Syracuse women’s basketball opponent preview: Visual breakdown of Connecticut

first_img Published on April 4, 2016 at 5:01 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Brianna Butler – Kia Nurse Create bar chartsBrittney Sykes – Gabby WilliamsCreate bar charts  AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPositional ComparisonAlexis Peterson – Moriah JeffersonCreate bar charts Isabella Slim – Morgan Tuck Create bar chartsBriana Day – Breanna StewartCreate bar chartsBig NumbersConnecticut has lost just one time in the last 1,119 days. That came on Nov. 17, 2014 to Stanford in overtime on the road.The Huskies are going for their fourth-straight NCAA title, making the senior class the first to win national championships each year.Connecticut already has a record 10 national championships. A win would give the Huskies their 11th.UConn has won all 37 of its games this season by at least 10 points. Notre Dame was the closest team to beating Connecticut when it lost by just 10 points Dec. 5. The Huskies average margin of victory is 39.9 points and its closest NCAA tournament game so far was 21 points. Comments Team ComparisonSracuse vs. Connecticut Create bar charts Overview Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Metta World Peace joins South Bay Lakers as player development coach

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Six months after he played his final season with the Lakers, Metta World Peace on Monday signed on for a third stint with the organization. This time, he’ll be coaching.World Peace was hired as a player development assistant for the South Bay Lakers – formerly the L.A. D-Fenders – the franchise’s affiliate in the NBA’s Gatorade League, the team announced. He will work under Coby Karl, who is in his second season as the head coach of the South Bay Lakers.A fan favorite forward who resurrected his career and image by helping the Lakers win a championship in 2010, World Peace had long expressed an interest in coaching when his playing days ended.In 2015, he told the Southern California News Group, “I want to coach one day.” He surprised the organization by earning a spot on the regular-season roster and averaged 16.9 minutes in 35 games. The next summer they invited him back again. Once again, he made the team, spending most of the season mentoring players like Julius Randle.He appeared in just 25 games in his final season. At the end of the year, however, the team was beset by injuries. His final appearance at Staples Center came on April 11 against the New Orleans Pelicans. World Peace played 25 minutes and scored a season-high 18 points.center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersA year ago, Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, who mentored World Peace in Indiana, said World Peace would periodically reach out with questions about coaching.“He’s got a chance to be a good coach,” Carlisle said.The former Ron Artest originally signed with the Lakers in 2009, famously telling Kobe Bryant after the Lakers lost in the 2008 Finals to the Celtics, “I’m coming. We’re going to get Boston.”When the teams met in the 2010 Finals, it was World Peace who hit the game-sealing 3-point basket to win Game 7.As his career wound to a close, however, World Peace was already transitioning into more of a coaching role. After a failed 29-game stint with the New York Knicks in 2013-14, World Peace was out of the league until the summer of 2015, when the Lakers extended a training camp invitation.last_img read more

Charlie McAvoy injury update: Bruins defenseman ‘fine’ after leaving Game 3 after blocked shot

first_img“He’s fine,” he said. “No issues there.”Bruce Cassidy on Charlie McAvoy: “He’s fine. No issues there.” #NHLBruins— Boston Bruins on CLNS (@BruinsCLNS) June 2, 2019The Bruins are already down a defenseman in Matt Grzelcyk, who is in concussion protocol after taking a shot to the head from Oskar Sundqvist in Game 2.Zdeno Chara also has been beaten up a bit as he missed the final game of the Eastern Conference finals and was shaken up earlier in that series as well.The Bruins got good production out of John Moore in Grzelcyk’s absence but the team can’t take too many more injuries on their blue line if they want to keep winning moving forward.They especially could not lose McAvoy, who is one of their best defensemen and possibly the best skater on the ice for much of the time. Stanley Cup Final 2019: Three takeaways from Bruins’ Game 3 win over Blues He was noticeably hobbling when he went to the bench and back to the locker room.Acciari makes it #nhlbruins 6, #stlblues 2 with empty net goal.Of more concern for Boston: McAvoy hunched over in pain after taking shot off left knee.And while I type this, Johansson makes it 7-2.— Mike Zeisberger (@Zeisberger) June 2, 2019However, Cassidy was not worried about McAvoy after the game. Related News The Bruins cannot lose another defenseman, and according to head coach Bruce Cassidy, they won’t.Charlie McAvoy left Game 3 in the closing minutes after blocking a shot off the inside of his leg.center_img St. Louis is also still without defenseman Vince Dunn, who was knocked out of the postseason in the Western Conference finals when he took a shot to the face.The Bruins won Game 3, 7-2, and lead the series 2-1. Stanley Cup Final 2019: Blues’ Jordan Binnington benched for first time in playoffslast_img read more