Meet Boeheim’s Army: Eric Devendorf

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ A group of former Syracuse men’s basketball players will get together for a chance at $2 million in the 2016 edition of The Basketball Tournament starting this Saturday. The team is fittingly named Boeheim’s Army, composed of former Purdue guard Willie Deane and nine former Orange that span a decade of SU head coach Jim Boeheim’s tenure. Last year the squad bowed out in the Elite Eight against eventual champions City of Gods. This year, second-seeded Boeheim’s Army faces No. 15 seed Basketball City NYC at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Philadelphia University to begin its quest toward the cash prize. Follow along all week as we introduce you to the team’s players and coach ahead of the matchup.Eric DevendorfOne of the more iconic Syracuse players of the past decade, Devendorf became a fan-favorite for his on-court demeanor bordering the line between tenacious and controversial. He’s perhaps most well-known for a shot that didn’t count — his 3-pointer at the end of regulation that preceded six overtimes against Connecticut in the 2009 Big East tournament. Devendorf averaged a stellar 14.5 points per game in his four years at SU, along with over three helpers while shooting almost 38 percent from behind the arc. After playing for the Orange, Devendorf spent a brief time playing for the NBA D-League’s Reno Big Horns. Since then, he’s played for nine other teams and currently plays on New Zealand’s Super City Rangers along with former Syracuse teammate Terrence Roberts.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn last year’s tournament, Devendorf averaged 15.8 points and 5.3 assists per game. He was ejected in an 89-89 game in the second round against Philadelphia-based 20th & Olney, but was Boeheim’s Army’s best player throughout the four games. This year, he’ll anchor the backcourt again with friend and former Purdue guard Willie Deane and former Syracuse guard Brandon Triche.Meet Boeheim’s Army: Rick JacksonTerrence RobertsBaye Moussa KeitaDonte Greene Commentscenter_img Published on July 14, 2016 at 9:46 am Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Yasiel Puig has a memorable night in Dodgers’ 7-1 win

first_img“At the point I am in my career, I’m just trying to make pitches,” Beckett said. “I want to keep it close, give it a chance to win. I’m not really bearing down in the second inning with nobody on thinking these guys aren’t going to score. These guys are going to hit.”Combined with a loss by the San Francisco Giants, the Dodgers (22-19) pulled within 3 1/2 games of first place in the National League West.The sixth inning made all the difference.With one out, Dee Gordon stretched a routine-looking ground ball into right field into a double, using a head-first slide to beat a one-hop, off-line throw from Giancarlo Stanton. The next five batters didn’t leave as much room for suspense.Puig drew a four-pitch walk. Hanley Ramirez doubled into a vacant left-field corner, scoring Puig and Gordon to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead. Adrian Gonzalez pulled a double down the right-field line that scored Ramirez. Kemp singled into left field, scoring Gonzalez and forcing the Marlins’ bullpen into another early entrance.Turner needed only 52 pitches to get through the first five innings, allowing four hits and no runs. The right-hander threw 21 pitches in the sixth inning while recording just one out.With left-hander Dan Jennings on the mound, Crawford sent Kemp to third base with a single. Justin Turner was robbed when Stanton ran down his fly ball to deep right field, but Kemp tagged up and scored, giving the Dodgers a 5-0 lead. For once, it was more than enough run support for Beckett. Prior to Tuesday, he had been receiving the least run support of any Dodger starter, 2.86 per game. As a result, he began the season with no-decisions and a loss. The Marlins rallied for a run in the seventh inning against Beckett and Chris Perez was summoned from the bullpen to record the final two outs of the inning. The run was unearned by virtue of a passed ball charged to catcher Drew Butera.Brandon League and Jamey Wright pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth inning, respectively.Puig would have given the crowd what they came for regardless of his performance. It was his first-ever bobblehead night at Dodger Stadium. “It came out nice,” Puig said, “but I think it looks like Uribe.” Under the circumstances it would have been a shame for Puig to play poorly in a 7-1 Dodgers win over the Miami Marlins. Instead, he extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a 2-for-3 performance.“He had an incredible night,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “He seems to be growing up before our eyes.”Puig doubled in one run and scored another as the Dodgers scored five times in the sixth inning against Marlins starter Jacob Turner (0-1) to break open a 0-0 game. Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford both finished 2 for 4, and the Dodgers collected 12 hits as a team.That allowed Dodgers starter Josh Beckett (1-1) to win his first game since Sept. 30, 2012, ending a streak of 14 starts without a victory. The veteran right-hander didn’t allow an earned run in 6 1/3 innings, lowering his earned-run average to 2.59.Beckett walked three and struck out six. With a runner on third base and one out in the fourth inning, he whiffed Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jones to preserve the scoreless tie. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img There were moments Tuesday when Yasiel Puig looked super-human. In the seventh inning, Puig threw a strike to home plate from roughly 300 feet away, albeit an instant too late to throw out Garrett Jones attempting to score from third base.But the Dodgers’ right fielder produces a lot of super-human moments on a baseball field. It was more special, and a unique moment in Puig’s career, when his mother threw the ceremonial first pitch. For the announced crowd of 50,349 in attendance at Dodger Stadium, it was Puig at his most human.“I felt really happy about my mom throwing out the first pitch,” he said. “It was great to play a great game for her — not only for her, but for all the fans.”last_img read more

Seth Jones’ minutes, Joonas Korpisalo’s saves & more crazy numbers from the Lightning-Blue Jackets 5-OT thriller

first_img21If it wasn’t for Korpisalo in net, this game would have been over hours ago. The Lightning registered 21 High-Danger Chances For including five in the third overtime session (per Natural Stat Trick). And just because this is probably the only time you’ll see this, here’s the heat map during all situations in Tuesday night’s game: ( In the end it was the Lightning’s Brayden Point that ended the fourth-longest overtime game in NHL history as he beat Joonas Korpisalo halfway through the fifth overtime period to give Tampa Bay a 3-2 win.🚨 BRAYDEN POINT QUINTUPLE OT WINNER!!!3-2 #GOBOLTS WIN— Here’s Your Replay ⬇️ (@TheReplayGuy) August 12, 2020A lot of records were broken in this one, and some mind-boggling numbers were posted. Here’s a look at those:150:27The game started at 3 p.m. ET and ended at 9:22 p.m. ET. In the end, the teams played more than 150 minutes of hockey — more than two regulation games.The @BlueJacketsNHL and @TBLightning are skating in the NHL’s first triple overtime game since Game 4 of the 2016 Second Round, when Nashville defeated San Jose. #NHLStats #StanleyCup— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) August 11, 2020MORE: 10 longest overtime games in NHL Stanley Cup playoffs history85This tweet was sent at 7:18 p.m. ET.Joonas Korpisalo has made 57 saves in Game 1, the most by any @BlueJacketsNHL goaltender in a single game (regular season or playoffs). He bested the previous mark was held by Sergei Bobrovsky, with 54 in Game 2 of the 2018 First Round (5-4 W @ WSH). #NHLStats #StanleyCup— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) August 11, 2020This one was sent at 8:21 p.m. ET, about an hour before the game ended. Korpisalo had already set a single-game record.Joonas Korpisalo of the @BlueJacketsNHL has made 74 saves, eclipsing Kelly Hrudey’s 73 from the “Easter Epic” for the highest single-game total since 1955-56 when shots on goal were officially tracked. #NHLStats #StanleyCup— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) August 12, 2020While he was on the losing end, Korpisalo was brillant, stopping 85 of 88 shots.65:06Before the NHL’s restart, Seth Jones last played an NHL game on Feb. 8. He went on to miss the team’s last 14 games of what was a truncated 2019-20 regular season with a fractured foot.Yes, Jones was able to skate during the pause at the Columbus facility because he was recovering from an injury. But that’s not game-action. Well, don’t tell the 25-year-old defenseman that it takes some time to get back into game-ready shape. After he posted 32:40 and 33:11 in Game 3 and 4, respectively, against the Maple Leafs, the Blue Jackets defenseman 65 minutes and six seconds in Game 1. He set a minutes record when he hit the 64:13 mark.Make that 64:13 so far for @seth_jones3, the highest single-game total by a skater since 1997-98 when TOI was officially tracked. #NHLStats #StanleyCup— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) August 12, 2020Jones, by the way, wasn’t the only guy to hit the 60-minute mark. Teammate Zach Werenski skated 61:14. Tampa defenseman Victor Hedman, who was questionable to even play Tuesday after getting hurt in the team’s final round-robin game, led his squad with 57:38 TOI.61It’s been almost two decades since a Lightning netminder made 60-plus saves in overtime. Back in 2003 agains the Washington Capitals, Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 60 of 61 in the Bolts three-overtime win to advance to the conference semifinals.Andrei Vasilevskiy makes 61 saves in the overtime win to eclipse Nikolai Khabibulin (60 in Game 6 of the 2003 CQF) for most saves in a #StanleyCup Playoff game in @TBLightning history. #NHLStats— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) August 12, 202035Between the teams, 35 players registered a shot on net in this game; there’s 18 skaters on each team. The only player who didn’t? Cam Atkinson.#CBJ Cam Atkinson chance in 5OT— Here’s Your Replay ⬇️ (@TheReplayGuy) August 12, 2020Atkinson had a chance in the fifth overtime — not too long before Point won it — but was taken off the puck by Hedman as he broke in. What a start to the Stanley Cup playoffs!The first game of the first round was quite a whirlwind. Time ticked away as afternoon turned into night with chances on both sides to end the game missed multiple times. It was such a long game that it forced the postponement of the Bruins and Hurricanes Game 1 matchup, which was set to start at 8 p.m. ET., to Wednesday morning. read more