Syracuse heads into the ACC tournament with a 0-0 tie at No. 1 Wake Forest

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first_imgFor the first time all season, Syracuse shut out an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent. But No. 1 Wake Forest (15-1-1, 7-0-1 Atlantic Coast) returned the favor on Friday night in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and the match ended 0-0 for the Orange’s (6-8-3, 0-6-2) third tie of the season. The tie marked the first time Wake Forest hasn’t won a conference game outright, and the first time it’s been shut out, this season.“It was nice to finally get something tangible,” Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre said. With the win, Syracuse picked up its second point in eight conference games. Syracuse goalkeeper Hendrik Hilpert recorded a career-high nine saves to preserve the tie. Hilpert held scoreless a Wake Forest offense which ranked second in the nation with 3.13 goals per game headed into the match. The blank sheet was Syracuse’s second of the year down from 11 last season. “He’s been very good all year,” McIntyre said. “When called upon, he’s made big saves for us this year. And tonight in this tough environment he was outstanding.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse trailed Wake Forest in shots 22 to seven. The Orange never registered a shot on goal while the Demon Deacons tallied nine. It was the Orange’s third overtime game in conference play, its first two resulted in a loss to Boston College and a tie with Virginia.  Averaging 1.35 goals a game, Friday marks the third time the Orange has been shutout this season. “We were always going to be absorbing some pressure, especially second half,” McIntyre said.  “When required, and then again in overtime, we kind of dug extremely deep but we were still creating some half chances and could’ve possibly nicked a goal as well.”The tie brings Syracuse into ACC tournament play next week without a conference win for the first time in its four seasons in the ACC. Thus far in conference play, Syracuse has scored more than one goal just once and has been outscored 14-8 in its eight conference games.Syracuse will be the 12th seed in the ACC Tournament and travel to fifth-seeded Clemson next Wednesday night. Clemson eliminated Syracuse from the ACC Tournament last season and the College Cup Semifinals the year before. Comments Published on October 27, 2017 at 10:49 pm Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


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first_imgDesigned in the blue and white colours of hosts Israel, the official ball for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship was unveiled during Wednesday’s draw in Tel Aviv.The official ball for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship was unveiled during the draw in Tel Aviv on Wednesday – and earned immediate praise for its “eye-catching and modern look”.That was the verdict of Avi Nimni, the former Israel captain and U21 finals ambassador, speaking on the stage at the Tel Aviv Hilton, where the draw took place. Fittingly, the ball has the same blue and white colours as tournament hosts Israel and its design features the same thermally bonded triangular patterns as the adidas Tango 12, match ball of UEFA EURO 2012.Avi Nimni added: “The ball is very light and easy to control and I hope we will see a lot of goals in the tournament.”adidas has produced the official ball for every major UEFA and FIFA tournament since 1970.last_img read more


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first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “It was needed,” Walton said. “It was. It’s one win, we all know that that’s not that big of a deal in the long NBA season, but for us it felt nice to get this one back home.”The Lakers (12-22) entered the night with no positive momentum, facing an opponent that has tormented them for years, and, for the first time on Christmas in more than two decades, no Kobe Bryant on the roster.They had little reason for optimism.Except this: The Clippers were on their own run of bad luck. Already without Blake Griffin until at least late January, L.A.’s other home team also had to do without Chris Paul. The Clippers’ All-Star guard was scratched from the lineup about an hour before tipoff with a sore hamstring.For the first two quarters, the Lakers did little with this holiday gift, playing for the first time, as Walton noted, since flying across the country from Orlando late Friday night. LOS ANGELES >> Twelve days away from home left the Lakers beleaguered and certainly beaten. They bore the marks of a team on a slide.But within that fatigue and frustration, Luke Walton perceived a certain edge. Much of the youthful goofiness that defined the team as it got off to a hot start had been replaced by a serious tone.After a sluggish first half Sunday against the Clippers in a primetime Christmas matchup, something clicked in the third quarter, as the Lakers ran out to a 111-102 victory.The win was only the Lakers’ second in their last 14 games. It snapped a four-game losing skid and, more to the point, an 11-game losing streak to the Clippers.center_img Then the third quarter came, and if there was a team in need of a rallying moment, it was these Lakers.Buoyed by a breakout performance from Timofey Mozgov and solid support from Luol Deng — some return on investment from that summer spending — the Lakers turned a three-point halftime deficit into a 15-point lead entering the fourth quarter. They outscored the Clippers 34-16 in the period. “I thought we took our jobs very seriously in the third quarter,” Walton said.Starting with a Mozgov jumper 14 seconds into the second half, the Lakers scored 13 points in the third period before the Clippers even got on the scoreboard. Mozgov delivered 12 points in the quarter on his way to 19 points, tied with Nick Young for the team high in scoring.It was a bonus for the Lakers that their other big-money player, Deng, also delivered. He added 13 points and 12 rebounds, while sharing the load in the third quarter.For the first time in more than a year — since April 12, 2015, in fact — all five Lakers starters reached double figures, including Julius Randle who, after missing the last two games for the birth of his son, tallied 13 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists.“I think we played that way because of, yes, having an edge from losing,” Walton said.The Lakers’ lead ballooned to as many as 18 points, but was trimmed back to under 10 in the final minutes. Walton had seen it all before in the last month, and after the game cautioned his players that they can’t let off the gas in such instances. “It’s the little things that almost happened tonight that are going to hold us back,” he said.The Clippers (22-10) dropped their second straight game and despite 22 points apiece from J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford could not overcome the absences of Griffin and Paul. Redick left the game in the second half with a hamstring injury.It did not help that DeAndre Jordan was quiet offensively, scoring just 7 points on 3-of-4 shooting. He added 10 rebounds and 6 assists.“He’s a threat to everyone,” Walton said of Jordan before the game. “He’s one of the premier bigs in this league, but he’s a player that will make you pay 100 percent of the time if you miss a defensive rotation.”last_img read more