5 things to know before No. 20 Syracuse faces No. 5 Maryland on Wednesday

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 20 Syracuse (4-1) will travel to College Park, Maryland to play the No. 5 Terrapins (6-0) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday as part of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge.Here are five things you need to know before the matchup:Double troubleMaryland is the second top-five opponent the Orange will face only six games into the season.  Syracuse fell to then-No. 4 Tennessee on Nov. 20, 57-55.SU guard Brittney Sykes had a chance to tie the game with just six seconds left, but missed the first of two free throws before intentionally missing the second.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange went 0-3 against top five opponents last season and 0-6 against the top 10.“It really sucks when you lose a game by that close of a margin,” center Briana Day said. “… We’re in a desperation mode. We know we can do it. We want to prove to other people … how good we really are.”Head coach Quentin Hillsman said a win over Maryland would be a quality win on the road and have huge implications come Selection Monday. Starting point guard Alexis Peterson added that it’s easier to get upsets early in the season when it’s harder for teams to scout.Running drySyracuse has been outscored 90-71 in the third quarter this season. The Orange had to be saved by fourth quarter runs against Fordham, Washington and Rhode Island to avoid upsets.Hillsman said the defense has been solid for the full games, but that the offense needs to be more proactive.“It’s about scoring, man, we’re just not scoring,” Hillsman said. “We come out of the locker room and we’re just not productive scoring. We’ve got to be more productive scoring in the third quarter.”The Orange is outscoring its opponents 273-198 in the other quarters.In the paintMaryland boasts coaches’ All-Big Ten First Team center Brionna Jones, who is second on the team with 15.2 points per game and grabs a team-leading 10 rebounds per contest.Hillsman said the key to defending Jones is utilizing the 2-3 zone that Syracuse runs and not allowing her to get in the post one-on-one with SU’s Briana or Bria Day. He wants them to smother her off the ball to limit her touches.Briana Day said it’ll be a foot fight in the post and she’ll have to use her speed to get in front of Jones and in good position. If Briana Day can prevent Jones from scoring on rebounds, it’ll take away 15-20 of Maryland’s points, she said.“We’re a really good rebounding team and I know that Maryland is too,” Briana Day said. “If we get all of our primary rebounders down there and just box them out … we’ll be great.”Led by Jones, Maryland averages a 20.5 rebound advantage its opponents — third best in the country. Syracuse, averaging just a 0.8 advantage, is ranked 174th.Cloak and daggerSyracuse’s 14.4 steals per game ranks fourth in the country and has helped the Orange to an eighth-best 8.80 average turnover margin on the year.Peterson has spearheaded the SU defense with 23 steals this season.Movin’ On UpSyracuse rose three spots to No. 20 in the Associated Press Poll released Monday after off a 3-0 week, in which it beat Morgan State, 90-61, Washington, 66-62, and Fordham, 76-54.With a win over the Terrapins, the Orange could reach its highest-ever ranking.Last season, SU opened the season 8-1 and jumped to No. 19 in the poll — a program record. Comments Published on December 1, 2015 at 11:18 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuslast_img read more

Clippers rally but fade down the stretch against Timberwolves

first_imgThe Clippers lost their fourth in a row without Blake Griffin and second in four nights against the Timberwolves. Minnesota pulled away late for a 112-106 victory Sunday in Minneapolis, but this time it seemed like matters were settled by halftime, when the Timberwolves led 62-49.Minnesota faced only token defensive pressure from the Clippers and made 28 of 42 shots (66.7 percent) in the first half. The Timberwolves led by as many as 15 points without appearing to exert themselves, taking the game to the Clippers from near and far.The Clippers surged in the fourth quarter, drawing within 103-100, but faded down the stretch.“I liked our second-half effort,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said, referring to their increased effort and efficiency in rallying from a 19-point third-quarter deficit. “I didn’t think we came out with a lot of defensive energy, but I thought in the second half we were better.”All five Timberwolves starters scored in double figures, led by Karl-Anthony Towns, who had 21 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots. Jamal Crawford scored 11 points in his Staples Center return, after the Clippers traded him last summer to the Atlanta Hawks, who bought out his contract. Crawford then signed with Minnesota. Lou Williams and Austin Rivers each scored 23 points and DeAndre Jordan added 18 points and 21 rebounds. Gallinari scored seven points on 2-for-13 shooting in 26 minutes. Gallinari shifted from small forward to power forward, replacing Griffin.Well, “replacing” might be a stretch. Griffin averaged a team-best 23.6 points and added 7.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists before he sprained his left knee during a collision with teammate Austin Rivers in the closing minutes of the Clippers’ victory over the Lakers on Nov. 27.Griffin is expected to be sidelined for up two months.“I wanted to be better,” Gallinari said. “I didn’t expect to shoot the ball that bad. So, I was expecting from myself to be better. But I wasn’t, so I’ll be better next game. I was trying to be aggressive and find a way to get the ball in the basket, but it wasn’t working, and it has to work.”Gallinari averaged 12.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists before he strained his left glute in the Clippers’ Nov. 5 loss to the Miami Heat. He shot a disappointing 35.5 percent, including 26 percent from 3-point range, in nine games before he was sidelined.His return to the starting lineup was the first bit of good medical news in a while for the Clippers after injuries to Gallinari, Griffin, Patrick Beverley and Milos Teodosic. Beverley underwent season-ending right knee surgery. Teodosic is poised to return to the lineup from a plantar fascia injury.Doc Rivers inserted Gallinari into the starting lineup, shifting Jamil Wilson to a reserve role after one start. Gallinari played with a restriction on his minutes after his 13-game layoff. Instead of missing four of five of their opening-night starters, the Clippers were without three of five.It was a step in the right direction.“He’s a pretty good player, so that clearly helps us,” Doc Rivers said of Gallinari. “It also pushes one guy back to the second unit, so that helps us, too. I’m not expecting the world from him. He hasn’t played in a while, but just having him on the floor means he’s another guy who can make a shot.” PreviousMinnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, center, goes up to the basket under pressure Los Angeles Clippers forward Jamil Wilson, left, and forward Wesley Johnson defend him during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 113-107. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers, right, tries to steal the ball from Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jamal Crawford during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, center, makes a pass under pressure as Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson, left, and guard Lou Williams defend him during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers, left, goes up for a basket over Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, shoots under pressure as Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler, right, shoots under pressure as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan slams a dunk over Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, left, tries to drive past Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell during the first half of Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, left, dunks as Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers, left, and Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns reach for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 113-107. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson, left, blocks a shot by Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 113-107. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler dunks during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 113-107. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers guard Jawun Evans defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 113-107. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins, left, and Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers race for a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 113-107. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson, center, tries to intercept a pass intended for Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 113-107. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, right, goes to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers forward Jamil Wilson defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 113-107. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins, top, goes up for a dunk over Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 113-107. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, center, goes up to the basket under pressure Los Angeles Clippers forward Jamil Wilson, left, and forward Wesley Johnson defend him during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 113-107. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers, right, tries to steal the ball from Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jamal Crawford during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)NextShow Caption1 of 17Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers, right, tries to steal the ball from Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jamal Crawford during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Well, Danilo Gallinari wasn’t the answer Wednesday. The Clippers welcomed him back to the court with open arms, but he couldn’t prevent them from dropping a 113-107 decision to the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center, their 15th loss in 19 games.One player couldn’t rescue the short-handed Clippers.That would be asking too much at this point.It’s going to be like this for a while, even as injured players follow Gallinari back to the lineup.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Finals will continue into Tuesday

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, May 11, 2016:Friday•State tennis at Topeka.•Finals 1, 2.Sunday•Graduation, 2 p.m.Monday’s lunch — Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Oven Fries, Baked Beans, Cookie, Mandarin Oranges and Milk.Tuesday’s lunch — Corn Dog, Finger Potatoes, Green Beans, Pineapple and Milk.Today’s News: *Students- Don’t forget to turn in your library books! Any book not returned before locker clean-out will be charged full replacement price.* It’s not too late to sign up for the Spain 2017 Trip! If you are interested please stop by and visit with Mrs. Groom before you leave for the summer. The sooner you sign up, the lower your payments!*The FINALS schedule is as follows:Friday  May 13th- Normal Schedule 1-4 Students not taking finals may leave after 4th hour. Lunch  11:22 – 11:471st      11:52 – 1:332nd       1:38 – 3:10Monday  May 16th 3rd        7:55 – 9:354th        9:40 – 11:17Lunch   11:22 – 11:475th        11:52 -1:336th        1:38  – 3:10Tuesday May 17th7th      7:55 – 9:358th      9:40 – 11:00*Walk a Mile in My Shoes will be held at Lions Club Park on Saturday, May 14 from 9 am until noon. Please come walk to raise awareness for sexism and discrimination. T-shirts are available. Order forms are in the office.Today is National…National Crouton DayNational Apple Pie DayNational Frog Jumping DayNational Blame Someone Else Day.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

The Finish Line…Blair lands in ‘Big D’

first_imgFormer Schenley High School and Pitt star Dejuan Blair lands on his feet as he always does and signs with the Dallas Mavericks. He will be well taken care of, trust me. Mark Cuban is a very generous owner.Charles Buddy Allie adds to his already amazing legend. He set a new “world record” in the Master Division in the 200 meters, smashing the old record by an astonishing 0.55! Run Buddy run!!!At the time of this writing, your Pittsburgh Pirates have made a bold statement by going toe to toe with the St. Louis Cardinals, quite possibly the best team in baseball . . . “Nobody gives us our guns and tells us to ride”!Steeler legends continues . . . Mike Wagner, the defensive general at safety who now wears four Super Bowl rings was forced into service the first game of his rookie season and never left the position after that. Yea, that’s super!It’s coming and you’ve been waiting a year for it. “The Game – Part II” The Savoy All-Stars vs. The Champion All-Stars led by Myron Brown, former Connie Hawkins League Champion and MVP, as well as former Minnesota Timberwolve and three time CBA Slam Dunk Champion. “The Game” will be featured as a part of the 38th Annual Connie Hawkins Basketball League Summer Slam, Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the new Thelma Lovette Centre Avenue YMCA from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. The ‘Slam’ will also feature middle school and high school futures stars and the main event starring The Pittsburgh Bullets Pro Development Basketball Team led by former Connie Hawkins League All-Star and Point Park College high flyer, Marcus Robinson. Dejuan Blairlast_img read more

Virat Kohli reveals who the best fielder in Team India is

first_imgImage Courtesy: GettyAdvertisement a45tNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsua8hwbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E86m( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) e4nfWould you ever consider trying this?😱kn1Can your students do this? 🌚5leovRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian cricket team has seen some of the finest fielders in the sport, and from fans to pundits, there are countless opinions on who does the job best in squad. Virat Kohli, the skipper and a revered fielder himself, also has his pick on the best fielder India currently has, and its none other than Ravindra Jadeja. Advertisement Image Courtesy: GettyJadeja has proven himself in field duty a number of times, from stunning boundary saves, dramatic run outs, and superhuman catches that set the stadium on a frenzy. And just like millions of Team India supporters, Kohli also puts the superstar all rounder’s field work from above everybody else’s.On Wednesday, the official Instagram of Star Sports India put up a post, with aan interesting choice for the netizens of the country: “If you had one shot at hitting the stumps to save your life, who would you choose to throw for you – Jaddu or Virat?” The post had a collage of Kohli and Jadeja in action.Advertisement While the supporters were split in their choices, it was a no brainer for the captain of the Men in Blue.“Jaddu. Everytime. End of debate. 👌” Kohli commented.Image Courtesy: InstagramThe skipper has always been open about his appraisal towards his Gujarati compatriot. During last year’s Bangladesh Test series, Kohli stated that Jadeja was ‘impossible to outun’ via a tweet. “Love group conditioning sessions. And when Jaddu is in the group, it’s almost impossible to outrun him 😃👌. @RishabhPant17@imjadeja” Kohli had tweeted in November during the hstorical Day/Night Test series.Not just Kohli or the fans, Jadeja has even been praised by Team India’s current fielding coach and former first-class cricketer Ramakrishnan Sridhar, who hailed the Gujarati as “possibly best Indian fielder of decade.”“Jaddu’s presence on the field lifts the team”s spirits. He is someone who can keep the opposition on their toes with his fielding. He has an intimidating presence on the field,” Sridhar said in an interview with Times of India back in October 2019.Jadeja has made 49 Test, 165 ODI and 49 T20I appearances for India, and othet than outstanding all rounder performances, he has made 36, 58 and 21 catches across the three formats respectively.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-4 Exciting Reasons Why Everyone Ought to Give Online Poker Games a Try Dark Times: Turkish footballer arrested after confessing to murder of his 5-year-old son Advertisementlast_img read more