Opponent preview: What to know about Duke

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Opponent preview: What to know about Duke

first_imgSyracuse (13-8, 6-4 Atlantic Coast) lost its first game in three weeks on Tuesday night against Clemson. The defeat came after five-straight wins and SU will look to get back on track against No. 9 Duke (17-3, 7-2) at 8 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.Here’s what to know about the Blue Devils ahead of the matchup.All-time series: Duke leads, 9-6Last time they played: SU lost the rubber match to Duke, 84-72, in the second-round of the 2019 ACC tournament on March 14. Frank Howard posted a career-high 28 points, Buddy Boeheim added 15 and Oshae Brissett scored 14. Zion Williamson scored 29 points and didn’t miss a field goal. He capped a 7-0 second half run with a layup that pushed Duke ahead for good. The defeat left the Orange firmly on the NCAA Tournament bubble.The Duke report: As expected, head coach Mike Krzyzewksi leads one of the best teams in the nation — the second-best one, per KenPom. The Blue Devils are fourth and seventh in adjusted-offensive and -defensive efficiency, respectively, with no glaring weaknesses. They only get 32.4% of their makes from deep, but shoot the 3 ball at a 36.4% clip.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDuke’s losses, on average, have a five-point differential. After a historic non-conference loss to Stephen F. Austin on Nov. 26, Duke rattled off nine wins — including a 12-point victory over Michigan State. Back-to-back losses to Clemson and Louisville reset Duke’s season, but it has beaten Miami and Pittsburgh in the last week to solidify its stance atop the ACC standings. Vernon Carey and Tre Jones lead the Blue Devils, with Cassisus Stanley and Matthew Hurt providing depth. Carey, Duke’s perennial Wooden Award-nominee, averages 17.4 points and 8.5 rebounds a game. He’s also added 34 blocks. Carey represents the interior presence the Orange haven’t been able to guard all year. Jones also is Duke’s lead playmaker, with his 123 assists leading the team.Krzyzewksi has turned to a lineup of 6-foot-2 guard Jordan Goldwire, Jones, Carey, Stanley and Hurt most often through their last five games, per KenPom.How Syracuse beats the Blue Devils: Shoot the 3 and limit Carey. Surprisingly, SU’s winning streak didn’t feature many lights-out shooting performances. In its last five games, Syracuse hasn’t hit more than eight 3s in a single contest. Getting to the 3-point line might disrupt Duke’s 2-3 zone, or at the very least, keep up with a run-and-gun pace that ranks first in the conference. The Blue Devils also clog passing lanes and deny shots off passes, placing an importance on Joe Girard III’s and Hughes’ ball-handling.Defensively, an upset will start with preventing Carey from taking over like RJ Barrett did in the Carrier Dome last year. SU’s 2-3 zone should keep Jones and Duke’s shooters in check, but Carey’s playmaking can disrupt the Orange game plan. Syracuse’s also must hang in a rebounding battle that Duke usually wins decisively.Stat to know: 27% — Duke allows 27% of its opponent’s buckets to come from 3, fifth-lowest in Division-I.KenPom odds: The Orange have a 26% chance to win the game, with a final score prediction of 78-71 per KenPom.Player to watch: Matthew Hurt, No. 21, ForwardCarey and Jones are the stars, but Hurt has the opportunity to steal the show. The 6-foot-9 freshman leads the Blue Devils in 3s made (33) while shooting 42.3% from deep. The forward has attempted at least four deep balls in each of his last three games and a few conversions on Saturday night could threaten SU’s upset chances. Comments Published on January 30, 2020 at 12:10 am Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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WHS Daily Bulletin: Finals schedule released for Thursday

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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015:Tuesday•WHS at Andale.WednesdayNothing is scheduled.Thursday•WHS wrestling home at 5 p.m.Friday•Finals 5-8.•Wrestling at Marion, 6p .m.Saturday•JV wrestling at Rose Hill, 8:30 a.m.Tuesday’s Lunch — Christmas Dinner, Chicken and Dressing, Potatoes with Gravy, Green Beans, Hot Roll, Poke Cake and Milk.Wednesday’s Lunch — Soft Chicken Taco, Tortilla Chips with Salsa, Refried Beans, Shredded Romaine, Chilled Peaches and Milk.Today’s News: *Thespian Conference Attendees: Final payment is due tomorrow with your notarized health form.*STUCO is selling candy cane grams during lunch today for $1 each, or 7 for $5. They will be handed out during 6th hour on Wednesday.  “4 for you, Glen Coco. You go Glen Coco.”*Reminder- Senior early completers, please remember to turn in your check-out sheet to Mrs. Yates before you leave this week.* It’s Christmas Spirit Week!  Tomorrow will be Candy Cane Day. (Red and White)* Finals on Thursday, December 17:1st hour final- 7:55-9:352nd hour final- 9:40-11:17Lunch for all students- 11:17-11:473rd hour final- 11:47-1:284th hour final- 1:33- 3:10Finals on Friday, December 18th:5th hour final- 7:55-9:356th hour final- 9:40-11:17Lunch for all students- 11:17-11:477th hour final- 11:47-1:288th hour final- 1:33- 3:10-Students:  You do not have to take a final if you have 3 or less excused absences and an A in the class. Remember 3 tardies in one class means you have to take the final.*Just a reminder- Please remember to donate to the Eisenhower shoe drive. You can put new or gently used shoes in the big orange box in the commons.*Seniors: The Local Scholarship application deadline is January 8th, 2016 at 3:00. Please turn in applications to the counselors office.* Seniors: Please visit the counselor’s page on the USD 353 website to view information for a Rotary District 5690 Scholarship. There is a short application you need to complete plus you will need two letters of references and your current transcript. You may also pick up a copy of the scholarship in the counselor’s office. The deadline for this scholarship is December 20, 2015. You will then mail all of the documents to the individual listed on the scholarship.*Its’ not too late to sign up to go on the 2017 Spain Trip. Sign up soon to receive a $200 discount! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Groom.* The deadline for entries in the Wellington photo contest is on Friday!  Remember the subject of your photographs can be anything that screams Wellington. Photos must be taken by you this semester.  File size must be at least 16 x 20 inches and cannot be taken with a camera phone. Only 3 entries per person.  Winners photos will be printed and used to decorate USD 353 central offices.  There will be cash prizes! Please submit digital files to Mrs. Groom.Fun Fact of the Day:Christmas traditions vary from culture to culture. Finns often visit saunas on Christmas Eve, while Portuguese revelers hold a feast on Christmas Day for the living and the dead (extra places are set for the souls of the deceased). In Greece, some believe that goblins run wild during the 12 days of Christmas, and most Greeks don’t exchange presents until January 1st. Thanks to their geographic location, most Australians and New Zealanders enjoy Christmas at the beach or at barbecues.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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