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Wichita State beats Iowa 75-63 to win Cancun title

Wichita State beats Iowa 75-63 to win Cancun title

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) Cleanthony Early scored 25 points, pulled nine rebounds and Wichita State claimed the Cancun Challenge tournament title in a 75-63 victory over Iowa on Wednesday night.

Wichita State (6-0) dominated inside the paint, outscoring the Hawkeyes 30-6. Malcolm Armstead scored 14 points and Carl Hall added 12 to help keep the Shockers perfect so far this season.

Four players scored in double figures for Iowa (5-1) but shot a dismal 26.1 percent from the field. Aaron White had 14 points, Eric May had 13, Josh Oglesby had 12 and Roy Devyn Marble chipped in with 11. Iowa lived at the free-throw line against Wichita State, making 31 of 39.

Iowa led 35-34 at half time but the Shockers went on a 21-11 run in the first 9:19 of the second half capped off with a three-point play by Hall to make it 55-46 and Wichita State never trailed from that point on.

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It took three minutes for the Wizards and Raptors to get into a Game 3 altercation

It took three minutes for the Wizards and Raptors to get into a Game 3 altercation

WASHINGTON —  It didn't take long for playoff basketball to escalate in the nation’s capital.

Less than three minutes to be exact.

On only the fifth possession of Game 3 between the Wizards and Raptors at Capital One Arena, Wizards forward Markieff Morris and Raptors forward OG Anunoby got tangled up and let their emotions out.

From the initial look it appeared that Morris just got tripped up in setting a screen, but if you look more closely, Anunoby appeared to pull down Morris from the back.

Even though a foul was called, Morris made sure that Anunoby knew his displeasure and even threw an extra shove at Serge Ibaka.

Both Morris and Anunoby received a technical foul after the altercation.

Once again the Wizards getting physical in a playoff series. 

MORE ON THE WIZARDS-RAPTORS SERIES:

THE DRAKE-WIZARDS TRASH TALK WON'T STOP

HISTORIC ODDS FOR TEAMS THAT GO DOWN 0-2

BROOKS MAY CHANGE STARTING LINEUP FOR GAME 3

 

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Now it's a series

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Now it's a series

The Caps looked to be in real trouble after blowing leads and losing in overtime in both Game 1 and Game 2.

After two straight wins, however, Washington is in control against the Columbus Blue Jackets as the series returns to Washington, D.C. for Game 5. 

On the latest eipisode of the Capitals Faceoff Podcast, JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk about what changed for the Capitals between Game 2 and 3, as well as resetting their series predictions.

And as always, they answer several viewer questions.

Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page