Fast reaction: 3 quick thoughts as Syracuse comes back, holds on late in win over Eagles

first_img Published on January 20, 2015 at 9:17 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse scared its fans for the first five minutes Tuesday night before slapping aside Boston College, 69-61 in front of 23,781 in the Carrier Dome. Here are three things I saw that I think you should too.1. Boeheim calmRather than take his normal arm-crossing, jacket-flapping perch in front of the Syracuse bench, Jim Boeheim started out the game sitting down. His Orange had a simple task in shutting down Boston College’s offense.A pair of early blown defenses briefly brought him to his feet and he eventually took up his normal position. But his players also quickly showed he only had so much to worry about in this game.2. No plan B(C)Once Syracuse started jumping the Eagles’ ball screens and cutting off the passing lane to the corners, SU had started winning and only stopped with basic breakdowns late.Boston College wasn’t getting any dribble penetration. The top of the zone was sealed. On the rare occasions the Eagles got angles for entry passes their bigs weren’t getting past Chinonso Obokoh or Rakeem Christmas.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBy crunch time, BC’s offense had been reduced to swinging the ball and waiting-hoping for late rotations. The Eagles weren’t getting open unless the Orange let them.3. Obokoh-kayA week and a half ago, after Chris McCullough tore his ACL, Boeheim said Obokoh needed to play defense and rebound when he was asked about the sophomore center’s offensive role.He did just that against BC, making his first appearance since Jan. 11. And in a career-high 16 minutes Obokoh did just that, limiting Dennis Clifford and Will Magarity while snagging four rebounds.Obokoh is still largely absent on the offensive half of the court — he sets decent screens — but with Christmas in foul trouble and ultimately fouling out, he was far from exposed. Commentslast_img read more

UWI Senior Executives to Donate Part of their Salaries to Student…

first_imgThe executive leadership of the university includes the vice-chancellor, campus principals, pro vice-chancellors, the university bursar and the university registrar. “The principals across the UWI’s five campuses stepped up in developing remedial projects to confront this reality and to restore the level playing field provided by the physical classroom culture. The UWI alumni have been called upon to participate in fundraising and philanthropists have also responded by donating hundreds of tablets,” the UWI said in a statement. It said the student hardship fund is aimed at promoting equity of access for all students. The university also said that the fund also allows for additional counselling services as the region continues to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Vice-Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles said the move by the executive leadership “is another part of the UWI CARES project, designed to empower any excluded element of the student body”. The region’s premier tertiary institution said that the rapid transition to online teaching in response to the spread of COVID-19 has highlighted the severity of challenges facing “financially and socially marginalised students.center_img “With a student body of close to 50,000, at least 10,000 of them are believed to be functioning in a social circumstance that makes it excessively difficult to participate equally and equitably in this moment of digital intensification,” the UWI statement noted. KINGSTON, Jamaica – Several senior executive members of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Monday committed themselves to donating a percentage of their salaries, for the next three months, towards a student hardship fund. CMClast_img read more