Syracuse men’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Iona

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 13, 2017 at 9:40 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse (1-0) faces one of its more difficult nonconference opponents of the season Tuesday night, when Iona (0-1) visits the Carrier Dome for a 7 p.m. tipoff. The Orange is coming off a season-opening victory over Jimmy Boeheim and Cornell, while the Gaels lost at Albany by two points last week. Iona won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title last season and lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to Oregon.Here’s what you need to know about Iona before Tuesday night’s matchup.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 4-0Last time they played: On Dec. 18, 2010 in the Carrier Dome, SU snuck out an 83-77 victory that bumped the Orange to a perfect 11-0 record. Kris Joseph scored 21 points, Brandon Triche had 14 and Scoop Jardine added 11.The Iona Report: The Gaels are an up-tempo, 3-point heavy team that finished 22-13 overall and 12-8 in conference a year ago. They earned a No. 14 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Head coach Tim Cluess enters his eighth season at the helm of the New Rochelle, New York, school, which led the country in points per game in both the 2011-12 and 2013-14 seasons. His offense thrives on the 3-point shot — Iona led the country in 3s made (344) in 2014-15.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIona has lost its top three scorers and top two rebounders from last season. Tulsa graduate transfer and 6-foot-8 forward TK Edogi led Iona with 17 points on 8-for-10 shooting and had nine rebounds last week at Albany. He could prove difficult for an inexperienced SU frontcourt. Edogi appears to be one of Iona’s potent offensive threats, along with Deyshonee Much, who scored 15 in the opener.Roland Griffin also brings experience to the frontcourt. He played at Illinois State and Midland College before arriving at Iona this season. At 6-foot-7, 215 pounds, he brings size off the bench. Meanwhile, in the backcourt, Massachussetts transfer Zach Lewis comes as an All-MAAC honoree at Canisius, his previous stop. He averaged 8.8 points per game with the Minutemen.Andy Mendes | Digital Design EditorHow Syracuse beats Iona: Avoiding a slow first few minutes is key, because the Gaels can run up and down the court and shoot it from deep to get a lead. Iona has historically struggled on the glass, but it can stay in games when it gets hot from 3. The Gaels’ success Tuesday likely hinges on how consistent it shoots. If it can shoot well, Iona can keep the game in single-digits.Iona will try to push the basketball and beat the 2-3 zone up the floor with transition buckets and quick 3s. As long as SU’s shot selection is consistently smart and at least two players get back on defense to stop the fast break, the Orange should have control of this game.Stat to know: 22The No. 5 seed Orange beat No. 12 Iona in the 1998 NCAA Tournament on a 22-foot buzzer-beater to win, 63-61. Syracuse ran a play for senior forward Todd Burgan. Burgan drove into the lane but had his shot blocked by Iona’s center. Burgan found the basketball, passed to Marius Janulis, who was alone at the top of the key to hit the game-winner.Player to watch: TK Edogi, forward, No. 13Edogi, a 6-foot-8 graduate transfer from Tulsa, scored 17 points in the opener last week to lead the Gaels. He averaged only 4.2 points per game last season and only played about eight minutes per game before that, but he’s experienced and brings size that SU’s bigs will have to defend. Commentslast_img read more

NBA Finals 2019: Stephen Curry expects DeMarcus Cousins to bounce back from ‘rough’ Game 3

first_img Warriors injury updates: Klay Thompson to play Game 4, but Kevin Durant out Draymond Green shrugs off Warriors’ Game 3 loss to Raptors: There are ‘fun times ahead’ “There’s nothing different he should do, just continue to play with confidence,” Curry told reporters of the center after his team fell, 123-109.”It was a rough go in terms of when he had the ball in his hands. There were some calls that were a little iffy, honestly, in terms of him being aggressive in the paint and not being able to finish for a lot of different reasons.@sergeibaka protects the paint with 6 BLOCKS to help the @Raptors go up 2-1! #WeTheNorth #NBAFinalsGame 4: Friday (6/7), 9pm/et, ABC & TSN pic.twitter.com/BvNhRB14Iq— NBA (@NBA) June 6, 2019″Defensively, it’s all five guys being on a string, and that’s something we pride ourselves on – one guy, two guys aren’t going to do the job by themselves and we can help cover each other.”So like any great player, if you have a rough game, that resiliency to bounce back and the confidence to know that you can still go out there and impact the game, that’s something that he’ll bring and we all will follow suit for sure.”The Warriors have scored 109 points in each game of the Finals so far, and Curry believes it is their defense that needs work. NBA Finals 2019: 3 takeaways from the Raptors’ Game 3 road win over the Warriors But with Golden State ravaged by injuries back at Oracle Arena, Cousins failed to produce a repeat performance, playing just 19 minutes in which time he scored just four points and had three rebounds and two assists.Yet Curry was keen to keep his teammate’s confidence high. Related News DeMarcus Cousins endured a “rough go” Wednesday as the Warriors lost Game 3 of the NBA Finals, but Stephen Curry offered encouragement to his teammate.Cousins, who has seen his first season in Oakland dogged by injury, played a key role in Game 2 as the Warriors stole a win on the road. “We were a little rushed early, but we were just trying to create good offense,” he said. “I think this is the third game in a row we scored 109.”It’s just a matter of our defense and we can’t fall into the trap of thinking offense alone is going to win us another championship or letting that end of the floor affect our defense.”That will be the biggest adjustment for us Game 4 all across the board.”last_img read more

Ohio restaurant installs shower curtains around tables to comply with state orders

first_imgCould this be the new normal?As social-distancing rules continue to be in place, an Ohio restaurant owner is getting ready to reopen for dine-in orders at her breakfast cafe on May 21 by placing shower-curtain liners as dividers between tables.“I came up with the idea of clear vinyl shower-curtain liners as dividers between tables,” said Kim Shapiro, co-owner of Twisted Citrus in North Canton, Ohio. “They’re suspended from the ceiling with hooks and drop down to where the back of a chair would be. We can spray (the curtains) down with Lysol and COVID cleaner spray,” she said.Could you imagine eating at a restaurant between shower curtains? That could be a reality in Ohio restaurants. (via Columbus Dispatch) https://t.co/2tPtQw9RSS— clevelanddotcom (@clevelanddotcom) May 8, 2020last_img read more