16 Sep

Syracuse finishes regular season ranked No. 21 in Top 25 poll

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Despite earning two victories in the final week of the regular season, Syracuse (20-9, 11-5) dropped one spot to No. 21 from No. 20 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.On Sunday, SU cruised to a 73-57 win over Pittsburgh, marking the program’s eighth straight 20-win season. The Orange won seven of its final nine regular-season games, four of which came against teams ranked in the Top 25. Syracuse finished the regular season 7-8 away from the Carrier Dome, a site it likely won’t play in again this season.Senior point guard Alexis Peterson, redshirt senior guard Brittney Sykes and senior center Briana Day has each scored in double figures the last seven games. Against Pitt, SU tallied 19 points off turnovers but Peterson, the ACC’s leading scorer, lead the offense with 25 points for the second straight game, many of which came off of high-middle screens by Day.Save for a four-week stretch during the middle of the season, SU has placed inside the Top 25 every week. Syracuse reached its highest-ever ranking, No. 11, in November. Since then, SU has been unranked or slotted around the No. 20 spot.Seven ACC teams placed in the Week 17 Top 25: No. 3 Notre Dame, No. 8 Florida State, No. 13 Duke, No. 14 Louisville, No. 16 Miami, No. 17 North Carolina State and No. 21 Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU also locked up the No. 6 seed in the ACC tournament. Last year, Syracuse got a double bye, then beat NC State and Louisville before losing to Notre Dame in the tournament championship game.The Orange gets a single bye in this year’s ACC tournament. It takes the floor Thursday at 8 p.m. in Conway, South Carolina, against the winner of 14th-seeded North Carolina and 11th-seeded Pittsburgh. SU has handily beaten both teams this season. Should the Orange win its first round game, it will face Duke, a team it lost to by 17 on Feb. 10. The ACC tournament will run until Sunday, March 5. Comments Published on February 27, 2017 at 4:46 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

22 Dec


first_imgStunning Tory Island steeped in sun.Get the sun cream and the umbrellas out for next week.That’s the message from Met Eireann who say they expect a mini-heatwave to hit the country.Temperatures are set to hit a balmy 26 degrees next Wednesday with the sunny weather expected to last a few days.But the early July sun-rays also carry a warning.Met Eireann say that thundery downpours are also likely in between the warm spells.Temperatures will increase from Monday onwards hitting that high of 26 degrees on Wednesday.However, overall the national forecaster says there is reason to be optimistic.It might be even time to get the barbecue cleaned down!TEMPERATURES SET TO SHOOT UP NEXT WEEK, SAYS MET EIREANN was last modified: June 27th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalMet Eireannsuntemperatureslast_img read more