Freshmen Waiters, Fair carry SU offense in 1st half; Joseph healthy after last-minute scare

first_img Comments ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. –– Both during and after Syracuse’s Legends Classic Championship win, C.J. Fair heard the negative words from the coaches. The first remarks had a hint of bad intention from Georgia Tech. And after the game was already over, the remarks came from the Orange head coach. Nevertheless, Fair had his share of detractors Saturday. And it started with the taunting from the Yellow Jacket bench. ‘The (Georgia Tech) coaches kept yelling, ‘He’s a driver! He’s a driver!” Fair said. But thanks to his 10-point performance, along with fellow freshman Dion Waiters’ 13-point outing, the SU freshmen shut up the naysayers, at least for one day. Waiters played with a veteran-like attitude, looking for his shot in the first half. He started the game 4-of-4 and carried the SU offense when the team trailed early thanks to his deep shooting. Fair put together a solid offensive game capped by a corner 3 — in front of the Yellow Jackets’ bench— to give SU its first lead of the day in the first half’s final seconds. After making the 3, he kept his follow-through sky-high as he jogged mere feet past the same Georgia Tech coaches who doubted his jumper all day. The same ones who barked to the Yellow Jacket players to back off Fair and let him shoot.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘That was a good relief for me,’ he said. ‘It stretched the defense out.’ After four games where SU head coach Jim Boeheim has downplayed Waiters’ and Fair’s effect on the team early in the season, the coach was pleased on Saturday. In his press conference following SU’s win over Canisius on Nov. 14, Boeheim called out the pair for not providing SU with enough depth. In Atlantic City, it was a different story. ‘I thought Dion was huge,’ Boeheim said. ‘In the first half, both he and C.J., they were both solid, getting some experience. I thought both guys played really well.’ Finally, Boeheim felt both played well together. But even if Waiters proved to be both the scoring and emotional leader in the first half — he constantly gestured to the SU crowd — and Fair played errorless basketball, the head coach still didn’t mind half-kidding about that huge 3 from Fair. It wasn’t taunting like the other coaches, but Boeheim still wasn’t pleased with what could have been a fail. ‘(Fair) took it too soon,’ Boeheim said. ‘We went too soon which could have been a disaster. Yeah, he never makes that shot in practice. ‘He saved it for the game.’ Joseph uninjured after freakish play in final minute As Kris Joseph lay on the Boardwalk Hall court for what seemed an endless moment, the Syracuse fans who were ready to celebrate SU’s Legends Classic win, Atlantic City-style, feared the worst. 47.5 seconds remaining and SU nursing a comfortable 77-69 lead, Joseph crashed hard to the floor against the stanchion of Syracuse’s basket as he attempted a lay-up on what was supposed to be a harmless fastbreak. While he hit the floor, Joseph said a Georgia Tech player kneed him in the ribs. But after Boeheim and SU trainer Brad Pike tended to him, Joseph walked off the floor without a limp. Minutes later, he reentered the game, seemingly at full health. Boeheim downplayed the incident after the game. ‘I think he is alright,’ he said. ‘I think he got hit in the stomach.’ In the SU locker room, Joseph reaffirmed his coach’s take while adding that he felt there was no intended harm in the intentional foul. ‘They called the intentional, but he didn’t mean to,’ Joseph said. ‘I don’t think anyone would mean to knee anyone in the rib cage.’ And then, Joseph kiddingly retracted from slight exaggeration. ‘I was winded a little bit… Not a little bit,’ Joseph said, to laughs. ‘I was actually winded. But that was it. I am cool now. I will have to put some ice on my ribs, and that’s it.’ This and that Syracuse shot 38 free throws to Georgia Tech’s 12. The Orange made 26, including a 75 percent mark in the second half… SU starting center Fab Melo was scoreless for the third consecutive game… The Yellow Jackets out-rebounded the Orange 31-30… Georgia Tech led for the first 19-plus minutes of the game, as there was one lead change in the first half and no ties… Georgia Tech shooting guard Glen Rice Jr. is the son of the former NBA All-Star of the same name. Rice Jr. scored seven points Saturday. aolivero@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on November 27, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Dodgers: These are the new NLCS menu items you can eat at the stadium

first_imgWhere: Field level aisle 47 and Reserve level aisle 47Details: This double patty burger is topped with pepper jack cheese, candied bacon, beer battered onion rings and spicy aioli on a brioche bun.Milwaukee’s Best FriesWhere: LA On Deck Circle stands, Field level aisle 48, Loge level aisle 133 and Reserve level aisle 4.Details: Because we are gracious hosts Evans came up with a dish for Brewers fans. These crispy fries are topped with beer cheese (because they’re the Brewers, of course) and cheese curds. But they are served in an LA Dodger plastic hat bowl, so it’s acceptable for Dodger fans to order them, too. How coronavirus has impacted the harvest at Temecula Valley wineries The boys in blue are headed back home today after taking a game on the road to tie up the National League Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers 1-1.The battle continues at home for the Los Angeles Dodgers and if you’re lucky enough to have tickets to today’s game, or any of the other two scheduled for this week, the Dodgers will need you to cheer them on to victory.And to fuel you for cheering, Ryan Evans, the stadium’s executive chef, has a few food specials available at the stadium during the NLCS. These are the special menu items added for the NLCS.PreviousThe Going Yard Sausage is giving the Dodger Dog some competition during the NLCS at Dodger Stadium. Photo courtesy L.A. DodgersDodgers Executive Chef Ryan Evans has come up with a few food specials for fans attending the home games of the National League Championship Series. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The West is the Best burger is one of the dishes available just for the NLCS at Dodger Stadium. Photo courtesy L.A. Dodgers SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsMilwaukee’s Best Fries is one of the dishes available just for the NLCS at Dodger Stadium. Photo Courtesy L.A. DodgersThe Dodger Sour is one of the new items available for the NLCS at Dodger Stadium. Photo courtesy L.A. Dodgers. The Bulgogi Bowl is available at Dodger Stadium during the NLCS. Photo courtesy L.A. Dodgers. Esquite is street corn on a cup and it’s one of the NLCS specials at Dodger Stadium. Photo courtesy L.A. DodgersThe Going Yard Sausage is giving the Dodger Dog some competition during the NLCS at Dodger Stadium. Photo courtesy L.A. DodgersDodgers Executive Chef Ryan Evans has come up with a few food specials for fans attending the home games of the National League Championship Series. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 7Dodgers Executive Chef Ryan Evans has come up with a few food specials for fans attending the home games of the National League Championship Series. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)ExpandThe West is the Best Burger Recipes: These salads are delicious and refreshing on a sultry summer evening Dodger SourWhere: All barsDetails: Since you need something to wash down all this new food, the 21 and older fans can do it with this mix of Jim Beam Bourbon, lemon juice, sweet and sour mix served with a cherry on top.Bulgogi BowlWhere: Field level aisle 45Details: This filing bowl is made up of rice, shaved ribeye steak and kimchi.EsquiteWhere:  Field level aisle 10, Loge level aisle 63 and Reserve level aisle 41Details: Do you love street corn? Do you love easy to eat food in a cup? This is exactly that, street corn in a cup.Going Yard SausageWhere: LA On Deck Circle stands, Field level aisle 48, Loge level aisle 133 and Reserve level aisle 4.Details: The Dodger Dog could have some competition with this whopping dog made with a huge 16.5-inch jalapeño bacon-cheddar sausage topped with roasted corn, avocado, relish, grilled onions and crema.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Rapper Wiz Khalifa opens HotBox delivery-only restaurant in Los Angeles Taco Bell announces smaller, faster restaurants for mobile customers The OC Fair drive-thru food event will offer a sweet and savory taste of summer Onion RingsWhere: Field level aisle 47Details: Sure it’s just onion rings, but sometimes you just need onion rings.Blue Crew SandwichWhere: Trolley Treats on the Field level.Details: It’s dessert time, and this ice cream sandwich is made with Dodger Blue Ice Cream between two chocolate chip cookies.last_img read more