Tyler Lydon’s solo act not enough to rescue Syracuse at No. 9 North Carolina

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — With Syracuse’s comeback on life support in the second half, Tyler Lydon provided the same jolt he’d been delivering all game. The sophomore positioned himself near the top of the key and buried a long jumper, cutting SU’s deficit to 10 with about 11 minutes to go.On his way back down the court, Lydon placed one finger over his mouth, shushing a sellout crowd counting down the minutes to Roy Williams’ 800th head coaching win. It was about the only moment all night from Syracuse that warranted posturing. Because even during Lydon’s last-ditch, 18-point second half effort, the Tar Heels convincingly shut down the Orange.“I don’t really care how I played,” Lydon said. “My shot was falling, that was great. But we didn’t win, so it doesn’t matter.”The dynamic, 6-foot-9 sophomore was a one-man show for the Orange on both ends of the floor. Lydon led his team with 26 points, and his seven rebounds was second most for the visitors. But given what SU has shown in this strenuous season, one-man shows often don’t translate to wins, and it didn’t on Monday evening in North Carolina. No. 9 UNC (17-3, 5-1 Atlantic Coast) easily dispatched Syracuse (11-8, 3-3), 85-68, leaving SU winless in its six games played outside of the Carrier Dome.“It can’t just be one guy,” senior forward Tyler Roberson said. “In order for us to win against great teams like North Carolina, we have to all play well.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOnly once did the Orange seriously tease an upset, charging into the second half with a 12-0 run that cut the Tar Heels’ lead to three. Lydon was the catalyst, corralling a rebound and sinking a 3 to kick-start the run. When North Carolina regained its lead and stretched it back to eight, Lydon answered with consecutive jumpers to slice the lead back to six.He seemed to have answers for anything UNC threw at him: Successfully hoisting shots over UNC’s guards when Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks sealed off the paint, and finding space underneath the hoop when they didn’t.“It was kind of a mismatch problem with him,” senior guard Andrew White said. “(North Carolina) was really big inside, so he was able to get his perimeter game going a little bit.“That was something we expect of him …  He showed a lot of offensive ability.”But the problem about this Syracuse team is that it consistently needs so much more from Lydon than his marquee offensive nights. Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has been in a season-long bind defensively, and once again he called on Lydon, officially listed as a forward, to play significant minutes as SU’s center.Taurean Thompson played 12 minutes, and Dajuan Coleman never left his seat on the bench, just like he has in all of conference play (with the exception of one minute against Miami). Left to fend for himself down low, Lydon played all but one minute and performed as well as any of SU’s defenders on a night when they were outrebounded by 20. He and Roberson collected more than 60 percent of Syracuse’s rebounds, highlighting more voids in a Syracuse team with plenty of them.“He was just on,” Roberson said of Lydon. “… He just wasn’t missing. He was playing defense, and he played a really good game. We just fell a little short.”Boeheim agreed with Roberson’s sentiment about falling a “little short,” despite the final 17-point deficit. The veteran head coach thought it was SU’s best road game of the year. Yet, at least on the scoresheet, Lydon’s outing was the only overwhelmingly positive item.White scored 15 points off five 3s, but struggled to create his own shot against a rotating group of North Carolina player. Tyus Battle also pitched in 13 points, but didn’t do much outside of SU’s second-half 12-0 run when he had a pair of steals and two baskets. Lydon was largely all Syracuse had on Monday.When it’s just Lydon, it’s just not enough. Comments Published on January 16, 2017 at 11:15 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more


Wellington Police to check for drunk drivers on August 22

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow – Officers of the Wellington Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on August 22nd 2014 in the City of Wellington, according to Chief Tracy Heath.  The checkpoints may be setup at various locations through out the city.These checkpoints are designed to identify intoxicated drivers.  Those motorist suspected of intoxication will be given on-site sobriety field test.Efforts will be made mot to severely interrupt traffic flow, but many drivers will be stopped as part of this program.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (9) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 312 weeks ago Illegal stops. Report Reply 4 replies · active 312 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Just A Thought · 312 weeks ago So how are these illegal stops? Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 312 weeks ago No proof of a crime being committed, but everyone passing the checkpoint is being stopped (they’re assuming everyone is guilty at that point) and questioned, without representation, then they decide if you are guilty of a crime or not. I’ve noticed a lot of forgery cases in the police notes lately. Maybe they should setup a checkpoint and pull everyone over to make sure that they don’t have any checks/credit cards that don’t belong to them. Same premise. Report Reply -4 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 312 weeks ago Here’s another comparison for you. I read recently that texting while driving is now the leading cause of deaths for teen drivers (http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/study-texting-while-driving-now-leading-cause-of-death-for-teen-drivers-1.5226036). Would it be ok for police to set up a checkpoint and stop everyone and search their phone for the last sent/received text? Report Reply +3 Vote up Vote down Law Abiding Citizen · 312 weeks ago Wouldn’t bother me. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Love Check Points · 312 weeks ago Would only need three check points if you work with Santa Fe to block all crossings in town then you could set up a Check point at all 3 underpasses to check every car going north or south. Report Reply 0 replies · active 312 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Live for it · 312 weeks ago Geeze, then you could read the police notes on Monday and find out who all got nailed by the cops. That would be a good thing for your right? Report Reply 0 replies · active 312 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down whatever · 312 weeks ago See how many tickets the BNSF get? Report Reply 0 replies · active 312 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down WayToKillTheMystery · 312 weeks ago In other news, drinking establishments in Derby, Winfield, and Haysville are offering 2:1 drinks and group rates on hotel rooms for 8/21 – 8/23. Book now! Report Reply 0 replies · active 312 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more