Syracuse men’s basketball is back in the NCAA Tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 11, 2018 at 6:14 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Syracuse (20-13, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) was selected to compete in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The Orange earned a No. 11 seed and will face off against No. 11 Arizona State (20-11, 8-10 Pac-12) in a first-four game on Wednesday at 9:10 p.m. in Dayton, Ohio. The winner will play No. 6 seed TCU. The Orange was firmly on the bubble for the latter part of the year. Since the start of February, different bracketology sites shuffled SU between “last four in,” “first four out” and “next four out.” In the end, Syracuse did just enough to secure a bid.Entering the year, the Orange had relatively low expectations. Four out of five starters from last season were gone, and the only known commodity on the team was Tyus Battle.Syracuse got off to a blazing 11-2 start in the nonconference part of the schedule, though, with the only two losses coming to then-No. 2 Kansas and St. Bonaventure. The Orange also picked up a home win over Maryland, a road win over Georgetown and a neutral-site win over Connecticut.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe team hit a road bump in the ACC, losing back-to-back games (on the road to Wake Forest and home to Notre Dame without its two best players) to teams that would eventually finish in the bottom six of the conference. In the penultimate game of the regular season, a loss to Boston College, head coach Jim Boeheim said, “We had our opportunity earlier to win two games that we really should have won, and we didn’t finish.”The Orange kept its Tournament chances alive though, picking up road wins at Louisville and Miami and a home win over a ranked Clemson team. Each one of those wins came after a loss.Last season was nearly the exact opposite. That SU team came into the year ranked and had high expectations, but went just 8-5 in the nonconference portion of the schedule. It picked things up in the ACC, earning three wins over teams ranked inside the Top 10. But a lack of road wins, and the poor start, doomed the Orange as it missed the NCAA Tournament and played in the National Invitation Tournament instead.Now, Syracuse is back in the Big Dance. Commentslast_img read more

World Wrestling Championships: Yogeshwar picks his favourites

first_img WE RECOMMEND Read: Ken Shamrock expresses a desire to share the ring with Brock LesnarA New Platform Dedicated To Indian WrestlersWith an aim to exclusively show wrestling and India’s performance at the top international events, WrestlingTV has been conceived & launched by an Indian sports marketing company. It will become a one-stop destination for wrestling live news & exclusive updates starting with the upcoming World Wrestling Championships for the Indian subcontinent. WrestlingTV will bring to the fans all information & live action from the sport. Sushil, Sakshi and Bajrang will be seen in action in the World Wrestling Championships 2019 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan starting tomorrow. This initiative will cater to the growing popularity in the sport of wrestling, making it the first Olympic sport in India to have an official, exclusive and dedicated digital platform. The platform will not just have live-streams and match highlights, but fans will also get access to all the latest news, reviews, expert reviews and behind-the-scenes stories. READ: Manish Kaushik in AIBA Men’s WC 2nd round with thumping win in RussiaREAD: Batista gives a savage reply to troll who mocked his famous chant FOLLOW US “Form is temporary but class is permanent”, is how India’s wrestling legend Yogeshwar Dutt emphasized while speaking about double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar’s chances in 74kg as he returned to the World Wrestling Championships after a gap of eight years.Yogeshwar Dutt supports Sushil KumarThe 2010 world champion, who is eyeing a fourth Olympic berth, has found strong backing from his former colleague Yogeshwar Dutt, who believes Sushil’s vast experience will be his forte. “Sushil Pehelwan Ji is one of the most experienced wrestlers right now. He has won 2 Olympic medals and one World Championship gold medal, that itself speaks a lot about him. His experience will help him a lot in this World Championship,” said Dutt.Read: Wrestling TV: A new platform dedicated to Indian wrestlersDutt, who won the 60kg bronze in 2012 London Olympics where Sushil won the 66kg silver, counts Sushil among his medal favourites as he singled out the names who could create history for India this time. “I have a lot of expectations from our wrestlers especially Bajrang, Sushil, Sakshi, and Vinesh. Over the past few years, our performance has been really good. We’ve won medals in different tournaments through the year and I have high hopes,” he said. COMMENT 11 months ago Wrestling TV: A new platform dedicated to Indian wrestlers Written By 1 year ago Digvijaya links current feud in MP Congress to his ISI remark SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TVcenter_img WATCH US LIVE Suman Ray Last Updated: 14th September, 2019 23:08 IST World Wrestling Championships: Yogeshwar Picks His Favourites Yogeshwar picks his favourites for the World Wrestling Championships. He also said that he has a lot of expectations from Bajrang, Sushil, Sakshi and Vinesh. 1 year ago National Sports Awards: Deepa Malik to Jadeja, full list of winners 1 year ago Deepa Malik joins Bajrang Punia for Khel Ratna, Ravindra Jadeja among 19 other Arjuna awardees “This World Championship is a great chance for us to win maximum Olympic quotas,” he added. “The entire team has worked really hard and if they finish in the top 6 and get Olympic quotas, they’ll get ample time to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics and work on their shortcomings with a free mind, Yogeshwar added.  1 year ago BJP slams Digvijaya Singh, says ‘Congress leaders are quoted in Pak’ First Published: 14th September, 2019 22:37 ISTlast_img read more