Tyler Roberson is putting all the pieces together at the right time

first_imgST. LOUIS – For almost 10 minutes in the second half, the player who had anchored Syracuse down low for the past 70 sat on the bench. Tyler Roberson wore his white long-sleeved warmup shirt in between assistants Adrian Autry and Mike Hopkins, a water bottle sitting between his legs as he watched Syracuse put away a game that he wasn’t a part of anymore.Right before he exited with 12:05 remaining in the second half, Roberson’s head collided with the floor after Tyler Lydon inadvertently mounted him when both contested a rebound. Roberson fell to his chest, turned over and winced while clutching his head.“Possibly, I mean I don’t know really,” Roberson said of why he sat for half of the second stanza, a smile spreading across his face. “…I’m good.”Even with the game well past decided in the waning minutes, Roberson re-entered with 2:45 on the clock and proceeded to finish a thunderous two-handed alley-oop. Less than a minute remained and his stat line was once again filled, the demands from Jim Boeheim for more consistency from the junior satisfied.His 12 points and nine rebounds in Sunday night’s 75-50 win against No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee State (25-10, 13-5 Conference USA) that helped propel No. 10 seed Syracuse (21-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 followed a 10-point, 18-rebound domination from two days prior. All of a sudden, the player thrown in the doghouse by Boeheim less than a month ago has emphatically emerged from it.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“When he plays like that, with that energy, we’re just a different team,” assistant coach Mike Hopkins said.Roberson picked up where he left off to start Sunday’s game, hitting all three of his shots in the first half and grabbing eight rebounds. His boards came in a variety of ways – one tipping a ball to himself at the peak of a scrum, one chasing after a loose ball by himself, one mounting Middle Tennessee’s Aldonis Foote before holding onto the ball with one hand and untangling the other.His makes also came of varying flavors, a left-handed tip-in, a pump-fake-and-lay-in and a mid-range jumper. He showcased versatility on both ends while manning the paint for the majority of a 20-minute span for the third consecutive half.“He’s capable of doing this night in and night out,” Tyler Lydon said.Roberson even hit all four of his free throws, the ball gently spinning off the edge of his fingertips and through the hoop each time. He was the only player on the team to make all of his attempts from the charity stripe on a night when Syracuse shot an abysmal 59 percent from the line.Since the offseason, Roberson has emphasized expanding his perimeter game. Check. Boeheim wanted more consistency on the glass. Check. After a 1-for-8 performance from the foul line against St. John’s in Syracuse’s worst loss of the season, he had to improve. Check.Roberson’s entire arsenal is materializing at just the right time on just the right stage. He’s had all these tools at his disposal, but he’s finally putting them to use all at once.“These last two games, that’s what we need out of him,” assistant coach Adrian Autry said. “That’s what we know he can do pretty consistently.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 20, 2016 at 11:26 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

‘This is precious’: City eye fresh title glory

first_img0Shares0000Captain Vincent Kompany says this time Manchester City have the hunger to keep hold of the Premier League trophy. © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 10 – Vincent Kompany has warned Manchester City’s rivals that the Premier League champions won’t rest on their laurels as they aim to follow their record-breaking season with another title triumph.Pep Guardiola’s side swept to the title last term with a record 100 points, amassing more wins and scoring more goals than any previous champion in the Premier League era. Inspired by Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and David Silva, City’s eye-catching style earned comparisons with the finest teams in English football history.But no team has successfully defended the Premier League title since Manchester United in 2008 and 2009, while City were unable to maintain the standards of their 2012 and 2014 title wins in the campaigns that followed.City captain Kompany admits his team lacked urgency and desire in those failed title defences under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini, but the Belgian has sensed a far more focused approach from Guardiola’s group.“Before saying anything or doing anything, you want to observe and see if you see the same mistakes which we’ve done previously,” Kompany said.“I’ve got to be honest, there was a feeling when we’ve won the league previously, you came back in to the training sessions and everybody was a little bit less intense, a little bit more smiles and happiness, but a little bit less committed.“Teams that actually wanted it more could hurt us. I came in to training this time and it’s completely different.”With Guardiola saying he is still “starving” for more success, there appears to be little chance of a City letdown.They have already made a positive impression ahead of the new campaign by winning the Community Shield with an emphatic 2-0 victory over Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday.That was the perfect preparation for Sunday’s Premier League opener at Arsenal and Kompany added: “Number one, we realise this is precious and we want to hold on to it.“Number two, we went into the game with Chelsea – we lost two Community Shields before – and this was a strong Chelsea team. We played really well against them and that, for me, is a great sign.”– ‘Of course we can improve’ –City were so strong last term that Guardiola has needed to make only one major close-season signing — landing Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez from Leicester in a £60 million deal.And City defender Kyle Walker epitomised the squad’s hunger for more silverware by cutting short his post-World Cup holiday to return to training ahead of the Community Shield.Walker had just two weeks off following England’s run to the World Cup semi-finals, but he said: “I had the option if I wanted to come back later I could, but I wanted to be involved.“I left Manchester City at the end of last season in a good place and I wanted to pick up where we left off. I’m not resting on this. It is a short career. I want to win as much as I can win.”Manchester City started the season by winning the English Community Shield and manager Pep Guardiola says he is ‘starving’ for more success. © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONGuardiola doesn’t expect City to beat their points record this season, but with a first Champions League crown also in their sights, the Spaniard is determined to keep driving his players towards greater heights.“People say, ‘Can you improve on 100 points?’ – I say no. We are not here to do that,” Guardiola said.“But individually the players can improve. Of course we can improve. If I felt we could not improve the team I would call my chairman and say, ‘OK, I leave’.“We believe we can do better, dominate more and we will try to do it. Is it going to happen? I don’t know but we believe we can do it.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL MAN WINS NOBEL PRIZE FOR MEDICINE

first_imgDONEGAL has a Nobel Prize-winning scientist!Ramelton man William C Campbell is one of three people to win this year’s Nobel Prize for Medicine, it has just been announced.William land colleague Satoshi Omura were jointly awarded half the prize for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites. The other half of the prize went to Youyou Tu for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against malaria diseases caused by parasites that have plagued humankind for millennia and constitute a major global health problem.Mr Campbell was born in 1930 in Ramelton, Co Donegal.After receiving a BA from Trinity College in 1952, he received a PhD from University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1957.From 1957-1990 he was with the Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research, from 1984-1990 he was a Senior Scientist and Director for Assay Research and Development. Mr Campbell is currently a Research Fellow Emeritus at Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. BREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL MAN WINS NOBEL PRIZE FOR MEDICINE was last modified: October 5th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MedicineNobel PrizeWilliam C Campbelllast_img read more

Crews extinguish SW MiamiDade car fire

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews were able to put out some flames after a car caught fire in Southwest Miami-Dade.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to calls of a burning vehicle near Southwest 139th Street and 205th Avenue, Saturday.Firefighters arrived at the scene to find that car engulfed in flames. They quickly put out the blaze.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img