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- Aug 15, 2011
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Marvin Chambers, right, sits courtside to watch his son, Adrian Autry, make his head-coaching debut at Syracuse University during Monday night's 83-72 win against New Hampshire at the JMA Wireless Dome on Nov. 6, 2023. Dennis Nett | firstname.lastname@example.org@syracuse.com
Autry’s father watches his son fulfill a dream and get a win: ‘I wanted to see this’ (PS; $; Waters)
The first person Adrian Autry called when he got the Syracuse basketball coaching job was his father.
A man he barely knew for the first 12 years of his life.
On Monday, Autry celebrated the first win of his head-coaching career, an 83-72 victory over New Hampshire at the JMA Wireless Dome.
In the first row in the stands opposite the Syracuse bench was Autry’s father, sitting right alongside Autry’s wife, Andrea, and their daughter, Nina.
“This is exciting for me,’’ Marvin Chambers said before Monday’s game. “As a father, I wanted to be here. I wanted to see this before I died.’’
Chambers, 71, isn’t in poor health. He looks 10 years younger than his actual age. But he wanted to be at his son’s coaching debut because there had been too many moments that he previously missed: birthdays, graduations, Senior Day.
On this day, though, Chambers took it all in.
Adrian Autry needed to make a change in his 1st game. So, he switched to the 2-3 zone. (DO; Bambini)
After Judah Mintz picked up his fourth foul with 17:14 remaining in the game and headed to the bench, the Orange’s once 23-point lead dwindled to 12.
Head coach Adrian Autry couldn’t afford to have Mintz off the floor. So, he made a switch to something Syracuse basketball is quite familiar with — the 2-3 zone.
“Thank God for the 2-3 zone,” Autry joked postgame.
Syracuse (1-0, 0-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) fended off New Hampshire (0-1, 0-0 America East) 83-72, partly because of an ironic switch in the second half. Autry went from his newly instilled man-to-man defense to the coveted 2-3 zone. Making the switch in order to have Mintz on the floor helped the Orange keep the Wildcats to secure Autry’s first win as head coach of the program.
Autry said the Orange started practicing the 2-3 zone sometime last week after its exhibition win over The College of Saint Rose, adding that he knew Syracuse “would need it.” And it did. SU had once held a 32-9 advantage in the first half, its man defense forcing turnovers and fast-paced offense getting buckets with quick possessions. But foul trouble and a tiring Orange team needed an adjustment as that lead got to single digits in the second half.
“(New Hampshire) caught a rhythm,” Autry said. “They scored a couple of baskets in a row. We just (weren’t) defending the way we were. I wanted to get Judah back in the game and I couldn’t afford to have him pick up another cheap foul.”
Mintz returned to the game at the 9:25 mark of the second half and did not pick up a foul for the rest of the game. Naturally, man-to-man is more tight and aggressive. It was evident as Mintz’s three first-half steals spearheaded transitions, but at the same time, Mintz picked up some avoidable fouls that put him in trouble initially.
Collectively, SU only notched four fouls in the same time period. New Hampshire edged out Syracuse 19-17 in that final stretch with the zone, preventing any further threat to the Orange lead.
Autry said the Orange’s versatility and familiarity with the zone allowed his squad to pick up the switch quickly. Quadir Copeland, who finished with his first career double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds, said the switch wasn’t surprising. It wasn’t a problem for Copeland, who said as long as he is controlling the glass and getting out in transition, that’s all that matters. Mintz said shift was a good tool.
Syracuse Basketball: Top observations from SU’s win in Adrian Autry debut (itlh; Adler)
The Adrian Autry era of Syracuse basketball took place on the Hill against America East Conference member New Hampshire on Monday night, and the Orange’s first-year head coach took the reins from Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim and notched a triumph in his debut.
The ‘Cuse (1-0) got off to a fast start versus the Wildcats (0-1), racing out to a 32-9 lead in the first half. But the Orange didn’t shoot particularly well from the perimeter, and New Hampshire kept battling, cutting the deficit to single digits in the second half.
Syracuse basketball, though, managed to score an 83-72 victory over the Wildcats at the JMA Wireless Dome, as the Orange was paced by 20 points from sophomore point guard Judah Mintz. This outcome, by the way, represented the first-ever meeting between Syracuse basketball and New Hampshire.
By and large, this wasn’t an overly impressive performance from the ‘Cuse, but it was also the first game of the 2023-24 season. A win is a win, from my perspective, and the team will continue to work hard and iron out the kinks.
Here are my top observations from the Syracuse basketball conquest of New Hampshire.
•Junior forward Benny Williams did not play. On November 1, the Orange announced that he had been suspended “for a violation of team rules” and is expected to rejoin the ‘Cuse “soon.” A team spokesperson confirmed to me prior to Monday evening’s game that “there is no change in Benny’s status as of now.”
•In Autry’s first game as the squad’s head coach, his starting five were Mintz, sophomore guard J.J. Starling, sophomore wing Justin Taylor, sophomore forward Chris Bell and junior center Naheem McLeod.
Fizz Report Card: Syracuse Survives New Hampshire 83-72 (orangefizz.net; Griffin)
New Hampshire is no world beater, it was game #1 of the regular season, and boy were there some stretches, but Syracuse had some real juice in its 83-72 victory on Monday night. It wasn’t all pretty, but no one ever said it was supposed to be in the first game of the season. Let’s open up the grade book for Adrian Autry’s first game as Head Coach.
JUDAH MINTZ: A-Mintz’s jump shot is still a work in progress, but he showed tonight why Orange fans were so excited to get him back for this season. The 5-15 shooting line isn’t pretty, but his relentlessness and drive to get to the basket showed in his 9-11 performance from beyond the arc, paving the way for a 20-point night. No turnovers as well is also a bonus, especially for your point guard. Mintz is still the dynamic playmaker we got used to watching last season, and he should continue to fill that role this season.
JJ STARLING: BThe big question on our end regarding Starling surrounds his health? He appeared to be favoring his right leg in the second half, if he’s out for an extended period it could be catastrophic. But when he was on the floor today, he was playing as too much of a jump shooter. 10 points on just 3-13 shooting, including 0-4 from distance. Whether or not that’s from what was just mentioned we don’t know, but it’d be nice to see him put it on the floor more. Five rebounds, two assists, and no turnovers bump Starling’s grade up, but you’d like to see him play to his strengths more.
CHRIS BELL: D+Bell perfectly resembled “you’re hot then you’re cold” like Katy Perry did it. The sophomore had five of the Orange’s first nine points, but then disappeared for the remainder of the game. He didn’t score from then onward, and he wasn’t in the game down the stretch with the outcome in the balance. He had an inconsistent exhibition slate too. You really would like to see him carve out a larger role (and his four rebounds can help him do that), but he still left a lot to be desired tonight.
JUSTIN TAYLOR: AWhen it seemed like New Hampshire was really starting to crawl back into the game, Taylor delivered with multiple big plays. There was a stretch in which the sophomore directly had a hand in nine straight Orange points. A four-point play, a shot from distance, and an excellent outlet pass to Maliq Brown in transition. Taylor finished with 14 points and 6 rebounds, looking really good in the starting lineup.
(youtube; video; Axe)
Brent Axe and Mike Waters break down Syracuse basketball's season-opening 83-72 win over New Hampshire.
Wildcats Fall to Syracuse 83-72 - University of New Hampshire Athletics (unhwildcats.com)
Senior forward Clarence Daniels (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) had 21 points for the Wildcats as the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team fell to Syracuse, 83-72, from the JMA Wireless Dome on Monday night in the first meeting between the two programs.
The Wildcats' record falls to 0-1 (0-0 AE) and Syracuse improves to 1-0 (0-0 ACC).
Score: Syracuse 83, New Hampshire 72
Records: UNH (0-1, 0-0 AE), Syracuse (1-0, 0-0 ACC)
Location: Syracuse, N.Y. (JMA Wireless Dome)
Date: Monday, Nov. 6, 2023
- The Wildcats return to action Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. when they welcome Curry College to Lundholm Gym on AE.TV.
- Syracuse opened the scoring with a 6-0 run, but Daniels ended the run with a layup for the 'Cats.
- Syracuse ran up a 20-point lead on UNH midway through the half.
- With 15 points from Daniels, the Wildcats ended the half within 12 points of Syracuse at 44-32.
- The Wildcats came out of halftime hot, going on a 13-4 run.
- Grad student forward Jaxson Baker (Phoenix, Ariz.) drained a deep three to continue the UNH momentum making it an eight-point game at 51-43 with 15:26 left.
- Then junior guard Ahmad Robinson (West Orange, N.J.) made a jumper from the paint to cut the deficit to just six points at 51-45 with 14:49 remaining.
- With the Orange now leading 67-55, grad student guard Naim Miller (Pittsburgh, Pa.) sank a three keeping the 'Cats within nine points at 8:12 on the clock, while at 6:45 he hit another three cutting the Syracuse lead to eight points.
- The Orange then outscored the Wildcats by a 14-11 margin the remainder of the game for the 83-72 final score.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Syracuse out rebounded UNH 47-41, while both teams had 14 offensive rebounds.
- Baker pulled in nine rebounds for the Wildcats.
- Robinson and Miller put up 15 points each.
Shane Holcombe and Jacob Charnow start the show talking college basketball with ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi with the Syracuse men’s basketball regular season starting tonight. Then, Michael Ostrowski and Jacob Kaye revisit some postgame and Monday morning comments from Syracuse football head coach Dino Babers and discuss how they’ve seen him change over the years while the product on the field has largely remained the same.
As SU starts new era in hoops, Dome looks to future upgrades (spectrumlocalnews.com; Vivacqua)
Tonight marks a new beginning for the Syracuse University men's basketball program. The team hosts New Hampshire in its first official game of the season tonight under new head coach Adrian Autry. He replaces legendary coach Jim Boeheim, who led the program for 47 years.
If you're an SU fan, it's not the only change you'll soon be seeing in the JMA Wireless Dome. It’s the last season for fans to watch home games on bench seats in the Dome.
Construction will pick up after basketball season, and by next football season, fans will experience more comfort watching games. Installation of new chair back seats will decrease overall capacity for football, basketball and lacrosse, as three seats will be eliminated in every row.
New seats in the 100 and 200 levels will be wider and feature armrests while 300 level seats will feature full chair back seating.
This change comes after feedback from fans through numerous surveys. SU officials said the new seats will improve the fan experience.
"You know where your seat is. And if somebody is … the bench seat, somebody can slide over a little bit and crowd your area where you're sitting. So, we sometimes have to help folks at football or basketball games with issues like that, so that type of issue will go away," said Syracuse University Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer Pete Sala.
Dome officials said capacity for football games will be cut down by 7,000 and for basketball about 5,000 seats. All season ticket holders will be able to choose their new seats through a priority point seat selection process beginning in June. Every current season ticket holder will be contacted by SU to discuss those options.
The new seats in the Dome next year will be the latest of several improvements since 2018. Other upgrades included a new roof, air conditioning, lighting, audio and visual system enhancements.
MBB: 2023 Opening Night Scores (RX; HM)
MBB: 2023 Opening Night Scores
Most ACC men's basketball teams opened the season with an easy win - a "tune-up" game, if you will. Collectively, ACC teams went 14-0 (FSU was idle).
None of those are what you would call "power" opponents, so it remains to be seen how good these ACC teams are. Louisville nearly bit off more than they could chew with giant-killer UMBC!
|The Citadel 59
NC State 72
NC A&T 52
New Hampshire 72
Notre Dame 70
NJ Tech 60
N. Carolina 86
Tarleton St 50
Yes, THAT UMBC!
|Ga. Southern 62
Ga. Tech 84
Coppin St 55
Va. Tech 100
Wake Forest 101
Boston College 89
On the women's side, there were a couple of power matches:
#17 Louisville beat Cincinnati on the road, 77-59
The #10 Irish women took a much longer trip - to Paris! - and lost to #6 South Carolina, 71-100. Hey, at least they got a nice trip out of it!
[updated 2023-11-07 7:09 - final scores and two women's scores].
ACC Roundup - Opening Night News (DBR; Special K)
Our bet on Billy Gillispie, warts and all, to be the most likely candidate to upset an ACC team on opening night didn't go so well: Virginia won, 80-50, an astronomically high score by Tony Bennett’s notoriously slow offense.
The real winner: Louisville over UMBC, 94-93. Defense may be an issue, but at least the Cards can score.
Miami took down NJIT 101-60, UNC got by Radford 86-70, Clemson popped Winthrop 78-56, NC State knocked off The Citadel 72-59, Notre Dame struggled with Niagara but got the win 70-63, Pitt mauled NC A&T 100-52, Syracuse survived mighty New Hampshire 83-72, Georgia Tech eluded Georgia Southern 84-62, Virginia Tech defanged Coppin State 100-55, Wake slapped Elon 101-78 and BC sent Fairfield home 89-70.
Turkeys explore at Wrong Direction Farm in Canajoharie, N.Y. at Wrong Direction Farm
Thanksgiving turkey farms in Upstate NY: 9 places to buy a local bird (PS; House)
Thanksgiving is so close, we can almost smell the mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.
But with our favorite food holiday just weeks away, it’s time to set aside daydreams of savory sidedishes and talk turkey. Specifically: If you’re hoping to skip a frozen supermarket turkey and instead put a fresh Upstate New York turkey on your Thanksgiving table, now is the time to reserve a locally raised bird.
We reached out to farmers across Upstate to find where customers can still buy a whole or butchered bird. Here are nine farms where customers can still reserve a local Thanksgiving turkey.
If you don’t see your favorite farmer on the list, try again next year: Some farms — like Flanigan Hill Farm in Hinsdale — started taking orders in August and already sold out.
Wrong Direction Farm
Canajoharie, N.Y. - Montgomery County
The turkeys at Wrong Direction, an organic farm, are pasture-raised and weigh between 12 to 19 pounds . Birds ordered from the farm are delivered by mail in recyclable insulated boxes between now and just before Thanksgiving. To order, visit Wrong Direction’s website.
Bluebird Dream FarmTrumansburg, N.Y. - Tompkins County
Bluebird, an organic farm, offers turkeys ranging from 10 to 13 pounds. Act now: The smaller and larger birds are selling quickly. Visit the Bluebird Dream Farm’s website or call/text (518) 844-2269 to reserve a turkey.
Wm. H. Buckley Farm
Ballston Lake, N.Y. - Saratoga County
Buckley raises 1,000 cage-free, pasture-raised turkeys every year ranging from 14 to 17-plus pounds. To reserve a holiday bird, visit Wm. H. Buckley Farm’s website.
Pulaski, N.Y. - Oswego County
Grindstone, an organic farm, offers pasture-raised, non-GMO-fed birds. To reserve a turkey, call the farm at (315) 298-4139 or email a request that includes your name and what size bird you’d like to email@example.com. Note: Grindstone encourages customers to pick up their turkeys on Nov. 17 at their Farm Friday Market.
Images of the ruins of Chicago taken by George Barnard in early November, 1871. Onondaga Historical Association OHA (Barnard)
Capturing catastrophe: Syracuse photographer George Barnard and the beginnings of photojournalism (PS; Searing)
Sadly, scenes of destruction and human suffering are all too familiar today. The ubiquity of smartphones has turned everyone into ersatz journalists.
As such, the public’s access to scenes from the front, if you will, whether they be the horrors of war in Ukraine and the Middle East or the devastation wrought by wildfires and other natural cataclysms, are plastered in front of our eyes, dominating our newsfeeds.
This, in turn, has fostered a degree of desensitization on the one hand, and incredible empathy on the other. The barrage is so constant that it is hard to imagine a time when these images were scarce.
Yet, there was, and in the grand scheme of history, it was not all that long ago.
Interestingly enough, it was a photographer who honed his craft in Central New York that helped bring these stirring images to the masses, personalizing disaster in a way all too familiar to us.