What we learned from Syracuse’s 90-46 win over Holy Cross

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first_img Published on November 16, 2016 at 2:48 am Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman There was no drama on Tuesday night in the Carrier Dome. No. 18 Syracuse (2-0) coasted past Holy Cross (0-2) by 44 points, winning 90-46. SU showcased its full offensive capabilities, lifted primarily by Andrew White, Tyler Lydon, Tyler Roberson and even some help on the boards.Here’s three things we learned from the Orange’s blowout.This is what Syracuse’s offense can look like with Lydon and White providing the fuelEntering this season, it seemed apparent that the lifeblood of SU’s offense would primarily course through White and Lydon. The scoreboard on Tuesday reflected that statement, it just took a game for it to come to fruition. White dropped in a team-high 19 points, while Lydon trailed closely with 17. All together, they accounted for 40 percent of the team’s production.A huge chunk of White’s point total was rooted in a 5-for-10 performance from 3. He neutralized a pair of early 3s from the Crusaders in the first half with two of his own. Lydon even broke out of his 3-point drought, making his first two on the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“When you make (3s), it’s an easy game,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “When you don’t, it’s a hard game.“We’re going to have those games, we’re going to have those nights and we’re going to have to will our way through them.”Tuesday was not one of those nights. Tuesday was the first time Lydon and White both reached double-digits point totals, and they gave the Crusaders’ defense an impossible dilemma. Lydon scored almost all of his points in the paint while White reigned from deep. The visitors never quite figured it out.Roberson is hitting jumpers, even if Boeheim’s not buying itPerhaps one of the biggest surprises through a pair of exhibitions and regular-season games is the offensive output from Roberson. The 6-foot-8 forward is averaging over 13 points per game, including the two preseason matchups. He pitched in 12 points against Holy Cross, one game removed from a team-high 18 points against Colgate.Most of his tallies against the Raiders came at the rim, but he successfully flashed his mid-range jumper a few times in the season opener, and again on Tuesday. The senior gave the Orange the lead for good with his first shot, one he hit less than three minutes into the game.He followed that a few minutes later with another jumper, this one as Jehyve Floyd was closing on him hastily.“They were letting (Roberson) shoot it,” Boeheim said, “and that’s your worst nightmare. When you’re let a guy shoot and he makes them.”It’s not as if Roberson is a completely transformed offensive player, he’s just fit well into the lineups SU has run out. His shots are falling more often than they’re not, even if that’s not the case in practice.“We keep statistics in practice,” Boeheim said, “(Roberson’s shooting) below 30 (percent). Facts are facts. Don’t try to go to what you hope is there or what you think is there. Try to go by the facts. I know that’s difficult.”Syracuse showed life on the offensive glassWith Lydon mired in a shooting slump prior to Tuesday’s game, Boeheim suggested last week that the sophomore needed to operate more around the basket. Not only to allow Lydon more high-percentage shots, but to spark himself with second- or third-chance points.That’s exactly how Lydon got going on Tuesday, putting back a third-chance layup that foreshadowed a breakout night. He was one of four Orange players with multiple offensive boards, and he paced SU with five.The Crusaders set up in a zone defense, and that left plenty of room on the interior for Syracuse to infiltrate.  In the first eight minutes alone, the Orange had two offensive possessions with two offensive rebounds. Both ended in Lydon layups.“We did a good job of exploiting (open space),” Roberson said. “We have to do it in the future when teams try to play this kind of defense on us.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


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first_img Submit StumbleUpon Presenting its H1 2017 results (period ending 30 June), FTSE-listed gambling technology group Playtech Plc has declared a strong ‘cash generating’ performance recording growth throughout its core metrics combined with KPI gains across its product divisions.Driven by growth in its ‘regulated markets’ activity, combined with the strong performance of its flagship casino division (up 28%), Playtech would achieve period group revenues of €421.6 million up 25% on H1 2016: €337 million.The firm’s strengthened commercial pipeline would see the company declare a period EBITDA of €171 million, up 19% on H1 2016: €143 million.A confident Playtech governance stated that its performance gains were a testament to a ‘proven model’ which had created an effective cash generating business. Closing a busy H1 2017 period Playtech governance would declare ‘reported ’group profits of €90 million (H1 2016: €49 million).At present, the company holds a ‘Gross Cash’ position of €536 million (December 2016: €545 million) and €376 million when adjusted (December 2016: €392 million)Detailing period operational highlights, the gambling technology provider noted that it had secured vital contract renewals with leading UK betting operators Paddy Power Betfair, Sky Bet and Betfred through its Playtech BGT sports division.The company continues to invest in its multi-channel strategy for tier 1 operators, undertaking investment in its live casino product development, and seeking to faster integrate new tech and games assets.Alan JacksonAlan Jackson, Chairman of Playtech, commented on H1 2017 performance: “The proven strength of the Playtech model was once again demonstrated with a strong H1 performance driven by both underlying growth and recent acquisitions. As always, Playtech’s performance has been converted into strong cash generation enabling a 10% increase in the interim dividend, in line with the progressive dividend policy.“The first half of the year saw Playtech’s Gaming Division deliver strong growth with double-digit underlying growth and recent acquisitions integrated and performing in line with expectations.  Playtech has also continued to execute on its industry leading omni-channel solution by deepening its offering in key verticals with the integration of Playtech BGT Sports creating a fully integrated best-in-class sports technology solution and the launch of the world’s largest Live Casino studio in Latvia, revolutionising the offering in a growing and dynamic channel.“As with the Gaming Division, momentum in the Financials Division continued with improvements across all KPIs. The announced acquisition of assets from Alpha brings an important new B2B revenue stream and the creation of TradeTech Group as our operating and corporate brand for the business is an important milestone and better reflects the broadening of the division’s offering towards a full turnkey B2B financial trading solution.“Taken all together, this proven platform for growth across the business has again delivered a strong performance and management remain confident of further strategic progress in the second half of 2017.” Share Sharelast_img read more