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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Adonis Filer notched a season-high 23 points and Florida Atlantic handed Ohio State its first home loss of the season, 79-77 in overtime on Tuesday night. Viktor Arvidsson Jersey .A mishandled pass by Marc Loving gave FAU a last-shot opportunity, and Nick Rutherford banked in a layup for the lead with one second left in overtime.In a win that came as a surprise to most OSU fans, the Owls were vocally excited as they left the court and headed to the locker room. According to FAU coach Michael Curry, the win over the Buckeyes ranks as one of the best in program history.This is one of the top two or three for sure, Curry said. Were thankful for the opportunity to come up here and play a really good team.Rutherford, who finished with 11 points and nine rebounds, was given the opportunity for the last shot. After dribbling near half court to drain the clock, he went one-on-one with Kam Williams. Even with little space, Rutherford said he was confident in his playmaking ability once he got a glimpse of daylight.Coach drew up a play. It was a zipper (a play) for me to catch at the top, Rutherford said. The goal was to get the last shot. I brought it into the middle, and I saw space in the paint, so I went around my man and put it off the glass.The Buckeyes lead by a point at halftime, and held an 11-point lead midway through the second half, but late turnovers and missed shots allowed the Owls to capture the win.Jeantal Cylla and Frank Booker added 15 points apiece, while Ronald Delph grabbed 10 rebounds for the Owls (3-5).Trevor Thompson scored 16 points before fouling out for the Buckeyes (7-2). JaQuan Lyle had 10 points and nine assists.After the game, Lyle hung his head while talking to reporters, and had little in terms of an explanation for why his team failed to put enough points on the board.They were hitting really tough shots, Lyle said. I felt like we were playing great defense. I dont know why we werent putting points on the board. Well have to watch film and look at that.Florida Atlantic depended on 3-point shots for most of the night, going 10 of 25 from the field. OSU struggled to find its range, and finished 4 of 20 from deep.After trailing 5-0, FAU went on an 11-0 run to force a timeout by the Buckeyes. OSU started the game making just one of its first 10 shots.BIG PICTUREOhio State: There were very few easy shots for the Buckeyes, and for the second straight game Thad Mattas team played down to an opponent. OSU next faces a Connecticut team on a down year, but the Huskies will be a test if the Buckeyes continue to play with little energy.We let everything affect us, and they outplayed us, theres no question about that, Matta said. When things happen we have to be tougher and say, `We can defy this and who cares if they bank a 3-pointer. We have to go back down on offense and execute.Florida Atlantic: The Owls picked up their third win. Filer had an outstanding game, while FAU gained their first road win of the season.UP NEXTOhio State will host Connecticut on Saturday night.Florida Atlantic travels to Miami to face the Hurricanes on Dec. 16. Wholesale Nashville Predators Jerseys . John Lucas, signed as a mentor for rookie Trey Burke, showed he can score if required, scoring 12 points of his 16 points in the second quarter as Utah built an 18-point lead. Juuse Saros Jersey . A forerunning sled crashed into the worker Thursday at the Sanki Sliding Center. The unidentified worker broke both legs and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. . Oaklands loss to Seattle clinched the ALs best record for the Red Sox with one day to spare in the regular season. "I think everybody was kind of watching," catcher David Ross said. "Demp (Ryan Dempster) came out before he went to the bullpen and was just yelling that they lost. Liberty Universitys recent decision to hire former Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw is being met with ire from students and alumni.McCaw is coming off a tainted tenure at Baylor. According to a?Nov. 11 statement released by the school, McCaw and former Baylor football coach Art Briles failed to report an allegation of a 2012 sexual assault involving five football players to Baylors judicial affairs office.?On Nov. 2, Baylors former?Title IX coordinator said?McCaw asked her for immunity for football players when she started investigating allegations of sexual assault. (Briles has since sued Baylor officials for libel and slander.)McCaw is also named in a lawsuit filed by a former Baylor student who was raped by a football player who is now serving 20 years in prison for his crime, and an investigation by a Philadelphia law firm found that 17 women since 2011 reported incidents of sexual and domestic violence allegedly involving 19 football players, Baylor regents told The Wall Street Journal in late October. Four of the cases reportedly involved gang rapes.Prior to his resignation, McCaw presided over a football program that went to a bowl game every season from 2010 to 2015, the team winning three of the six.You look at what Baylor was able to do during [McCaws] tenure, it fits perfectly with where we see our sports programs going, Liberty president Jerry Falwell Jr. said in a Nov. 28?statement.I cant think of an athletic director in the country who is more sensitized to the importance of complying with the intricacies of Title IX than Ian McCaw, Falwell said in a separate Nov. 29 statement.Many connected to Liberty dont share Falwells confidence. Almost two weeks after his hiring, alumni, students and athletes contacted by espnW remain concerned by McCaws past and their universitys decision to seemingly put athletics before the Christian values it holds so dear.Libertys mission statement emphasizes a commitment to the Christian life, one of personal integrity, sensitivity to the needs of others, social responsibility and active communication of the Christian faith.Liberty alumnus Nick Tarter, the pastor at CityLife Baptist Church in Bethany, Oklahoma, grew up on Big 12 football as an Oklahoma fan and closely followed the Baylor scandal. Seeing McCaw get another chance, let alone at his school, felt like a punch in the gut, he said.To me its not even a question of whether hes been implicated in the investigation at Baylor, Tarter said. He didnt stand up and stand in the way of those things as they were coming down the pipeline. There is a stain on everyone who was involved.Liberty, located in Lynchburg, Virginia, put out a blanket order that all requests for comment on McCaw be sent to spokesman Len Stevens. When asked for a comment from Falwell, Stevens provided espnW with his previously released statements. Libertys Title IX coordinator also didnt return interview requests, and McCaw declined an interview request via the athletics department.Multiple requests for comment sent to members of the board of trustees were also rebuffed. A secretary at the parish of trustee Dr. Allen McFarland said all members were told to direct comments to Stevens.No student contacted by espnW wanted to speak on the record about McCaw for fear of retaliation. But interviews and a confidential online survey with more than two dozen Liberty students showed that almost none support Falwells decision. Every student said bringing in McCaw hurt the universitys public image.More than a dozen alumni conntacted by espnW said they dont support McCaw, and three said they wont be contributing money to the university as long as McCaw is in charge of the athletics department. Anthony Bitetto Jersey. One Liberty student said the administration uses the following rationale to sell McCaw: Good Christians believe in repentance, and McCaw deserves a second chance. That stance is then twisted to frame any stand against McCaw and Falwell as an immoral act, the student said.Its manipulative -- its abusive, honestly -- and Im surprised by the number of students that have fallen into that mindset here as well, the student said.A former Liberty athlete said if she was still playing, shed seriously consider leaving the school because of the McCaw hire.Many student-athletes disagree with Jerrys decision to force [former athletic director] Jeff Barber to resign and hire Ian McCaw, but we are afraid to speak up because we fear we will lose our athletic scholarship and no longer be allowed to play our sport here, said another current Liberty athlete, who also asked to remain anonymous.Falwell has a history of retribution at Liberty. After Falwell offered public support for Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, Liberty board member Mark DeMoss criticized the move in a Washington Post article. DeMoss had been on the board of trustees for more than 25 years and was involved with the university for more than 40. He was classmates with Falwell during their time at Liberty. DeMoss was asked to resign from the executive board following his statement.Falwell also reportedly blocked the publishing of a column in Libertys student newspaper that condemned Trumps commentary on locker room talk.?McCaw left his post at Baylor four days after the university decided to make sweeping changes across the athletic department and its administration. In May -- less than a year after law firm Pepper Hamilton began its independent investigation of the university, in which it found widespread failures in the schools Title IX process and voiced concerns about the tone and culture within Baylors football program -- Ken Starr was removed from his position as Baylor president, Briles was suspended indefinitely with intent to terminate his contract, and McCaw was sanctioned and placed on probation.[McCaws] decision to resign was his own choice. It was in no way a forced resignation or firing by Baylor, Falwell said in the Nov. 29 statement. If he made any mistakes at Baylor, they appear to be technical and unintentional, out of line with an otherwise distinguished record.McCaw isnt the only ex-Baylor official at Liberty. Former Baylor Title IX investigator Ian McRary, who left that post in January, was named associate general counsel for Liberty in February.Upon hiring McCaw, Liberty cited Baylors 58 Big 12 conference titles during his tenure. Liberty football sold out its 19,200-seat stadium once this past season, didnt make the FCS playoffs and averaged a little less than 3,000 empty seats per home game.McCaw said the goal of FBS football is very much at the forefront for Liberty, a Big South program now under his direction.I went there because I do believe in the things theyre saying about character and preparing people to impact the world from a Christian worldview, said Tarter, who got his graduate degree in theology from Liberty. Do we care more now about trying to build a good football program?Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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