Connect with us


Robert Morris Upsets Youngstown State, 83-64



MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A second-half manhandling of Youngstown State (22-8, 14-5) led to a 83-64 Robert Morris (15-15, 10-9) upset win excessive staff within the Horizon League.

The sport was tied, heading into the primary media timeout of the second half earlier than RMU went on a 19-0 run to race away from the first-place Penguins. The win, the fourth straight for the Colonials, clinched a house playoff sport within the Horizon League playoffs for Robert Morris.

Robert Morris began off robust with a key block by Khalil Spear stopping the sport’s first basket and resulting in a Robert Morris lead. Youngstown State did take the lead shortly after, however a 7-0 run that began off a spotlight reel worthy dunk from Speer gave Robert Morris a 9-4 lead on the first media timeout.

Youngstown State retook the lead at 12-11 popping out of the media timeout, however they had been battling Spear, who retook the lead for Robert Morris and scored seven of his staff’s first 13 factors. Youngstown State although had the lead by the second media timeout, 19-15.

Robert Morris answered Youngstown State after the second media timeout, barely outscoring them 8-6 to chop the result in only a basket. Spear had one other key block throughout this stretch in the course of a pair of Micheal Inexperienced III baskets that introduced them inside two, 25-23, by the third media timeout.

The 2 groups answered shot for shot, run for run after the third media timeout. Spear continued his robust evening on the defensive finish, including one other pair of blocks to offer him 4 within the first half. This occurred whereas Enoch Cheeks stepped up offensively to match Youngstown State who noticed scoring contributions from seven totally different gamers within the first half.

Regardless of maintaining issues shut, Robert Morris nonetheless trailed 36-32 on the finish of the primary half. Cheeks and Spear led the sport in scoring with 11 factors every. Spear added to that with 4 rebounds and 4 blocks whereas Cheeks had 5 rebounds as effectively.

Out of halftime, the Colonials continued to reply shot for shot of Youngstown State earlier than a 5-0 run lastly tied issues up at 43-43 heading into the second half’s first media timeout. A dunk by Chris Ford out of the media timeout face Robert Morris their first lead since they led 13-12 early within the sport.

Robert Morris went on a 19-0 run to increase their result in 57-43. It was an unimaginable stretch of basketball that included seven compelled turnovers over simply an approximate five-minute span.

Youngstown State reduce the result in 9 at 66-55. Robert Morris although would hit three-consecutive three-pointers, with Josh Corbin hitting the primary two, to increase their led to 17 at 74-57. Not lengthy after that, Robert Morris had the sport’s first 20-point lead at 79-59.

It was an unimaginable second half for RMU as is felt like they had been capable of do something they wished to do. They shot 20-for-28 (71.4%) within the second half together with 7-for-11 (63.6%) from three-point line.

The offensive explosion was primarily led by Corbin who completed with a game-high 19-points. Spear and Cheeks each completed with 15-points whereas Inexperienced additionally crossed double-digits with 11 factors.

The Colonials will shut the common season in opposition to IUPUI on the highway on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.


Cinedigm and The Conjuring creator Be a part of Forces to Develop “The Haunted”




Cinedigm introduced as we speak that the Firm will likely be partnering with horror heavyweight Tony DeRosa-Grund, creator of The Conjuring (over $2 billion in field workplace to this point), to develop The Haunted, a brand new paranormal horror franchise based mostly on verifiable precise occasions. Whereas the story particulars are being saved below wraps, Cinedigm can affirm that The Haunted franchise begins with one household’s darkish and terrifying real-life preternatural experiences which intersect with historic info and legends surrounding a younger pregnant lady accused by her personal father of being a witch. That convergence locations the household in impending mortal hazard.

DeRosa-Grund, who beforehand wrote the unique story for The Conjuring, named it, and created the “street map” for that franchise, goals to emulate that prior success by equally constructing The Haunted universe via sequels, historic prequels, and spin-offs. The franchise’s preliminary focus will likely be on the actual occasions skilled by a multi-generational household below siege from malevolent, and intensely violent, supernatural forces.  The Haunted additionally focuses on its extraordinarily uncommon circumstances which occurred when the dwelling individuals concerned suffered vital, and repeated, actual bodily hurt – even a loss of life – from these darkish forces that plagued them. The truth that these occasions might occur to anybody, mixed with the “you’ll be able to run however you’ll be able to’t cover” side of the household’s very actual plight, plumbs new depths of the horror style.

“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Tony DeRosa-Grund, a contemporary grasp of the horror style, on The Haunted franchise,” stated Tom Owen, Managing Director of Cinedigm/Bloody Disgusting. “Primarily based on the true-life occasions, these movies will take audiences on a wild and terrifying journey into the world of the paranormal, not like some other ever seen earlier than in movie. We’re assured The Haunted, will set a brand new bar for horror films and can completely resonate with horror fans, in addition to each different viewers quadrant.”

“Having created, produced and written the story for the unique The Conjuring, I can say, with absolute readability and certainty, that The Haunted is exponentially higher, more true and extra terrifying,” stated DeRosa-Grund. “I’m really excited to be working with Tom and Brad [of Cinedigm/Bloody Disgusting] who “bought it,” and embraced the mission proper from our very first pitch assembly. I wish to additionally thank Cinedigm Chairman Chris McGurk, who not solely backed my very first characteristic movie, but additionally satisfied me to return out of my retirement for this mission.”

The deal was negotiated by Yolanda Macias, Chief Content material Officer, on behalf of Cinedigm and Legal professional Jonnathan O. Owens on behalf of Tony DeRosa-Grund. With DeRosa-Grund having now accomplished the script, Cinedigm and Bloody Disgusting will subsequent look to connect a Director earlier than going into manufacturing with DeRosa-Grund producing via the Nverse Photos banner later this 12 months.

Continue Reading


Duquesne Dukes Add NC State Switch Ahead Dusan Mahorcic




The Duquesne Dukes have discovered the large man for his or her 2023-24 entrance court docket that they’ve been looking for.

NC State switch ahead Dusan Mahorcic has introduced that he’ll play his final season of school basketball for Keith Dambrot and the Dukes. Mahorcic made an official go to to Duquesne final week.

Duquesne basketball on Pittsburgh Sports activities Now’s sponsored by The Summit Academy: setting younger males on the trail to a greater future.

Setting young men on the path to a better future.

Mahorcic is a 6-foot-10 ahead who averaged 8.7 factors and 6.6 rebounds per recreation final season for the Wolfpack. Mahorcic has spent one yr every at Illinois State, Utah, and NC State to this point in his collegiate profession.

This previous season, Mahorcic spent nearly all of his senior marketing campaign on the sidelines as he injured his knee and obtained surgical procedure shortly after. Months later, he obtained a medical hardship waiver, which is able to enable him one other yr of eligibility to play faculty ball.

Duquesne has already added Andrei Savrasov, Hassan Drame, and Fousseyni Drame from the switch portal to this point this offseason.

Duquesne will now function a entrance court docket of Mahorcic, Tre Williams (6’7″, 250-pounds), Halil Barre (6’9″, 220-pounds), David Dixon (6’9″, 215-pounds), Savrasov (6’7″, 225-pounds), H. Drame (6’7″, 200-pounds) and F. Drame (6’7″, 200-pounds).

Offered everyone seems to be wholesome, this new look frontcourt will grow to be a power for the Dukes and given the expertise that will probably be returning within the backcourt, this yr’s Duquesne group might be a darkish horse contender within the Atlantic-10.

Continue Reading


Metal Valley, All-Convention Duquesne Star LB Todd Hill Commits to Pitt




A torn pectoral made Todd Hill’s switch portal entrance in March a bit dangerous, however he didn’t have to attend lengthy to listen to from Pat Narduzzi and Pitt.

Hill — a 5-foot-10, 240-pound all-conference linebacker at Duquense, who performed his highschool ball at Metal Valley Excessive in Munhall — formally dedicated to Pitt Thursday, and it’s going to be full-ride. As soon as he works again from his pec harm.

“I’m mainly working to get the scholarship as a result of I had a little bit factor occur with my pec, so in the summertime, I’ll be working towards and every part after which in August, I’ll be on scholarship,” Hill instructed PSN

However Hill, who was an All-NEC linebacker final season, is happy to get the prospect that he’s at all times wished.

“It means so much to me personally as a result of that is what I at all times wished to do, simply attempt to show and present I can play with the perfect,” Hill mentioned. “This implies so much to me, I actually can’t clarify how a lot it means, I simply need to present how a lot it means on the sector.”

Hill was a first-team All-NEC choice in 2022, racking up 61 tackles (43 solo), 22 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks and a compelled fumble in 11 video games.

In a sport towards Florida State, he racked up two tackles (two solo), a deal with for loss and a sack. Towards Hawaii, he recorded 5 tackles (three solo), two tackles for loss and two sacks. And he did most of his work with a torn pectoral.

“I mainly performed my complete season with a torn pec, and I didn’t know,” Hill mentioned. “So, going into the portal, I guess on myself as a result of I had an awesome season so Pitt gave me a possibility and I couldn’t simply not take the chance. So, I needed to simply go there.”

Pitt jumped into the equation early, invited him out to the ability and instructed him that he had a possibility to rehab and really earn that scholarship alternative. So, whereas he’s been understanding with Pitt because the starting of the week, he’s been coming right down to the ability since April.

It’s rehab, PT and coaching till he can absolutely get again into the swing of issues as a scholarship linebacker in August.

And after 5 seasons at Duquense, recording 144 tackles (88 solo), 34 tackles for loss, 15.5 sacks, two compelled fumbles and a move breakup, it’s nonetheless type of surreal that he’s really going to play at Pitt.

When you instructed him 5 years in the past that he’d be a linebacker at Pitt?

“I actually wouldn’t imagine it, simply after final season, every part modified so much,” Hill mentioned. “Even how I used to be approaching stuff, I by no means knew this was gonna occur, so I’m on the level the place I simply wanna do what I can to place myself in the proper alternative to make performs and be a man on that group. All I’m making an attempt to do is simply go there and do what I can do and carry out. And present that I’m one of many high guys round.”

Hill’s match within the protection at this level is up within the air as a result of whereas he’s 240 kilos, he’s performed a little bit of defensive finish and linebacker at Duquense. At Pitt, it might be outdoors linebacker — the identical function the place he racked up 11.5 sacks final season.

Hill is a welcomed, veteran addition to the linebacking corps, who has ties with fairly a couple of WPIAL guys throughout the protection, and he expects to be able to go in full by August.

With Shayne Simon, Bangally Kamara, Solomon DeShields, Braylan Lovelace, Brandon George and Nick Lapi in place, he provides an intriguing versatility.

Continue Reading