Fast reactions: 3 quick takeaways from Syracuse’s 76-53 win against Boston College

first_imgSyracuse (11-7, 3-2 Atlantic Coast) avenged its New Year’s Day loss at Boston College (9-9, 2-3) with a 76-53 victory in the Carrier Dome Saturday afternoon. After giving up a season-high 96 points to the Eagles 13 days ago, Syracuse shut down Jim Christian’s squad and held freshman stud Ky Bowman to only three points after he dropped 30 against SU the first time.Here are three immediate observations to the Orange’s third conference win.Tyus Battle flashes full arsenalIn a continuation of the rapid progression of Tyus Battle’s all-around game, the freshman scored a team-high and career-high 21 points in a variety of ways on Saturday.He hit three 3s, penetrated the lane for four layups and made 4-of-5 from the charity stripe. It’s the fourth straight game in which Battle has played over 32 minutes, only coming out briefly when Jim Boeheim opted for a two-point guard lineup with John Gillon and Frank Howard in the first half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter a brief stint at the beginning of the season in which Boeheim said Battle “seemed lost” in Syracuse’s first loss against South Carolina and a period where a minor foot injury stunted the freshman’s ability to drive and pivot, he’s developed into a more than reliable shooting guard for a full game’s length.No-show BowmanEarlier in the week, Boeheim likened Bowman to the stud Kentucky duo of Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox. Those two freshmen are projected to be lottery picks in the upcoming NBA Draft, and Bowman’s 30-point eruption against Syracuse on Jan. 1 made him look like a lottery pick, too.That performance included a an 11-for-17 mark from the field, 7-for-8 from 3 and nine assists to go along with a scoring total that wasn’t even his season high (33, against Fairfield on Dec. 21).On Saturday, though, Bowman barely left a mark on the game after putting up a meager three points in 28 minutes of action. The freshman has posted totals of zero twice and three once this season, but none of those 3 games featured Bowman for more than 11 minutes.Syracuse didn’t allow him any clean looks, and his lone made 3 came at the end of the shot clock with Howard hand right in his face. Instead, Bowman was left passing up shots more often than taking him, as he tallied an underwhelming 1-of-9 line from the field.Orange turnoverThe Eagles turned the ball over more in the first half Saturday (15) than they did all game nearly two weeks ago at Conte Forum (13). Taurean Thompson stifled BC in the low post and the wings of Syracuse’s zone were especially active in the rematch. Six different players recorded steals in the opening 20 minutes for the Orange, led by a pair each from Andrew White and Battle.Off those 15 BC first-half giveaways, Syracuse scored 14 points, larger than its halftime lead of 13. By game’s end, the Orange had forced 20 turnovers and only committed six itself, scoring 20 points off BC’s giveaways.Bowman gave the ball away a team-high six times, and six others turned the ball over for the Eagles while only one Syracuse played (Tyler Lydon) turned the ball over more than once. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 14, 2017 at 6:03 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Australian boxer Dwight Ritchie dies in sparring accident

first_imgLast Updated: 10th November, 2019 10:44 IST Australian Boxer Dwight Ritchie Dies In Sparring Accident Australia’s boxing community was in shock Sunday after middleweight Dwight Ritchie collapsed and died aged just 27, reportedly while sparring Australia’s boxing community was in shock Sunday after middleweight Dwight Ritchie collapsed and died aged just 27, reportedly while sparring. Sydney’s Daily Telegraph said he took a body shot on Saturday, walked back to his corner and collapsed. He could not be revived. It said he was sparring in Melbourne with Michael Zerefa, who is preparing for a rematch with Jeff Horn, a former WBO welterweight champion. Ritchie’s promoter Jake Ellis confirmed the news on Facebook.READ | Shooting: Tejaswini Sawant Wins India’s 12th Olympic Quota Place Press Trust Of India Ritchie’s death comes less than a month after American boxer Patrick Day died after suffering a serious brain injury during his knockout defeat to Charles Conwell in Chicago. He was the third boxer to die from injuries sustained in the ring this year. Argentina’s Hugo Santillan died in July following a bout in San Nicolas, just north of Buenos Aires. His death came just two days after Russian fighter Maxim Dadashev died from brain injuries sustained in a fight in Maryland.READ | Conor McGregor’s DNA Tests Prove Allegations Against Him Were FalseREAD | UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Says McGregor Needs 10 Wins Before Rematch He last fought in August, losing to Tim Tszyu by a unanimous decision for the IBF Australasian super welterweight title. 10 months ago Brett Lee turns 43: Relive Australian pacer’s great accolades WE RECOMMEND First Published: 10th November, 2019 10:44 IST “I am truly saddened by the passing of Dwight Richie,” Tszyu said on Instagram. “Only fighters understand the bond shared between them, especially those who shared a ring together. Rest In Peace to a true champion.”  READ | Tokyo Olympics 2020: Nikhat Zareen Wants To Fight Mary Kom In Trial 10 months ago Mass slaughter of Australian racehorses prompts investigation “It is with great sadness and shock to announce that the fighting cowboy Dwight Ritchie sadly passed away today doing what he loved,” he said. “As Dwight’s promoter and friend it’s unbearable to accept the tragic news that’s just surfaced.” Richie, nicknamed “The Fighting Cowboy”, held a 19-2 record. COMMENT 10 months ago US boxer Patrick Day ‘extremely critical’ after match with Cornwall WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago PM Narendra Modi has wonderful gesture for Australian PM Morrison 9 months ago Australia-Chile women’s friendly attracts record 20,029 fans FOLLOW USlast_img read more