Syracuse advances to quarterfinals of ACC tournament with 83-64 victory over North Carolina

first_imgAlexis Peterson’s 29 points led sixth-seeded Syracuse (21-9, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) to an 83-64 victory over North Carolina Thursday night at the HTC Center in Conway, South Carolina. With the ACC Tournament second round win, the Orange will advance to face third-seeded Duke on Friday at 8 p.m.Eleven 3-pointers, 32 points in the paint and 27 points off turnovers helped Syracuse spring out to a 30-23 lead. By the end of the third quarter, SU commanded a 25-point advantage. The Orange’s 32 second-chance points is its highest total since Dec. 4 against Central Connecticut State, a 21-game span.“We had to rebound the ball,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “We really did a good job of crashing the boards and getting opportunities, second-chance opportunities and we were really aggressive.”Peterson, who was named this week the ACC Player of the Year, added six assists and grabbed seven rebounds. Redshirt senior guard Brittney Sykes scored 16 points and had 12 rebounds while senior center Briana Day scored 11 points and had a game-high 15 boards. Senior forward Isabella Slim scored nine points on 3-of-7 from the floor, the most she has scored since Jan. 8.Tip between the Orange and Blue Devils is set for Friday at 8 p.m. On Feb. 10, then-No. 14 Blue Devils handed Syracuse a 72-55 loss in Durham. In that meeting, Peterson and Sykes were held to a combined 30 points. SU committed 15 turnovers, shot only 25.4 percent from the field and got out-rebounded by nine. Duke’s 44 paint points were the most SU has allowed since December 2015.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They attacked us in transition and when you don’t score, you can’t press, and that was big for us because we didn’t make enough shots,” Hillsman said. “We couldn’t get into our pressure. Hopefully we can get some shots to go in early and be able to press them.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 2, 2017 at 11:37 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

Inter officially approaches Manchester United for Lukaku

first_imgItalian club, Inter Milan are eager to pen-down Belgian top goal scorer, Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United.The striker has emerged as Inter’s prime target ahead of the upcoming season.Antonio Conte is has long admiration for the centre-forward and he tried signing him for Chelsea but there were no substantive approach from Chelsea.Romelu Lukaku is the subject of a formal bid and move for Inter Milan who have outcast Argentine, Mauro Icardi.Inter Milan sporting director, Piero Ausilio has met with Manchester United’s officials over the likely transfer of the big Belgian striker.The English club is reported to be demanding for £75 million outright cash with no installationsHowever, the Italian giants are reported to be offering a two-year loan offer worth £40 million with an option to buy after the third year for £25 millionAfter the meeting, Ausilio disclosed:“It was an official approach between two important clubs. We’ll see what happens. All the players we’re following are targets we’ve agreed with Antonio Conte. We want to satisfy his request within certain financial parameters.”The Manchester United striker has made it clear to United top hierarchy that he is hopeful of departing Old Trafford after being told he will not be the teams first-choice striker in the upcoming season.The Belgian goal machine is in contract with the Red Devils until 2022 with an option for an extra year after joining from Everton for £75 million.last_img read more