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Defense in closing minutes pushes Syracuse over Stony Brook

first_img Published on December 3, 2017 at 6:28 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez With 29 seconds left in the game, a Stony Brook player scrambled to inbound the ball. Her eyes darted across the court and all she could find was white jerseys sticking to blue. When the official blew his whistle and signaled the five-second violation, the Carrier Dome crowd cheered the loudest it had all game. Part of the Syracuse bench rushed the floor.Aaliyah Worley was in a similar situation 26 seconds later. The score now knotted at 69, she was inbounding the ball from in front of the scorer’s table. Worley saw no open teammates and panicked. She heaved the ball near center-court and into the arms of Isis Young. Though SU didn’t win the game on the next possession, SU’s defense had done enough to send the game to overtime.Both stops came in the middle of an eight-minute stretch where the Orange (8-0) limited the Seawolves (5-2) to one field goal and five points in its 81-70 overtime victory on Sunday afternoon. After SBU gained a five-point lead with 1:26 left in regulation, the Seawolves shot 2-for-5 from the free throw line, committed two turnovers and scored just one point in the extra frame.“We did what we have to do to win basketball games,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “and we occasionally dug in and got some stops and that was big.”In the days leading up to the contest, Hillsman said he tried to prepare his team for Stony Brook’s go-to play: an off-ball screen resulting in an open corner 3. Still, it didn’t matter. SBU repeatedly got into its half-court set and swung the ball around the left side of the Orange zone. Then, as the weak-side defender moved closer to the paint, a shooter leaked out. A Seawolves forward set a screen, giving the shooter an open look.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMultiple times in the second half, Hillsman pointed to the open Seawolves player in the corner and yelled at his defense to pay attention. Stony Brook shot 8-for-30 from behind the arc and seven of its 3-pointers came from the corner.“We just have to do a better job of calling screens and getting proper rotations,” Hillsman said of the off-ball screen. “… That’s a play that we run, the slice. We know the play and it was odd. It was confusing.”Hillsman yelled “man-up” throughout the contest in order to limit Stony Brook’s shooting. SU, which normally deploys a 2-3 zone, would change schemes mid-possession. The switch, however, would let SBU forwards crash the glass on its offensive end. Syracuse allowed 15 offensive rebounds, its highest-single game mark of the year.“So anytime we take 3’s away,” Hillsman said. “or to be able to guard the ball with certain personnel, we’re going to play man. A lot of teams think we just play zone …We do a great of disguising our defense.”Jerrell Matthews’ 3-pointer with 1:26 left in regulation seemed like the dagger. Twenty-two seconds later, SU’s hopes were dimmed when Digna Strautmane fouled out. But, the Orange scrambled. Hillsman shouted from the bench to double-team SBU’s leading scorer, Shania Johnson. Defenders fought over the back-door screens and did just enough to disrupt shots. Amaya Finklea-Guity doubled her rebound total in the game’s final 15 minutes.Even when Syracuse seemed like it would lose its first game of the season, a late defensive push helped give the Orange all it needed to force overtime and pull away. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Koeman wants a striker but won’t comment on Costa

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesRonald Koeman said it is vital Everton sign a striker following their defeat at Chelsea but refused to comment on reports he could make a pre-deadline move for Diego Costa.Koeman’s side were beaten 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, where first-half goals from Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata gave the champions a comfortable victory.Boss Koeman is keen for his club to bring in two players before the transfer window closes on Thursday.The Merseyside club have been linked with Chelsea forward Costa, who wants to return to his former club Atletico Madrid.Embed from Getty ImagesKoeman would not comment on whether Costa could end up at Goodison Park, but he said: “We need at least two more players but the most important is a striker and one more player.“That’s what we need. The board knows the importance of these two signings.”Koeman conceded that his team were very much second best against Chelsea, particularly during a one-sided first half.He said: “I am disappointed about the first half because the ball possession was poor and that cost us the second goal.“We had spaces to play and didn’t play. We had not enough movement to give options to the player on the ball.“You know how Chelsea press and you have to be at your best to get a result against them and we were not at our best. We lost it in the first half not the second.“The first half was not good enough but I’m proud at how they fought until the last second to at least remain a team on the pitch.”See also:Transfer gossip: Barkley prefers Spurs move over Chelsea, Sunday Times claimsConte speaks to Belgium boss about Hazard’s call-up Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Tumblr Adopts The Oatmeal’s Suggested Fail Whale Page

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick Giant blogging platform Tumblr has decided to adopt cartoonist Matthew “The Oatmeal” Inman’s suggestion for a “fail whale” down-time graphic, the artist said in a Twitter message this afternoon. Inman posted the image of TumblBeasts taking over the servers this afternoon and said “please oh please use it” to Tumblr. Four hours later, Inman said he’d received an email from Tumblr’s founder agreeing to use the image. You can see the end result below or live at this link.Tumblr is a fast-growing publishing platform (last month we reported it has now raised more money and sees more hosted pageviews each month than WordPress) but it has struggled with occasional down-time, as such platforms often do. Its urban hipster image sometimes leads to mockery of its upset users when they complain of downtime, but we argued in support of those emotions in a December post titled Why a Day of Tumblr Downtime Matters to the Entire Web & World.You’ll note that the monsters got a name change when they were let inside the house. Personally, I like Inman’s TumblBeasts a little better.Inman has propelled his web comic to fame less than two years since launching it. He was the subject of an interview on tech blog Mashable this morning, for example. Inman has grown famous on the web for web-centric humor satirizing things like email, but has built his business from sales of more utilitarian works of humor like How to Use a Semicolon. Next time Tumblr goes down, which Inman tongue-in-cheek Tweets he hopes happens soon, now you’ll know where that image came from.In the Summer of 2008, ReadWriteWeb’s Sarah Perez wrote about how a much less well-known designer named Yiying Lu posted a whale graphic to iStockPhoto and then saw a community of Twitter fans propel the image into official use as the page telling users when Twitter is down. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Blogging#web last_img read more

Video: Bret Bielema May Have Also Bumped Into Kenyan Drake On Purpose

first_imgbret bielema kenyan drakebret bielema kenyan drakeEarlier Monday morning, we showed you a video of Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema pulling what can only be described as a questionable move on Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson. It turns out it may not have been the only time the Razorbacks coach got physical with a member of the Crimson Tide.In the below video, also taken from Saturday’s contest, Bielema appears to bump Alabama running back Kenyan Drake out of bounds near the end of a play – again. Judge for yourself.Was it intentional? Regardless, it’s about to be the second viral video involving Bielema’s conduct during Saturday’s game.last_img

Supreme Court rejects First Nations bid to appeal cuts to social assistance

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s a setback for chiefs in the Maritimes as a five-year court battle came to an end Thursday.Mi’kmaq and Maliseet leaders fought Ottawa’s plan to reform on-reserve social assistance.They asked the Supreme Court of Canada to hear the case.APTN’s Trina Roache has the story.last_img

New York New York – Reported by Elite Traveler t

first_imgNew York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineFor the fourth year in a row, Cartier will team with Art Basel Miami Beach from December 2nd to 5th, 2010, this time to showcase a space designed by renowned Japanese filmmaker, comic and TV presenter Beat Takeshi Kitano.In keeping with the house’s strong commitment to contemporary art, Cartier hosted Kitano’s exhibition Gosse de peintre at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris from March to September this year. The idea behind that exhibition will continue in Miami, as Kitano, inspired by childhood, has created a space with his drawings which visitors, both children and adults alike, are invited to color according to their whims.A Gosse de peintre kit inspired by Kitano and made by Cartier will be sold via auction. All proceeds will go to read more