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15.02.2019 03:59
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Honolulu, HI (SportsNetwork.com) - The 11th-ranked Wichita Shockers and George Washington Colonials will play for the Diamond Head Classic tournament title on Thursday evening at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Shockers are in the tournament championship game thanks to a thrilling 80-79 overtime win over host Hawaii in the semifinal round. Wichita State knocked off Loyola Marymount in Mondays opening round with much more ease (80-53) and has improved to 10-1 on the season, with the lone loss coming on the road against Utah in overtime (69-68). The Shockers enter this contest with a six-game win streak in tow. George Washington has found its way to the tournament title game with wins over Ohio (77-49) and Colorado (53-50). With the win over the Buffaloes on Tuesday in the semifinal round, the Colonials have now won five of their last six games to move to a solid 8-3 on the year. GW is playing for its first in- season tournament title since the 2005 BB&T Classic. The Colonials are fueled by a strong defensive effort this season. GW comes into this contest allowing just 57.9 ppg to opponents, while holding them under 40-percent efficiency from the floor (.394) and under 30-percent hooting from behind the arc (.275). In addition, the team holds advantages in rebounding (+5.5) and turnovers (+3.0). Offensively, three of the teams five starters are averaging double digits in the scoring column. Patricio Garino headlines the group at 14.3 ppg. Kethan Savage and Kevin Larsen round out the trio with 12.0 and 11.3 ppg, respectively. Larsen leads the team in rebounding, grabbing 7.7 caroms per contest. Joe McDonald (9.2 ppg, 6.3 rpg) and John Kopriva (7.4 ppg) rounds out the starting five. George Washington saved its best play for last, as the team erased a five- point Colorado lead late to earn the 53-50 victory on Tuesday and advance to the championship round. McDonald led all players in the game with 14 points. Kopriva (11 pts) and Yuta Watanabe (10 pts) were also in double figures for the Colonials, who held the Buffaloes to a meager .365 shooting effort in the game. The Shockers needed a putback by Rashad Kelly with just three seconds remaining in the overtime session to sneak by the Rainbow Warriors and into the championship game. Wichita State placed four starters in double figures in the victory, led by Ron Bakers 17 points. Fred VanVleet added 13 points and doled out five assists. Kelly finished with 12 points in the win, while Darius Carter tacked on 10 points. Wichita State got away with the win despite shooting a rather ugly .397 from the floor in the game. WSU has been much more efficient at the offensive end on the year. The Shockers are shooting a decent .455 on the season overall, leading to 76.2 ppg. Baker has been the top offensive threat, netting 17.2 ppg thanks in large part to his .419 shooting from behind the arc. Baker has accounted for 31 of the teams 84 3-pointers. 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"Memorial Day weekend, the central focus of all motorsports is Monaco, Indianapolis and Charlotte and this is a tremendous opportunity to be right in the middle of it." Only John Andretti, Stewart and Robby Gordon have attempted the "double," and no driver has tried since Gordon in 2004. "Welcome to the club!" Gordon posted on his Twitter account. Stewart, Buschs new co-owner at Stewart-Haas, is the only driver to complete the double. He did it in his second and final attempt, in 2001, when he finished sixth at Indy and third at Charlotte. An Indiana native who grew up dreaming of winning the Indianapolis 500, Stewart long ago abandoned that goal and passed on an offer last year from Roger Penske to drive one of his cars in the 2013 Indianapolis 500. But Stewart has given Busch his blessing. "Its a great opportunity for Kurt and I fully support him," Stewart said Tuesday. "Hell have a lot to learn in a short amount of time, but he has an overwhelming amount of driving talent on his side. He has a great car owner with Michael Andretti, whos not only an owner, but hes been a driver too. "Michael has so much to offer Kurt in terms of knowledge and firsthand experience. It really seems like a natural pairing." Buschs attempt comes at a much different time than when Gordon and Stewart last tried to run both races. Social media didnt exist a decade ago, and Busch plans to utilize every avenue possible to let fans follow along with his attempt. On Tuesday, he even launched a website -- www.kurtbuschdouble.com -- that is expected to chronicle his efforts. "I think this is something that is good for NASCAR, good for IndyCar, good for the fans to get behind and really feel like they are part of," Busch said. "There was no social media, or the means for fans to get an in-depth look at what goes into the double when the others tried it. We think weve got an opportunity to make people feel like they are part of the experience with me." Busch first flirted with the idea last May when he completed the Indy 500 rookie orientation program with Andretti. He didnt put a program together to run the 500, and said hes second-guessed that decision at times. "I took the conservative route and sometimes I kick myself because Carlos Munoz finished second as a rookie in that car last year," Busch said. "So now Im challenging myself to do something great in motorsports." Andretti will unveil the car and primary sponsor for Busch at a later date. "Im really excited to have Kurt come onboard for the Indy 500. He did a great job for us when he tested last year," Andretti said. "Hes obviously a natural talent and we feel he is going to take to the Indy car quickly and have a competitive month with us." Busch, an advocate for The Armed Forces Foundation who is dedicating his effort to the men and women in the U.S. military, will bring at least two personal ssponsors.dddddddddddd Cessna has signed on to help with his transportation between IndyCar and NASCAR, and Busch estimates it will require at least 20 hours of flight time shuttling him back and forth between both series. Hes also teamed with Basis, a wrist-based health tracker Busch is using to help with his training leading up to the double. Busch has also taken up martial arts and joked hes entered "a boot camp phase" of his personal training. "You can get your body ready, and do all the cardio needed and follow the nutritional guidelines," he said. "But the mental aspect of running 1,100 miles is like nothing you can prepare for. I think the martial arts can help with that." He said hes spoken to Stewart, as well as former Penske teammates Helio Castroneves and Sam Hornish Jr., and Juan Pablo Montoya, who left NASCAR to drive for Penske in IndyCar this season, about his venture. Castroneves, Hornish and Montoya are all former Indy 500 winners. "All of them have given me great support and told me, You can do this," Busch said. Indeed, three-time winner Castroneves welcomed Busch to the field: "Congrats on the #indy500, see u there!!" he tweeted. Busch will not participate in an IndyCar race before the Indy 500, but president of competition Derrick Walker said last month the series would try to accommodate him with track time much the same way it has Montoya, who has received additional testing time in his preparation for the season. "To add a driver with the resume of Kurt Busch to the Indianapolis 500 field is a huge gain for IndyCar," Walker said. "We want to see the best 33 drivers put their skills to the test on the biggest stage in motorsports, regardless of which series they come from. To attempt the double is a tremendous challenge, and were looking forward to watching Kurt accomplish the feat." Buschs path to the Indy 500 will begin in earnest after the May 10 Sprint Cup race at Kansas. Hes expected to spend a week testing Andrettis Honda, and make at least 10 trips between Indy and Charlotte as he participates in NASCARs All-Star race and attempts to qualify for the 500, race in the 500 and the 600. He said hes worked out several scheduling issues with NASCAR and has permission from Charlotte Motor Speedway to helicopter onto the frontstretch of the track to speed up his arrival for the second race. Busch won the Coca-Cola 600 -- which is a full 100 miles longer than any other race on the NACAR schedule -- in 2010. "As a past Coca-Cola 600 champion, Kurt Busch knows what a test of endurance 600 miles can be. To race 1,100 is nearly impossible," said Charlotte Motor Speedway president Marcus Smith. "To even attempt this takes a lot of guts. Fans will appreciate this effort, and I know theyll be as excited as I will, watching the clock to see if he can make it to Charlotte in time for our green flag." Charlotte officials said theyll track Buschs journey from Indianapolis on their massive big screen video board in the infield of the speedway so fans can follow and anticipate his arrival. But if he wins the 500, Busch knows hell be late to Charlotte -- if he makes it all. However, NASCARs new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format means all Busch has to do this year is win a race to earn a spot in the 16-driver Chase, and he can afford to miss the start of the 600 and not jeopardize his regular job. "As long as we attempt to qualify for every race, we are eligible for the Chase under the new rules," Busch said. 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