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Last time they played: Syracuse 95, California 73

first_img Related Stories GOLDEN: Syracuse blows by No. 13 California at Madison Square Garden Scoop Jardine’s hot streak reached a whole new level.The sophomore point guard came into the matchup against California with a 12-point, 5-of-7 shooting performance and a nine-assist game under his belt to start the season.His impressive start continued Thursday night at Madison Square Garden when he scorched the Golden Bears (2-1) for 22 points, six assists and six rebounds. Jardine’s then-career-high point total ignited the No. 24 Orange (3-0) to a 95-73 beatdown over No. 13 California in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. Syracuse shut down Cal’s dangerous 3-point attack and used a balanced effort led by Jardine to come away with the win.“I think Scoop is getting better,” Jim Boeheim told reporters after the game. “He has really done a lot of good things. I want him to be better. All young point guards … they hear it the most from me. He has been really solid.”After a sluggish start, Syracuse embarked on a 9-0 run and eventually claimed a commanding 30-16 lead. California flirted with a comeback multiple times, but Syracuse was too explosive and talented in the long run.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWes Johnson added 17 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high six blocks while Arinze Onuaku chipped in with 12 points. Syracuse had eight players score eight or more points, and connected on more than 57 percent of its shots as a team.California came into the game shooting better than 41 percent from beyond the arc, but Syracuse held the Golden Bears in check, limiting them to 6-of-20 shooting from 3-point range. Patrick Christopher finished 0-of-7 from 3 and never got into a rhythm offensively.Boeheim credited his team’s suffocating defense, quickly shooing away the notion of California having an off night.“I don’t think anybody has an off night,” Boeheim said. “I think you have to force people to have off nights.”Jerome Randle didn’t have an off night for the Golden Bears. The 5-foot-10 guard kept his team within striking distance, scoring 25 points and drilling five 3-pointers. Randle was the only California player who found his stroke on a night where the team struggled mightily from the field.In the end, the Syracuse offense was too unpredictable and balanced for the outmatched Golden Bears to contain. After a 3 by Randle cut the deficit to nine late in the second half, the Orange crushed any hope Cal had of climbing back into the game.Jardine – who shot 8-of-13 from the field – scored Syracuse’s last four points of the half, as the Orange took a 44-33 advantage into the break. The second half was all Syracuse. SU used an 8-2 run to go up by 20 with less than nine minutes to play and went on to close the game out effectively.The win marked the 802nd of Boeheim’s career, placing him just two behind Eddie Sutton for seventh all-time among Division-I coaches.Said Boeheim: “I think we are getting better … we are still a long way from where we need to be.” Comments Published on March 22, 2013 at 1:36 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Syracuse football game day: Everything to know about matchup with Boston College

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 22, 2016 at 9:45 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Syracuse (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) heads back out on the road to travel to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts to take on the Boston College Eagles (3-3, 0-3). It’s one of two bus trips the team will take this year (including the Notre Dame game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey). SU is coming off a big upset over Virginia Tech and BC had a bye. The Eagles are looking for their first ACC win since 2014.Here’s everything you need to know for game day.How can you watch the game? ACC NetworkWho’s out? Offensive linemen Omari Palmer and Jason Emerich are out for the fifth week in a row. Cornerback Cordell Hudson and receiver Devin Butler are out for the second week in a row. Check out the full injury report here.Who’s healthy? Left tackle Cody Conway was absent from the injury report after missing the last three games. Defensive end Josh Black also wasn’t on the report after seemingly tweaking his ankle against Wake Forest.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhat is Dino Babers saying before this game? He said all the team has proven so far is that it’s occasionally great and that you’ll never see into the locker room again after the video of his postgame speech gained popularity on television and online. Babers also noted that the Virginia Tech win could be program changing. See all Babers had to say at his press conference on Monday and the ACC coaches teleconference on Wednesday.What is Boston College head coach Steve Addazio saying before this game? He said his team needs to dominate time of possession and he’s also hoping for some rain and wind for the game. See all Addazio had to say on the ACC coaches teleconference on Wednesday.What should you know about Boston College? Everything you need to know can be found here.What do our beat writers think will happen this afternoon? Find out here in our beat writer predictions.Anything else you should know? Josh Black didn’t enjoy sports growing up and never played defense until his senior year of high school, but as a freshman, he’s emerged as a starting defensive end for Syracuse. Safety Daivon Ellison has jumped into a starting spot, too, with improved tackling in the team’s new defensive system. Commentslast_img read more

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Jeremy Lin suffers ankle injury in practice, status questionable for Sunday

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error If things keep going the way they are for the Lakers, they might have to hold an open tryout for point guards.Jeremy Lin became the latest player to catch the injury bug when he suffered a sprained left ankle during the team’s 5-on-5 workouts after being stepped on by Robert Sacre. Lin left the court on his own power and will be re-evaluated today before the team’s game against Golden State at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario.“It depends on how he feels because he’s still trying to get acclimated to what we’re doing here,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said. “Obviously the more he plays and he’s out there, the better for him, but if (his ankle) is tender, we’ll probably sit him down.”Lin’s injury comes on the heels of Jordan Clarkson suffering a strained left calf muscle against Golden State on Thursday. Clarkson is expected to miss a week and was restricted to drills following practice. “We’re just going to get healthy and get ready for these last preseason games so we can be healthy for the regular season,” said Clarkson.Young returnsNick Young looked like his usual self bouncing around Lakers practice, save for the sling on his right arm that forced him to shoot and dribble left-handed.Young made his first appearance since tearing the radial collateral ligament in his thumb while guarding Kobe Bryant earlier this week. He ran sprints with the team following their scrimmage but was mostly on the sidelines practicing on his own.“It’s tough, but I’m fighting through it,” Young said.Young wore a heavy cast on his thumb that he said won’t be removed for another five weeks. He is expected to return in six to eight weeks, and in the meantime he’s learning to adjust with his off hand.“I can’t tie my shoelaces or put my clothes on without help,” he said.At the same time, his good mood was still intact. He participated in the team’s final sprints at the end of practice despite trying to duck away when Scott was looking for him.“I was tired from running earlier and was hoping coach didn’t see me, but he did out of the corner of his eye,” Young said.Hello old friend, we meet againTonight the Lakers will face Golden State for the second time in four days and will look to avenge a 120-105 defeat suffered at Staples Center on Thursday.Scott said that the meeting is just another chance for the Lakers to measure themselves against a good team as well as see if they applied the lessons learned in the first meeting.“We know how to play them and we’ll get a chance to see if we improved in some of the areas that we felt we need to improve on,” Scott said.center_img The good news was that Xavier Henry returned to practice after missing a week due to back spasms. Although Henry will not be available tonight, Scott said it was encouraging to see him go through drills and 5-on-5 workouts.“He was rusty and obviously been a while since he’s been on a basketball court, but having him out there was a good sight to see,” he said.Steve Nash, who did not suit up on Thursday, also participated in practice except for parts of the team’s final scrimmage when he went in for treatment. Scott said that he was unsure if Nash or Kobe Bryant would play tonight, but if both feel as fine as they did after practice, they could be called upon depending on Lin’s status.“This is still relatively a new team, so I want them to play together as much as possible. We’ll just have to wait and see,” Scott said.In the meantime, the Lakers are hoping to survive the rest of the preseason without another major injury. Clarkson said afterwards it was weird to see one guard after another go down but focused on the bright side, that it happened now rather than later.last_img read more

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