16 Sep

Syracuse finishes nonconference play with 80-67 win over Texas Southern

first_imgJerron Martin knocked down a 3 and ran back down the court. Moments earlier, the Carrier Dome crowd had grumbled as 1-9 Texas Southern pulled within two. Now, the game was tied as the Tigers finished off a 10-4 run.After 15 minutes, Syracuse was right back to where it started. But the Orange answered. First with a Tyler Roberson layup that came after Frank Howard nearly lost the ball penetrating the paint. Then with a Trevor Cooney 3 that sent SU’s bench players flooding onto the court as the game was halted due to an injury to TSU’s Orlando Coleman. And finally, Syracuse’s run extended was extended to 8-0 off a 3 from Tyler Lydon.And it was a comfortable lead the Orange wouldn’t give up the rest of the game.Syracuse (10-3) fended off Texas Southern (1-10), 80-67, on Sunday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. It wasn’t easy for SU as Texas Southern capitalized on five first-half alley-oops and Syracuse’s nine missed 3s. But when the Orange needed to most, it came through with baskets off turnovers that led to 18 points.With under three minutes until halftime, TSU’s Malcolm Riley turned the ball over and SU pushed it in transition. Michael Gbinije missed a layup and Lydon got the offensive board but he missed the layup, too. Roberson, one of the best offensive rebounders in the Atlantic Coast Conference, picked up Lydon’s miss. Except his shot rimmed out. The ball ended up back in Gbinije’s hands and finally, SU hit a layup.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLike the early portion of the game, it didn’t click at first. But eventually, Syracuse got its game together.Gbinije hit back-to-back 3s a little over a minute later and the game that was once tied at 22 was 38-27 in the Orange’s favor. Walk-on guard Adrian Autry Jr. pretended to sling arrows toward the court. Center Dajuan Coleman lifted his body slightly from his seat on the bench while waving his arms up and down.Syracuse went into halftime with a 10-point lead and the Tigers never got closer than that.Five minutes into the second half, Martin committed another turnover and on the other end, Coleman drew two foul shots with which he pushed SU’s lead to 17. Throughout the first half, TSU picked on Coleman with several backdoor cuts that gashed the heart of Syracuse’s zone.But SU limited the effectiveness of those cuts in the second half, and like the game as a whole, limited Texas Southern after the rocky start. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschwedslast_img read more

28 Aug

Liverpool complete seventh summer signing

first_imgLiverpool have today confirmed the signing of their seventh player this summer with a deal for Atlético Madrid right-back Javier Manquillo. The transfer will be an initial two year loan deal with the option for Liverpool to purchase Manquillo for £5m should he impress in England.The announcement has delighted many Red’s fans who wish to see some competition or even a replacement for current right-back Glen Johnson. Many feel Johnson is defensively fallible and Brendan Rodgers has sought to correct concerns amongst the back four with this signing and the deal for Southampton centre-back Dejan Lovren.Javier Manquillo has only actually played for the Atléti first team on 6 occasions in La Liga but the Madrid born boy has appeared 42 times for the Atlético Madrid B side. He has also made 7 caps for Spain’s Under 20 team but perhaps the lack of top level experience is reason this move is only as an initial loan should he struggle to make the jump up to the Premier League.Rodgers’ recruitment drive isn’t finished there though and it is widely expected 22 year old Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno will also move to Anfield in the coming days. It is believed Sevilla are holding on till next week when they face Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup final next Tuesday in Cardiff.It will be interesting to see how all of Liverpool’s new signings will gel with each other in the new seasons and will be hoping to avoid cases such as Tottenham where many of the players failed to find their feet quickly in 2013/14.last_img read more