Fast reaction: Syracuse beats No. 25 Texas A&M to win Battle 4 Atlantis championship

first_img Related Stories Grade the Orange’s performance against No. 25 Texas A&M and pick SU’s player of the gameGallery: Syracuse wins Battle 4 Atlantis championship game against Texas A&MStorify: Syracuse community reacts to Battle 4 Atlantis title win over No. 25 Texas A&M Published on November 27, 2015 at 5:11 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Syracuse (6-0) defeated No. 25 Texas A&M (6-1) in the the Battle 4 Atlantis championship, 74-67 on Friday afternoon. The Orange won three games in three days and beat two ranked teams, matching last season’s total. Here are three quick observations from the win.Can’t be trustedMichael Gbinije picked up an offensive foul with 14:08 to go in the first half. It was his second foul of the game. His continued presence in the game might have jeopardized his ability to play in the second half, but Syracuse’s backup point guard stayed right on the bench. Kaleb Joseph played only four minutes of Syracuse’s 79-76 win over Connecticut. On Friday, he played limited minutes in the first half. On a transition steal by Trevor Cooney, a pass to Joseph went off his fingertips and out of bounds for a turnover. A timeout was called and Boeheim screamed at Joseph on his way back to the bench. Moments later he was subbed out for Malachi Richardson. Glass half fullAdvertisementThis is placeholder textA night after Richardson said he found himself in the second half despite playing his worst brand of basketball in the first half, the freshman wrote a similar narrative. He scored just three points on 1-of-5 shooting in the opening 20 minutes, but scored SU’s first seven points out of the break. He connected on four free throws, the first of which came when he was the victim of a flagrant foul on a drive to the basket. Later, he showed poise in going up and under on an and-one layup that tied the game.Richardson finished with 16 points in the contest. Floor-Boards Syracuse was dominated on the glass on Friday, getting out rebounded 39-31.  Jim Boehiem called the Aggies the biggest and strongest team he’s ever seen after SU’s win on Thursday. They lived up to the hyperbolic billing as Syracuse overcame the struggles on the boards.The second-chance points didn’t burn the Orange too badly. On one play in the second half, Texas A&M had four opportunities to score in the span of a few seconds. The final rebound ended in Lydon’s hands. Syracuse caught the breaks on Friday and executed as well in the win.  Commentslast_img read more

2019 AFCON: Uganda Shock DR Congo 2-0 to Lead Group A

first_imgKaddu’s strike partner Emmanuel Okwi doubled the lead for Uganda with a glancing header in the 48th minute.Substitute Jonathan Bolingi had the best opportunity for DR Congo but the Belgium-based forward’s header struck the top of the crossbar.The News Agency if Nigeria (NAN) reports that Uganda will go on to face Zimbabwe on Wednesday in their next match, with DR Congo taking on Egypt later that day.(NAN)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Cranes of Uganda beat DR Congo 2-0 on Saturday in Cairo to shoot to the top of Group A table at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).The win placed the East Africans level on points with hosts Egypt who beat Zimbabwe 1-0 on Friday in the opening match, but they are ahead on goal difference.Patrick Kaddu opened scoring for the Cranes with a header from a corner kick, following a well-timed run to the near post after just 14 minutes.last_img read more