Published on March 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ UPDATED: March 12, 2017 at 3:05 p.m.Syracuse enters Selection Sunday sitting on the bubble. The Orange (18-14, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) has the most distinct résumé of any team on the fringe of the NCAA Tournament. The Tournament is made up of 32 conference champions receiving automatic bids and the next 36 “best” teams. In order to judge “best,” the selection committee will parse through the following résumés before the bracket is announced at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.Based on most bracket projections, the selection committee will have likely be choosing five teams for three spots.The below stats are based on the NCAA’s nitty-gritty report and team sheets with results as of games through Saturday night.Syracuse (18-4, 10-8 ACC)RPI rank: 84Strength of schedule: 64Nonconference record: 8-5 (188 nonconference RPI rank)Nonconference strength of schedule: 215Road record: 2-8Vs. RPI Top 50: 6-8Vs. RPI 51-100: 2-1Vs. RPI 101-200: 4-4Vs. RPI 200-plus: 6-1AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSouthern California (24-9, 10-8 Pac-12)RPI rank: 41Strength of schedule: 75Nonconference record: 13-0 (9 nonconference RPI rank)Nonconference strength of schedule: 140Road record: 6-5Vs. RPI Top 50: 2-6Vs. RPI 51-100: 4-2Vs. RPI 101-200: 7-1Vs. RPI 200-plus: 11-0Kansas State (20-13, 8-10 Big 12)RPI rank: 57Strength of schedule: 42Nonconference record: 11-2 (53 nonconference RPI rank)Nonconference strength of schedule: 237Road record: 6-6Vs. RPI Top 50: 4-9Vs. RPI 51-100: 2-2Vs. RPI 101-200: 8-2Vs. RPI 200-plus: 6-0Illinois State (27-6, 17-1 Missouri Valley) RPI rank: 33Strength of schedule: 123Nonconference record: 7-4 (102 nonconference RPI rank)Nonconference strength of schedule: 159Road record: 9-4Vs. RPI Top 50: 1-2Vs. RPI 51-100: 1-2Vs. RPI 101-200: 13-1Vs. RPI 200-plus: 10-1Wake Forest (19-13, 9-9 ACC)RPI rank: 39Strength of schedule: 21Nonconference record: 9-3 (10 nonconference RPI rank)Nonconference strength of schedule: 15Road record: 6-8Vs. RPI Top 50: 3-10Vs. RPI 51-100: 5-3Vs. RPI 101-200: 5-0Vs. RPI 200-plus: 6-0An earlier version of this story had Rhode Island listed as one of the bubble teams. URI won the Atlantic-10 Tournament and therefore received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Comments
Drom & Inch are the Mid Senior Hurling champions- they beat Upperchurch-Drombane by 1-16 to 1-15 in Holycross.Mullinahone are the new South Senior Hurling champions.They deposed Killenaule as the Division’s hurling kingpins, beating them by 2-11 to 2-08. Éire Óg Anacarty/Donohill have held on to their West Senior Hurling crown, courtesy of a 1-14 to 0-09 win against Clonoulty/Rossmore. The first game at that venue saw Lattin-Cullen beat Golden-Kilfeacle by 1-14 to 2-10 in the West Intermediate Hurling Final.JK Brackens are the Mid Senior football champions.They needed extra-time, before eventually beating Moyne-Templetuohy by 0-17 to 0-11 in Holycross.And Newport have won the North Intermediate Hurling title- they eased past Ballinahinch by 1-21 to 1-07.In other results from today:-South Tipperary Junior B Football Group 2: Clonmel Commercials 2-04 Cahir 0-12County Junior “A” Hurling Championship: Thurles Sarsfields 3-10 Skeheenarinky 1-18
The founder and general overseer of the God’s Crown Chapel Prophet Reindolph Oduro Gyebi has forecast that the Black Stars will end their continental trophy drought by winning this year’s Africa Cup of Nations.His prophecy contradicts what another Man of God Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi, Leader of the Glorious Wave International Church, revealed in his end of year service.Oduro Gyebi, popularly known as Eagle Prophet, revealed he saw in his dream the Black Stars being crowned champions of Africa.”It’s true. God revealed to me that Black Stars would win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in June,” he told Adom FM Sports.”I saw rainbow clouding over the Black Stars. I also saw captain Asamoah Gyan and his deputy Andre Ayew holding the AFCON trophy and presenting it.”God told me that it is the victory he is giving to the country.” However, Pastor Badu Kobi also gave a different prophecy at his end of year service.”The Black Stars would not win the Africa Cup of Nations this year,” he said.”Last year I said on a TV interview that Ghana football would go down and I advised Kwesi Nyantakyi to stepp down but he didn’t mind me until Anas exposed him.”Ghana last won the tournament 35 years ago at the 1982 finals played in Libya.However, the Black Stars have been losing finalists on three occasions- 1992 (Senegal), 2010 (Angola) and 2015 (Equatorial Guinea).
The national football team of BiH will play a friendly match against Spain on May 29 in the Swiss city of St. Gallen. After that, the national team will participate in the Kirin Cup, were they will play against Denmark in the semifinals.The list contains names of nine players who have not recorded a single performance for the A team so far (Kenan Pirić, Goran Karačić, Almir Bekić, Aleksandar Kosorić, Samir Memišević, Zvonimir Kožulj, Riad Bajić, Armin Hodžić i Adis Hušidić). Riad Bajić and Armin Hodžić have been called even before, but they did not play.Coach Mehmed Baždarević invited the following 32 players for these matches:Goalkeepers: Asmir Begović (Chelsea, England), Ibrahim Šehić (Qarabag, Azerbaijan), Kenan Pirić (Sloboda), Goran Karačić (Zrinjski).Defense: Ognjen Vranješ (Sporting Gijon, Spain), Mateo Sušić (Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldova), Emir Spahić (HSV, Germany), Ervin Zukanović (Roma, Italy), Sead Kolašinac (Shalke 04, Germany), Edin Cocalić (Mechelen, Belgium), Toni Šunjić (Stuttgart, Germany), Almir Bekić (Sarajevo), Aleksandar Kosorić (Željezničar), Samir Memišević (Radnik).Midfielders: Muhamed Bešić (Everton, England), Miralem Pjanić (Roma, Italy), Mario Vrančić (Darmstadt, Germany), Sanjin Prcić (Perugia, Italy), Anel Hadžić (Eskisehirspor, Turkey), Srđan Grahovac (Rapid, Austria), Haris Medunjanin (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel), Zvonimir Kožulj (Široki Brijeg), Tino Sušić (Hajduk Split, Croatia), Haris Duljević (Sarajevo), Edin Višća (Medipol Basaksehir, Turkey), Miroslav Stevanović (Željezničar), Izet Hajrović (Eibar, Spain).Strikers: Napad: Edin Džeko (Roma, Italy), Milan Đurić (Cesena, Italy), Riad Bajić (Konyaspor, Turkey), Armin Hodžić (Dinamo Zagreb, Croatia), Adis Hušidić (LA Galaxy, USA).Coach Baždarević explained the list: “We could not count on the injured Bičakčić, Graovac, Ibišević and Lulić. Aničić and Cimirot have championship matches so we spared them, just as we spared Burić because of personal affairs. Good opponents are expecting us and we wanted to present them the best possible team. Besides that, we want to give a chance to the younger boys, as well as to the Premiere League players, to show what they know. We are already thinking about obligations which await us this autumn and we must enter the qualifications well-prepared.“National team players will gather in St. Gallen on May 26.(Source: klix.ba/photo mojportal.ba)