Orangeyes Daily Articles for Wednesday - for Basketball |

Orangeyes Daily Articles for Wednesday for Basketball


No recent Cali or Iggy awards; Mr Irrelevant
Aug 15, 2011

Welcome to Women Rock! Day!

Elvis Presley. Chuck Berry. Jerry Lee Lewis. Little Richard. Buddy Holly. When it comes to rock and roll, it is usually male artists and performers who are first remembered as its architects, innovators, and keepers of the flame. On Women Rock! Day, we remember that women have made an immense contribution to rock and roll as well, and we honor that contribution. The day takes place on the anniversary of the date in 1987 when Aretha Franklin became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame began inducting members in 1986 and has continued to do so each year since. Many women have been inducted since Aretha Franklin, such as The Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, The Shirelles, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Patti Smith, Grace Slick as part of Jefferson Airplane, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks as part of Fleetwood Mac, Dusty Springfield, and Nina Simone. Still, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame continues to be dominated by men.

SU News

After 20-point loss to Duke, how can SU close gap with top teams? ‘Our team is still growing’ (PS; $; Waters)

The recipe remained the same for the Syracuse Orange on Tuesday night.

The recipe was for disaster in the way of an 86-66 drubbing at the hands of the Duke Blue Devils. And it left a sour taste in the mouths of the SU players.

Syracuse had stayed with Duke through the first half, fighting and clawing to a near draw through 20 minutes, trailing just 35-33 at the break.

Then the souffle deflated, the turkey dried out and the Orange got squeezed.

Syracuse coach Adrian Autry tried to make an omelet out of the egg his team laid in the second half of Tuesday’s game.

“I think all the mistakes that happened [Tuesday] are fixable things,’’ Autry said. “Fixable things. It wasn’t about our shooting. It was about us taking care of the basketball. I think when you take care of the basketball, your shooting gets better. We didn’t do that, especially in the second half, but those are things I know we can address and get better at.’’

Oh, those turnovers. SU struggled to protect the ball at Duke (PS; $; Ditota)

The stat sheet helped describe what happened here Tuesday night.

It revealed that Syracuse committed 17 turnovers compared to Duke’s 11 mistakes. And while that number might not seem terribly impactful, the way those turnovers occurred allowed the Blue Devils to bury the Orange 86-66 here in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Too many of them came during live-ball situations where Duke stole the ball and turned that steal into a devastating transition bucket.

When the game ended Tuesday, Duke had outscored Syracuse 26-11 in points off turnovers. The Blue Devils also outscored SU 21-9 in fast break opportunities.

“Second half, a lot of self-inflicted turnovers allowed them to get out in transition and make 3s,” SU coach Adrian Autry said.

Moments later Autry underlined the issue.

“Seventeen turnovers,” he said. “You can’t do that. Not against this team.”

That’s because Duke is one of the nation’s best teams at limiting mistakes. The Blue Devils rank sixth nationally in turnover percentage ( Syracuse ranks 178th.

Despite 20-point defeat, Maliq Brown’s career-night promises consistency (DO; Schiff)

Maliq Brown screened hard and rolled toward the basket decisively. He hauled down defensive rebounds and filled the lane on every offensive trip. He cut with a purpose and helped breathe rhythm into SU’s ball movement when its guards were stuck.

A lone bright spot in Syracuse’s 20-point defeat Tuesday, Brown’s momentum-shifting dunks or timely tip-in’s provided a narrow lifeline whenever the Orange looked out of sorts. He couldn’t single-handedly force a sixth-straight SU victory, but his presence prevented further embarrassment for Syracuse head coach Adrian Autry’s side at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Jostling around the rim on both ends to hold his own opposite Duke’s perennial Atlantic Coast Conference stars Mark Mitchell and Kyle Filipowski — a matchup which he deemed “personal” postgame — Brown notched a career-high 26 points on 11-for-16 shooting. He collected a team-best seven rebounds, three of which were offensive, and played a season-high 33 minutes in Syracuse’s (10-4, 1-2 ACC) 86-66 loss to the Blue Devils (10-3, 1-1 ACC).

His performance, though likely rendered a minuscule, private victory in the big picture, arrives amid a stretch of impressive all-around displays. He’s now registered 56 points across the last three contests while maintaining a steady growth in action throughout his sophomore season.

“He’s kind of just starting to understand how good he can be,” Autry said of Brown. “I think our team is starting to understand how we can use him. He can do a lot of things for us, we’ve just got to surround him and help him.”

Though the Orange’s five-game win streak ended abruptly in Durham, North Carolina, Brown has become a key factor in SU’s success. When starting center Naheem McLeod felt discomfort in his foot on Dec. 17 at bitter rivals Georgetown, Brown stepped up with eight points and two steals in an 80-68 win. Against Oregon it was 13. Then, consecutive 15-point outings prior to taking on Duke.

Brown’s first basket Tuesday amplified his multifaceted ability. First, a rebound off of a Filipowski miss to spur a Syracuse fast break. Sprinting from one end to the other, he caught a pass from SU point guard Judah Mintz in-stride near the free throw line before avoiding Tyrese Proctor and TJ Power for an easy finish.

Axe: Is Autry's starting lineup the best five for Syracuse basketball? (podcast) (PS; podcast; Axe)

Syracuse basketball’s starting lineup all season has consisted of Judah Mintz, JJ Starling, Naheem McLeod, Justin Taylor and Chris Bell.

Is SU head coach Adrian Autry getting to the point where he’ll have to shake up the starting five?

Three of SU’s starters (Bell, Taylor and McLeod) combined for three points against the Blue Devils, continuing recent struggles.

Since scoring 19 points against Cornell, Bell has combined for 18 points in SU’s five games since. Bell, noted as a 3-point threat, hit five 3-point shots against the Big Red but has hit just two in the five games since.

Taylor, also a needed 3-point threat for the Orange, has hit just six 3′s in SU’s last six games and has crossed into double-figures once in SU’s last five games.

Syracuse Basketball: 4-star PG recruit Deron Rippey Jr. off to big start this season (itlh; Adler)

New York City point guard Deron Rippey Jr., a 2026 four-star prospect who holds a Syracuse basketball scholarship offer, is playing at an ultra-high level so far in the 2023-24 season.

The 6-foot-2 Rippey, who hails from Brooklyn, N.Y., is a top-25 overall player in the sophomore cycle, according to some recruiting services.

Candidly, I think that he is underrated in the 2026 class, although Rippey has plenty of time to vault further up in the national rankings.

Rippey, to date in 2023-24, is playing quite well for his high school squad, the Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J.

College coaches can’t initiate direct communication with 2026 players until mid-June of next year, but already, Rippey has amassed numerous offers and interest from a range of high-major programs.

Syracuse basketball target Deron Rippey Jr. is an elite point guard in his class.

According to recent posts on X from New York high-school hoops expert Zach Smart and PDT Scouting, Rippey was averaging these numbers when those social media posts went out:

•15.6 points per game
•5.0 rebounds per game
•5.6 assists per game
•47 percent shooting from the field
•42.3 percent shooting from 3-point land
•70 percent shooting from the free-throw line

MBB: All-Time #1 NCAAT Seeds (RX; HM)

MBB: All-Time #1 NCAAT Seeds

Found this interesting factoid tweeted by CBK Report:

Programs that have had a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament since the Selection Committee started seeding in 1979
— College Basketball Report (@CBKReport) December 27, 2023
ACC teams which have been a #1 NCAA Tournament seed:
  • Duke
  • Louisville
  • North Carolina
  • Notre Dame
  • Pitt
  • Stanford
  • Syracuse
  • Virginia
  • Wake Forest
That's half the teams (9 of 18) even in the newly-expanded conference, and more than half in the current ACC as of 2023 (8 of 15).



The Clay Town Board has approved the rezoning of a nearly 7-acre vacant commercial site at 4938 W. Taft Road for the construction 96 units of senior apartments.Rick Moriarty

Senior apartments planned for site near Wegmans in Clay (PS; $; Moriarty)

A complex of apartments for seniors is being proposed for a site across the street from the Wegman supermarket on West Taft Road.

The Clay Town Board on Dec. 18 approved rezoning a nearly 7-acre vacant commercial site at 4938 W. Taft Road to allow for 96 units of senior apartments.

Inverness Gardens Senior Apartments would be built in two-story buildings that would contain elevators and a community room. The front of the apartments would face West Taft Road. The rear of the buildings would face Wintersweet Drive and look similar to the fronts, according to plans submitted to the town by Woodside Commercial LLC.

Woodside provided a rendering of what the buildings might look like, but exact details will not be known until a site plan is presented to the town Planning Board, Clay Planning Commissioner Mark Territo said.

The apartments would be located across West Taft Road from Wegmans and a short distance west of a recently closed WellNow urgent care center.

Similar threads

    • Like
Orangeyes Daily Articles for Thursday for Basketball

Forum statistics

Latest member

Online statistics

Members online
Guests online
Total visitors

Top Bottom