Syracuse dropped by reigning champion and No. 2 Clarkson, 4-1

first_img Published on January 30, 2018 at 9:47 pm Contact Anthony: amkhelil@syr.edu UPDATED: Jan. 30, 2018 at 10:45 p.m.In Syracuse’s 15 previous matchups against Clarkson, the Golden Knights owned a 13-1-1 record over the Orange. Syracuse hosted Clarkson earlier this season, falling to the Golden Knights, 5-0, at Tennity Ice Pavilion. SU’s only win against CU came back in 2010 in a 3-1 victory.Syracuse (9-16-1, 8-5-1 College Hockey America) traveled to Potsdam to play the reigning national champion and No. 2 Clarkson (24-3-1, 14-2 Eastern College Athletic) on Tuesday night, losing 4-1.Clarkson outshot Syracuse 34-27 on the game. The Golden Knights got on the board first, as Clarkson’s Michaela Boyle scored a goal at the 11:34 mark of the first period. CU tacked on another goal at the 2:16 mark of the first as Loren Gabel netted a shot past Abbey Miller.SU’s lone goal of the game came at the 14:07 mark of the second period, as Stephanie Grossi scored her seventh goal of the season. With the goal, Grossi moves into a tie for first place with Melissa Piacentini on the Syracuse career points list, with 112. Grossi’s success against the Golden Knights comes as no surprise as Grossi now has a goal and two assists in her career against Clarkson.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLess than two minutes after the Orange scored its first goal, the Golden Knights were quick to answer, as Boyle scored her second goal of the game. Clarkson’s fourth goal of the game came late in the third period, ensuring its victory.The Orange proved stout on its penalty kill, not allowing a goal on the Golden Knights’ two power play opportunities. In its last game against conference foe Mercyhurst, SU gave up three power play goals. Abbey Miller continues to be a solid backstop in the net, saving 30 shots, despite giving up four goals in the loss.The Orange does not play again until next week, when it travels to take on in-state rival Cornell on Feb. 6.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, Potsdam was misnamed. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Men’s basketball: Seeking third straight win, No. 19 Badgers face struggling Indiana Tuesday night

first_imgComing off two important conference wins over Illinois and Northwestern, the No. 19 University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (19-8, 11-5 Big Ten) will head to Bloomington, Indiana, for a matchup with the unranked Indiana Hoosiers (13-14, 4-12) Tuesday night. While the Hoosiers have gone cold losing 12 of their last 13 games, there are no easy wins in the Big Ten, especially on the road.The Badgers have always been known for their slow offensive style of play, but that is something that could actually hurt them come Tuesday. When teams play slower, the score tends to be closer towards the end of the game.Just look at  Wisconsin’s last two games against Illinois and Northwestern, two other unranked conference foes. Both were less than six-point victories — against teams they should be defeating by double-digits — that came down to the wire and relied on Wisconsin’s inconsistent free throw shooting far too much.Men’s basketball: No. 22 Wisconsin grinds out tough victory on road against NorthwesternThe No. 22 University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (19-8, 11-5 Big Ten) defeated the Northwestern Wildcats (12-15, 3-13) 69–64 Read…But Indiana has something neither of those two squads has: star power. Between freshman guard Romeo Langford and senior forward Juwan Morgan, who average a combined 32.1 points per game, the Hoosiers have multiple options to run sets at the end of games.Langford, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard, is considered one of the top prospects in the upcoming NBA Draft if he decides to declare. He uses his height and athleticism to glide past defenders and get to the rim with ease. He’ll likely be guarded by Brad Davison for most of the game, who will be tasked with trying to veer Langford out of the paint and force contested threes, where he’s shooting only 27.1 percent on the season.Morgan, on the other hand, shouldn’t be as big of an issue for this Wisconsin squad. Most of the time, Morgan is the biggest man on the court for the relatively small Hoosiers, something that will undoubtedly work in the Badgers’ favor.At 6-foot-8, Morgan’s relatively smaller frame should allow Ethan Happ and Nate Reuvers, both over 6-foot-10, to make life difficult for him inside. It should also force Indiana to bring double teams into the post when the Badger bigs get the ball down low, opening up the opportunity for kick-outs to shooters like D’Mitrik Trice and Davison, who both are shooting over 40 percent from downtown this season.A relief for Badger fans is that the Hoosiers are just about as bad from the free-throw line as Wisconsin. While Wisconsin shoots a paltry 65.4 percent from the charity stripe — putting them at 328th in the country — Indiana is right alongside them at 65.5 percent.A look at the camaraderie, culture surrounding Wisconsin men’s basketball programFrom 1999-2017, the Wisconsin men’s basketball program had reached the NCAA tournament in 19 consecutive seasons, a streak that was Read…This should place less pressure on Happ, who has been abysmal from the stripe as of late and has made only two of his last fourteen attempts. Perhaps seeing the other team miss a few could boost his confidence and help the Badgers close the game down the stretch.In theory, the Badgers should run away with this game, as they have both the shooting and size advantages. But Langford is going to get his, which means it will be more about containing the freshman than completely stopping him. As long as the Badgers get off to a good start and get a solid lead by the break, they should have no trouble finishing.Indiana is an ice-cold team looking to turn it around before the end of the season, and Wisconsin is a good team trying to ensure a top-four seed in the NCAA Tournament. With only four games to go in the regular season, it’s time for the Badgers to start playing their best basketball of the year.You can catch the game live on ESPN, or listen in on the Badger Sports Network at 8 p.m. Tuesday.last_img read more