Facebook Twitter Google+ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — With no true point guard and all eyes fixated on Tyus Battle, two defenders swarmed the Syracuse star. There was no room to move. Battle played all of regulation and all but 24.6 seconds of both overtimes, pouring every ounce he had into a game- and career-high 37 points to pace the Orange.A 10-second rule was called because Syracuse could not get the ball across mid-court. The Seminoles drilled their 11th 3-pointer of the game on their next possession, paving the path for a late surge to separate themselves from the Orange in the second overtime on Saturday afternoon.In Syracuse’s first multi-OT game since the Connecticut six-OT game in the 2009 Big East Tournament, Florida State launched from deep and brought an offensive attack Syracuse (12-6, 1-4) has not seen this season. Sagging to protect the rim comes with a risk — an open perimeter — and the Seminoles converted on 11 3-pointers. When the Orange stretched out to defend 3s, the Seminoles (13-4, 2-3) worked inside with their considerable size, winning 101-90 at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center and handing SU its fourth straight loss.“That was a good effort,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said, noting that SU overcame a 10-point deficit out of the break. “Tremendous effort … we played well and we’re playing better on offense.”The SU defense was strong early, but the offense was inflammable. They swapped in the second half and much of overtime, as Battle exploded for drives, 3-pointers and an array of versatility to make it a game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAt the end of regulation, Battle drilled a 3-pointer from the right wing with six seconds left. It sent the game into overtime, the score even at 74, and silenced a previously raucous home crowd. He scored 22 points in the second half and added 10 more in the overtime periods. Battle is SU’s leading scorer, who lifted SU to a win at Georgetown a month ago with two late 3-pointers in an overtime thriller. Saturday, with starting point guard Frank Howard fouled out and no other consistent scoring option, Battle put SU on his back.“I was playing too fast, they were speeding me up,” Battle said. “In the second half, I just slowed down, saw the floor, stayed aggressive.“Just little mistakes that lost us the game. Defensive errors, defensive breakdowns. I let their guys get wide open corner 3s.”What followed many of Battle’s scoring plays was an FSU answer. The high-scoring Seminoles knew how they would beat Syracuse, even without their leading scorer in junior Terance Mann.Shoot the 3.The Seminoles take more 3s per game than any team in the conference and they entered Saturday with the 29th-best scoring offense in the country, averaging nearly 84 points per game. They were held to only 31 points in the first half. But the goal was to beat SU via the 3, and they stuck to their gameplan. FSU shot 11-for-32 from deep.Despite Battle’s outing and the fact that four SU players reached double figures, the Syracuse offense could not keep pace. It was a close game, but Syracuse is stuck in neutral, held back by few scoring options, lethargy and a bevy of turnovers. The Orange committed 19, and FSU turned those into 31 points.At point guard, Howard scored 13 points and dished out five assists before fouling out late in regulation. He was subdued post-game, but he extracted the positive from Syracuse’s 90-point offensive outburst.“We played well, moved the ball a lot better in the second half,” Howard said. “We got some driving lanes. I think we’re starting to find our niche on the offensive end.”It may have come at a convenient time. The Orange’s near upset win could provide Syracuse a momentum boost at a needed time. For one, it was a near a road win against a ranked opponent, something that eluded the program last season. It would have snapped a three-game skid, as well, and the victory represents how formidable the Syracuse defense can be.The Orange will return home Tuesday for Pittsburgh (8-10, 0-5), the worst team in the ACC. Boston College follows, and the Orange is predicted to win each of its next four games, according to Kenpom.com.It may not be time to panic just yet, considering Syracuse started conference play 0-4 two years ago, when the Orange went dancing all of the way to the Final Four. But SU’s fourth straight loss is significant and it will take a strong next month and a half of play to dig itself out of this hole and earn an NCAA Tournament berth.“It’s five games. Who cares?” Boeheim said. “You got a whole season, 14 games left. Who cares? It doesn’t matter. We had a tough start, three tough road games. If we lost them by 10 or 12, I’d be really worried. We had a really good chance to win two of the three.” Comments Published on January 13, 2018 at 5:28 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21
THE latest positions from the Donegal Rally, with Declan Boyle just 12 seconds ahead of Sam Moffett.O/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS10RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev12Declan Boyle/Brian BoyleSubaru WRC6O/A9:21.60:001:07:21.121Sam Moffett/James O’ReillyFord Fiesta WRC6O/A9:30.50:001:07:33.60:12.50:12.537Darren Gass/Enda SherrySubaru WRC6O/A9:27.10:001:07:56.90:35.80:23.343Garry Jennings/Rory KennedySubaru WRC619:30.00:001:08:12.80:51.70:15.954Donagh Kelly/Kevin FlanaganFord Focus wrc629:42.80:001:09:10.91:49.80:58.166Derek McGarrity/James McKeeSubaru WRC639:46.20:001:10:13.32:52.21:02.4710Josh Moffett/John RowanMitsubishi Evo 94110:07.60:001:12:46.15:25.02:32.8824Eugene Meegan/Sarah WhelanMitsubishi Evo 94210:20.90:001:13:52.56:31.41:06.4921Pj McDermott/Paul GoodmanSubaru WRC6410:10.30:001:14:07.06:45.90:14.51025Stephen McCann/Lisa O’DowdMitsubishi Evo 94310:21.30:001:14:35.97:14.80:28.91127Trevor Bustard/Fabian McShaneMitsubishi Evo 94410:35.20:001:15:25.78:04.60:49.81239RJoseph McGonigle/Ciaran GeaneyRenault Clio R3Maxi3110:35.05:001:33:47.526:26.418:21.8Results for the National categoryO/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS10RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev115Daniel McKenna/Arthur KieransFord Escort Mk214O/A9:57.40:001:10:11.6214Gary McPhillips/Paul SheridanFord Escort Mk214O/A9:52.20:001:10:33.50:21.90:21.9316Manus Kelly/Donal BarrettFord Escort14O/A9:57.50:001:10:58.70:47.10:25.2432Conor Harvey/Gerard CallaghanFord Escort14110:05.00:001:11:58.61:47.00:59.9519Frank Kelly/Liam BrennanFord Escort14210:05.10:001:12:44.02:32.40:45.4622Brian Brogan/Damien McGettiganFord Escort Mk214310:11.90:001:13:00.52:48.90:16.5723Adrian Hetherington/Gary NolanFord Escort Mk214410:42.80:001:13:31.63:20.00:31.18160Richard Moffett/Martin ConnollyToyota Starlet13110:25.30:001:14:36.04:24.41:04.4934Daniel Doherty/Michael DohertyFord Escort Mk214510:29.00:001:14:50.04:38.40:14.01020Damien Gallagher/Mac WalshFord Escort14610:42.70:151:14:54.14:42.50:04.11118Wesley Patterson/Johnny BairdFord Escort14710:20.60:001:15:26.95:15.30:32.812165Vivian Hamill/Stephen ThorntonFord Escort RS14810:24.00:001:16:23.06:11.40:56.11342Patrick McHugh/Pauric O’DonnellFord Escort13210:43.60:001:16:51.66:40.00:28.61444Kieron Graffin/Paddy RobinsonMitsubishi Evo1016110:52.00:001:17:19.77:08.10:28.1 RALLY UPDATE – LATEST RESULTS was last modified: June 21st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2014donegal rallylatest
Colombo: Six children and three women were among 15 people killed when militants linked to the Easter Sunday bombings opened fire and blew themselves up during a fierce gun battle with security forces in Sri Lanka’s Eastern province, police said Saturday. The shootout occurred as the security forces continued their hunt for members of the National Thowheeth Jamaath (NTJ), the local terror outfit behind the April 21 coordinated blasts in which 253 people were killed and over 500 injured. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkThe Special Task Force and Army troops, following a tip-off, raided a house in Kalmunai city, about 360 km from Colombo, on Friday night, leading to the heavy exchange of fire with the armed group. As the heavily-armed men opened fire on troops, a civilian caught in the middle got killed. As the clashes intensified, three men are believed to have set off explosives. “A total of 15 bodies recovered, six men, three women and six children. At least four suspected suicide bombers are dead, and three others who were injured are in hospital,” a police spokesperson said. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygenA police spokesman said that three suspected suicide bombers were among the 15 dead. “When the police were doing a joint search operation in Sainthamuruthu, gunfire was directed at them,” police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said. A suicide blast took place, and the body of a terrorist with a T56 assault rifle was also found at the site. A massive cache of explosives was also recovered from the spot. “Officials have recovered detonators, suicide kits, army uniforms and ISIS flags,” an army officer said. Meanwhile, the police said that curfew imposed in the Muslim-majority areas of Kalmunai, Chavalakade and Sammanthurai would continue until further notice. The police have arrested at least 76 people in connection with the attack so far. Twenty were arrested in the last 24 hours. Officials also seized one kg of explosives near a railway station at Wellawatta, a popular south Colombo suburb. The curfew was lifted for other areas at 4 am on Saturday. At the security council meeting held last night, it was decided that search operations to crack down on extremist terrorism must continue until the threat is eliminated. Security has been improved at hotels, schools and public places. Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels on the Easter Sunday, killing 253 people. The Islamic State claimed the attacks, but the government has blamed local Islamist extremist group NTJ for the attacks. President Maithripala Sirisena said Friday that over 130 suspects linked to the Islamic State terror group have been operating in the country. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Sri Lanka needs new laws to deal with threats posed by local terror outfits linked to ISIS. Sri Lanka has a population of 21 million which is a patchwork of ethnicities and religions, dominated by the Sinhalese Buddhist majority. Muslims account for 10 per cent of the population and are the second-largest minority after Hindus. Around seven per cent of Sri Lankans are Christians.