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    Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork. Malik Hooker Jersey .com) - In the consolation round of the Progressive Legends Classic, the 14th-ranked VCU Rams will try to bounce back against the Oregon Ducks at the Barclays Center. VCU did not fare so well in the first contest of this two-day event, falling in embarrassing fashion against 12th-ranked Villanova on Monday (77-53). The loss spoiled an otherwise strong start to the campaign for the Rams, who are still 3-1 overall. They have back-to-back road games against Old Dominion and Illinois State to deal with following this bout. Oregon fell for the first time this season on Monday night, suffering a 70-63 loss at the hands of 19th-ranked Michigan in the semifinals of this event. The Ducks had rattled off victories over Coppin State (107-65), Detroit (83-66) and Toledo (78-68) leading up to the encounter with the Wolverines. They will play 11 of their next 12 games at home, beginning against Portland State on Sunday. This is the first meeting between these two teams, who have been among the nations best in recent seasons. The Rams run on creating turmoil on defense and they just couldnt seem to do it against Villanova. VCU forced only nine turnovers and allowed the Wildcats to shoot an even 50 percent from the floor. Too many of Villanovas scores came from close range, with the victors owning a 42-30 scoring edge in the paint. VCU didnt do very well to keep up, making only 37.3 percent of their overall shots, including a dismal 2-of-17 effort from 3-point range. Melvin Johnson and Briante Weber each scored 13 points in the losing effort. Surprisingly enough, the Rams 3-1 start has been predicated on offensive success more so than defensive strength. They are scoring 82.8 points per game on 45.2 percent shooting, although they were far from those numbers on Monday night. Johnson (17 ppg) and Treveon Graham (14.5 ppg, 7.2 rpg) are the most dangerous offensive weapons, while Weber (11 ppg, 5 rpg, 4.7 apg, 4.3 spg) is a jack of all trades. There were certainly some positives to be taken away from the game, but in the end, Oregon did not do enough to defeat Michigan. The Ducks owned the interior, with a 41-29 edge in rebounds and a 34-26 scoring advantage in the paint. However, they shot just a 39 percent from the field while being nearly doubled up in points at the free-throw line (23-12). Joseph Young was the leading scorer once again, netting 20 points, but he made only 5-of-16 shots from the floor, including a dismal 2-of-9 outing from the 3-point line. Dillon Brooks (14 points, seven rebounds), Elgin Cook (13 points, six rebounds) and Dwayne Benjamin (eight points, 11 rebounds) were instrumental in ensuring the Ducks had an edge on the inside. Young (24.5 ppg, 4.5 apg) is easily the top scorer on the roster, although he seems to have developed a bit more skill as a distributor this season, at least based on early returns. Brooks (13 ppg) and Cook (12.8 ppg) are the other double-digit scorers on the roster, with Benjamin (7.5 ppg, 9.2 rpg) scoring when he needs to, but making more of an impact on the glass. Quincy Wilson Jersey . Langer appeared to be in trouble when his second shot on the par-5 18th ended up in the rough short of the green. He hit a brilliant pitch to 5 feet and made the putt after Slumans birdie attempt rolled just wide. Zach Banner Jersey . -- Patrick Kueng of Switzerland was nearly flawless as he captured his first World Cup and halted Aksel Lund Svindals streak of four straight super-G victories on Saturday. MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The intensity of the Memphis Grizzlies returned and so did the character of a team that has struggled the past two weeks. The result was a 107-102 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night, keeping the Grizzlies in the hunt for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. Zach Randolph had 25 points and 11 rebounds, while Marc Gasol added 20 points and 14 rebounds as Memphis stayed within a game of the Phoenix Suns, who hold the eighth spot. The Suns defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 94-88 also on Wednesday night. "The headline of the day is the Grizzlies got the win, much needed win," said guard Tony Allen, whose defensive intensity in the second half helped Memphis force nine Miami turnovers leading to 20 Grizzlies points. "We want to continue to polish what weve got going, trying to race into the playoffs." LeBron James led the Heat with 37 points, connecting on 14 of 23 shots, including 3 of 5 from beyond the arc. Rashard Lewis scored 17, and Chris Bosh finished with 13 points. Mario Chalmers scored 12 points for the Heat. The loss, coupled with the Indiana Pacers 104-102 win at Milwaukee, dropped the Heat into the second spot in the Eastern Conference. Mike Conley finished with a team-high 26 points and handed out six assists for Memphis. Courtney Lee added 18 points. The scoring of Randolph and Gasol contributed to a 60-30 advantage in the paint for Memphis. The Grizzles outrebounded the Heat 41-27, who were without reserve frontline players Greg Oden, Udonis Haslem and Chris Andersen, along with second-leading scorer Dwyane Wade. "Obviously, those are key guys out against a team you need big bodies against," James said of the absences, and noting the double-doubles by Randolph and Gasol. "I thought for the most part, we played a pretty good game to win. The fourth quarter got a little away from us." The fourth quarter was where the intensity of Allen that had been missing in recent weeks emerged. The defensive leader of the Grizzlies acknowledged being in a funk recently, but Allen, who guarded James much of the game, returned to his frenetic ways. "When Tonys being Tony, when hes making the big plays defensively, doing the little things offensively, he picks everybody upp," Conley said. Zach Banner Colts Jersey. "He doesnt have to say a word. You can see the energy." The teams were tied at 91 after Lewis 3-pointer was topped with a foul when Gasol bumped him. The ensuing free throw tied the game with 5:43 left. Memphis turned up the defence at that point and scored in its transition game. Conleys 3-pointer with just over 4 minutes left gave Memphis a 100-93 lead, causing Miami coach Erik Spoelstra to call timeout. The Grizzlies got another turnover on the next possession and Conley converted another 3-pointer to give Memphis its first double-digit lead at 103-93, completing a 12-2 run with 3:34 left and sealing the game for Memphis. "We gave up a couple of leak outs," Bosh said. "All it takes is one or two times, you dont get guys back. They got it up to an eight-point lead. In a game like this, thats like 20 against a team like this." There werent many misses to start the game. The teams combined to hit 11 of their first 12 shots. Memphis would end up starting 10 of 11, while the Heat were 6 of 7 from beyond the arc, and Randolph hit all eight of his shots in the quarter. By the end of the first quarter, the teams were 27 of 37. "Just trying to be aggressive," Randolph said of the perfection. "You know, I hit shots and guys kept coming to me." Despite Randolphs accuracy, the Heat carried a 58-54 lead into halftime. Lees 3-pointer at the close of the third period originally was ruled too late. But after review the call was overturned and the teams entered the final quarter tied at 80. "First of all, the turnovers were pick-6s," Spoelstra said of the fourth quarter. "They had more than a handful of those. "It was a tale of two halves offensively. That probably as much as anything got us in trouble." NOTES: James connected on a 4-point play early in the third quarters when he was fouled at the top of the key by Grizzlies F James Johnson. ... The Heat entered the game 27-2 when James scores at least 37 points. ... Randolphs eight field goals in the first quarter tied a franchise mark held by Mike Bibby. ... Memphis has won 12 straight at home. The Grizzlies are 9-0 when facing teams coming into Memphis on the second night of a back-to-back. The Heat lost to Brooklyn 88-87 on Tuesday night. 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 ' ' '