MINNEAPOLIS -- Richard Pitino called his teams 37-point win over Georgia Southern a major step forward, but not because of the point total. It was more how his players shared the ball against their overmatched nonconference opponents.Dupree McBrayer scored 18 points and Akeem Springs added 16 off the bench to lead the Gophers over Georgia Southern 86-49 on Friday night for their third straight win.Minnesota (9-1) had 23 assists and 12 3-pointers -- both season highs, and Pitino said his players were passing up good shots for great ones. And with three more games before the Big Ten portion of Minnesotas schedule starts, the Gophers got back on track after barely surviving against New Jersey Institute of Technology earlier in the week.He sat us down and told us we need to improve, Nate Mason said of the NJIT scare. Mason finished with 14 points and nine assists. Obviously we disrespected each other, not even him, but just each other. Didnt go out there and play for each other as hard as we possibly could. So we sat the guys down had a team meeting and said, `Weve got to come in and work the next day.Minnesota used an early second-half run to put the Eagles away after letting them hang around earlier. The Gophers built an 18-point lead midway through the first half before failing to score a field goal in the final five minutes of the half.But they took advantage of their speed and size to start the second, scoring 12 of their first 16 points of the half on dunks and fast breaks.I keep telling the guys: defend, rebound and run, Pitino said. Thats always kind of been my mentality with these guys. They did it, and I think the sharing of the ball, you could tell it was contagious.The Eagles (4-5), whove still never beaten a Big Ten team in school history, couldnt recover and lost their second straight after winning three in a row.Im embarrassed, Eagles coach Mark Byington said. We have some prideful guys in the locker room too, and theyre embarrassed too. Thats not what were all about and we didnt show up tonight.Ike Smith led Georgia Southern with 12 points and Jake Allsmiller added 11.Springs went 4 for 8 from 3-point range for Minnesota. He keyed an early 14-5 run with 11 points in three minutes to stretch Minnesotas first-half lead to 34-16. The Gophers slowed down after that, though, and didnt have a field goal in the final 5:09 of the first. The Eagles outscored Minnesota 16-11 to end the first and trailed 45-32 at halftime.BIG PICTUREGeorgia Southern: Playing against Minnesotas bigger and stronger players, the Eagles got only 16 combined points from backcourt duo Smith and Tookie Brown, who entered the game averaging nearly 36 points between them.Minnesota: The Gophers regained some momentum after narrowly surviving by six points against NJIT on Tuesday.ROAD WORRIESGeorgia Southern has three more road games in a brutal stretch to start the season, in which the Eagles play two of their first 12 games on their home court. Right now, we just lack some things, Byington said. Its on me. Its bad preparation. Its bad scheduling. The one thing weve got to do, as Ive told the guys, the only thing theyve got to worry about, is sticking together.HURTING FOR MINUTESMichael Hurt finished with seven points in six minutes, including his first-ever 3-pointer. Pitino praised the freshmans work ethic. They think if you work hard youre supposed to play, thats not always the case. My goal is to win the game, thats it. When youre able to reward guys like that to play, its really good.UP NEXTGeorgia Southern: Gets a rematch on Tuesday at Florida Gulf Coast, the team that snapped the Eagles three-game winning streak 85-82 last weekend.Minnesota: Continues its nonconference schedule when the Gophers host another 4-4 team, Northern Illinois, on Sunday.Swell Bottle Butikk . Paul Pierce couldnt believe he missed at the end. Young scored a season-high 26 points to spark a huge effort from the leagues most productive bench, and Los Angeles beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-94 on Wednesday night after blowing a 27-point lead. Swell Flaske 500 Ml . It was the kind of score that might make everyone else wonder which course he was playing. Except that Graeme McDowell saw the whole thing. Crouched behind the 10th green at Sheshan International, McDowell looked over at the powerful American and said, "Ive probably seen 18 of the best drives Ive seen all year in the last two days. http://www.swellflaskenorge.com/swell-flaske-liberty.html . - Derek Wolfe says hes finally healthy after suffering a seizure in November that doctors now believe was related to the spinal cord injury he suffered in the preseason. Swell Norge . "I wrote 36 on my sheet at the beginning of the game," the Cincinnati coach said, referring the yard line the ball would need to be snapped from. Swell Flaske Marble . Note: The Calgary Flames announced Tuesday that Sean Monahan would not be made available to Canadas World Junior team.The World Anti-Doping Agency has lodged an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sports against the clean chit given to wrestler Narsingh Yadav by NADA in the dope scandal.WADA has appealed against the NADA (National Anti-Doping Agency) clearance in Court of Arbitration (CAS). Now the hearing is on and the IOA Secretary General (Rajeev Mehta) is there with WADA officials, Indian contingents chef-de-mission Rakesh Gupta told PTI.The hearing is set to take place at 9AM Brazil time on August 18.If CAS upholds WADAs appeal Narsingh, who is scheduled to fight in the 74kg freestyle category on August 19, will not be able to take part in the Rio Games. He could also face a career-threatening four-year ban.Being mentally strong and focused is what makes one successful. Just stay calm and focus on the match #NarsinghYadav @Olympics- Sushil Kumar (@WrestlerSushil) August 16, 2016Narsinghs camp said that they had expected WADA to appeal. While Indian officials hadd been intimated about the appeal a few days ago, the wrestlers camp received information about it only today.ddddddddddddThe WFI said they were intimated about the appeal yesterday at 3pm, and requested for the hearing to be held after his first bout, on August 20. They felt the timing of the appeal was unusual since they had forwarded the NADA decision long ago, and had even received clearance from them.?Narsingh is one of our best medal contenders. To put him tjrough this mental agony just ahead of his bout is really unfortunate, the WFI said.?India is yet to secure a medal in Rio and their campaign is now down to four disciplines - track and field, badminton, golf and wrestling. Narsingh, along with badminton players P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth, is one of the few prominent names left in the list of Indias medal hopefuls. ' ' '