Opponent preview: What to know about Colgate

first_imgAfter a historically poor 34-point showing against Virginia, Syracuse (0-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) starts its nonconference schedule against Colgate on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The last time SU started a season with a loss, it etched out a four-point win over Rhode Island in 2003. In Orange head coach Jim Boeheim’s 44 years at the helm, he’s never started 0-2. Colgate (1-1), meanwhile, enters off its first loss of the season to Clemson.Here’s what to know about the Raiders ahead of the matchup.Gambling Odds: As of Wednesday night, Syracuse is a 10.5-point favorite, with a total of 137, according to Pinnacle.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 126-45Last time they played: The Orange defeated the Raiders, 77-56, on Nov. 21, 2018, as Tyus Battle scored 24. Oshae Brissett and Elijah Hughes posted 17 each and Bourama Sidibe reached double-digit points for the only time in the 2018-19 campaign. SU went into halftime only up three, but a 42-point second half effort, keyed by a 22-3 run, was enough for Syracuse’s 53rd straight-victory against Colgate. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJordan Burns and Will Rayman led the way for the visitors, adding 13 each with six 3s combined. Starter and eventual Patriot League player of the year Rapolas Ivanauskas totaled five points and five rebounds on 2-of-9 shooting. More than half of the Raiders points (36) came via the 3-ball, but they missed 12 of their last 13. The Colgate report: The Raiders cruised through the back-half of their Patriot League schedule in 2018-19, winning eight-straight and then three more for the conference title. In the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, Colgate lost 77-70 to Tennessee. The 15th-seeded Raiders trailed by as few as three with two minutes left but the Volunteers pulled away. Then a sophomore, Burns scored 32 points following eight 3-pointers. In their first game this season, they hosted and beat the New Jersey Institute of Technology by five. On Nov. 10, they lost at Clemson, 81-68. Colgate hasn’t beaten an ACC team since toppling Syracuse on Feb. 24, 1962. Colgate only graduated one senior, center Dana Batt. The Raiders have a seven-to-nine player rotation that relies on mostly Ivanauskas and Rayman. In two games, they’ve averaged 36.5 points per game combined. Burns is still a factor too, now paired with junior transfer Nelly Cummings.How Syracuse beats Colgate: For Syracuse to prevent a second-straight loss, it’ll have to first score more than freshman Cole Anthony individually did in his debut for North Carolina. The Orange won’t be facing another pack line defense, instead hosting one that allowed 75 points to non-power 5 NJIT. Colgate’s opponents are converting 30% of their 3-pointers and 48.8% of all field goals, so Syracuse should be able to create looks. The talent-disparity between the Raiders and the reigning-national champions should make it easier for Hughes, Buddy Boeheim and others to win one-on-one matchups. If the Orange can blow past the Raiders, then more shooters should get open along the perimeter. Defensively, it’ll come down to Syracuse’s guards initially stopping Burns. He does it all, averaging 12.5 points, five assists and four rebounds in two games. He sparks the offense, and like all of Colgate’s starters, he can shoot from three. In its debut, SU held UVA to 48 points with the 2-3 zone limiting shooters. But the Cavaliers turned inside, and the margin ballooned. If SU’s young guards can run Burns, Rayman and others off the arc, the Raiders may look to their frontcourt for an edge. It’ll then be on Syracuse’s forwards to prevent Ivanauskas from taking over. Stat to know: 35.8 — The Raiders team 3-point percentage. Colgate has converted almost many deep balls (14) as free throws (20) through 80 minutes. KenPom odds: Syracuse has been given a 81% chance to win. The projected final score is a 73-63 SU.Player to watch: Rapolas Ivanauskas, Forward No. 25Ivanauskas transferred to Colgate prior to his junior season and was recently named to the Lou Henson National Player of the Year Award watchlist. The Lithuanian forward has had double-digit points in 12 of his last 13 games, the only deviancy in the NCAA Tournament matchup when he sat out the second half with an injury. Comments Published on November 13, 2019 at 3:23 am Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Completely unreal Scenes from Titova: Is this possible?! (video and gallery)

first_img[wzslider autoplay=”true”]Truly unbelievable scenes were recorded tonight in the Titova street in Sarajevo. Tens of thousands of people are currently awaiting the arrival of the Dragons to the city center.Everything looks completely unreal, literally no one could have assumed what will be going on tonight in the BH capital.Complete madness! Enjoy the great photo gallery!Video Playerhttp://www.sarajevotimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/video2.mp400:0000:0000:43Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.(Source: radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

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Only 7 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Our Area

first_imgHancock471 Area Total7907 Cerro Gordo991 The latest updates on COVID 19 in our listening area for Tuesday, June 30th:There were only seven newly reported cases of COVID-19 in our immediate listening area in the 24 hour period ending at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 30th. One case each reported in Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Hancock, Mitchell, Worth, Winnebago and Wright counties. That brings our area total to 790 cases. Worth91 Confirmed CasesNew Cases Floyd650 State numbers Worth131 Franklin741 For newly recovered cases, we saw a big jump in Wright County where there were 73 cases reported as newly recovered. There were 10 people reported to have recovered from COVID-19 in Cerro Gordo county, 7 in Floyd, 4 in Franklin, 2 in Kossuth and 1 each in Butler and Worth counties. Wright3701 Winnebago231 Mitchell80 RecoveredNew Recovered Butler450 Butler321 Cerro Gordo4310 Deaths7077135 Hancock360 Kossuth162 Mitchell221 Winnebago120 Wright18373 Franklin434 Area Total41798 There were no new deaths or hospitalizations in our area. Statewide, the case count is up to 28,942 with five new deaths reported and 86 newly recoverd. Floyd357 Cases2894228728214 Kossuth320 Recovered230102309686last_img read more

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Belgium pip England to top Pool G

first_img0Shares0000That goal by the 23-year-old was his first-ever for his country on his ninth appearanceKALININGRAD, Russia, June 28 – A brilliant strike by Adnan Januzaj lit up an otherwise insipid clash as Belgium beat England 1-0 to secure top spot in World Cup Group G in Kaliningrad on Thursday.Januzaj’s superb second-half goal sent Belgium into a last 16 clash with Japan while England will now advance to a second round meeting with Colombia on Tuesday. By finishing second in the group, England have though avoided a loaded top half of the draw containing past winners Brazil, France, Argentina and Uruguay as well as European champions Portugal.The fact second place in the group was no disaster seemed to be a big factor in both coaches’ team selection with their places in the last 16 already secured.Southgate made eight changes with Belgian boss Roberto Martinez going one better as only Thibaut Courtois and Dedryck Boyata retained their places from the 5-2 thrashing of Tunisia.Star Belgian duo Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne joined England captain Harry Kane in watching from the sidelines and their ability to thrill was badly missed as locals in the crowd turned on both sides with jeers and chants of “Russia”.Youri Tielemans did test Jordan Pickford with a fiercely struck effort just six minutes in that forced the Everton stopper into his best save of the World Cup so far.Moments later Pickford let a Michy Batshuayi effort squeeze past him and was rescued by Gary Cahill’s goal-line clearance.After an early burst, though, Belgium seemed more adept at picking up yellow cards that would have seen them finish behind England if the game ended in a draw due to a poorer disciplinary record.Tielemans and Leander Dendoncker both went into the book early to cheers from the Belgian fans.Six of England’s eight goals against Tunisia and Panama to reach the knockout stages came from set-pieces and they again proved the Three Lions greatest threat in the first-half as Cahill and Ruben Loftus-Cheek headed just wide.Marcus Rashford had the opportunity to put serious pressure on Raheem Sterling for his place in the side for the last 16 after two disappointing performances from the Manchester City winger.But unlike his substitute appearance against Tunisia, Rashford failed to further his case for a start and fired well off target when presented with a shooting chance from the edge of the box just after half-time.Januzaj suddenly sparked the game into life moments later when he twisted and turned inside the England box before curling a wonderful strike into the top corner.Rashford had by a distance England’s best chance 25 minutes from time, but again slotted wide with just Courtois to beat.Belgium were given a major boost ahead of the knockout stages when captain Vincent Kompany made his return from injury for the final 15 minutes.Southgate didn’t even turn to Kane in search for an equaliser, instead introducing Danny Welbeck to ensure every outfield player in his squad featured across the three group games.And Welbeck nearly earned a point eight minutes from time when his goalbound effort was deflected just wide by Fellaini.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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