No. 1 seed Syracuse (19-14, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) hosts No. 5 seed Mississippi (21-13, 10-8 Southeastern) in the National Invitation Tournament’s Round of 16 on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Carrier Dome. The winner of the game will face the winner of Georgia Tech and Belmont in the quarterfinals.Here are answers to your most pressing game day questions.How can you watch the game? The game will be broadcast on ESPN. Here are channel listings based on provider in the Syracuse area.Time Warner: 300 or 24 for non-digital subscribers• DirecTV: 206• Verizon Fios: 570 (high-definition) or 70 (standard-definition)• Dish Network: 140• New Visions: 757 (high-definition) or 70 (standard-definition)How does Jim Boeheim feel about the NIT’s experimental rules? The Syracuse head coach said the rules make no sense.How has Tyus Battle matured? Throughout the year, Battle’s developed his offensive game and it’s come to a head of late.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHow has Tyler Lydon’s game evolved? His scoring has stagnated while his rebounding improves.What do our beat writers predict? They don’t all agree on their picks.Anything else to know about Mississippi? Here’s a preview of the Rebels. Comments Published on March 18, 2017 at 1:05 am Contact Paul: firstname.lastname@example.org | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+
Published on October 29, 2019 at 10:08 pm Contact Michael: email@example.com | @MikeJMcCleary Syracuse closed out its preseason with a 77-58 win against Carleton in the Carrier Dome on Tuesday. The Ravens, who have won 14 of the last 17 Canadian national championships, were led by center Biniam Ghebrekidan who scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds. Elijah Hughes led the Orange with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Joe Girard III finished with 14 points and Buddy Boeheim added 12 points and four assists. Below are three takeaways from Syracuse’s final preseason tune-up before the Orange begin their season hosting defending national champion Virginia on Nov. 6 in the Carrier Dome. Halfcourt offenseWhen Carleton pressed its guards forward, Brycen Goodine couldn’t break free. He dribbled left and right, lost the ball a few times and double-dribbled. Running a full court game, due to tight defense in the backcourt, the Orange struggled. After some rough, sloppy play in the early part of the game, Syracuse controlled the pace of the game and broke down defenders off the dribble. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHughes demanded the ball after the Goodine double-dribble and patrolled the offense with a steady pace. When he worked between the elbows, he showcased an improved crossover dribble, which drew defenders in. As Syracuse started to beat people to the rim, the defense crashed in, leading to wide open shots from beyond the arc. “(Hughes) can run it,” Boeheim said about Hughes taking the ball up the court after Jalen Carey and Goodine struggled. “If he runs it we have a different attack… so we will have him do that.In the halfcourt, SU can highlight its strength — shooting — and get to the rim with off-ball movement. Several times, Syracuse players broke down defenders at the top of the key, which drew attention away from the wings. Because defenders cheated up to stop the Orange’s shooting threat, SU players cut to the rim. Sophomore Robert Braswell and Hughes, among others, scored baskets backdoor.Buddy buckets Buddy Boeheim is a dangerous option out of the baseline inbound set. He knocked down three-pointers in that situation twice in the first half against Carleton. On the first, Buddy passed the ball into Marek Dolezaj who had boxed his man out. Buddy then stepped quickly to the corner, snatched a handoff from Dolezaj and swished a 3-pointer. His second was more straight forward. A bounce pass brought the ball into Boeheim on the wing and he sank another triple. Buddy finished with three long balls. Through two scrimmages, he’s established himself as the likely second scoring option behind Hughes. With limited time on the shot clock, Buddy often found himself with the ball dribbling for an open shot. On one drive in the second half, he forced movement from the Carleton defense and swung the ball down low to Quincy Guerrier for a basket. Buddy established himself as an outside threat last season. With more offensive responsibility this year, his ability to dribble off shot fakes and distribute could be critical to the Orange’s success.Rotation still unclear Jim Boeheim said in the postgame press conference after Daemen that SU “can’t play 12 guys.” Due to exhibition play, SU has run with a deep rotation to give minutes to players who might need to earn them. But, aside from the starting-five, SU’s quest to find the typical seven-to-eight-man rotation it typically employs is unclear. “It possibly could get to ten,” Boeheim said of his rotation. “But it’s more likely that it’s going to be eight or nine in actuality…somebody goes in and plays well like Robert [Braswell] did the first game, he played more. He didn’t really get hot tonight.”The Orange have depth at a lot of spots on the floor, but Boeheim noted that deep rotations aren’t conducive to players gaining a rhythm on the floor. Girard III, Goodine, Jesse Edwards, Guerrier and Braswell have all contributed solid minutes for SU. Girard III and Goodine are vying for minutes in the backcourt, where SU’s most productive offensive players occupy the roles, and Guerrier, Braswell and Edwards are all looking to rotate in for forwards minutes, where all three getting significant time is unlikely. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Several residents of Block 22, Wismar, Linden last week protested in front of the office of the Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Regional Democratic Council (RDC) over the closure of their community’s multi-purpose Hall.Some of the protesters in front of the Regional Democratic CouncilGuyana Times understands that the building, situated at Block 22, which was utilised for social activities by residents, was ordered closed by Regional Chairman Renis Morian.The residents held placards which bore various slogans indicating their dissatisfaction over the closure of the building. During a recent statutory meeting of the Council held earlier this month, Morian had admitted to ordering the building closed owing to issues between residents. He also expressed need for renovation works to be conducted on the building. The Regional Chairman had also highlighted that the building was property of the Government when asked for an update on the situation by Councillor Denise Belgrave, who explained that she was recently asked about the situation regarding the building by a female resident.While the Regional Chairman could not be reached for comment regarding the protest, he had indicated at the statutory meeting that he had been called to the building’s location one evening where he met with various factions.It was during this meeting, he noted, that he ordered the building closed. “I was called a night there …They had about three different factions … I called the Commander, I said, ‘please go, lock the Government building, keep the keys’. And we’re going to discuss that in Education Committee meeting,” he told the Council. Morian added: “Before people kill one another over Government building, I said, ‘lock it up, keep the keys’. Government property. I notified the Ministry of Finance, because a lot of people don’t know that the Ministry of Finance built that building and hand it over to the RDC…It was built under ‘Basic Needs’ and handed over,” Morian said.However, this publication spoke with Regional Vice Chairman Elroy Adolph following the protest, and he said he did not know much about the issue, but indicated that the residents were claiming that they were not notified prior to the closure of the building and complained of being “banned’ from it.The Block 22 multi-purpose building has been the source of similar controversies in the past. Back in 2015, a number of youths from the group, Future Youths Bond (FYB) had registered their disappointment over not being granted permission by the Block 22 Community Development Council (CDC) to utilise the building. The social recreational facility is utilised by residents for activities such as Internet hubs, technical training and other social activities and events.