Beat writers predict Syracuse to remain undefeated against Texas Southern

first_imgSyracuse (2-0) takes on Texas Southern (0-3) Saturday night in the Carrier Dome at 7 p.m. The Orange is coming off a 71-62 win over Iona while the Tigers suffered an 18-point loss to Ohio State. Tyus Battle led all scorers once again with 28 points against the Gaels, while Frank Howard and Oshae Brissett chipped in 15 and 12, respectively. Paschal Chukwu led the way on the glass with 10 rebounds. Our beat writers make picks and discuss Syracuse’s third game of the season.Sam Fortier (2-0)Southern ComfortSyracuse 80, Texas Southern 60The most interesting thing that will happen on Saturday night in the Dome is that we’ll get to see Syracuse big man Paschal Chukwu square up in the post with TSU big man Trayvon Reed. They are both 7-foot-2. Other than that, the Tigers have just two players taller than 6-foot-4 and both are role players who aren’t on the court more than 30 percent of the time. All this said, Syracuse has a size and skill advantage that won’t be overcome.Matthew Gutierrez (2-0)Eye of the TigerSyracuse 62, Texas Southern 58Texas Southern is no slouch. Based on Syracuse’s performance Tuesday night against Iona — an NCAA Tournament team a year ago, granted, but no ACC power by any stretch — this matchup figures to be close. The Tigers are accustomed to big-time basketball and have made four consecutive NCAA Tournaments. SU and TSU play even until the final minutes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTomer Langer (2-0)More of the sameSyracuse 74, Texas Southern 56These two teams matched up two years ago. The only player left from that game is Frank Howard as both teams have had major turnover. And with that, Texas Southern doesn’t seem well-equipped to beat this Orange team. Yes, SU has seemed to struggle on offense without a Tyus Battle bailout, but that might still be enough against TSU. Through three games the Tigers are shooting 42 percent from the field and 32 percent from deep. That won’t cut it on the road against a team like SU. Comments Published on November 18, 2017 at 12:33 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Wednesday January 29th Local Sports

first_imgTONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO,, app — NIACC at Kirkwood — women 5:30, men 7:30 DES MOINES — Drake’s Liam Robbins is not the only post player making an impact in the Missouri Valley Conference. The seven foot sophomore is fifth in the Valley in scoring and tied for fourth in rebounding as the Bulldogs hit the road tonight to Indiana State.That’s Drake coach Darian DeVries who says several teams have impact post players.The Bulldogs are 5-3 in the Valley — high school wrestling last [email protected] Clear LakeLake Mills 64, Clear Lake 11Lake Mills 49, Webster City 24Clear Lake 58, Newman 15Webster City 66, Newman [email protected] Swea CityGarner-Hayfield-Ventura 45, Northwood-Kensett 36Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 50, West Fork 23Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 54, North Union 12Northwood-Kensett 39, West Fork 24Northwood-Kensett 54, North Union 27West Fork 31, North Union [email protected] BrittAlgona 38, West Hancock 36Algona 78, Belmond-Klemme 6Algona 39, Gilbert 22West Hancock 39, Gilbert 29West Hancock 66, Belmond-Klemme 15Gilbert 72, Belmond-Klemme 6 — boys basketball last nightRockford 66, Newan 48Algona 50, St. Edmond 43Belmond-Klemme 59, North Union 44Bishop Garrigan 62, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 53Humboldt 79, Hampton-Dumont-CAL 48Iowa Falls-Alden 91, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 58Lake Mills 70, Eagle Grove 43Osage 50, North Butler 17West Hancock 58, North Iowa 50 WEBSTER CITY — The #4/3A Clear Lake girls outscored Webster City 30-11 in the middle two quarters on their way to a 65-28 win in North Central Conference play last night, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB. Sara Faber had 24 points while Darby Dodd had 11 and Chelsey Holck had 10 to lead the Lions, who improve to 14-1 overall and 10-0 in the conference. The Lions host #2/3A Crestwood on Thursday night in a game you can hear on KRIB starting at 6 o’clock. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman, who became one of the NFL’s most feared pass rushers during 15 seasons in the league, has died. He was 58. The Minnesota Vikings and Pro Football Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker offered their condolences in separate statements. There was no word on the timing of Doleman’s death, but he had surgery in January 2018 to remove a brain tumor and Baker said he passed away “after a prolonged and courageous battle against cancer.” WEBSTER CITY — The Clear Lake boys jumped out to a 21-7 lead after the first quarter and beat Webster City 65-39 last night in North Central Conference action in Webster City, as you heard on KRIB. Carson Toebe had 18 on the night to lead the Lions, while Andrew Formanek had 16 and Kody Kearns added 12. Clear Lake is now 12-2 overall and 9-0 in the conference and will host Crestwood on Thursday. CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson says the Panthers play a much different Missouri State team tonight in Cedar Falls. The Panthers dominated the Bears 80-57 in Springfield earlier this month.Jacobson says the Bears have gone to a four guard lineup.Jacobson says he is not concerned about his team overlooking the Bears after a lopsided win in the first meeting.Tipoff in Cedar Falls is scheduled for 6 o’clock. — girls basketball last nightNewman 48, Rockford 30Algona 53, St. Edmond 21Bishop Garrigan 50, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 36Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 44, Iowa Falls-Alden 14Lake Mills 75, Eagle Grove 40Osage 63, North Butler 25Saint Ansgar 61, Nashua-Plainfield 24West Hancock 79, North Iowa 10 AMES — The Iowa State men are at home tonight to host top ranked Baylor. The Cyclones are 2-4 in the Big 12 and two weeks ago lost to the Bears in Waco 68-55.That’s ISU coach Steve Prohm who says the Cyclones need to be better defensively.Iowa State is coming off an 80-76 loss at Auburn and Prohm says the Cyclones need to avoid the lapses that prevent them from posting big wins.Tipoff tonight in Ames is scheduled for 8 o’clock. WACO, Texas – Iowa State (12-7, 4-4 Big 12) saw its three-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of No. 2 Baylor (18-1, 7-0 Big 12) 83-62 Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center. Despite a strong second half effort which saw ISU cut the BU lead down to 16, the Cyclones were unable to find a way back from 27-points down. Iowa State was led by Maggie Espenmiller McGraw, who notched 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting. She was joined in double figures by Kristin Scott (15 points, all in the second half), Jade Thurmon (career-high 14) and Ashley Joens (13).last_img read more