TCU routs Oklahoma State to sweep season series

first_imgFacebook ReddIt Linkedin Twitter Garrett Podell Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Garrett Podell Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter Garrett Podell TCU forward Kouat Noi drives to the hoop against Oklahoma State. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto All 11 players that suited up for TCU entered the game, including Shaun Olden who did not play the last two games due to an injury suffered at Kansas on Feb. 6.Kenrich Willams, Desmond Bane, Kouat Noi, and Lat Mayen celebrate TCU’s victory over Oklahoma State. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoUp NextTCU hits the road for its next contest. Feb. 21 in Ames against Iowa State. The Horned Frogs defeated the Cyclones by 23 in a Jan. 17 contest in Fort Worth, 96-73.“We look forward to Iowa State,” Dixon said. “We know they’re going to be ready for us and what a tough place to play, I know we’ve never won there. We had never beaten OSU twice, so we’re going to look to continue to set firsts going forward.” Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food.center_img printThe Horned Frogs dug themselves quite a hole against the Oklahoma State Cowboys Saturday, falling behind by as many as 12, 14-2, in the first five minutes, but TCU climbed all the way back behind the frontcourt duo of Kouat Noi and Ahmed Hamdy, 90-70.The Horned Frogs improved to 18-9 overall and 6-8 in Big 12, while the Cowboys fell to 15-12 overall and 5-9 in conference play. The sixth conference win tied last season’s total for the most wins against the Big 12, which was a school record.“I don’t know about the first ten minutes, but I was proud of our guys for the last 30,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said. “It was fun to see them respond and I challenged them to try to get the team out there that I believe we are.”Noi hit four of his first five shots, consistently slicing through the lane for lay-ups to total 11 points and six rebounds in the first 20 minutes.TCU forward Kouat Noi drives to the hoop against Oklahoma State. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto“He’s getting better as the year goes on, we’re finding him where he’s at and he’s become a way better shooter,” Dixon said. “He’s a hard matchup as a forward because he can shoot it so well and he finished well at the rim today, which is something we’ve been working on with him.”Noi finished with a team-high and career-high 19 points.Hamdy managed to draw foul after foul en route to nine first-half free throw attempts, making his last four as he finished with eight points and four rebounds in the opening half.“I just brought a lot of energy, and I wanted to push the team on defense today because they needed me today,” Hamdy said.Hamdy’s defense also managed to spark the home crowd, as the Fort Worth faithful serenaded the senior by chanting his name after each free throw attempt and defensive play he made.“The crowd just gave me more confidence,” Hamdy said. “When the crowd got into it, I became more confident, which is why I made four in a row and had no more problems.”TCU forward Ahmed Hamdy shoots a jump-hook over the Oklahoma State defense. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoNoi said Hamdy’s play changed TCU’s outlook when trailing early.“Ahmed played big time for us in the first half, and in the second half he came back rebounding and being aggressive like he usually does,” Noi said. “He had a great game today, and it just lifted the whole team up.”Hamdy’s physical play led to OSU center Mitchell Solomon, who scored the first seven points of the night, to pick up three early fouls, which clearly altered the Cowboy offensive attack.“He’s our most impactful player, and it’s not close,” Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton said. “Not having Mitch is a big deal.”Hamdy finished the contest with 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds.The Horned Frogs took a three-point lead, 39-36, into the locker room, as the TCU defense managed to stifle the Cowboys as the first half concluded, limiting Oklahoma State to 37.5 percent shooting from the field. The Horned Frogs hit 46.4 percent of their shots before halftime.Just over four minutes into the second half, the Horned Frogs scored seven straight points to increase their lead to double digits, 49-39. The closest Oklahoma State could get to the Horned Frogs for the rest of the night was seven, 57-50 with 11:38 remaining, as TCU built a lead as big as 21 points, 82-61 with 4:08 left to play, following a Noi three-pointer from the right wing.“We had to win this game, and we probably have to win every game from here on out,” TCU guard Kenrich Williams said. “Coach got on to us in the huddle to play harder, and I think we picked it up from there.” Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. 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New Live Music Blockchain-Driven Platform Successfully Launches Rewarding System

first_imgIf you want to work in music, Viberate has a perfect opportunity for you. The blockchain-driven platform for the live music industry introduces a rewarding system, enabling music enthusiasts from all over the world to help shape the future of the industry while being compensated for their efforts.Viberate is on a mission to list and map the global live music industry, deliver more transparency, increase payment discipline, and enable under-the-radar artists to gain exposure. Like other cyber networks, the company’s goal is to develop a comprehensive marketplace where musicians will be able to get paid in cryptocurrencies, and give event organizers a set of tools to find and book performers in an easier way. The platform is currently up and running here, listing more than 130,000 profiles of various musicians from all over the globe.The company is now completely decentralizing their operations. “We are rolling out a mechanism which will allow our contributors to receive a reward for helping us grow,” said Vasja Veber, COO and cofounder. This means that everybody that either expands their database, keeps it up to date or helps grow the community and promote the service will get paid in VIB tokens. All the activities which will get you a crypto reward are listed here. The company says they will distribute 5,000 VIB tokens among the contributors each day or a 1.2 million dollars’ worth of tokens in the following 2,000 days.Veber also points out that, according to their research, more than a half of the existing users have contributed to the platform out of support for the project and their love of music. “Since those very users play a crucial role in helping us change the music industry, we want to reward them for their efforts, as they are actually a part of the team.” Moreover, Veber suggests that since Viberate will invest over a million dollars’ worth of tokens into the community, some of the contributors will be able to quit their jobs: “Our top contributor has earned over 42,000 VIB, which translates to approx. $7,000 at press time – not bad for roughly one month of work.”Viberate has gained the world’s attention in September, when they successfully raised 10.7 million dollars in under five minutes, becoming one of the most successful crowdfunding projects to date. The company has issued their own crypto token VIB that can be exchanged for bitcoins and ethers.“We believe anyone interested should be able to participate in shaping the future of the music industry,” Veber explained. It is worth noting that the music industry – already a huge one – is poised for additional growth in the coming years. That is another reason why Viberate is confident of the potential of their business. “And we urge people interested in music to join us and become a part of the movement.”Learn more about Viberate on the company’s website.last_img read more