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Three takeaways from Penn’s Big 5 win over Villanova

first_imgThe Wildcats began what became a 25-game winning streak on Dec. 5, 2012, by defeating Penn, and won five consecutive outright City Series championships over Penn, Temple, La Salle and Saint Joseph’s. Oh, yeah, and a couple of national titles along the way, too.But on Tuesday night at a packed Palestra, Penn ended Villanova’s singular run while breaking a 15-game losing streak to the Wildcats.Thus, the wild, court-storming scene when the deal was sealed.Court storming at The Palestra! @PennBasketball pic.twitter.com/UGOE2qUCEr— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) December 12, 2018Here are three takeaways from Penn’s Big 5 win over 2018 national champion Villanova:1. Call it an upset, but don’t call it a fluke.”Penn beating Villanova wasn’t a fluke, it was (Quakers coach) Steve Donahue’s strategy executed effectively,” Philly.com’s headline summed up things.In short, Penn used tight defense, a significant rebounding advantage and balanced scoring while the Quakers matched the Wildcats’ trademark grit and determination.“Look what Villanova has done,’’ Donahue said later, his reading glasses broken during the celebration in his own locker room. “I thought about it today. They’ve literally won two of the last three national championships. I never imagined that could ever happen. That’s what makes the Big 5, this win, special — what they’ve accomplished. I thought (Villanova) played out of their minds. It wasn’t like they laid an egg.”Countered Villanova coach Jay Wright: “(Penn) did a really good job defensively, really physical, well-coached, very disciplined.”Donahue, who led Cornell to the Sweet 16 in 2010, may have another blooming Ivy League power in the 9-2 Quakers.2. This isn’t the Villanova of recent seasonsIf not for their recent championship pedigree, the No. 17 Wildcats (8-3), who have been solid but hardly spectacular, may have been outside the Top 25.They fell out of the poll for a week after consecutive home losses to Michigan and Furman (Furman?). But they had won six straight and bulked up their record in the City Series with wins over La Salle, Temple and Saint Joe’s.Sure, you can say there are a lot of players who’ve moved on from the Wildcats’ two national championships over the past three seasons, but it’s not like the cupboard is bare.Penn’s student section — waving “There’s No Fear Here” signs — started rocking the Palestra bleachers with minutes left, and the Quakers avoided a late scare to deliver the latest memorable moment in the Big 5.“It was nice while it lasted,” Wright said of The Streak (via The Associated Press). “We learn from it. It was fun to be a part of it.”Final from The Palestra. pic.twitter.com/PfX1v8Dj5h— Villanova MBB (@NovaMBB) December 12, 20183. This is what the Big 5 is all aboutTwo things: First, Villanova’s 25 consecutive wins in the Big 5 likely won’t be broken, given the nature of college basketball today. And second, that’s a special streak, but this is an extraordinary intracity series among five schools. OK, so the Wildcats don’t look like national title contenders right now — and may never this season. (They trailed in three of their four Big 5 games over the past 10 days.)But on this night, when bedlam broke loose after Penn clinched the victory, this was Big 5 basketball at its best.“We sell the Big 5, we sell what you saw tonight,’’ Donahue said. “For them to live that out, and come out victorious, in that environment — they’ll never forget that night.”Waking up this morning as the city’s cover boys! 🙌🔴🔵 pic.twitter.com/5iYz13ZjSk— Penn Basketball (@PennBasketball) December 12, 2018 Penn 78, Villanova 75 … but hooboy.It had been more than six years since Villanova had lost a game in Philadelphia’s unique Big 5 series.last_img read more

Poison Control Center getting increased calls about disinfectants

first_imgSIOUX CITY — Some people are misinterpreting comments made by President Trump during a White House news conference on Thursday as a potential cure or prevention for COVID-19, but that’s not the case.Tammy Noble, a registered nurse, and spokeswoman for the Iowa Poison Control Center, says under no circumstances should anyone inject bleach or a disinfectant. “That could actually be very harmful by injecting that into your bloodstream,” Noble says. “We don’t even recommend using disinfectants or bleach products on human skin because they can be very dangerous, cause burns to the skin, and lots of irritation.”Noble says the Sioux City-based hotline has taken -no- calls about this topic, but since the pandemic began, there has been an increase in calls about a variety of problems related to hand sanitizers, bleach and disinfectants. Noble says, “Callers are usually reporting exposures because they accidentally swallow it or sometimes the adults, while they’re cleaning, are inhaling the fumes from it, or they’re ending up with eye or skin exposures.”If you’ll be using any of those types of chemicals, Noble says to read and follow the directions carefully and keep the area well ventilated by opening doors and windows. “If you do breathe in too much of the fumes, oftentimes people will feel irritation in their nose, their throat, their lungs,” Noble says. “Sometimes, people can have difficulty breathing or tightness in their chest.”Never mix bleach with ammonia or other chemicals or products, including vinegar, as it can create a toxic gas. Noble also reminds Iowans to store chemicals up and away, out of reach of children. The Iowa Poison Control Center is open around the clock, every day at 1-800-222-1222.last_img read more

Price local police officers take part in House ceremony honoring first responders

first_img Categories: News 11Sep Price, local police officers take part in House ceremony honoring first responders, military Rep. Amanda Price (center) stands with Sgt. Valerie Weiss and Deputy Michelle Sampson of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department in the state Capitol rotunda today. Price invited Weiss and Sampson to a special House session honoring first responders and members of the military who lost their lives in the line of duty during the last year. The annual ceremony also commemorated the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.last_img