Beat writers predict winner of Syracuse-Notre Dame men’s basketball

first_img Published on January 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (11-8, 3-3 Atlantic Coast) travels to South Bend, Indiana, to take on No. 15 Notre Dame (16-3, 5-1) on Saturday at noon. The Orange has yet to win a game away from the Carrier Dome and is still in search of a marquee win. A victory against the Fighting Irish would satisfy both holes in SU’s NCAA Tournament resume. Syracuse has won four straight against Notre Dame including last year’s 15-point upset at home.Here’s how our beat writers predict the game will unfold.Connor Grossman (11-8)HomesickNotre Dame 83, Syracuse 71There’s not much use in predicting a “signature” win for Syracuse’s resume until one actually comes to fruition. SU will have chances against Florida State, Duke and Louisville, just to name a few of the ACC obstacles that still lie ahead. But the Orange has looked inept on the road this season, and going up against a Notre Dame team with one loss in conference play, there’s little hope for the visitors on Saturday afternoon. Notre Dame is one of the best 3-point shooting teams in the conference, and they’re just as good at defending the 3. That’s how UND tabs Syracuse with its fourth conference loss.Matt Schneidman (10-9)Luck of the OrangeSyracuse 73, Notre Dame 71AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse has won four straight against Notre Dame, including last year’s tilt in the Carrier Dome when the Orange scored 44 first-half points. Jim Boeheim is 16-5 against Mike Brey, and the Fighting Irish is coming off its first conference loss to Florida State earlier this week. You won’t find any numbers on paper that give the Orange a sliver of hope to win this one; ND is the best foul-shooting team in the country and a top-10 offensive team, among other areas of strength. Just trust me, or call me crazy. Syracuse gets its first signature win.Paul Schwedelson (12-7)Taking a south bendNotre Dame 77, Syracuse 65If you judge individual talent, Notre Dame may not stack up with some of the other top teams in the conference, but the Fighting Irish is one of the best all-around teams in the nation. UND is 8-3 in games decided by 10 points or less, a testament to its ability to win ugly. Bonzie Colson leads the ACC with 12 10-rebound games and 11 double-doubles. Syracuse can’t afford to get beat on the boards in a second straight game, but don’t expect that to happen. Commentslast_img read more


LaLiga sells Spanish goal

first_imgAngel. The veteran who does not failAt 32, Ángel is facing a second youth. His 14 goals in all competitions made it possible for Barça to play. The striker is an insurance for Bordalás and this has been demonstrated in major matches. He has one year left on his contract, but what is clear is that he looks very comfortable with Bordalás. Although ‘girlfriends’ are not lacking.At the moment, Ángel has only played in Spain. His 21 goals with Zaragoza in 2016 was key in his career. The killer seems to be unstoppable …Design: Eduardo Cornago ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Design: Eduardo Cornago Luke. The idol that does not expireLucas Pérez leads Alavés with Joselu. A fashion duo in Spanish football that makes it possible for the team to meet again. The Galician adds and continues, despite having other challenges in foreign leagues. His 11 goals put him on a select list to star in a good economic move for Alavés.Design: Eduardo Cornago ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Design: Eduardo Cornago Gerard Moreno. An international with a noseHis appearance with Spain (three goals in two games) was an encouragement for him to go ahead in LaLiga with 11 goals. Moreno is key for Villarreal and is running as one of the transfer market bargains. At 28 years old, he is at his best and has shown himself capable of any challenge. Messi and Benzema are the only players who beat him in so many, while he is tied with Suarez.Design: Eduardo Cornago ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Design: Eduardo Cornago The coronavirus crisis is going to bring about a change in the transfer market. LaLiga is showing a showcase with a Spanish goal: among the top 15 scorers in the competition, we find 8 Spaniards. Joselu, Ángel, Roger, Lucas, Gerard, Raúl García, Loren … All of them have already positioned themselves as a ‘bargain’ for other teams.Joselu. A globetrotter with a goalJoselu’s season in Alavés is being framed. The forward has already scored 9 goals and forms a lethal duo with Lucas Pérez. The former Madrid player is claiming himself in important games (Seville, Villarreal, Getafe …). It is no secret that his high level puts him in the showcase and that it could be key for the Alaves to obtain a significant sum of money at a time as delicate as today.Joselu’s experience in England, Spain and Germany set him up as a player who always goes for more. The proof is that in his day he was already the top scorer for Madrid Castilla and that little by little he was improving himself. There is no doubt that he is going through his best moment and, who knows, if he could enter Luis Enrique’s list for the 2021 Euro Cup.Design: Eduardo Cornago ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Design: Eduardo Cornago Roger, a revelation of FirstAt 29, Roger is the star of Levante. Its 11 targets confirm this. The killer is going through his best individual moment and is key in his team. His contract ends in 2023 and suitors are not lacking. At the moment, he is focused on Levante to lead the team in what can be a great campaign.Design: Eduardo Cornago ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Design: Eduardo Cornagolast_img read more


LAPD under fire from Islamic leaders over plan to detail communities

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Najee Ali of Project Islamic Hope said his group has appealed to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to intervene.“Chief (William) Bratton has a habit of shopping for the leaders who agree with him, rather than reaching out to the community,” Ali said. “We want him to understand how offensive this is to all communities.”Ali said he hopes is hopefulVillaraigosa will make changes to the LAPD plan.“He was once president of the (American Civil Liberties Union) and he should realize what this means,” Ali said.“And if he doesn’t, we will bring the point home to him with vigils and demonstrations.” Amid growing nationwide controversy, Islamic leaders called on the Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday to abandon plans by its counterterrorism bureau to create a map detailing Muslim communities across the city.The plan, revealed earlier this week, has drawn accusations of racial profiling and concern that it could be used with other communities, even as LAPD officials have said their efforts are being misinterpreted.“As an African-American, we know what it is to be profiled,” said the Rev. Eric Lee, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles.“We have been fighting profiling for years. We don’t see the LAPD mapping out skinheads. We don’t see the LAPD mapping out neo-Nazis. We don’t see the LAPD mapping out corporate criminals. This is an effort to profile people based on their race.” The controversy erupted after LAPD Deputy Chief Mike Downing testified before a U.S. Senate panel late last month that the department iswas joining with an academic institution and looking for a Muslim partner to develop the mapping project.Islamic groups to meetIn his testimony, Downing said the project would detail the Muslim communities in the city, along with demographic data and information on social interactions.While LAPD officials said the goal is to identify groups that might be having difficulty integrating into society, butMuslim groups and the ACLU have decried the move.Leaders of several Islamic groups are scheduled to meet Thursday with Downing, head of the Counter Terrorism Division, to discuss the concerns it has raised among the 500,000 Muslims who live in Los Angeles.Villaraigosa said he hopes is hopeful the Thursday meeting will lead to better understanding. And he said he has been briefed by Bratton and has received assurances that it is not intended to violate civil and human rights.“But he also has personal concerns about the LAPD policy and wants to assure the Muslim community that it has a full seat at the table and that the policy reflects their concerns,” Villaraigosa spokesman Matt Szabo said.LAPD seeks ‘partnership’For its part, the LAPD said it believes too much attention is being focused on the use of the word “mapping,” and that that is taking away from its goal to improve understanding.LAPD officials have said the move is not an effort to profile a community but an effort to thwart radicalization.Lt. Mark Stainbrook of the counterterrorism division said officials are trying to get more information about the program out to the public and the groups involved.“This was initiated with the idea we need to partner with the Muslim community,” Stainbrook said. “The only project is to have a partnership.“Chief Bratton has made it clear we cannot do this on our own and need feedback from the Muslim community. The whole point is to get people involved.“If there is a problem with the words we use, we are prepared to change them. That’s the easy part. What we need to do is raise understanding by the department and the community as to what it is we do. We cannot do this alone; we need the community involved.”But Ali said the LAPD should focus more on the terror created by Los Angeles street gangs and gang violence against African-Americans.Representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim Public Affairs Council said the LAPD program has drawn concern across the country.“People are concerned on the purposes this will be used for,” said Sharif Mourassay of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “This mapping project says that Muslims are more prone to violence than any other faith.“It is ill-advised and deeply offensive as well as constitutionally questionable. All this does is generate fear and mistrust and looks like you are trying to gather intelligence based on religion and ethnicity.”rick.orlov@dailynews.com 213-978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more