Ole Miss looks to sweep Miss. St.

first_imgVETERAN LEADERSHIP: Mississippi’s Breein Tyree, Devontae Shuler and Khadim Sy have collectively accounted for 56 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 55 percent of all Rebels points over the last five games.TERRIFIC TYREE: Tyree has connected on 36.7 percent of the 166 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 4 of 12 over his last three games. He’s also converted 82.1 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Mississippi is 0-9 when scoring fewer than 63 points and 15-6 when scoring at least 63.STREAK STATS: Mississippi has dropped its last four road games, scoring 62.8 points and allowing 69.5 points during those contests. Mississippi State has won its last seven home games, scoring an average of 80.7 points while giving up 66.6.DID YOU KNOW: Mississippi State is ranked fourth among Division I teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 37.1 percent. The Bulldogs have averaged 12 offensive boards per game.___ Ole Miss looks to sweep Miss. St. Associated Press For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img March 6, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMississippi (15-15, 6-11) vs. Mississippi State (19-11, 10-7)Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi; Saturday, 6:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Mississippi State seeks revenge on Mississippi after dropping the first matchup in Oxford. The teams last played each other on Feb. 11, when the Rebels outshot Mississippi State from the field 48.3 percent to 36.7 percent and made six more 3-pointers en route to the 25-point victory.last_img read more

Dalai Lama to speak at two events at USC

first_imgHis Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will visit USC on May 3 for two events hosted by the USC Student Interfaith Council.“We are very excited that the Dalai Lama has accepted the USC Student Interfaith Council’s invitation to speak on campus,” said Varun Soni, Dean of Religious Life at USC. “We see this as an extraordinary and unique opportunity and are very excited for this to take place.”The first event will take place in the morning at the Galen Center, where the Dalai Lama will give a public talk on secular ethics, religious pluralism and the relationship between spirituality and science. A question-and-answer session moderated by Dr. James Doty, board member of the Dalai Lama Foundation, will follow the lecture.The Dalai Lama will participate in a panel of scholars, also including USC neuroscience professor Antonio Damasio and USC professor of philosophy and law Gideon Yaffe, in an event that afternoon at Bovard Auditorium. The panel will talk about consciousness, cognition and contemplation.Sarrah Shahawy, student leader of the Student Interfaith Council, said she believes the Dalai Lama’s choice to speak at USC is a testament to the Student Interfaith Council’s high level of involvement for advocating religious discussion.“USC is a leader in interfaith work as a university, and we are a very active organization, especially compared to ones at other schools across the country,” Shahawy said. “We strive to work towards fostering an interfaith community, and are very committed to working across ethnic divides.”Shahawy also said she expects student turnout at both events to be extremely high because of the Dalai Lama’s strong influence on religion in the 21st century.“This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity, especially since the Dalai Lama is starting to cut down on his worldwide tours,” she said. “It truly is a huge honor that one of the foremost religious leaders of our time, who has devoted his life to making the world a better place for all, is coming to our campus.”Tickets to both events will go on sale online Sat., March 12, and over the phone Mon., March 14.Students can buy tickets at a discounted price of $20 each for up to four tickets to each event. USC faculty and staff are eligible to buy up to two tickets for a discounted rate of $50 each for the event taking place at Bovard.Proceeds from both events will be donated to the Dalai Lama Foundation. Students should also expect to receive an e-mail from the USC Ticket Office with additional information about pricing and availability.More information about both events will be available at dalailama.usc.edu. The website is expected to be open to traffic tomorrow.last_img read more