Opponent preview: What to know about Georgetown

first_img Published on December 13, 2019 at 8:17 pm Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse last played a week ago against Georgia Tech and broke through offensively, winning 97-63 over the Yellow Jackets. On Saturday, the Orange (5-4, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) travel to take on former Big East rival Georgetown. The Hoyas recently lost two more scholarship players to the transfer market, bringing their total of scholarship players down to nine. Here’s what to know about the Hoyas (6-3) ahead of the 1 p.m. tip-off. All-time series: Syracuse leads 51-43Last time they played: On Dec. 8, 2018,  Tyus Battle hit a game winner to push the Orange over Georgetown 72-71 in the Carrier Dome. Syracuse trailed but as much as 15 in the game and shot seven percent from 3 in the first half, but Battle’s 26 points steadied the Orange. The Georgetown report: Georgetown has been losing players more often than they’ve played games over the past two weeks. Josh LeBlanc and James Akinjo announced their intent to transfer from the Hoyas, leaving  Georgetown with less experience in the three and four positions. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut the Hoyas have kept some scoring. Omer Yurtseven and Mac McClung both average more than 15 points and Yurtseven averages more than nine rebounds a game. How Syracuse beats Georgetown: Syracuse needs to shoot better than it did against Georgia Tech and run the floor. Yurtseven is the Hoyas’ most influential player and running in transition can help negate his dominance down low. Bourama Sidibe staying as active as he was against the Yellow Jackets will also be important for the Orange. Despite last game’s success, Syracuse hasn’t shot well over their recent stretch of games. The Orange need to score early and often to keep things rolling from their win over Georgia Tech, rather than reverting back to issues that plagued them in weeks prior. Stat to know: 36.6 — The percent of offensive rebounds Georgetown grabs, which is 17th in the country. KenPom odds: Syracuse has a 37%  chance to win the game Saturday, with a projected final score of 75-71 in favor of Georgetown. Player to watch: Omer Yurtseven, Center No. 44The seven-footer from Turkey is destined for a big day against Syracuse, which hasn’t covered opposing big men well this year. He’s scored more than 20 points twice this year including a season-high 21 against Duke. Yurtseven averages 16.3 points per game and 9.4 rebounds. If Syracuse loses on Saturday, it’ll likely be behind an impressive performance from Yurtseven. Commentslast_img read more

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Riding the wave

first_img(FILE) PHOTO BY TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netNico Elorde’s career performance against TNT KaTropa guard Jayson Castro and Jeric Teng’s return to the PBA weren’t the only feel-good stories for GlobalPort on Wednesday night.GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio feels his team is playing their best basketball at a critical time in the Philippine Cup, where the playoff race is headed for a down-the-wire finish.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:38Akyat-bahay na nanloob sa mga kapitbahay ni San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora sa Greenhills, arestado na01:24Martha Stewart shops for jewelry in San Juan mall02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meanwhile, the league approved on Thursday the revised trade involving Rain or Shine and TNT, which sent guard Kris Rosales, rookie Sidney Onwubere and a first-round pick in exchange for guard Jericho Cruz.The Texters added Rosales to the deal, paving the way for the approval of the swap by commissioner Willie Marcial.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Magnolia is coming off a 101-95 loss to Rain or Shine in a road game in Calasiao, Pangasinan province, last Saturday. The Hotshots are looking to avoid a third straight loss, even as top gunner Paul Lee remains doubtful due to a high ankle sprain.In contrast, GlobalPort whipped up an early storm to extend TNT’s woes with a 99-84 win and climb up to seventh in the standings with a 4-4 slate.Elorde sparkled with 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists while being matched up with Castro in the game.“I’m just glad to repay the trust coach has shown to me,” Elorde said. “More importantly, we need to stay consistent if we want to make the playoffs.”Signed by GlobalPort just a day before the game, Teng made the most out of his 10-minute stint on the floor with nine points on three triples as he reunited with Jarencio, who coached him at the University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The Batang Pier try to sustain their momentum when they clash with second-ranked Magnolia on Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“We have to continue playing the way we did (against TNT) and not worry about other results,” Jarencio said. “We have to stay aggressive. The players want to make the playoffs and I feel this is our best chance.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBlackwater faces Kia in the curtain raiser at 4:30 p.m. with the Elite gunning for a share of the ninth spot with the Texters. With just two games separating the fourth to 10th ranked teams, Blackwater, with a 3-5 record, is hard-pressed to win its remaining three games to stand a chance of making the quarterfinals.The Picanto, with only one win to show from their first eight games, will kiss their quarterfinal hopes goodbye with another loss. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Real ‘battle’ happens on POC General Assembly, not on Feb. 23 polls UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

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