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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Softball Splits Pair Of Games At Illinois State

first_imgDrake put at least one base runner on second base in the second, third and fourth inning. Junior Maddie Hooyman (Trenton, Mo.) had the Bulldogs’ best scoring chance when she tried to score from third base on a Redbirds’ wild pitch in the fourth inning, but was thrown out at the plate. Full Schedule Roster Preview Pena finished with two runs batted in while Smith finished with three RBI. The duo each finished with two hits each. Watch Live Drake answered in the third inning as Pena delivered again with another run-scoring single and sophomore Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) drove in a pair of runs with a double as the Bulldogs led 4-2. Illinois State cut the deficit to 4-3 in the bottom of the inning with a RBI single from Jordan de los Reyes and then tied the game at 4-4 in the fourth as Standgard came through again, this time with an RBI single. Bradley 5/7/2016 – 2:00 PM The second game was back-and-forth as the Bulldogs scored one run in the first inning from an RBI single by freshman Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.). The Redbirds took the lead in the bottom of the frame with a two-run home run from Riley Strandgard. In the fifth inning it was Smith’s turn to come up in the clutch for Drake as she broke the tie with a run-scoring single and two batters later junior Kaitlyn Finneran (Morrison, Ill.) added another run with her own RBI single as the Bulldogs led 6-4 after five innings.center_img Newman took the tough loss after pitching six innings. She allowed one run on five hits and struck out 10 and walked three batters. With the one win and one loss on Friday, Newman is now 19-12 overall this season. Drake had just four hits in the loss. Sophomore Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.), who started in the circle and tossed her 22nd complete game, helped her cause with a solo home run in the seventh inning. In the circle, Newman allowed four runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts and she worked around five walks. NORMAL, Ill. – The Drake University softball team rallied to defeat Illinois State, 7-4, in the nightcap of Friday’s Missouri Valley Conference doubleheader at Marian Kneer Softball Stadium. The two teams split the doubleheader as Illinois State (17-30, 9-12 MVC) edged Drake (26-23, 14-8 MVC), 1-0, in the first game. Illinois State squeaked out the opening game behind a third-inning, solo home run by Allison Spence off Newman. Live Stats Next Game: The teams will play the series finale Saturday at noon. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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COWEN TO CHAIR FF SELECTION CONVENTION THIS SUNDAY

first_imgFianna Fáil Environment Spokesperson Barry Cowen will chair his party’s Donegal selection convention this Sunday.Five candidates were duly nominated: Mr. Pat The Cope Gallagher , Ms. Claudia Kennedy, Mr. Charlie McConalogue TD, Cllr. James Pat McDaid and Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill.Since close of nominations Cllr. O’Domhnaill has withdrawn as a candidate.The convention will be held in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny at 3pm and will be chaired by Fianna Fáil Environment Spokesperson Barry Cowen. Two candidates are to be selected.COWEN TO CHAIR FF SELECTION CONVENTION THIS SUNDAY was last modified: October 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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