What we learned from Syracuse basketball’s 64-62 win against Duke

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first_img Published on January 18, 2016 at 11:49 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ DURHAM, N.C. — Syracuse (13-7, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) shocked Duke (14-5, 3-3), 64-62, on Monday night at Cameron Indoor Arena. Duke has now lost three straight games for the first time in nine seasons, and the Orange held the Blue Devils to under 80 points, the first time Duke has scored less than that number at home this season.Tyler Roberson pulled down 20 rebounds, including 12 on the offensive glass. Michael Gbinije returned to his old team and hit several big shots, finishing with 14 points and a career-high nine assists. Malachi Richardson hit three 3-pointers to give Syracuse a lead and it all resulted in SU’s biggest win of the season.The Blue Devils shot just 10-of-37 from 3, and the Orange made 11-of-23. Syracuse had never beaten Duke at Cameron as members of the ACC, but that all changed on Monday.Here are three things we learned from Syracuse’s win.This team might be as good as people thought it could beAdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter the Orange won the Battle 4 Atlantis, it took over as the No. 14 team in the country. Players boasted that no one respected them coming into the season, and the first six games of 2015 showed why everyone should have.That rhetoric died down as Syracuse lost to Georgetown, St. John’s and the first four games of conference play. But that same timely defense and prolific 3-point shooting on Monday showed why Syracuse could win a game against any team when it’s playing at its best.“We come into the year, we’re not ranked,” Trevor Cooney said, recapping the season to date. “No one’s talking about us. And then all of a sudden we play well in the Bahamas and we get ranked and everyone’s talking about us. And then we slip up a little bit and then we fall back into no one’s talking about us again.“It shows a lot about us to be able to dig ourselves out.”It’s been up and down for Syracuse. There have been some bad lows, but the Orange has shown that it’s highest highs are tough to beat.Syracuse can win running just one playAfter the game, Jim Boeheim admitted that he ran pretty much just one play the entire second half.“We used the middle ball screen to try and get Mike (Gbinije) into the lane and then when they helped,” Boeheim said, “he got Roberson and he dropped the layups and a couple of times we got the 3.”Syracuse ran a pretty simple offense and it led to clutch shooting. It made seven 3s in the second half and Roberson got a couple of good looks. When the Blue Devils had cut the lead to 61-58, the Orange executed on that pick and roll perfectly, and Gbinije found Roberson cutting to the basket as he rolled in the and-one.After scoring just 26 points in the first half, the Orange basically shot its way to a win with 38 points after the break.Trevor Cooney’s self-reflection has boosted his recent surgeAfter Syracuse lost to Miami on Jan. 2, Cooney sat alone at his locker, uninterested in talking to anyone that wanted a word with him.He said after Monday’s game that he was thinking about what he could do to right the ship, how he could be a better leader.Since then, he’s scored 27 points against then-No. 6 North Carolina and 21 first-half points against Wake Forest on Saturday. During Monday’s win over the Blue Devils, he hit four 3-pointers.When Grayson Allen had scored nine straight for Duke, Cooney pulled up on a 3-pointer at least 3 feet behind the arc and cut the 6-point deficit in half just before halftime.Off a Roberson rebound in which he corralled the ball while being surrounded by four Duke players, a kick out to Cooney ended in the senior draining an open 3. He’s stepped up his output the past couple of games, and he can pinpoint when it happened.“I was just trying to figure out, how can I get these guys going and how can I be a better leader every single day,” Cooney said. “And that’s what I was thinking about in that moment.” Commentslast_img read more


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first_imgMORE: The glory days of “Monday Night Football”For the Colts to pull off the upset over the Saints and temporarily save their season, they’ll need to key on Michael Thomas. The New Orleans wide receiver leads the NFL with 121 receptions and 1,424 receiving yards this season; he had 11 receptions for 134 yards and a touchdown last week against San Francisco, marking his seventh game with at least 10 receptions in 2019.With at least 10 receptions against Indianapolis, Thomas would surpass Andre Johnson (seven games in 2008) and Wes Welker (seven in 2009) for the most games with at least 10 receptions in a season in NFL history.Below is all you need to know about Week 15’s Monday night game between the Saints and Colts, including the kickoff time and TV channel.Who plays on Monday Night Football tonight?Indianapolis Colts at New Orleans SaintsKickoff time: 8:15 p.m. ETIn both our NFL Week 15 picks against the spread and our straight-up predictions, Sporting News projected a Saints win over the Colts on Monday night. Below are the explanations.Pick against the spread: The Colts have had a tough season without Andrew Luck, but it has little to do with Andrew Luck not being there. The injuries have mounted on offense — to and around Jacoby Brissett — and the defense hasn’t been immune to the run of bad health, either, leading to a sophomore slump for coach Frank Reich. The Colts will hang tough with their offensive and defensive fronts, however. The Saints are the much better and more complete team at the moment, but the Colts have made it a habit of playing one-possession games. Pick: Saints win 30-23 but fail to cover the spread.Straight-up prediction: The Saints get an extra day this week to think about their heartbreaking loss to the 49ers. Good thing they’ll be distracted by the kind of film study that should revive their confidence. While the Colts aren’t far off from the Saints statistically, especially on defense, the records tell the tale of this tape. New Orleans, especially at home and still challenging for a top seed in the NFC playoffs, is by far the more trustworthy team. Pick: Saints 34, Colts 20.MORE: Full betting preview for Saints vs. Colts The meaning of tonight’s “Monday Night Football” game is different for both teams. The Saints, who will host the Colts in a game scheduled to kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN, are looking to improve their standing in the NFL playoff picture a couple weeks after clinching the NFC South. The No. 1 seed in the NFC is still an obtainable goal for New Orleans.Indianapolis, meanwhile, is clinging to dear postseason life, and a loss in New Orleans on Monday night would eliminate the Colts from the playoff hunt in the AFC. Thanks two three straight losses heading into Week 15, Indy at this point is closer to a top-10 pick in the NFL Draft than a playoff spot. Sept. 9Broncos at Raiders (10:15 p.m. ET)Week 2Sept. 16Browns at JetsWeek 3Sept. 23Bears at RedskinsWeek 4Sept. 30Bengals at SteelersWeek 5Oct. 7Browns at 49ersWeek 6Oct. 14Lions at PackersWeek 7Oct. 21Patriots at JetsWeek 8Oct. 28Dolphins at SteelersWeek 9Nov. 4Cowboys at GiantsWeek 10Nov. 11Seahawks at 49ersWeek 11Nov. 18Chiefs at ChargersWeek 12Nov. 25Ravens at RamsWeek 13Dec. 2Vikings at SeahawksWeek 14Dec. 9Giants at EaglesWeek 15Dec. 16Colts at SaintsWeek 16Dec. 23Packers at Vikingscenter_img What channel is Monday Night Football on?TV channel: ESPNLive stream: ESPN appESPN (and ABC) has been the home for “Monday Night Football” since its inception in 1970. You can find a live stream for MNF games at ESPN.com or by downloading the ESPN app.Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland will have the call from the booth. McFarland was a sideline analyst last year, but moved into the booth when Jason Witten returned to the Dallas Cowboys following a stint in broadcasting that was not particularly well-received.Lisa Salters returns for her eighth season as sideline reporter, and John Perry is the crew’s new officiating analyst for 2019.Monday Night Football schedule 2019Week 1Sept. 9Texans at Saints (7 p.m. ET)last_img read more