Syracuse basketball predictions for Sweet 16 matchup with Gonzaga

first_img Published on March 24, 2016 at 12:26 am Related Stories How Dajuan Coleman can provide an added bonus for SyracuseBlum: Syracuse playing rest of NCAA Tournament on borrowed timeWhy Tyler Roberson can be a consistently dominant rebounder for SyracuseSyracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about GonzagaSyracuse basketball roundtable: How to handle Gonzaga’s threats and how SU can improve No. 10 seed Syracuse (21-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) takes on No. 11 seed Gonzaga (28-7, 15-3 West Coast) in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night at 9:40 p.m. in Chicago. The Orange is coming off back-to-back wins over Dayton and Middle Tennessee State this past weekend to keep its season alive.Here’s how beat writers Sam Blum, Jesse Dougherty and Matt Schneidman predict the matchup to unfold.Sam Blum (21-13)Gonzaga 68, Syracuse 65Tried your bestSyracuse’s season will always be remembered for the Sweet 16 run. Or maybe it will be for Boeheim’s suspension. Or maybe even how close the Orange came from beating Gonzaga. This has been an eventful five months for SU. We’ll never forget it. Unfortunately, the ride that was meets its demise when Syracuse can’t beat the red hot Bulldogs. The Windy City will blow the Orange all the way back to campus as a crazy year ends with a loss.Jesse Dougherty (22-12)Syracuse 64, Gonzaga 60Hard to guardAdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt’s arguable that Gonzaga’s defense has been nearly as impressive as the Syracuse zone so far in this Tournament, and both teams will go up against the most diverse offense they’ve seen on Friday. With that, this comes down to the two offenses even if the final score doesn’t indicate a shootout. Wiltjer, Sabonis and the Bulldogs’ cast of slashers gives the zone fits in flashes, but it’s the Orange’s big slashing shooters — Michael Gbinije and Malachi Richardson — that steal the show and a chance to play for the Final Four in Houston.Matt Schneidman (25-9)Gonzaga 71, Syracuse 64BittersweetThe 2-3 zone has been unsolvable for Dayton and Middle Tennessee State, but unfortunately for the Orange Gonzaga has two players tailor-made to solve it. Six-foot-10 Kyle Wiltjer and 6-foot-11 Damontas Sabonis are two of the best perimeter big men in the country and they will find the cracks and crevices in the zone to exploit the Orange down low, from the free-throw line and at the short corner. This time Syracuse in unable to pull away from a team in the second half to continue its unlikely tear through the Big Dance, and the Bulldogs leave Syracuse with a bittersweet taste in its mouth. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Bills’ Frank Gore becomes 4th running back to rush for 15,000 career yards

first_imgFrank Gore now has 15,000 rushing yards for his career after his 41-yard rush.— Buffalo Bills PR (@BuffaloBillsPR) September 29, 2019Gore is in his first season with Buffalo. He started his NFL career with the 49ers after he was drafted in the third round of the 2005 draft. He then spent three seasons with the Colts before having a one-year stint with the Dolphins. Related News “I’m just happy that I did come here,” Gore said earlier this week (via the Bills’ official website). “A bunch of great guys, great coaches. This type of team fit my style of play—toughness, physical and we are having fun together.”The Bills held a (3-0) record entering Sunday’s game against New England. Bills veteran Frank Gore reached an impressive milestone Sunday against the Patriots, becoming just the fourth running back to rush for 15,000 career yards. Gore went over the mark on a 41-yard run in the second quarter. He joins Emmitt Smith (18,355 yards), Walter Payton (16,726) and Barry Sanders (15,269) in the elite category.  Welcome to the 15,000-yard rush club, @frankgore! #GoBills #NEvsBUF📺: CBS📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/lm0vvtP8ei pic.twitter.com/HmFOSrqmXa— NFL (@NFL) September 29, 2019He also reached 252 yards for the season in the first half, marking the most in the first four games for a player that’s 36 years or older, Buffalo News notes. Kenny Stills injury update: Texans receiver (hamstring) questionable to return vs. Panthers Raiders’ Vontaze Burfict ejected for late helmet hit on Colts’ Jack Doyle Sean McDermott chased Bill Belichick’s son off field during warmupslast_img read more

James has 58th career triple-double; Cavs rally past 76ers

first_imgDragic, Johnson help Heat beat Nets in Mexico City Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Covington and J.J. Redick scored 19 points each for Philadelphia.Both starting centers missed the game. Joel Embiid sat out for Philadelphia because he hasn’t been cleared to play on back-to-back nights and Kevin Love didn’t play because of a sore left hip.Cleveland led throughout the third quarter but Redick scored eight straight points early in the fourth, for an 86-81 lead.Cleveland cut the lead to one, but Philadelphia regained its five-point advantage before the Cavaliers took over.Wade, Korver and Crowder each scored 13 points for Cleveland. Simmons had 14 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists for the Sixers.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, center, shoots between Philadelphia 76ers’ JJ Redick, left and Ben Simmons during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 105-98. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James had his 58th career triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-98 on Saturday night.James had 30 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Cavaliers bounce back from a loss in Indiana on Friday night that ended their 13-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES Sixers forward Robert Covington fell into Cleveland’s bench trying to save a loose ball with just over a minute to play. He was down for a couple of minutes before being helped to his feet and to the locker room.Rookie Ben Simmons’ breakaway dunk gave Philadelphia a 96-91 lead, but the Cavaliers ended the game on a 14-2 run. James converted a three-point play and Kyle Korver hit a 3-pointer, giving Cleveland the lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseDwyane Wade added two baskets and Jae Crowder’s 3-pointer put the Cavaliers ahead 104-98.James had nine points, seven rebounds and six assists in the fourth quarter in his third triple-double of the season. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Cavaliers didn’t arrive in Cleveland until 4.a.m. after their flight from Indianapolis was delayed. The Sixers led 18-7, but the Cavaliers hit seven 3-pointers in the first half and built a 38-26 lead. Cleveland was up 52-46 at halftime.Love went through warmups before the decision to hold him out was made. He injured the hip Wednesday against Memphis, but played Friday against Indiana, scoring 20 points in 26 minutes.Sixers forward Dario Saric, who scored 17 points, wore goggles because a left eye laceration and a corneal abrasion of his right eye.TIP-INS76ers: Rookie G Markelle Fultz is no longer experiencing soreness in his right shoulder. The No. 1 overall draft pick, who has only played in four games, will increase his on-court workouts over the next three weeks. … G T.J. McConnell (sprained AC joint in left shoulder) was also out. … G Justin Anderson (left shin splints) will be re-evaluated in two weeks.Cavaliers: Isaiah Thomas (sore right hip) played 4-on-4 Wednesday, but it’s still unclear when he’ll make his debut with the team. The Cavaliers are expected to practice Monday … C Tristian Thompson (strained left calf) experienced soreness after scrimmaging and missed his 19th straight game. He was injured Nov. 1. .UP NEXT76ers: At New Orleans on Sunday night.Cavaliers: Host Atlanta on Tuesday night. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more