Syracuse limited from 3, but still pulls out 64-49 win against Stony Brook

first_img Related Stories Syracuse drops 2nd game to top 5 team against Maryland, 82-64 Alexis Peterson squared to the basket on the left wing and launched a shot from behind arc that clanked sideways off the rim. Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman, who was squatting on the sideline, turned his head away, closed his eyes and grimaced as if he were in pain.Syracuse’s 3-point shooting in the first half was painful at a 1-for-11 clip and never got much better. The Orange finished just 3-for-18 beyond the arc — well below its averages of nine 3s made and 31 attempted coming into the contest.Stony Brook (4-4) limited No. 20 Syracuse’s (5-2) 3-point opportunities with high-pressure defense around the arc in the Orange’s 64-49 win in the Carrier Dome on Sunday.“No there really wasn’t,” Hillsman said of whether there was less emphasis on the 3s compared to prior games. “I think they did a really good job of taking things away from us.”Hillsman had expected Stony Brook to play in a sagging man-to-man defense, giving Syracuse space to hoist 3-pointers off of screens and handoff plays where a player tosses the ball to another one crossing behind her at the 3-point line.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textInstead, the Seawolves played a tight man defense and pressured SU on the 3-point line.“They did exactly what I asked them to do, turn the corner, be aggressive and play at the rim,” Hillsman said of his players.Syracuse is usually able to generate 3s in transition whether by pushing the ball down the court or forcing turnovers with its full-court press.The press wasn’t creating turnovers, however. And each time Brianna Butler, Syracuse’s leading 3-point shooter, threw her hand up calling for the ball as she ran to the corner, the pass never came. She was seldom open.Though Butler previously averaged 12.8 3s attempted and 3.7 made per game, she came up empty in just five 3-point attempts. One just barely scraped the bottom of the rim, avoiding an air ball.Her best result on a 3 attempt didn’t even come close to making it into the basket. She took a moving jumper, but was hit on the arm and managed two points in made foul shots out of the play.“At the end of the day,” guard Brittney Sykes said, “we just want to put the ball in the basket.”Hillsman has been able to consistently strut up and down the Syracuse sideline in other games this season, hoisting three fingers in the air. But on Sunday, the biggest celebration came when freshman guard Savannah Crocetti played her first minutes for Syracuse and sunk a 3-point attempt with 47 seconds left.Cornelia Fondren jumped off the bench waving her Gatorade towel around. Taylor Ford pretended to fire arrows into the sky. But it was just the third 3 that the Orange hit all game.In the first half, Syracuse died by the 3, leading to a 25-23 deficit at the break. When the Orange surged in the third quarter it was because of the team’s play in the paint, not from beyond the arc.“It didn’t really make sense to settle for 3s when we can get a higher percentage shot,” Peterson said. Comments Published on December 6, 2015 at 6:58 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

LeoVegas bringing the hygge with Danish entry

first_img Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Related Articles Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Submit Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Last week, LeoVegas launched its LeoVegas Sport product into the Danish market.Having been granted a Danish licence, LeoVegas will now offer around 100,000 betting games daily in more than 40 different sports in Denmark.LeoVegas Group CEO Gustaf Hagman stated: “The launch of LeoVegas’ casino has been very successful and LeoVegas has established itself as a brand in Denmark. We see a clear growth potential for Sports and strengthening, with today’s launch, our offer in the Danish market. Our goal is to offer Denmark’s fastest and most engaging sports gaming experience”.“In parallel with the launch of Sport, we have invested in our Live Casino where we now offer the market’s best live experience with the widest product range and exclusive tables for LeoVegas customers.With these launches, we strengthen LeoVegas’ offer in the Danish market.”This is excellent timing for the company’s launch with the start of the Danish Superligaen on the 14th of July. Football will naturally be a major market for LeoVegas Sport in Denmark and the opportunity to make activations with the national top flight are numerous.The bookmaker has already been busy this summer with a two year double sponsorship (shirt and title) of Championship club Brentford FC and a three year principal partnership deal with Norwich City. Away from football it is also running a ‘Summer of Tennis’ campaign with lots of free bets and the ultimate prize of a Mercedes SLC.The acquisition of a Danish sports license further strengthens LeoVegas’ position as a leading player focusing on regulated markets. It is the latest in the growing LeoVegas license collection which already boasts Malta, Great Britain, Italy and Ireland.last_img read more

Rob Gronkowski retirement: 5 fast facts about the tight end’s stellar career

first_img“It was a pleasure and a privilege to coach Rob Gronkowski the past nine years,” Belichick said in a statement. “From his rookie year until his final season and through countless times in between, Rob was a major reason why we won games and championships.“Rob’s impact on our team and organization was felt in many ways. … Rob will leave an indelible mark on the Patriots organization and the game as among the best, most complete players at his position to ever play.”Gronkowski, who struggled with injuries throughout his career, won three Super Bowls and made five Pro Bowls during his time with New England.Here are five fast facts about the tight end’s stellar career:— The tight end tallied four seasons with 1,000 or more receiving yards. That’s tied for the most ever by a player at his position.— The former Arizona star leads all tight ends in postseason catches (81), receiving yards (1,163) and receiving scores (12). Jerry Rice is the only player who has caught more touchdowns in the playoffs.— Gronkowski and Rice are the only two pass catchers in history to register 20 or more receptions, 200 or more receiving yards and three or more touchdowns in the Super Bowl.— In 2011, Gronkowski pulled in 17 touchdowns, the most ever by a tight end. Only four players have ever had more receiving scores in a single season. Rob Gronkowski will not be back in a Patriots uniform in 2019.The 29-year-old tight end announced his retirement Sunday on Instagram. He spent all nine of his NFL seasons in New England. — Since he entered the NFL in 2010, Gronkowski has registered seven games with multiple touchdowns and 100 or more receiving yards. Only four wideouts have recorded more: Antonio Brown, Jordy Nelson, Calvin Johnson and Julio Jones.Stats provided by OptaJerry “It’s time to move forward and move forward with a big smile on my face knowing that the New England Patriots organization, Pats nation and all my fans will truly be a big part of my heart for the rest of my life,” Gronkowski wrote. “It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great, established organization.”Patriots coach Bill Belichick praised Gronkowski later in the day. Related Newscenter_img Patriots star Tom Brady reacts to Rob Gronkowski’s retirement announcement Bill Belichick praises Rob Gronkowski: He ‘was a major reason why we won games and championships’last_img read more