#1 IANClark had his high school number retired Friday night von corse178 09.10.2019 09:07

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Navy had already blown a 21-point lead, and now the Midshipmen were in desperate need of a late stop to stave off another Connecticut comeback.Aided by a questionable bit of clock management by the Huskies, Navy pulled out a 28-24 victory Saturday.Will Worth scored two touchdowns in his debut as Navys starting quarterback, the last on a 1-yard run with 3:08 remaining following a 26-yard punt return to the UConn 17.That made it 28-24, but Connecticut wasnt done.The Huskies moved 79 yards to the Navy 1 and took their final timeout with 17 seconds left, even though the game clock had stopped on an out-of-bounds play.Ron Johnson was subsequently stuffed on a rush attempt, and time expired before Connecticut could run another play.That goal line stand symbolizes who we are, Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. Things looked bleak. I didnt see the play. I was closing my eyes praying and I have no idea what happened. Shows you what kind of coach I am. I just looked up and our guys were cheering.After Johnson was thrust into his own backfield, the Midshipmen had no intention of letting him return to the line of scrimmage.We practice that, linebacker Daniel Gonzales said. You just lay on the guy until the ref pulls you off.Huskies coach Bob Diaco was at a loss to explain what transpired on the Connecticut sideline during the games final seconds. He talked about the uncertainty of where the ball was placed, whether a pass was a better call than a run, and then the timeout call because the play clock was about to expire.We called two plays but they did not let everyone get up off the ground, Diaco said. I am not complaining or making excuses. I take full accountability.The Midshipmen (2-0, 1-0 American Athletic Conference) scored on their first two possessions and went up 21-0 on a 2-yard fumble return by Alohi Gilman in the second quarter.Connecticut (1-1, 0-1) recovered to the take the lead before Worth scored the games final touchdown.Worth, a 6-foot-1 senior, started in place of Tago Smith, who tore his right ACL in the season opener against Fordham.In addition to capably directing the triple option, Worth ran for 44 yards, completed his first four passes and finished 6-for-8 for 130 yards.I felt pretty good with everything, Worth said. There were a couple (plays) I definitely would like to have back. For the most part, I felt good to get out there and see it all live.Bryant Shirreffs completed 23 of 26 passes for the Huskies, who were coming off a 24-21 win over Maine and looking to go 2-0 for just the second time since 2008.They are really, really hurt, Diaco said. We had enough errors collectively as a staff and as a team to not win.After Navy jumped to a 21-0 lead, the Huskies battled back. Shirreffs threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Noel Thomas with 1:10 left in the first half, Johnson scored on a 3-yard run and Jamar Summers rambled 86 yards with a fumble by fullback Chris High.Bobby Puyol kicked a 38-yard field goal with 9:08 remaining to give the Huskies their first lead at 24-21.Thomas finished with 11 catches for 116 yards.THE TAKEAWAYUConn: The Huskies showed their mettle in rallying from a 21-0 deficit, which bodes well for a team looking to take the next step after going 6-7 in 2015 following a 2-10 disaster in 2014.Navy: Worth performed capably in his first start, and will likely improve with experience. Showing poise and confidence, Worth blunted the notion that Navys triple option would sputter with a newcomer at the helm.UP NEXTUConn: The Huskies host Virginia next Saturday. The series is tied 1-1, with UConn prevailing 45-10 in 2008 in the last meeting between the teams.Navy: The Midshipmen take to the road for the first time, visiting Tulane on Saturday night before a bye week. Udonis Haslem Heat Jersey . -- The Magic have their first victory of the new year. Kendrick Nunn Heat Jersey . Still, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke thought taking him out before the fifth inning was an unusual move. "Im looking up at the board and hes got two hits given up and one run, and Im taking him out after the fourth inning," Roenicke said. https://www.heatlockerroom.com/Meyers-Leonard-City-Edition-Jersey/ . Arsenal failed to take full advantage of its main rivals stumbles on Saturday as substitute Gerard Deulofeu levelled with a hard shot from a tight angle in the 84th minute to give Everton a deserved point. Ahead of a crucial fortnight that will see them play against Napoli in the Champions League, Manchester City and Chelsea, Arsenal leads by five points ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea. Wayne Ellington Heat Jersey . After Gasquet beat fifth-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia 7-5, 6-3, Tsonga followed up with a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2 win against sixth-seeded Edouard Roger-Vasselin in an all-French match. Shaquille ONeal Heat Jersey . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Grizzlies bolted out of the starting gate and never looked back.The Warriors werent exactly gaining on them anyway.Marc Gasol and Tony Allen scored 19 points each and Memphis rolled over Golden State 110-89 for its sixth straight win.We couldnt have played much worse, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said, and I thought (the Grizzlies) were great. They came out, took it to us.The Grizzlies led by as many as 30 points in the second half -- the biggest advantage by any Warriors opponent this season. Seven Memphis players finished in double figures, including Zach Randolph and JaMychal Green with 14 points each.We stayed poised, we stayed in control, we stayed aggressive, Gasol said. We played to win. We didnt play not to lose.Kevin Durant led Golden State with 21 points, while Stephen Curry added 17 points and Ian Clark finished with 10 points. Curry and backcourt starter Klay Thompson (eight points) were a combined 8 of 28 from the field, including 3 of 14 outside the arc.Memphis had a double-digit lead early, led 61-38 at halftime and kept building in the third quarter.Golden State ended a four-game winning streak. The Warriors had won 16 of 17, the lone loss in the stretch coming 132-127 in double overtime to Houston on Dec. 1Kerr benched his starters with 10 minutes left and Memphis leading 93-65.It was just one of those rare nights for Golden State, which entered with the leagues best record at 20-3. The Warriors had a season low in points, a season high in turnovers (23) and were close to their season low in shooting percentage (44.2 percent).Golden States 38 first-half points were its fewest in any half this season.We werent on the same page. We were trying to force too many things, Thompson said, adding that (the Grizzlies) definitely took us out of our rhythm early, and we let that affect us on the offensive end and the defensive end.The lead ballooned to 68-38 when Memphis scored the first seven points of the second half, and the Grizzlies held an 87-65 lead after three quarters.ddddddddddddIt was one of those nights, Durant said.TIP-INSWarriors: C Zaza Pachulia was a late scratch with a right wrist contusion. Anderson Varejao started his first game of the season (and first with Golden State)... Damian Jones made his NBA debut in the fourth. Jones was selected with the 30th overall pick out of Vanderbilt in last summers draft. ... Currys 3-pointer in the third quarter tied him with Steve Nash for 17th career in 3-point field goals.Grizzlies: Gasol made a 3-pointer in the third quarter. The 7-foot-1 center has now made a shot from outside the arc in eight of the last nine games. ... JaMychal Green (14 points, 10 rebounds) recorded his fifth consecutive double-double. .Memphis trailed for only 31 seconds in the game, 3-2.CELEBRATING IANClark had his high school number retired Friday night at Germantown High in a Memphis suburb. Clark, who attended college at Belmont, is the only former Germantown player to make the NBA. Several teammates, including Durant, Draymond Green and Curry, attended the ceremonies.TOO MUCH WARRIOR LOVEGasol has grumbled this year when opposing fans have packed into FedExForum and subtly mentioned it Saturday night.We did a good job of keeping their crowd out of the game for the most part, he said. I think our crowd won. We didnt let their fans get too excited throughout the game.UP NEXTWarriors: Continue a five-game trip at Minnesota on Sunday. The five-game swing matches the longest stretch away from home for Golden State this season.Grizzlies: Play their only road game over a two-week stretch traveling to Cleveland on Tuesday night. The teams then travel to Memphis to face each other Wednesday in a back-to-back. ' ' '

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