a nearly four-touchdown underdog at home against Oklahoma State. Th
a nearly four-touchdown underdog at home against Oklahoma State. Thin Clan- und Funwars 26.08.2019 09:30
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NEWARK, Del. -- Elena Delle Donne had dreamed of playing basketball in the Olympics since she was little.Shell get her chance next week as a member of the U.S. womens team. Before heading to Rio, Delle Donne got an opportunity to celebrate at home in Delaware with a lot of the fans who have been watching her play since she was in eighth grade.She scored 10 points to help the U.S. beat France 84-62 in an exhibition game at the University of Delaware on Wednesday night.It was by far the most emotional game I played at (Delaware), said Delle Donne, who helped Delaware reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament her senior year. Seeing faces that had watched me here since eighth grade and have been on the entire journey with me and now see me in a USA jersey. Its been my dream my entire life. Its so special to come out and share it with them. This is a really special night. There have been a lot of special nights on this court. This is the biggest night. Its a dream come true for me and the fans as well.A loud, spirited crowd gave her quite the ovation when she was announced before the start of the game. They cheered for her and the rest of the U.S. team the rest of the game.Thats amazing what happened today. Thats really awesome to see the fans come out and support her and us, Diana Taurasi said. Shes obviously done so much for the state. That was really nice for us to get a reception like that for our team. Its rare that we play in America were usually across the pond. That was cl, getting the USA chants from the whole crowd, that felt really gd. That hasnt happened a lot in my 14 years with the national team.The game was a rematch of the 2012 London Olympics gold medal game that the Americans won 86-50. This time the U.S. tk a half to get going, which wasnt a total surprise as the Americans have had little training since getting together for the first time as a full team Saturday in Los Angeles.They played Monday night against a U.S. select team, winning by four, before flying across country for this three-game exhibition series. Frances core has been together for months qualifying for the Rio Olympics in a last chance tournament in June.The U.S. only led by one at the half, but used a 9-2 spurt to start the third quarter spearheaded by Charles and Mre to create some space. The Americans extended the lead to 63-46 after three quarters.France couldnt get within 15 the rest of the way.Marine Johannes scored 13 points to lead France.Tina Charles scored 17 points and Maya Mre added 13 to lead the Americans.With the U.S. leading 12-9 early on, Delle Donne made a hustle play on the defensive end, sprinted down the court and was rewarded with an open 3-pointer much to the delight of the fans.The U.S. extended the lead to six, but France wouldnt capitulate, taking a brief 31-30 advantage late in the first half. The Americans led 32-31 at the break.The Americans will face Canada on Friday in Bridgeport, Connecticut. France will play Australia in the second game of this exhibition series. All four teams will conclude play at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday.From there the U.S. will head to Houston to meet up with the mens basketball Olympic team before both head to Rio together. The women open Olympic play on Sunday, Aug. 7 against Senegal. 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West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard (eighth nationally with 357 total yards per game) is a Fort Worth native.BEST MATCHUPOklahoma QB Baker Mayfield vs. Texas Tech. Mayfield plays in Lubbock for the first time since he was a Red Raider in 2013, the season he became the first true freshman walk-on quarterback to start a season opener for an FBS team. Mayfield transferred to Oklahoma after that season, and was redshirting when the No. 16 Sners last played in Lubbock in 2014. In last years 63-27 win in Norman, Mayfield threw for 212 yards and two touchdowns. Texas Tech junior QB Patrick Mahomes is the national leader with 2,579 yards passing, and is fifth with 21 TDs.INSIDE THE NUMBERSKansas State is 8-4 against Texas since the inception of the Big 12, including wins the last four meetings in Manhattan, where the teams play Saturday. ... Texas had a season-high eight sacks and didnt allow a touchdown in last weeks 27-6 win over Iowa State.dddddddddddd. 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