Rob Elliot has urged Newcastle to make West Brom pay for their Boxing Day heartache. Press Association Asked how he would lift his players once again, McClaren said: “You have got to challenge them and they have got to challenge themselves, challenge each other. “We just have to do our job that we normally do between games, recover, prepare them for the next one and throw them out and perform. “It’s going to be a big test, very interesting for our players on Monday. We have got to get over this disappointment mentally, pick ourselves up and go again.” The Magpies came within seconds of securing a hard-fought Barclays Premier League point on Saturday when Everton midfielder Tom Cleverley snatched a last-gasp victory at St James’ Park with an injury-time header, in the process leaving the home side in the relegation zone on goal difference. Elliot and his team-mates will play the Baggies on Monday still smarting, but determined to make amends. Asked if it was a good thing to have another game so quickly, the Republic of Ireland keeper told nufctv: “In one way, but in another way, I don’t agree with the turnaround in games. “It’s a strange one in such a short space of time, but this situation, it’s good. We’ll get out there and hopefully put it right against West Brom and maybe get a bit of luck that we deserve. “If we can put that performance in like we did against a team like Everton, then hopefully we can go to West Brom and try to get a good result.” Elliot made six crucial saves in a fine individual performance as the Magpies fought a concerted rearguard action against the Toffees, but although he denied Romelu Lukaku a goal in a ninth successive game, Cleverley ultimately robbed him of a clean sheet. He said: “It’s probably one of the worst ways I have ever lost a game, not to mention what a great game. I think a draw was probably a fair result, I thought we were magnificent, the defending and everything and I’m just gutted. “I can’t really say anything else other than I’m absolutely gutted.” Head coach Steve McClaren was desperately disappointed for his players after seeing their efforts eventually count for nothing – but he was able to take positives from a battling display in the face of sustained Everton pressure. However, it seems a long time since back-to-back victories over Liverpool and Tottenham suggested a corner had been turned, and Newcastle will hope to kick-start their season once against against the Baggies.
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCincinnati (18-10, 11-5) vs. South Florida (13-16, 6-10)Yuengling Center, Tampa, Florida; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati looks for its 11th straight win in the head-to-head series over South Florida. Cincinnati has won by an average of 15 points in its last 10 wins over the Bulls. South Florida’s last win in the series came on Feb. 26, 2012, a 46-45 win. Cincy looks to extend streak vs USF SUPER SENIORS: Cincinnati has benefited heavily from its seniors. Tre Scott, Jarron Cumberland, Keith Williams and Jaevin Cumberland have combined to account for 64 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 77 percent of all Bearcats points over the team’s last five games.CREATING OFFENSE: Jarron Cumberland has had his hand in 42 percent of all Cincinnati field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 10 field goals and 17 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 74: South Florida is 0-5 this year when it allows 74 points or more and 13-11 when holding opponents to fewer than 74.ASSIST RATIOS: The Bearcats have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Bulls. South Florida has an assist on 37 of 71 field goals (52.1 percent) across its previous three outings while Cincinnati has assists on 34 of 64 field goals (53.1 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The South Florida defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 23.5 percent of all possessions, which is the 20th-highest rate in the country. The Cincinnati offense has turned the ball over on 20.6 percent of its possessions (ranked 281st among Division I teams). Associated Press March 2, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com