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


Leicester players and fans pay tribute to late chairman ahead of Cardiff clash

first_img Leicester City players and staff take part in a huddle on the pitch prior to kick off. 4 Leicester City fans hold up a banner ahead of their match with Cardiff City as they honour Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. The Foxes, in action for the first time since the tragedy, honoured Srivaddhanaprabha by wearing t-shirts ahead of the game, which were also worn by supporters in the away section in Wales. 4 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The entire Leicester staff also stood on the centre circle during a minutes silence ahead of the game for all five victims of the disaster. Leicester City players wore shirts commemorating Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who they affectionately knew as ‘The Boss’ Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 4 gameday cracker Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? REVEALED shining Latest Premier League Storiescenter_img REAL DEAL Leicester City fans raise scarves and banners as they pay tribute. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense Leicester’s Carabao Cup game with Southampton in midweek was postponed meaning this is the first occasion since the helicopter crash last Saturday they have played. deals Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January whoops And after the match the players will be flying to Thailand, their former owner’s homeland, to take part in the 60-year-old billionaire’s funeral, which is due to last another six days having started today. Forever in our hearts. pic.twitter.com/OXBAE1GBZA— Leicester City (@LCFC) November 3, 2018Nusara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, both members of Srivaddhanaprabha’s staff, also died in the crash, along with pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner and co-pilot Izabela Lechowicz. Leicester City players and fans paid tribute to their late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha ahead of their Premier League clash with Cardiff City. no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow 4 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 💙 pic.twitter.com/gpb61l7Fof— Leicester City (@LCFC) November 3, 2018last_img read more


The Best Beach Towns in America

first_img If living by the beach is a dream, the U.S. has beach towns that make this dream a reality, especially when it comes to buying homes that are suitable to everyday life and easy on the pocket, according to the latest WalletHub rankings for 2018’s Best Beach Towns to Live in.To determine the beach communities that were ideal for a permanent home, WalletHub compared 205 cities across 58 key indicators of livability and then split the comparison into two categories—those that were located by the ocean and the ones located by lakes. The rankings were then based on data sets ranging from housing costs to share of for-sale waterfront homes to the quality of beach water.The best town by the ocean to live in was Lahaina in Hawaii, WalletHub found. With an overall score of 64.90 on a scale of 100, the town got top ranking for safety and town economy and was ranked fourth in terms of affordability. Naples, Florida, came in a close second on this list with a total score of 63.61 and topping the quality of life indicator. Another Florida town, Sarasota, came in third with an overall score of 61.09 and a top five rank again for the quality of life in the town. Mill Valley, California and St. Augustine, Florida rounded off the top 5 on this list.WalletHub revealed that Traverse City, Michigan was the best beach town by a lake, with a total score of 67.92 and top ranking for quality of life. Eden Praire, Minnesota which came second on this list got a top rank for affordability and was among the top five in terms of town economy, and education and health. With a score of 61.12, Folsom, California came third on this list followed by Highland Park, Illinois, and Mequon, Wisconsin.In terms of home affordability, two Texas towns, La Porte and Port Lavaca, ranked among beach towns by the ocean with the lowest housing costs. Four California towns, Coronado, St. Luis Obispo, Malibu, and Santa Barbara were at the bottom of the list’s rankings on housing costs. For homebuyers looking at low annual property tax, WalletHub found five Hawaii towns that topped the list—Wailuku, Lahaina, Kihei, Waianae, and Kailua. At the bottom of this list were three New York towns—Babylon, Patchogue, and Shirley.Does your town feature on this list? For the complete rankings, click here. The Best Beach Towns in America in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Affordability Beach homes HOUSING Ocean Property Tax real estate WalletHub 2018-06-27 Radhika Ojhacenter_img June 27, 2018 729 Views Sharelast_img read more