After near-upset of No. 5 Notre Dame, Syracuse moves up to No. 20 in Top 25

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 20, 2017 at 1:51 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 Less than 24 hours after nearly upsetting then-No. 7 Notre Dame, Syracuse moved up one spot to No. 20 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.The Week 16 list released Monday afternoon comes after a week during which SU (18-9, 9-5 Atlantic Coast) played only one game. The Orange shot out to an 11-2 lead in the game’s first few minutes and held an eight-point halftime lead. But Syracuse, in front of a record-breaking crowd of more than 11,000, could not hold on to beat the No. 5 Fighting Irish in the 85-80 loss. SU has not beaten UND since the 2002 Big East Tournament and has now lost two of its last three games.Guards Alexis Peterson and Brittney Sykes each scored 19 points in a game SU got smothered on the boards, 44-20. Gabby Cooper added 18 points, one shy of her career high. Notre Dame All-American Brianna Turner scored a game-high 31 points.Seven ACC teams placed in this week’s Top 25 poll: No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 8 Florida State, No. 13 Duke, No. 14 Louisville, No. 17 Miami, No. 18 North Carolina State and No. 20 Syracuse. Connecticut (26-0) remains No. 1.This is the final week of the regular season. SU hosts unranked Wake Forest on Thursday night and hits the road Sunday afternoon to play unranked Pittsburgh, a team SU routed last month.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe ACC tournament begins March 1 in South Carolina. Commentslast_img read more

Tipp continue to play down Kilkenny clash

first_imgHowever speaking on last night’s Extra Time programme here on Tipp FM he said they’ll still be pushing for another 2 points in the League campaign in Semple Stadium. Tipp star Padraig Maher has echoed the sentiments of manager Eamon O’Shea, describing next weekend’s clash with Kilkenny as just another League game.Tipp go into the game at Semple Stadium joint top of Division 1A while the Cats have just two points.The Thurles Sarsfields man says they’ll be looking on Sunday’s match as just another step in their preparations for bigger things later in the year.last_img read more