Jim Boeheim went on the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches teleconference on Monday afternoon and spoke about a number of topics, including Syracuse’s (13-8, 3-5 ACC) upcoming matchup with Notre Dame (14-5, 5-2) on Thursday at 7 p.m. and his team’s ability to limit fast-break scoring.Here’s a recap of what he talked about.Scouting Notre DameNotre Dame has the top adjusted offensive efficiency in the country, per Kenpom.com. And though Boeheim didn’t reference the advanced metrics, he knows what the Fighting Irish is capable of.“Well I think they’re a very good offense team, I think they can score,” Boeheim said. “They score against anybody, they put points up, they can shoot it, they can score inside. I think they’re a really well-balanced team and I think that’s pretty much what people thought coming into the year. They’ve got the inside and outside attack and it’s very consistent and they’ve played very well in the league.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textUND shoots 38.7 percent from 3 and 55.8 percent from inside the arc, which ranks 11th in the nation, per Kenpom. The Fighting Irish put up 95 points in a road win at Duke, and scored at least 75 points in seven of its last nine games.Boeheim also said the Orange is preparing as if UND starting point guard Demetrius Jackson is playing.Preventing scoring on the fast breakThe Orange has not allowed a single fast-break point in the past four games, and it’s coincided with some of SU’s best defensive performances on the year.Syracuse has averaged just 11.3 turnovers in the last four games, which is below the season average. This ball protection has kept SU opponents from scoring out in transition.“We always want to get back,” Boeheim said. “I think one of the things about fast break is that bad turnovers lead to fast breaks, and we haven’t done that. Our turnovers have not been turnovers that can get people out on the break. I think that’s one thing.“Our guards, our perimeter people do get back … Tyler Roberson is a really good offensive rebounder, our other perimeter guys get back well. We need to get back and get our defense set, that’s important and we’ve done a good job of that. That’s very important.”Upcoming scheduleSyracuse will play its next four games at home after playing five of the first eight conference games away from the Carrier Dome. Boeheim said it’s hard to create a schedule that makes everyone happy, and that teams will go through stretches of playing many games in a short span, and others will have a slew of off days.Consecutive home games against Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Florida State provide the Orange with a chance to get back in the ACC race.“Well there’s no question about it,” Boeheim said. “We knew it would be a tough start to the conference season with the schedule the way it was, and the teams that are there. They’re all really good teams, I thought that this next stretch of games would obviously be crucial and I think whatever our record was, this stretch of game it was always going to be crucial.” Comments Published on January 25, 2016 at 1:12 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse teases comeback but ultimately falls short in 73-65 loss at No. 13 VirginiaWhat we learned from Syracuse basketball’s loss at No. 13 Virginia3 things Jim Boeheim said after Syracuse’s loss to No. 13 VirginiaFast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 73-65 loss to VirginiaSyracuse community reacts to loss against No. 13 Virginia
A Berbice man accused of stealing a Police Officer’s car was granted ,000 bail by city Magistrate Dylan Bess.Kamesh Bowen, 20, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on May 25, 2016, at Georgetown, he stole one motor car valued $1,100,000, property of Andy Beckam.Bowen told the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts he found the car with the key in the ignition and decided to enter it. He also said he thought the vehicle was ‘old’ and unused, since it was rare for people in Guyana to leave their car in such a manner.The prosecution objected to bail on the grounds that the man had no fixed place of abode and, as such, he may pose a flight risk.Magistrate Bess, however, took into consideration Bowen’s not guilty plea and granted him bail after he told the Court he originally came from Berbice and provided the Court with his home address.The matter will continue on June 15.