Story Links Both teams come into the game with some momentum, coming off wins against non-Division I opponents. Drake defeated NAIA Mount Marty, 92-74, while Air Force recorded a 99-42 victory against Division III opponent Johnson & Wales in its last outing. Live Audio In six previous meetings between the teams, Drake has won all six games, including two at Air Force. The teams last met in Des Moines in 2011. Former Drake head coach Kurt Kanaskie is also an associate head coach for Air Force. Kanaskie coached at Drake from 1996-2003 and coached current Drake assistant coach Matt Woodley. Scoring has at times been a struggle for both teams this season, as both rank outside the top 100 nationally in points per game. However, Drake makes up for that by ranking 66th nationally in points allowed per game at 63.2. Drake has held seven of its 10 Division I opponents below their scoring averages on the season. This includes holding Murray State to 53 points compared to their average of 73, as well as holding Milwaukee to 53 compared to their scoring average of 77.4.Following Saturday’s game, the Bulldogs will enjoy the holiday break before beginning conference play at Bradley Dec. 31. The Bulldogs return home, where they have won 11-straight games, Jan. 4 to host Indiana State. Live Stats Drake Game Notes MW Network Drake is led in scoring by seven-footer Liam Robbins, who is averaging 11.4 points per game. In Drake’s last game, Robbins recorded a career-high 25 points. Along with the 25 points, he grabbed 10 boards, notching the first double-double of his young career. Air Force is led in scoring and rebounding by senior Lavelle Scottie. He is averaging 14.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, respectively. The Drake men’s basketball team travels to the Front Range of Colorado Saturday to take on the Air Force Falcons at 1 p.m. CST in Clune Arena. The contest is the Bulldogs’ final non-conference game of the season before beginning Missouri Valley Conference play following the Christmas holiday.The Bulldogs (9-3) are searching for their first true road victory of the season, previously having fallen at Cincinnati and No. 14 Dayton. Air Force (6-6) is looking to avoid falling back below the .500 mark on the season, but the Falcons are 3-2 on their home court this season. Print Friendly Version
The Peninsula Shanghai has been awarded a total of three Michelin stars in the second edition of The Michelin Guide Shanghai that celebrated its inauguration in 2016. The result marks the second year that Yi Long Court enjoys a prestigious two-Michelin-star rating, while Sir Elly’s upholds its one Michelin star.The Peninsula Shanghai has also retained its title as the only hotel in Mainland China with two Michelin-starred restaurants simultaneously. The 28th edition of the Michelin restaurant guide and the very first in Mainland China, the Michelin Guide Shanghai 2017 reinforces and develops the foundations laid by the French publication since its arrival in China.The awarding of Michelin stars to Sir Elly’s – which serves modern European fare crafted by Chef de Cuisine Hans Zahner and Executive Pastry Chef Lucien Gautier – and Yi Long Court – which is helmed by Michelin-starred Executive Chinese Chef Tang Chi Keung and specialises in refined Cantonese dining – represented an important milestone for The Peninsula Shanghai. Under the guidance of Executive Chef Terrence Crandall, The Peninsula Shanghai has established itself as a critically acclaimed Bund-side dining destination that pushes the boundaries in luxury service and gastronomic innovation.Diners at Yi Long Court can enjoy Cantonese dishes, regional Chinese and dim sum favourites, plus creations inspired by the culinary travels of Michelin-starred Executive Chinese Chef Tang Chi Keung. Hong Kong-born Chef Tang, who opened Yi Long Court in October 2009, returned to The Peninsula Shanghai in April 2016. He previously spent five years creating Cantonese-inspired menus at Hei Fung Terrace at The Peninsula Tokyo, which earned a Michelin star during his tenure.At Sir Elly’s, French-born Zahner and Gautier combine their skills to create European menus for Shanghai diners to savour. Inspired by classically trained techniques, both chefs share an abiding passion for pairing French culinary inspiration with fresh Asian and European ingredients.The latest rotational menu at Sir Elly’s offers a gastronomic journey featuring ocean-fresh fish and seafood, Australian lamb shoulder and decadent desserts. The l’aventurier captures the beauty and nuances of Western fine dining, highlight dishes such as royal oyster with schrencki caviar, black cod confit with carrot escabeche and fresh mango, and pop corn with corn lemon ice-cream, white chocolate and caramel sauce.