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PostPosted: 27 May 2018, 02:56
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim wasnt happy about much Friday night even though his Orange thoroughly dominated Colgate 83-55 in the season opener for both teams.The press was so bad I wanted to keep trying it to see if it got any better, said Boeheim, now in his 41st year. If thats the extent we can do with the press you wont see it much.And there was more disappointment.We didnt do a very good job on the boards. With our size advantage we have to do a better job, he added, noting his teams slim 46-40 advantage.But something did bring a smile to the face of the hard-to-please Boeheim -- the play of guards Frank Howard and John Gillon.Tyler Roberson scored 18 points, fifth-year transfers Andrew White and Gillon had 17 and 13 points apiece as No. 19 Syracuse overpowered Colgate.Howard, a sophomore, added 11 points and a career-high nine assists for Syracuse, which shot 55 percent from the field. The Orange scored 44 points inside the paint, and had 23 fast break points, thoroughly dominating the Red Raiders at both ends of the court.Our guards played really well, exceptionally well, Boeheim said. Frank and Johnny played well.The two combined for 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting and 15 assists.Howard shot 2-of-19 from beyond the arc in his freshman season and drew the ire of his coach whenever he hoisted a long-range shot. Friday, Howard was 3-of-3 on 3-pointers. Now, Boeheim is totally fine with Howard launching treys.Hes worked hard. His shots a lot better. Hes stronger, more physical, Boeheim said. Im good (with Howard shooting).Howard was pleased with Boeheims new-found confidence.It feels real good. I made a few changes to my shot, Howard said. I was shooting with my palm last year but now Im getting a higher release and my forms a lot better.Howard, though, still gets the most satisfaction from making creative passes, which are appreciated by his teammates.The guards did a great job of getting me the ball, Roberson said. It gives me a lot of energy. Frank really gets the ball to me in great position and finding me in open spots.Malcolm Regisford led Colgate with 10 points. Sean OBrien had nine.BIG PICTUREColgate: Coach Matt Langels squad was overmatched by the bigger, more athletic Orange so he really couldnt get a good handle on how his team will fare against Patriot League rivals. Needless to say he was extremely impressed by the Orange. They need to grow throughout the season but they have a lot of talent one through nine.Syracuse: Boeheim has tons of versatility and impressive talent inside and out. Boeheim, whos often criticized for not playing a deep rotation, has a luxury hes sure to employ throughout the season.POLL IMPLICATIONS: Syracuse certainly didnt hurt itself with its dominating win. At this point of the season, the Orange will have to depend on the teams in front of them to lose in an upset or two.STAT OF THE NIGHT: Roberson was 9-for-13 from the field -- all layups or dunks.TIP-INS:Colgate: The Red Raiders schedule features contests against 10 teams that made postseason tournaments a year ago.Syracuse: Colgate is Syracuses most familiar opponent. Fridays game marked the 169th time the two upstate New York schools have squared off. The series dates back to 1901-1902. Syracuse has now won 51 straight going back to 1962.ROLE PLAYER: Gillon gives the Orange a dimension the team lacked last year -- blazing speed.LETDOWN: Orange freshman Tyus Battle led the team with a 16.5 points-per-game average in the teams two tune-up games but against Colgate the standout from New Jersey could only manage six points on 1-of-7 shooting.SOPHOMORE SLUMP: Tyler Lydon, arguably Syracuses best player, was 0-8 from 3-point range in the teams two exhibition games. His slump continued Friday as he was just 1-6 from the field, including 0-3 from beyond the arc.UP NEXT:Colgate takes on in-state rival Cornell next Wednesday in Ithaca.Syracuse kicks off the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational against Holy Cross Tuesday at the Carrier Dome. The tournament concludes at Barclays Center in Brooklyn Thanksgiving weekend. Air Max 2019 Zwart .com) - Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer were easy first-round winners Tuesday at the Australian Open. 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TORONTO -- After playing eight of their past 10 games on the road, the Toronto Raptors open a season-long six-game homestand Monday against the Philadelphia 76ers.When the Raptors defeated the Bucks 105-99 Friday at Milwaukee, they finished their 10-game grind with a 6-4 record.On the road, youve been edgy, youve been uptight, youve got the you-against-the-world mentality, Toronto coach Dwane Casey said Sunday. Now you come home to the comforts of home and relax and we cant do that. Weve got some good teams coming in, the young, athletic Philly team coming in, Memphis is playing well, the Lakers are playing well and Atlanta. Its going to be a tough homestand, it wont be a piece of cake whatsoever. The homestand will end with games against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Minnesota Timberwolves.The Raptors (10-6) are 4-3 at home and Philadelphia is 0-5 on the road this season.The 76ers (4-13) are coming off a 112-108 loss to the Cavaliers at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday after leading for the first three quarters.Philadelphia center Joel Embiid, who is coming back from foot injuries that cost him the past two seasons, will not make the trip to Toronto after scoring 22 points with nine rebounds in 25 minutes on Sunday.We played hard, Embiid said. We had a good defensive game. They just played better.The game Monday will be the sixth he will have missed this season. The restriction in minutes and the skipping of some games fit in with his rehabilitation program. He also did not play in the 105-89 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Friday.You come up with some really hard decisions that maybe dont favor me or us or whatever, 76ers coach Brett Brown said. But for the long-term lens that we all have, we have to be responsible with Joel Embiid. Winning a game in the middle of November in 20166, sometimes that takes a back seat.ddddddddddddThe 76ers were without point guard Jerryd Bayless on Sunday because of a sore left wrist. Bayless, a former Raptor, missed the first 13 games of the season after suffering a torn ligament in the wrist during training camp. The free-agent acquisition played in only three games. Bayless said his wrist was sore when he played against the Bulls on Friday.The Raptors made a season-best 14 3-pointers against the Bucks and had double-digit scoring from six players.While the offense is working, the concern remains the defense.Weve got to be more conscious of letting teams get easy buckets, transition buckets, make everything a lot tougher on them, said Toronto guard DeMar DeRozan, who is averaging 30.2 points. Especially from the 3. Just be more disciplined. We cant have mistakes. Once we get clicking defensively and everything comes together as one, we have a chance to be really good.Improving the defense is constantly on Caseys mind.If we have to get guys in there that are going to be committed to the defensive end, weve got to do that because to get where we want to go, were kidding ourselves if were not committed to that end, Casey said.Forward DeMarre Carroll is improving as he returns from knee surgery and that should help the Raptors defense. He also scored 14 points on Friday.Thats what Ive got to do, Carroll said. Theyre double-teaming Kyle (Lowry) and DeMar (DeRozan). Ive got to be able to space the floor, especially in the first unit. Im just trying to do my part. I know at the beginning of the season I wasnt doing my part, but now Im trying to step up, and Im just trying to progress and not look back. 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