Syracuse men’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Colgate

first_img Published on December 7, 2017 at 8:20 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 After downing Connecticut on Tuesday night, Syracuse (7-1) returns home to the Carrier Dome to host Colgate (3-5). The Raiders are coming off a two-point loss at Marist on Wednesday night and opened their season at Connecticut and lost, 70-58. The Orange beat the Huskies, 72-63, Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. Syracuse’s only loss thus far came against No. 2 Kansas last Saturday.On Saturday at 2 p.m., the Orange and Raiders tip off for the 170th time. Here’s what you need to know about Colgate.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 124-45Last time they played: On opening night last season, Syracuse beat the Raiders, 83-55. Tyler Roberson scored 18 points, Andrew White 17 and Frank Howard 11. Tyus Battle scored six points and Paschal Chukwu added four in the blowout win in front of 23,844 at the Carrier Dome.The Colgate report: The Raiders rank outside the top 100 in every major statistical category save for 3-point field goals per game and 3-point percentage. Colgate hits 11.3 3s per game, good for 10th in the country. The Raiders have connected on 39.6 percent of their attempts from deep, putting them at 49th in the country.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHead coach Matt Langel is in his seventh season in Hamilton. He welcomed back six players who made at least 14 starts a season ago, including sophomore forward Will Rayman and senior guard Sean O’Brien. Rayman, O’Brien and Jordan Swopshire are the team’s three returning double-digit scorers.Colgate finished 10-22 last season, but has four players averaging double-digit points this season.Rayman (16.6 points per game), Jordan Burns (13.5), Swopshire 12.8 and O’Brien (10.5) are the leading scorers. Rayman has connected on 59.1 percent of his 3s and averages a team-high 7.1 rebounds per game.How Syracuse beats Colgate: Beating Colgate for the 52nd consecutive time should not be a challenge for Syracuse, which has more talent and a significant size advantage. The Orange could prove vulnerable to weaker opponents if a team like Colgate can hit about 50 percent of its 3s, the shot on which much of its offense depends. But that would be difficult to maintain over an entire game on the road, and Syracuse is a deeper team.Stat to know: 51The Orange has not lost to Colgate since Feb. 24, 1962 and has won 51 consecutive contests the Raiders. That’s the longest active winning streak in a Division I series. The Orange and Raiders have played each other 169 times since the 1901-02 season.Kenpom odds: Kenpom.com gives Syracuse an 88 percent chance to beat ColgatePlayer to watch: Will Rayman, forward, No. 10The 6-foot-8 sophomore was the Patriot League Rookie of the Year last season, scoring a team-best 14.6 points per game, which ranked ninth-best in the conference. He had 23 double-digit scoring games over 32 games and 26 starts a year ago. This season, he leads Colgate in scoring, starting with a 19-point outing against UConn in the season opener. He can stretch the floor with length and an ability to knock down 3s, as he hit 65 three-pointers last year, a freshman single-season program record. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Jamaicans warned against purchasing illegal pesticides

first_imgAccording to the Registrar of the PCA, Michael Ramsay, persons should be vigilant when purchasing pesticides, as the Authority has found many of the substances being sold are not authentic. Pesticides imported illegallyHe said his officers have also identified pesticides which have entered the country illegally. The public is urged not to purchase these pesticides they may contain harmful substances. Ramsay said the biggest offender is black mosquito coils, for which the Authority has not received an application for registration. The Registrar said the problem is further compounded by the inability of some farmers to afford expensive pesticides. This has resulted in some farm stores illegally opening the manufacturer’s container, then repackage for retail in smaller containers. Fake rat bait “Our officers recently purchased a product being sold as rat bait. Upon testing the substance, we found there was nothing in it that could kill a rat. Persons buying that particular product is only feeding the rats,” Ramsay added. Problematic to consumer’s healthHe pointed out that some of the illegal pesticides contain active ingredients that are known to be problematic to consumer’s health. As such, applications for registration of those products would most likely be turned down. Ramsay also disclosed that the popular mosquito repellant wristbands are also illegal as no application for registration of the product has been received by the PCA. He explained that the PCA must approve the label on every pesticide in the country before the necessary permission is given for its retail sale.center_img “People create their own concoctions and sell them. Persons who are buying them do not know what they are getting,” he told the Jamaica Information Service (JIS). Ramsay also indicated it’s illegal to take a company’s branded product and sell it as something else, and that persons who do so are breaking the law. “We don’t really know how much of a health risk the coil is, but we have received reports that children and people with respiratory problems have been affected.” “This is usually done with no label, safety information or instructions for how to use it. The users have no way of knowing if what they are buying is the real thing. It could be diluted or turn out not to be that product at all,” he warned. The Pesticides Control Authority (PCA) is warning Jamaicans against purchasing and using illegal pesticides.last_img read more