Opponent preview: What to know about Penn State

first_imgSyracuse (4-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) and Penn State (5-1) will close out its week at the NIT Season Tip-Off at 7 p.m. on Friday. Both teams lost their first game in the Barclays Center on Wednesday night. The Nittany Lions blew a 16-point halftime lead in a close loss to Ole Miss while the Orange lost by 14 to Oklahoma State. Below is what to know about Penn State ahead of the matchup.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 62-43Last time they played: This will be the first time the Orange have played the Nittany Lions since 1982. Syracuse won that meeting 69-68 and was led by Erich Santifer, who scored 16 points. The Penn State report: The Nittany Lions are a top-3o team in defensive efficiency per KenPom.com, and have only allowed more than 70 points once this season (against Ole Miss). The Nittany Lions have played mainly a seven or eight-man rotation thus far through the season and don’t have a player taller than 6-foot-9 on the roster. Still, Penn State will look to attack the basket often. Senior forward Lamar Stevens is averaging nearly a double-double with 17.7 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Mike Watkins, a senior forward, stands one inch taller than Stevens at 6-foot-9 and averages 11.3 points and 8 rebounds per game. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHow Syracuse beats OSU: For the Nittany Lions, success starts down low, which is exactly where Syracuse has struggled defensively so far this season. Syracuse needs a big day out of Bourama Sidibe in the middle of the 2-3 zone or perhaps a spot appearance from Jesse Edwards who flaunts a large wingspan and height advantage over Penn State’s forwards. Regardless, it’s going to be a struggle for Syracuse to limit the Nittany Lions offensively. In what will likely become the story of the year for SU, it just simply needs to shoot better than it did against Oklahoma State. Syracuse has defined itself as a 3-point shooting team. If those shots don’t fall, the Orange won’t win many games this year. Stat to know: 41.6%— Syracuse currently ranks 330th in the country in percentage of opponents’ scoring coming from 2-pointers. That might seem counterintuitive considering zone defenses typically yield 3-point shots, but SU has aggressively run shooters off the line instead of staying compact. This will come into play Friday as Penn State is mainly a two-point scoring team. Syracuse may be handing Penn State scoring opportunities in the exact spots the Nittany Lions want them. KenPom odds: Syracuse has a 45% chance to win the game Friday, with a final score prediction of the Nittany Lions winning 69-68 per KenPom.Player to watch: Stevens, Forward No. 11The image of Lamar Stevens rising to the hoop for an uncovered dunk could be replaying on SportsCenter all of Friday night. An All-Big Ten First Team selection last season, Stevens currently ranks fifth all-time in scoring at Penn State. In 2018-19, he scored in double digits in all but one game. Comments Published on November 29, 2019 at 2:35 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Liberty Professionals, Landsar Developers join forces in partnership

first_imgDansoman based Premier League club, Liberty  Professionals has agreed to a year-long partnership with Landsar Developers, a local construction firm.The partnership which will cover several areas is line with the club’s vision to attract more community based businesses to its fold.Speaking on the partnership, general manager of Liberty Professionals, Godfred Akoto Boafo said the partnership is the fruit of proper planning and consultation.“The president of the club Mr.Felix Ansong set a plan in motion about four years ago to restructure the club and keep it afloat. One of the plans was to make the club attractive to Dansoman-based businesses. We have had some success with that concept and the partnering with a well known community business like Landsar Developers is a significant one.”Mr. Edward Wiafe, the CEO of Landsar Developers also expressed his excitement at the agreement.“At Landsar Developers we pride ourselves on being a community oriented business with a national focus. Just like Liberty Professionals has affected the national psyche of football over the years. We see great potential in the club and we look forward to the coming season.”Liberty Professionals is currently preparing for the upcoming Ghana Premier League season . Landsar Developers are turnkey contractors with an excellent portfolio of projects.last_img read more

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Doris Horning, 65, Belle Plaine: Jan. 13, 1950 – Oct. 2, 2015

first_imgDoris HorningDoris Horning, 65, of Belle Plaine, died Friday, October 2, 2015 at her home with her loving family.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Belle Plaine, KS. Burial will be at the Belle Plaine Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, October 5th from noon until 8:00 P.M. at the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington. No family night is scheduled. A memorial has been established with the United Methodist Church in Belle Plaine in her name. For further information please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.Doris Carole Horning was born on January 13, 1950 the daughter of Opal W. and Mildred (Parker) Webb in Lindsay, Oklahoma. She was united in marriage with Mark Horning in 1972 in Oklahoma City. Doris enjoyed life immensely, she loved pets, decorating, traveling and reading. She especially treasured her daughter, Emily and son-in-law David, and grandchildren; Anthony, Jerushka and Nicholas. She was a remarkable prayer warrior and loved the Lord her whole life. Doris enjoyed many wonderful friendships and was especially grateful to her church family at Belle Plaine United Methodist Church.Surviving to honor her memory is her husband Mark of the home, daughter, Emily Anne Craddock and husband David of Belle Plaine, three grandchildren Anthony Fergola, Nicholas Wells and Jerushka Craddock, sister, Lois Morris of Lindsay, OK, mother-in-law Monta Horning of Belle Plaine, and brother-in-law Rex Horning of Stillwater, OK.Preceding her in death are her parents and five siblings.last_img read more

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