soundtrack for the 1991 animated film only peaked at Number 19.

Beauty and the Beast was the lone new release to crack the Top 10 as the upper tier of the chart saw little movement: Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic fell one spot to Number Four, where it was followed by the Moana soundtrack (Number Five), with Future’s self-titled LP (Six) and HNDRXX (Nine) bookending the Weeknd’s Starboy (Seven) and Migos’ Culture (Eight). The Trolls soundtrack rounded things out at Number 10.

Drake’s More Life should easily capture Number One next week, with Beauty and the Beast and Rick Ross’ new Rather You Than Me on the rapper’s heels.

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Scott Disick Took His Kids To A Paid Appearance In Las Vegas…

Father of the year?!

Uh…

Scott Disick took his seven-year-old son Mason and four-year-old daughter Penelope to a paid appearance in Vegas on Saturday — the opening of the Sugar Factory restaurant and candy store.

Oh!!!

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The father of three — it wasn’t clear whether Reign had made the trip to Vegas, but the boy didn’t show up at the public appearance, at least — had the fun outing with his eldest son and daughter at the red carpet grand opening surrounded by security guards.

In fact, an eyewitness told E! News that there were far more security guards around than is normal for Scott, which is probably a smart move considering the kids!

The family also brought a personal photographer that apparently took pics of the kids and their dad spending some nice quality time together.

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Bottom line: considering Scott is usually at 1OAK when he does these paid Vegas appearances, well, at least this one went a little more smoothly, right?! And at least he didn’t take the kids to a night club?!

Yeah…

LOLz!!

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