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CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati junior point guard Akira Levy earned a spot on the American Athletic Conference weekly honor roll, announced Monday afternoon.
It is her second award of the season so far; she previously earned Player of the Week honors on Nov. 15th.
It is the second straight week a Bearcat has made the weekly honor roll, as sophomore forward Malea Williams earned the honor Dec. 13th.
In the road win over Chattanooga Wednesday, she recorded 14 points, 5 assists, 3 steals, and one block in 36 minutes of play.
In 48 minutes of play in the 87-77 double overtime win over NC A&T, she scored a new season and career high both in points (22) and assists (12), which also marked her first double-double of the season. The 12 assists also tied her for third in the UC all-time list. Levy was also a perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line, with both made and attempts a new season and career high and also tied her in fourth on the UC all-time list.
The Bearcats travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to face-off against Marquette University in the last game before the holiday season on Wednesday, Dec. 22. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT.
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Travel rules may have tightened around the world, but many people are still jetting off to reunite with loved ones after long stretches of time apart. Though rules to do with Covid are constantly changing, one thing that is likely to remain the same is the baggage restrictions put in place by individual airlines.
Make sure you understand the hand luggage rules for your carrier
Hand luggage rules vary vastly from airline to airline, with some allowing larger or heavier bags to be brought onboard than others.
This is why Mr Ewart says it is vital you understand exactly what your airline permits before beginning the packing process.
He said: “Firstly, double-check with your airline what size of hand luggage you are allowed.
“Many of us may be flying this Christmas for the first time in a while and what some people may have missed is that over the last couple of years airlines, such as easyJet and Ryanair, have stopped including traditional sized hand luggage with their basic fares.
“Fliers are often surprised to find their ticket now only includes a small bag which fits under the seat in front.”
In the event your hand luggage is too big, your airline may require you to pay to check it in.
Ryanair, for example, will charge between £23.99 and £35.99 for those who need to check-in a 10kg back at the last minute.
This cost grows to between £39.99 and £59.99 if the bag weighs more than 20kg.
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Carry your gifts in a shopping bag
When it comes to December travel, Christmas presents could be the items that are tipping your baggage over the scale.
While paying for additional luggage is certainly one option, for a smaller amount of gifts, Mr Ewart let Express.co.uk in on a rather “cheeky” tip.
He said: “It’s a bit cheeky, but if you’re bringing new but unwrapped items as gifts, why not carry them through the airport in a shopping bag belonging to a shop you know is in the airport?”
Pack outfits you can wear more than once
During the Christmas season, it can be tempting to go overboard with party wear. While this may offer diversity for your festive photoshoots, it’s likely to weigh heavily on your luggage allowance.
This is where a capsule-style wardrobe can come in.
Mr Ewart said: “Consider travelling with items that have duplicate purposes, rather than packing pyjamas, shorts or t-shirts used in bed could also be used for travel or for a workout.”
He added: “If you’re packing spare shoes, the space inside can offer protection for smaller items or be filled with socks.”
Don’t go overboard on cosmetics and toiletries
Toiletries and make-up, even when below the 100ml guidelines, can add unnecessary weight to your hand luggage.
Mr Ewart said: “If you’re going for more than a few days and are checking luggage, don’t pack shampoos and shower gels – buy after you fly.
“If you’re travelling to a hotel you may not even need to buy shampoo and shower gel.”
Even if your airline does not weigh cabin bags, though, make-up and perfume bottles can take up a chunk of space.
Instead, Mr Ewart advises portioning out exactly how much you need and using travel-size containers.
The expert explained: “If you’re only travelling for a few days, instead of carrying a makeup bag, put foundation and similar cosmetics in old contact lenses cases.”
The Minnesota Gophers passed their first big test as Luke Loewe’s tip-in with 2.4 seconds remaining helped Minnesota defeat Pittsburgh 54-53 on Tuesday night.
The Gopher offense was inconsistent throughout the first half as both teams struggled to get a bucket. After going into the first media timeout with a 2-0 lead, Minnesota started to find a rhythm by attacking the rim.
Payton Willis and Jamison Battle benefitted early from this, scoring seven points each in the first half but Pittsburgh got back into the game with their size in the paint.
John Hugley was a big problem for the Gophers, putting up 25 points and 14 rebounds on the night and helping Pitt race out to an eight-point lead in the second half.
Battle got the Gophers back into the game by scoring eight straight points to tie the game at 44 with just over eight minutes remaining. Despite his team-high 16 points on the night, Hugley’s dominance in the paint opened things up for the Panthers.
With a couple of timely buckets, Pitt built a 53-50 lead in the final minute. After a tip-in by Eric Curry cut the lead to one point, the Gophers got a stop and had a chance to win the game with 7.4 seconds.
Willis took the inbound for Minnesota and went to the rim but his missed shot was cleaned up by Loewe for his only basket of the night. A half-court heave by the Panthers fell short and the Gophers survived to improve to 6-0.
Minnesota will look to stay undefeated when they travel to Mississippi State on Sunday for its last game before winter break.