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Aug 15, 2011

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Syracuse basketball at NC State: 5 Key Things to Know (PS; Waters)

The Syracuse Orange will hit the road in search of a much-needed victory as it travels to Raleigh, N.C., to face the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Tuesday.

Syracuse is coming off a disappointing 65-60 loss at Georgia Tech on Saturday. The loss dropped Syracuse’s record to 16-10 overall and 7-8 in the ACC.

The road has not been kind to Syracuse this season. The Orange is 2-6 in away games with the wins coming at Georgetown in December and Pittsburgh in mid-January. Syracuse has suffered road losses by 20 or more points to Wake Forest, North Carolina and Duke. The game against NC State will complete the Orange’s tour of the Tar Heel State.

North Carolina State, meanwhile, just earned a huge road win at Clemson, beating the Tigers 78-77 this past Saturday. The Wolfpack is now 16-9 on the season and 8-6 in the conference.

This will be the second meeting of the season between Syracuse and NC State. The Orange held off the Wolfpack for a 77-65 victory on Jan. 27 at the JMA Wireless Dome.

Tipoff of Tuesday’s game is scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

Here are 5 Key Things to Know about the matchup:

Rebound: Taken 2 Ways

The challenge for Syracuse on Tuesday against NC State is how well can the Orange rebound? First, Syracuse must rebound mentally and emotionally from a crushing loss to lowly Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Second, the Orange must rebound the ball better than it did against Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets held a 49-to-28 rebounding margin that SU coach Adrian Autry said was the difference in the game.

Syracuse ranks last in the ACC in rebounding margin, losing the battle of the boards to the tune of 8.4 per game in conference play.

When it beat NC State 77-65 at home in January, the Orange stayed with the Wolfpack on the boards. NC State had 41 points, while Syracuse had 40.

That’s the last time Syracuse has been within 10 rebounds of its opponents. In its last six games, Syracuse has had a rebounding margin of minus-14.6.

Syracuse has to at least keep the rebounding numbers close if it hopes to win on the road.

Horne O’ Plenty

DJ Horne, a 6-1 guard who transferred to NC State from Arizona State, has become the Wolfpack’s top scorer and one of the best players in the ACC this season.

Opponent Preview: What to know about SU’s 2nd matchup with NC State (DO; O'Brien)

In a maddeningly inconsistent month of February, Syracuse has its second matchup versus a team it had one of its best performances against this season. The Orange take on NC State after suffering a crushing Quad 3 defeat against Georgia Tech on the road Saturday.

The Wolfpack are in a similar boat as SU with their chances of making the NCAA Tournament decreasing by the game. Both teams have poor resumes and have been faltering since the start of conference play. NC State currently ranks fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while Syracuse sits in ninth. But with the Orange a game and a half behind the Wolfpack, there is still a chance to gain a higher seed in the ACC Tournament.

Here’s everything you need to know about NC State (16-9, 8-6 ACC):

All-time series

Syracuse leads 13-6.

Last time they played…

Wolfpack head coach Kevin Keatts did not mince words. The 77-65 loss to the Orange was the “worst game we’d play the entire year.” NC State shot 35.8% from the field and 32% from 3 even though DJ Horne and Casey Morsell scored a combined 29 points.

But the night belonged to J.J. Starling, who scored a career-high 26 points. Starling said that from the warmup, he knew he was going to have a great game. He ended up scoring SU’s first 10 points en route to his career-best performance. Judah Mintz and Chris Bell combined for 33 points as well as the Orange shot 44.6%.

KenPom odds

NC State has a 66% chance of winning, with a projected score of 75-71.

The Wolfpack report

Since the loss to Syracuse, NC State is 3-2, with wins over Miami, Georgia Tech and Clemson. During that stretch, the Wolfpack shot 59% and allowed an opponent field goal percentage of 42%. But the rebounding battle has been critical in these games.

In four of those five games, NC State had fewer boards than its opponent, winning the rebounding battle only against Wake Forest. The Wolfpack have the size to dominate inside and have shooters like Horne, who shoots 43.8% from 3, to build up a sizable lead.

How Syracuse beats NC State

The Orange have posted a 2-6 record away from the JMA Wireless Dome. They don’t shoot as well when they have to go into an opposing gym. While Mintz and Starling will have to dominate like they did against No. 7 North Carolina, their teammates will have to improve.

Opponents have been daring Justin Taylor to shoot. Against the Yellow Jackets, Taylor was often left alone around the arc. The guard proceeded to misfire almost every shot. He finished 1-for-7 on the night to add to his season-total mark 31.7% from the field. If Taylor can just make two or three more of those shots, then the Orange can take the lead in these tight games.

Beat writers split if Syracuse will take season series over NC State (DO; Staff)

Syracuse fell to Georgia Tech 65-60 on the road Saturday. Despite the Yellow Jackets committing 17 turnovers, SU lost the rebounding battle 49-28 and shot just 36.7% and 4-of-25 from 3. The defeat came just days removed from Syracuse’s 86-79 victory over then-No. 7 North Carolina — the program’s first over an AP top-10 team since 2019.

“I’m sure you can imagine this is like the most disappointing loss out of a game where we played really good together,” SU guard J.J. Starling said after its loss to Georgia Tech. “Today, we kinda (regressed) backwards.”

On Tuesday, the Orange take on NC State for the second time this season. In their first meeting, led by 20-plus point outings from Starling and Judah Mintz, Syracuse cruised to a 77-65 home win Jan. 27. The Wolfpack — currently fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference — halted a two-game losing skid Saturday when they beat Clemson 78-77.

Here’s how our beat writers think Syracuse (16-10, 7-8 ACC) will fare against NC State (16-9, 8-6 ACC) on Tuesday:

Cole Bambini (20-6)
0-4 in North Carolina
NC State 81, Syracuse 73

Every time Syracuse has played on the road in North Carolina, it has lost by at least 20 points. Defeats to UNC, Duke and Wake Forest were setbacks for Syracuse, which has won just one conference game on the road. Though the Orange have previously beaten NC State, I find it difficult to imagine that they’d get the season-sweep, especially because of their poor play on the road and inconsistencies.

Syracuse has been playing with basically a seven-man rotation, arguably a six-man rotation if you look at minutes played. Maliq Brown will be in danger of fouling out in a shorthanded frontcourt, and NC State should look to DJ Burns Jr. down low to force Brown into trouble. Both he and Quadir Copeland fouled out during SU’s loss to Georgia Tech, and the Yellow Jackets had the game secured at that point.

On Tuesday, I don’t think Mintz and Starling can do all the work necessary to pull out a win. They seem to be the only consistent options for Syracuse, and it’s unknown what production the team may get from Chris Bell, Justin Taylor and company. If this were at the Dome, then this may be a different story, but I think Syracuse will finish winless this season in the Tar Heel state.

Henry O’Brien (19-7)
Not Tobacco Road again…
NC State 78, Syracuse 75

Syracuse has not performed on the road. Not one bit. With a 2-6 record on opponents’ home floors, the Orange have played sloppy basketball when away from the JMA Wireless Dome. There is no better example of this than the away loss to Georgia Tech following a season-highlight win over then-No. 7 North Carolina last week at home.

If you’ve seen how SU has played on Tobacco Road, you know it’s not been kind to this team. In blowout defeats to the Tar Heels (Jan. 13), Duke and Wake Forest, the Orange lost by an average margin of 28 points. The loss to the Demon Deacons spurred Syracuse head coach Adrian Autry’s misgivings about his team.

SU is now playing the weakest of the four North Carolina teams as NC State has been just as inconsistent with an 8-6 ACC record. NC State’s head coach Kevin Keatts even said the defeat to SU in January was his team’s worst loss of the year. But with Syracuse’s lack of size (no Benny Williams, Naheem McLeod or Peter Carey) and struggles on the road, the Wolfpack should squeak out a win at home.

Tyler Schiff (20-6)
Improbable but not impossible
Syracuse 75, NC State 70

I’ve made crazier predictions. Yes, Syracuse is coming off a loss to Georgia Tech while NC State last beat Clemson. SU also owns a 2-6 away record and the Wolfpack boast an 11-3 home resume.

But my optimism stems from belief in Starling and Mintz. Their combined 48-point performance to topple UNC — though slightly frayed now after Saturday’s loss in Atlanta — tells me that a good game for Syracuse’s backcourt means an astronomically larger shot at victory.

Brown — now practically SU’s lone healthy frontcourt member — will also be key Tuesday. Despite fouling out against GT down the stretch, it was his defensive presence, as the anchor of Syracuse’s 2-3 zone, which limited star forward Armando Bacot on Feb. 13. If Mintz and Starling operate efficiently in the halfcourt and Brown can stay on the floor for 36 minutes, I expect the Orange to pull out another surprising win.

Of course, Syracuse needs to rebound better. And I’m not ignoring the recent production of NC State’s one-two punch of DJ Horne and Burns Jr. But winning at any level begins with a team’s stars and I think that aforementioned trio has enough to fend off NC State and place Syracuse back into the win column.

Syracuse’s men’s basketball team stayed south for team bonding, rest before N.C. State game (PS; $; Ditota)

Syracuse stayed south over the weekend.

The Orange men’s basketball team traveled from Atlanta to Raleigh, North Carolina, after its Saturday loss to Georgia Tech.

SU coach Adrian Autry elected to keep his team on the road instead of chartering back to Syracuse and then reboarding a new flight to return to North Carolina.

Syracuse plays N.C. State Tuesday at 7 p.m. (ESPN2).

This will be SU’s fourth game in North Carolina this year.

“At this point in the season, you’re trying to get your team the most rest as possible. And flying back and forth, back and forth, I thought would be too much,” Autry said during Monday’s ACC Zoom with league coaches. “And then also I thought with this game stretch while we’re down here, just keeping the team together, bonding through this stretch, just spending time with each other and continuing to build.

“Sometimes it’s not just practice. Sometimes it’s just doing things together as a team, being around each other. You get that aspect as well.”

The dog days of conference play are here.

Syracuse is 16-10 overall with just five regular-season games remaining. The Orange defeated N.C. State 77-65 at home January 27th when the Wolfpack shot just 8-of-25 from the 3-point line and JJ Starling erupted for 26 points.

The Orange is coming off its own evening of shooting futility. SU was 4-of-25 from 3 against Georgia Tech.

Autry said after the “tough game” in Atlanta, keeping his team on the road for the long weekend allowed for fewer distractions as the Orange prepares for N.C. State.

(youtube; video; Wolfpack Central)

NC State coach Kevin Keatts takes questions from the media Feb. 19, 2024, before the Wolfpack host Syracuse the next day.


Jan 27, 2024; Syracuse, New York, USA; Syracuse Orange guard JJ Starling (2) drives to the basket as North Carolina State Wolfpack guard Casey Morsell (14) defends during the first half at the JMA Wireless Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports RICH BARNES Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (N&O; $; Alexander)

Talk about a player giving his coach a lift.

Did you see Casey Morsell at Clemson? The N.C. State guard rushed down the sideline Saturday at Littlejohn Coliseum, grabbed and lifted up Wolfpack coach Kevin Keatts in a bearhug just after the 78-77 win over the Tigers.

Keatts was literally swept off his feet, both by Morsell and the Wolfpack, which left Tigertown with its biggest victory of the season.

Great game, great finish, great victory. It was some celebration.

Now comes Syracuse.

The Pack has the Orange coming into PNC Arena on Tuesday. As coaches like to say, the last thing Keatts needs is to have the Wolfpack take a breath after such an emotional game, lose a little focus.

Keatts doesn’t believe that will happen.

“We’ll be locked in,” he said Saturday.

The Pack (16-9, 8-6 ACC) had a week between its close loss at Wake Forest and then the Clemson game, a chance to analyze, work on things and shake off any lingering frustration after losing to Pitt at home and then the Deacons on the road.

“They had a week to get ready and they were ready,” Clemson coach Brad Brownell said. “They had live legs and played really hard.”

There’s now a short turnaround for the Syracuse game, although Keatts may not have to say much to his players motivationally about the Orange (16-10, 7-8), which lost Saturday at Georgia Tech.

Syracuse handed the Wolfpack a 77-65 beating on Jan. 27 at the Orange’s place. Syracuse led 38-22 at the half and cruised to a victory, getting 26 points from JJ Starling while Judah Mintz had 20 points, nine assists and four steals.

The Wolfpack had too many turnovers, too many fouls. The Orange had 10 steals that were converted into 16 points in beating the Pack for a sixth straight time.

“I don’t think anybody on our team played particularly well,” Keatts said after the game at the JMA Wireless Dome. “It’s rare when nobody plays well.”

As if taking that as a personal challenge, Horne has responded by giving Keatts and the Pack his best offensively since that beating at Syracuse.

Here are the numbers: 24, 26, 25, 31 and 27. Those are his point totals in the last five games.

Horne has gone 21-of-43 on his 3-pointers in those five games. He was 5-11 on 3’s against the Tigers in his 27-point game that had the transfer guard score the winner on a runner in the lane with 9.8 seconds remaining.

Since the NCAA’s NET rankings will be omnipresent until the end of the regular season and dominate social-media conversations, the Pack will go into Tuesday’s game No. 75 and Syracuse No. 90. N.C. State moved up seven spots after the Clemson game and its first Quad-1 win and wants to continue to climb.

“We’re not going to worry about the NET. We’re going to control what we can control,” Keatts said Saturday.

The Wolfpack has three ACC home games remaining and two are this week – Boston College will be at PNC Arena on Saturday. It isn’t a time for slippage.

Syracuse Downed by GT - Can the Orange respond @ NC State? (youtube; podcast; The Field of 68)

Johnny & Ian recap a deflating loss to Georgia Tech The guys break down SU's shooting woes, rebounding nightmare, & inability to win on the road.


Syracuse’s Rebounding is Historically Bad (; Aitken)

Syracuse basketball has a major rebounding issue. The team simply can’t grab boards. This isn’t just a one-game anomaly or the worst it’s been in a few years, either. The Orange are rebounding as badly as they have in recent memory. This season, Syracuse is averaging 34.2 total rebounds per game, with a margin of -4.5. Those are both the worst numbers the Orange have posted since 2011-12.

While rebounding has been ugly the entire season, it’s gotten worse as time has gone on. In the past six games, SU has grabbed fewer than 30 rebounds. In each of the past seven games, Syracuse has had a negative rebounding margin. There haven’t been stretches like that in at least a decade, and there’s a good chance it’s been much longer than that. To figure out exactly how long it’s been, you’d have to check individual box scores. Maybe a Mike’s Mailbox on the matter is in order.

You might be wondering if this has anything to do with pace of play, or another factor that’s making all team’s rebounding numbers go down. That’s not the case. Right now, Syracuse sits dead last in the ACC in rebounding margin. The Orange grab 4.5 fewer boards than their opponents, which ranks 15th in a conference with 15 teams. In just conference games, it’s even worse. SU has a margin of -8.0 in that category. The next closest team has a margin of -4.4. That means Syracuse is bad on the boards regardless of any broader trends in the sports.

In terms of a fix, there’s not much head coach Adrian Autry can do this season. There isn’t a lot of height on this team. A 6’9” forward, Maliq Brown, is playing most of the minutes at the five. SU’s other taller forward, Benny Williams, was dismissed from the team, which doesn’t help one bit.

Rebounding needs to be one of the top priorities to address this offseason.

ACC Power Rankings: Who’s No. 1 after Syracuse’s take down of North Carolina? (PS; $; Waters)

The North Carolina Tar Heels have been unchallenged atop the ACC Power Rankings for several weeks now.

That all changed this past week when the Tar Heels were upset 86-79 by the Syracuse Orange at the JMA Wireless Dome on Tuesday. The loss was North Carolina’s second in its last three games. Syracuse skewered the Tar Heels’ heralded defense to the tune of 62.5% field goal shooting.

Meanwhile, Duke seems to have gotten itself on course with a pair of wins this past week over Wake Forest and Florida State. The latter victory came without the contributions of sophomore guard Tyrese Proctor, who is out with a concussion.

Virginia, which had been surging on the strength of an 8-game win streak, dropped a home game to Pittsburgh, which is suddenly the hottest team in the ACC.

Let’s try to sort this thing out:

1. North Carolina

20-6 (12-3)
Last week’s ranking: 1
Last week’s results: Loss 86-79 at Syracuse; Win 96-81 vs. Virginia Tech
This week’s schedule: Saturday at Virginia

Why No. 1? The Tar Heels played their worst game of the season in the loss to Syracuse. It was a bit troubling, but not enough to drop North Carolina from the top spot in the Power Rankings. First, UNC still has a head-to-head win over Duke and the Tar Heels also bounced back with an impressive win over Virginia Tech on Saturday.

2. Duke

20-5 (11-3)
Last week’s ranking: 2
Last week’s results: Win 77-69 vs. Wake Forest; Win 76-67 at Florida State
This week’s schedule: Wednesday at Miami; Saturday at Wake Forest

Why No. 2? The Blue Devils are beginning to look really dangerous. Even without Proctor at Florida State, Duke freshman Jared McCain went off for 35 points while making 8 3-pointers. Both are records for a Duke freshman.

3. Pittsburgh

17-8 (8-6)
Last week’s ranking: 6
Last week’s results: Win 74-63 at Virginia; Win 86-59 Louisville
This week’s schedule: Tuesday at Wake Forest; Saturday vs. Virginia Tech

Why No. 3? I didn’t expect to put Pitt all the way up here. I really didn’t. But the Panthers’ mid-week win at Virginia can’t be overlooked. Neither can Pitt’s current 5-game win streak. And neither can Virginia’s wobbly 49-47 win over Wake compared to Pitt’s 85-59 dismantling of Louisville.

4. Virginia

20-6 (11-4)
Last week’s ranking: 3
Last week’s results: Loss 74-63 vs. Pittsburgh; Win 49-47 vs. Wake Forest

This week’s schedule: Monday at Virginia Tech; Saturday vs. North Carolina

Why No. 4? I almost kept Virginia at No. 3. After all, the Cavaliers still have a 2.5 game lead over PItt in the ACC standings. But these are Power Rankings; not standings. This is about What Have You Done For Me Lately?

And lately, Virginia has been barely scraping by with four of its last nine wins coming in overtime or by fewer than four points.

5. North Carolina State

16-9 (8-6)
Last week’s ranking: 8
Last week’s results: Win 78-77 at Clemson
This week’s schedule: Tuesday at Syracuse; Saturday vs. Boston College

Why No. 5? Don’t look now, but NC State is in a three-way tie for 4th-place in the ACC. The Wolfpack got a really nice road win at Clemson on Saturday. That deserved a move ahead of Clemson, Wake and Miami in this week’s Power Rankings.

6. Clemson

17-8 (7-7)
Last week’s ranking: 4
Last week’s results: Win 77-60 vs. Miami; Loss 78-77 vs. NC State
This week’s schedule: Wednesday at Georgia Tech; Saturday vs. Florida State

Why No. 6? Clemson has now lost four games at home this season to Virginia, NC State, Georgia Tech and North Carolina. The Tigers had been moving into position for a good seed in the NCAA tournament, but if the ACC tournament started today, the Tigers would be the 7th seed.

ACC men’s basketball power rankings: Holy Pitt (TNIAAM; Wall)

It certainly was an eventful week for the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team and while the conference standings are muddled as March approaches, this week’s ACC MBB Power Rankings are a bit clearer.

1. North Carolina Tar Heels (20-6, 12-3)

Dropped two in a row before they dropped 96 on the Hokies over the weekend. UNC’s going to have an outside shot at a top seed, but they need to hold off Duke first.

2. Duke Blue Devils (20-5, 11-3)

Duke has the second-longest win streak in the ACC going right now and they could be finding their stride at the right time. Jared McCain had 25 at the half against FSU.

3. Virginia Cavaliers (20-6, 11-4)

The Cavaliers had their win streak snapped, but they came back and held Wake Forest to 47 points. Defense was so good that Congress has asked Tony Bennett and Ryan Dunn if they want to run the Department of Homeland Security.

4. Pitt Panthers (17-8, 8-6)

Blake Hinson is carrying the Panthers back to the NCAA bubble. Hard to believe if you only saw him play against Syracuse this season.

5. NC State Wolfpack (16-9, 8-6)

Just when it looked like NC State was NIT bound, they erased a four point deficit in the final minute at Clemson. Maybe the Orange can pop the bubble tomorrow night...

30 Minutes in Orange Nation 2-19-24 (ESPN; radio; Orange Nation)

Steve and Paulie begin today’s show with their biggest takeaways from Syracuse men’s basketball’s loss to Georgia Tech over the weekend. Then, a couple of callers chime in with some thoughts on this weekend’s game and the season as a whole. Later, another listener joins the conversation declaring he knows the exact moment that the Orange men’s basketball program began to trend downhill.

ACC News

Brownell Says ACC Schedule is 'Not Working' (; Burnett)

Brad Brownell never pulls punches when criticizing the state of college basketball. With the state of the ACC and the narrative around it, Brownell took to this week’s teleconference to address his concern.

At this time, the ACC plays 20 conference games and it leaves less opportunity for a non-conference schedule. The Clemson coach is one of the few that takes on a challenging slate in Nov.-Dec. so it’s interesting how he’d take advantage of more chances. Here’s his statement as reported by The Post and Courier’s Jon Blau.

“”I just think we’ve tried this and it’s not working,” Brownell said. “I think (18) allows us to play other teams, which can help change the narrative, which I think is completely wrong”

Still, this statement is focused on the ACC’s perception. Back in January, Brownell talked about how the Tigers and other teams in the conference “cannibalize” each other while the likes of the Big 12 play softer schedules in the early month to maintain their reputation.
As of now, it appears the ACC will pull in just four NCAA Tournament bids and that’s a result of teams like Wake Forest being cannibalized. Brownell never hesitates with these discussions, especially since its hurt Clemson’s impressive start this season, and it’ll be key to watch if the conference has the same concern with its national reputation.

“[You] wish your game was as efficient as Detlef’s”: Once again, George Karl is taking cheap shots at a legend of Syracuse basketball (PS; Douglass)

In the midst of the ongoing basketball discourse that captures the essence of sports rivalry and legend, the longstanding dispute between George Karl and Syracuse University’s celebrated former star Carmelo Anthony has flared up once more. This controversy, deeply entrenched in their past NBA affiliations, has recently been reignited, intertwining with current NBA MVP contender Nikola Jokic’s narrative, and inciting discussions among the Syracuse community ahead of the Orange’s clash against North Carolina State.

Happy bday to the champ, the ultimate team guy and the greatest player to wear #15 in Denver hoops history.
— George Karl (@CoachKarl22) February 19, 2024

George Karl’s persistent critiques of Carmelo Anthony

The saga took a notable turn when George Karl, with his characteristic candor, utilized social media to renew his critique of Carmelo Anthony, whom he coached during their tenure with the Denver Nuggets. The discord, extending over years, resurfaced notably through Karl’s deliberate birthday accolade to Nikola Jokic, wherein he proclaimed on X that Jokic is “the champ, the ultimate team guy and the greatest player to wear #15 in Denver hoops history,” conspicuously tagging Anthony, who also wore #15 for the Nuggets, to underscore his point.

Karl didn’t stop there; he directly engaged with Anthony’s recollections of their initial interactions, asserting on X, “Hey @carmeloanthony let’s not do this. You’re telling stories that are 20 years old. Let’s move forward And u were overrated and u wish your game was as efficient as Detlef’s.”

Hey @carmeloanthony let’s not do this. You’re telling stories that are 20 years old. Let’s move fwd

And u were overrated and u wish your game was as efficient as Detlef’s.
— George Karl (@CoachKarl22) February 16, 2024



Marketside Restaurant in Niagara Falls, NY was named one of best places for French toast in America and Canada. @elliez.bellie on Instagram | Provided photo@elliez.bellie on Instagram | Provided photo

Upstate NY diner whips up some of the best french toast in the nation, according to new list (PS; Hernandez)

Indulging in the perfect plate of French toast can turn any morning into the ultimate sweet experience.

And if you’re in Niagara Falls, you could be eating some of the best America has to offer.

Food review site Yelp has released a list of the 20 best French toast spots across the United States and Canada and has included Marketside Restaurant in Niagara Falls, NY.

Open since 1939, the Marketside Restaurant sits just down the street from the year-round Niagara Falls Farmers Market. It’s a popular place for locals to eat before or after shopping for their fresh fruits and vegetables from the market.

The menu is filled with breakfast fan favorites, like an omelette with “the works,” and the Sal Magile, a favorite dish of the legendary Niagara Falls pitcher consisting of home fries mixed with eggs. The French toast comes with two thick and golden slices of toast and can be covered in powdered sugar or piled high with fresh fruit.

There is one thing for certain, you will not leave the Marketside Restaurant hungry.

According to Astoria Magazine, they also serve many gluten-free options for those with specific dietary needs.

The Western NY restaurant is also just under a mile and a half away from the Aquarium of Niagara and under two miles from Niagara Falls State Park, making it the perfect stop to fuel up before or after a day of sightseeing at America’s oldest state park with its picture perfect waterfall.

Come on down! Central NY woman to appear on ‘The Price is Right’ (PS; Herbert)

A Central New York woman is set to “come on down!” on a popular game show this week.

Linda Kennedy, of Oneida, N.Y., will appear on “The Price is Right” Thursday, Feb. 22. Representatives for the show did not provide more details about Kennedy or how she did on the show, but photos show Kennedy on the Contestants Row and then on stage with host Drew Carey.

Previously hosted by Bob Barker, “The Price is Right” features contestants guessing the price of retail items — as close as possible to the actual price without going over — for a chance to win a “Showcase Showdown” featuring big prizes. Besides spinning big wheel, the show is also known for different games like Plinko, Shopping Spree, Cliff Hangers, 5 Price Tags, More Or Less, and Swap Meet.

“The Price is Right” airs in the Syracuse area on CBS 5 (WTVH) weekdays at 11 a.m. Kennedy will appear as a contestant on Thursday’s episode.

Fans interested in becoming a contestant on “The Price is Right” can fill out a form online at The Price is Right 2022 - Formstack.

“The Price is Right” is also on a live tour with upcoming Upstate New York stops on April 3 in Rochester and April 4 in Schenectady. “The Price is Right Live” previously made stops in Syracuse and Utica.

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