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

Syracuse allows four-straight goals in 4-1 loss at No. 7 Cornell

first_img Published on October 23, 2018 at 9:41 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmerman The Orange (2-4-0, 2-2-0) had the lead for two minutes against No. 7 Cornell (1-0-0) on Tuesday night.A minute and a half into the game, redshirt senior Brooke Avery set the tone by stealing a lackadaisical Cornell turnover in the neutral zone and wristing a shot slightly below the crossbar. Avery’s second goal of the season gave SU an early 1-0 lead.Cornell responded two minutes later by beating SU goalie Ady Cohen. Cohen denied forward Grace Graham’s first and second attempts, but she couldn’t corral the rebound and Sam Burke finished it off to tie the game. Cornell then took the lead when captain Kristin O’Neill lifted a one-timer from five feet in front of the net past Cohen.In the second period, both teams went scoreless. Cohen, the junior goalie from Boynton Beach, FL, made several difficult saves. She denied 12 Big Red shots on goal in the period and 29 in the game.SU trailed 2-1 for about 30 minutes of play. Cornell and Syracuse maintained their stalemate through the third period until Cornell’s Pippy Gerace found a loose puck in front of the net and slid it past the goal line. The Big Red scored an empty netter a minute later to seal the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCornell recorded 33 shots on goal to Syracuse’s 24. The Orange resumes play versus Clarkson in a conference matchup on Friday night at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

He’s Back! Twitter Filled With Jokes, Memes and Banter as Jose Mourinho is Named New Tottenham Hotspur Manager

first_imgI’ll just leave this here… Will probably be the highlight of getting Jose! Will be an interesting 18 months! #Mourinho pic.twitter.com/ldSPQN25SF — ben (@BenMoore82) November 20, 2019 Here we go… #Mourinho pic.twitter.com/TbMdWvTJkv— , . (@danthfcuk) November 20, 2019I see Jose got the Spurs job… Wait till he goes to the well… #Mourinho pic.twitter.com/VAJHGgdzlB — Marcus.Donor card holder. UTFR (@Mark1975s) November 20, 2019 jose mourinhomanagermauricio pochettinoPremier League First Published: November 20, 2019, 1:42 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Jose Mourinho was appointed the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday to replace the Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked a day before with the club languishing 14th in the Premier League.The Portuguese former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager signed a contract until the end of the 2022/23 season, the north London club said in a statement. “I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters,” said Mourinho, who has won domestic titles in a record four different countries.”The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy said: “In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football. He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician.”He has won honours at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room.”Spurs hailed their new boss, saying in their statement: “Jose is one of the world’s most accomplished managers having won 25 senior trophies.”He won Champions League titles with Porto and Inter Milan.The 56-year-old Portuguese won three Premier League titles over two spells in charge of Chelsea and returned to England to manage Manchester United in 2016.Twitter though was a goldmine of jokes, memes and banter:#Mourinho new spurs manager officaly pic.twitter.com/pBR3PwsvjU— Rahil (@Rahil74618621) November 20, 2019All the way to the bank #Mourinho pic.twitter.com/Cm3uTE2FDn— AJ – Gooner / ⭐️ (@AJ_Gooner) November 20, 2019’#Mourinho after being appointed as Spurs boss Special is back! pic.twitter.com/x5DBnM6ptP— ZULU MAN WITH SOME POWER (@SabeloSabby) November 20, 2019I wonder if #Mourinho will be as good for Tottenham as he was for Man United pic.twitter.com/j3EnBxCIBq— Sarah Murphy (@Sarahmurphy4) November 20, 2019How can I get behind a man I’ve spent the last 15 years despising? This is shit #mourinho — Geoff Pedder (@geoff_pedder) November 20, 2019 How many time has Jose Mourinho upset Chelsea fans? #Tottenham Chelsea fans: pic.twitter.com/e8WaRBUEI0 — Hairy Macancheese (@macncheese065) November 20, 2019(With inputs from Agencies) With Jose back in the Premier League, it feels like this video needs to be brought back to the timeline. pic.twitter.com/pFoRkOvw6u — HLTCO (@HLTCO) November 20, 2019last_img read more