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 Comments Published on July 14, 2016 at 9:46 am Contact Matt: firstname.lastname@example.org | @matt_schneidman
The NBA playoff field in the Eastern Conference is set with the Wizards officially eliminated from postseason contention.Over in the Western Conference, however, an intense race for the final playoff spot continues to rage on. If the No. 9 seed in each conference is more than four games behind the No. 8 seed at the conclusion of the regular season, the No. 8 seed will earn the final playoff spot. If the No. 9 seed is four games or fewer behind the No. 8 seed, then those teams will enter a play-in tournament (double-elimination for the eighth seed, single-elimination for the ninth seed). NBA Playoffs Qualification 🏆 pic.twitter.com/D0vcQsxM6h— NBA (@NBA) June 26, 2020Play-In Tournament Format pic.twitter.com/SOL5DgXBec— NBA (@NBA) June 26, 2020″Seeding games” will be played through Aug. 14, and a play-in tournament will be held Aug. 15-16 if necessary with the first round of the playoffs starting Aug. 17.The playoffs will follow the typical format with full best-of-seven series all the way through the NBA Finals. When the Grizzlies entered the NBA’s campus in Orlando, Fla., they held a 3 1/2 game advantage over the Trail Blazers. That cushion disappeared after four consecutive losses inside the “bubble,” and now Memphis will be without a key player in Jaren Jackson Jr. after the 20-year-old forward suffered a torn meniscus.The battle for the No. 8 seed in the West is down to a four-team dash toward the finish line (Grizzlies, Spurs, Suns, Trail Blazers), and given the lack of separation in the standings, it appears we are heading toward a play-in tournament ahead of the first round of the playoffs.Let’s take a look at the overall landscape and the latest playoff odds for those four teams.NBA RESTART: Schedule | Playoff bracket | Bubble, explainedNBA standings 2020Here are the current NBA standings as of Aug. 11.Eastern ConferenceSeedTeamRecordGames back1.Bucks**56-16—2.Raptors*51-1943.Celtics*48-237.54.Heat*44-2711.55.Pacers*43-2812.56.76ers*42-2913.57.Nets*35-3620.58.Magic*32-4024*clinched playoff berth**clinched conferenceEliminated: WizardsWestern ConferenceSeedTeamRecordGames back1.Lakers**52-18—2.Clippers*47-2353.Nuggets*46-256.54.Rockets*44-2685.Thunder*43-2796.Jazz*43-289.57.Mavericks*43-31118.Trail Blazers34-3919.5—Grizzlies33-3920—Suns33-3920—Spurs32-3820*clinched playoff berth**clinched conferenceEliminated: Kings, PelicansNBA playoff pictureSeedTeamRecordGames back8.Trail Blazers34-3919.5—Grizzlies33-3920—Suns33-3920—Spurs32-3820(Playoff probability via FiveThirtyEight)8. Trail BlazersRemaining games: vs. NetsPlayoff probability: 81 percent— GrizzliesRemaining games: vs. BucksPlayoff probability: 4 percent— SunsRemaining games: vs. MavericksPlayoff probability: 12 percent— SpursRemaining games: vs. JazzPlayoff probability: 3 percentHow do the NBA playoffs work?Each of the 22 remaining teams is scheduled to play eight “seeding games” in order to determine playoff positioning in both conferences.
Image Courtesy: iStockAdvertisement 41f6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8fjbcbpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eshk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2gWould you ever consider trying this?😱4vkvamaCan your students do this? 🌚0k8Roller skating! Powered by Firework As the novel Coronavirus has finally dealt its blow in India, many iconic figures from the country’s cricket fraternity has come forward with handsome monetary aid to join in hands to fight against the pandemic. A donation of Rs 59 lakh has come from former legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar. But why this strange amount instead of a round figure? Clarification comes from his son Rohan, who reveals that it signifies the 59 centuries Sunil has scored in his decorated cricketing career.Advertisement Image Courtesy: iStockThe news of Gavaskar’s donation came from former Mumbai cricket team star Amol Muzumdar. The 45 year old made a post on his official Twitter handle, revealing the generous deed done by Sunny with the caption: “Just heard that SMG has donated 59 lakhs towards covid relief fund. 35 to @PMCaresFunds n 24 lakhs to @CMOMaharashtra 👍 superb gesture Sir @rohangava9 @JayeshKulkarnee @Cricrajeshpk @BCCI @ClaytonMurzello”Advertisement The peculiar numbers actually signifies the number of centuries Gavaskar has scored during his career, as it was revealed by Rohan Gavaskar in the comments: “This was done last week. 35 because he scored 35 hundreds for India and 24 because he scored 24 for Mumbai. Prayers for everyone’s good health and that we are all safe and sound.” In his 16 year long international career with Team India, Sunny scored 35 Test centuries in 125 appearances. His 24 domestic centuries came during his spell with Mumbai, back then known as Bombay cricket team. Both of them add up as 59 Test centuries in his career, signifying the Rs 59 lakh donation he made towards the fight against the virus outbreak.Rohan, on the other hand, couldn’t follow his father’s footsteps, as his international experience with India remained at only 11 ODI appearances, his last being against Pakistan at the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy.However, the 44 year old former middle order batsman has enjoyed 13 years with Bengal cricket team, and also joined Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League in 2009.The COVID-19 outbreak has seen 5,194 confirmed positive cases in India, along with 149 deaths. The country is currently under a 21-day lockdown, proposed by PM Narendra Modi which is currently in effect till 14th April.Also read-Read which 15 year-old Indian athlete sold all his trophies to raise ₹4.30 lakhs towards Coronavirus fight!Yuvraj Singh slams current crop of Indian players: There’s no respect for seniors! Advertisement
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