Bracketologist Patrick Stevens on Syracuse’s Tournament chances: ‘I’m going to lean out at this point’

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ WASHINGTON — Following Syracuse’s (19-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) 72-71 loss to Pittsburgh in the ACC tournament on Wednesday at the Verizon Center, The Daily Orange spoke with bracketology expert Patrick Stevens, who correctly predicted all 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament in 2014.Here’s what he had to say as the Orange has no more games left until Selection Sunday.The Daily Orange: Where do things stand right now for Syracuse?Patrick Stevens: “Obviously Syracuse is in a much worse spot now than it was a few hours ago. It would take a remarkable amount mental gymnastics for the committee to select Syracuse ahead of Pittsburgh. But I also think that the profile that Syracuse has with those victories away from home are things that stand out. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be enough to get them in, but I think it’s going to keep them in the conversation for those last couple of spots.“My thought coming into the day was that they might be able to survive a loss. And it’s going to depend on what other people do. Since the last time we talked, you saw St. Mary’s enter the at-large field and I think that they’ve got a better profile overall than Syracuse does. You saw Monmouth enter the at-large field and I don’t think they have a better overall profile than Syracuse does. They’re obviously very vulnerable to things happening in other places. They’re going to clearly be rooting for teams that are already in good shape for Tournament bids to keep on winning and keep bid thieves out of the picture.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMore Coverage Syracuse loses 72-71 heartbreaker to Pittsburgh in ACC tournament Jim Boeheim on Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament chances: ‘It’s up to them’ Cameron Johnson and Ryan Luther flip script on Pittsburgh’s formula to beating Syracuse Frank Howard plays extended minutes and makes a costly mistake in loss to Pittsburgh D.O.: Are there specific games or teams that Syracuse fans should look for or root for?P.S.: There’s one spot that can really open up, and that’s out of the American where Temple is the top seed in the Tournament. But I don’t think that’s a team that will make the field without making a deep run in the conference tournament. If you’re a Syracuse fan, you’re going to want to see whoever wins that Cincinnati-Connecticut game just go win that tournament and maybe create an extra spot there. I think the teams that you’re looking at and would like to see get knocked out pretty quick, Oregon State, which has struggled away from home … a quick exit form the Pac-12 tournament would help. VCU, St. Bonaventure, those are teams that you certainly don’t want to see … Florida or Michigan or George Washington get hot like that either. Alabama would be in that mix as well. Clearly for Syracuse, you root for the top seeds. If you’re a Syracuse fan, you want to see a Texas A&M or a Kentucky go ahead and win the SEC. You don’t want to see San Diego State fall into the at-large field either, because that’s a team that hasn’t really messed up a whole lot.D.O.: Does it matter if teams that Syracuse already beat continue to do well in conference tournaments?P.S.: I don’t think at this point, those are two really good wins, but I don’t think that the Top 10 wins as opposed to Top 20 wins is going to make a whole lot of a difference. I think for Syracuse, the profile is the profile and you kind of have to live with it.D.O.: What if Pittsburgh were to win?P.S.: It would be nice for Syracuse if Pitt jumped into the Top 50, but at the end of the day, you’re kind of stuck with the 19-13 that you have. If you’re sitting there and you’re Syracuse, you just wish you hadn’t lost to St. John’s. That’s the game that’s ultimately going to cause them some problems.D.O.: What’s your prediction for Syracuse right now.P.S.: I’m going to lean out at this point. But I do think it’s possible, as things cycle through, and so many other teams still have to play, that they could play their way out and Syracuse is sitting there right on the cut line. But they’re obviously very, very vulnerable to whatever anybody else is doing. Comments Related Stories Jim Boeheim on Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament chances: ‘It’s up to them’Syracuse loses 72-71 heartbreaker to Pittsburgh in ACC tournamentCameron Johnson and Ryan Luther flip script on Pittsburgh’s formula to beating SyracuseFrank Howard plays extended minutes and makes a costly mistake in loss to PittsburghDajuan Coleman records double-double in loss to Pittsburgh Published on March 9, 2016 at 5:54 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3last_img read more

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Bundesliga on StarTimes: A new coach leads Bayern into Klassiker

first_imgCharles Dickens’ famous quote “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” is eerily apt to describe Bayern Munich’s situation ahead of this weekend’s Bundesliga Klassiker.“The best of times” because the match in the Allianz Arena offers the defending champions the best possible opportunity to bounce back from the humiliating 5-1 defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt on the weekend, with a victory against Borussia Dortmund.“The worst of times” because a day after the defeat in Frankfurt coach Niko Kovac was fired. His assistant Hansi Flick was given the job on an interim basis.Hansi FlickThe former Bayern midfielder’s task will not have been made any easier as three centre-backs have been ruled out. Jerome Boateng was sent off against Frankfurt and will miss at least one Bundesliga match, while Germany international Niklas Süle has been ruled out for most of the season after tearing his cruciate ligament. Bayern’s most expensive ever signing, Lucas Hernandez, is also sidelined for some weeks.Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, go into the match buoyed by a 3-0 league victory against the only previously unbeaten team in the Bundesliga, Wolfsburg.That victory occurred just a few days after Dortmund came from behind to beat the log leaders Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 in a cup match.Against Wolfsburg, Lucien Favre welcomed back former Bayern defender Matts Hummels, who had missed some earlier matches with a stomach bug. Hummels, who earlier in the year was told that he no longer played a part in Germany coach Joachim Löw’s plans, could be back in the mix for an international recall if he continues his outstanding form.Another in-form player for Dortmund has been Julian Brandt, who scored both goals against Mönchengladbach. The midfielder who joined the black and yellows during summer from Bayer Leverkusen said that the victory against Wolfsburg was just what the club needed ahead of the big match.“That was a very, very strong sign,” the 23-year-old said.Favre will probably also be able to draw on Paco Alcácer for the match against Bayern, but there are some doubt about captain Marco Reus, who had to be substituted against Wolfsburg.A victory for the home side would see Bayern move ahead of Dortmund, who currently are second in the Bundesliga three points behind Mönchengladbach, while Bayern are fourth, a further point behind. History clearly favours Bayern, who have won the last five Klassiker at home, scoring an astonishing 22 goals and conceding just three.Football fans throughout Africa will be able to watch Der Klassiker live and exclusive on the StarTimes football channels.—last_img read more

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Sumner County Sheriff Office weekly jail bookings: Feb. 29 – March 6, 2016

first_imgTran, Son V.54Wichita, KS1400 US 166 Hwy, Geuda Springs, KSSUSOTheft of property/services3/2/16 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 2/29/2016 thru 3/07/2016  Heasty, Travis W.42Wellington, KS516 N. F St., Wellington, KSWPDDriving under the influence3/5/16 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest KRGC2 Niss, Mackenzie A.19Wellington, KS719 N. Washington, Wellington, KSWPDDomestic Batterry3/4/16 Magee, Anthony A.37Wichita, KSMM 33 Kansas Turnpike, Mulvane, KSSUSOProbation violation3/3/16 Kimzey, Robert J.22Wellington, KS715 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOTheft of property/services; Conspiracy theft of property/Services3/1/16 Winger, Martin E.35Wichita, KSMM 33, I35, Mulvane, KSSUSODriving while license cancelled; Vehicles, Unlawful Acts; Operate vehicle without liability insurance3/3/16 Hinkle, Steven D.41Omega, OK1300 Blk W. 8th, Wellington, KSWPDFailure to appear3/4/16 MPD3 Carbajal, Max25Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOFailure to appear3/2/16 Asbury, Christopher A.22Wellington, KS1107 S. Jefferson, Wellington, KSWPDDisorderly conduct3/2/16 Gambrell, Lance B.40Palastine, TXI-35MP 16, Wellington, KSKRGCDriving while suspended3/6/16 Crump, Daniel A.36Wichita, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOProbation violation3/4/16 Hunt, Brian J.35Wichita, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOPossession of opiate3/3/16 Gallegos, Gage M.22Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star Dr., Mulvane, KSMPDFailure to appear/ Possession of opiate3/2/16 SGSO4center_img Haley, Christopher L.32Colorado Springs, COSedgwick County JailSGSOFailure to appear/ Domestic battery2/29/16 Davidson, John P.54Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSODriving while license cancelled3/3/16         Foreman, Ronnie L.43South Haven, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence3/4/16 TOTAL25 Peters, Sarah G.21Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOTheft of property/services2/29/16 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Feb. 29 to March 7, 2016 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Regnary, Jennifer K.43Wellington, KS2022 E. 16th, Wellington, KSWPDTheft of property/services2/29/16 Pauls, Chelsea B.26Hutchinson, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOProbation violation3/4/16 Coldron, Joshua M.23Haysville, KS777 Kansas Star Dr., Mulvane, KSSUSOFailure to appear2/29/16 Andrews, Andy J.38Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star Dr., Mulvane, KSKRGCPossession of depressant; Battery; Assault; Disorderly conduct; Criminal tresspass3/5/16 SUSO9 WPD6 Niss, Jenny R.42Wellington, KS719 N. Washington, Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery3/4/16 Hall, Wendi J.46Mulvane, KS810 S. College St., Mulvane, KSMPDFailure to appear3/4/16 Webb, Michael D.26Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star Dr., Mulvane, KSMPDUse/possess w/intent to use drug paraphernalia; Unlawful use of a driver’s license; Possession of opiate3/5/16last_img read more

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