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​Alecta attributes strong Q1 in part to dovish turn by central banks

first_imgAlecta reported that the group solvency ratio, however, was down year-on-year at 162% in this year’s first quarter, compared with 169% in the first quarter of 2018.When asked if Alecta planned to make any changes to its portfolios in light of these recent results, Sterte told IPE: “We are not planning to make any major changes, but we are gradually increasing our exposure towards real investments.”The five-year average return for the fund’s DC pension product is now 7.7% and for its DB product the average stands at 6.1%.Assets under management grew to SEK761bn (€72.4bn) for DB pensions by the end of March from SEK734bn at the end of December, and to SEK115bn from SEK95bn for DC. Sweden’s largest pension fund, Alecta, has published strong returns in the first quarter of 2019 for its defined contribution (DC) and defined benefit (DB) pension products.According to a report on its key figures for January to March, the fund’s DC product, Alecta Optimal Pension, generated a positive return of 8.1%, compared with -3.5% for the whole of 2018. Its DB product returned 5.6%, compared with -2% last year.Hans Sterte, CIO at Alecta, told IPE: “We have seen very strong returns from equites, which are up 13 percent this first quarter, on the back of softer monetary policy stance from the Fed and other central banks.”In the middle of the first quarter, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) — which has been raising interest rates in the second half of 2018 — said in a report that it would be patient as it determined what level of interest rates could be appropriate to support the economy. In March it said it anticipated no hikes for the rest of 2019 and only one more in 2020. last_img read more

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Shipowners Welcome Push toward European Maritime Single Window Environment

first_imgThe European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) and the World Shipping Council (WSC) have welcomed the adoption of a General Approach on the proposal for a European Maritime Single Window environment (EMSWe) by Transport Ministers.“With the adoption of this General Approach, the Member States agreed to facilitate, simplify and harmonise the reporting to be done and take a step towards a real internal market for shipping,” Martin Dorsman, ECSA’s Secretary General, commented.European co-legislators have been working intensively to reduce the administrative burden shipping faces. This burden stems from today’s unharmonized and inefficient reporting obligations and mechanisms within the EU.“The shipping industry is looking to the EU Institutions to deliver a European Maritime Single Window environment that remedies the deficiencies and costs that arose from the original Directive and its lack of a common blueprint for implementation by Member States. Because of those experiences it is even more important to make sure the agreed legal framework provides what’s needed to bring about real and tangible benefits to Europe’s maritime commerce,” John Butler, CEO and President of the World Shipping Council said.ECSA and WSC said they are pleased to see in the Council’s text a clear commitment to establish a harmonized data set, which is essential to reach real trade facilitation. The Council has agreed that the data elements must be kept to only the essential reporting information that is required and that additional temporary requirements are only added in exceptional and duly justified circumstances.“This is a very necessary addition, as we must be sure that once the spring cleaning of the reporting obligations is completed, this will not be undone the next day by allowing authorities to request without restrictions, any additional information in parallel to the EMSWe harmonised data set,” Dorsman added.As informed, the European Parliament Transport Committee is also making important improvements to the proposal. Both the draft report of MEP Ms Clune, the rapporteur, as well as several of the amendments tabled by her fellow MEPs are in line with requests from the industry to simplify and harmonize, not only the data, but also the reporting mechanism.“On this last element, the ‘how’ to report the data or the so-called ‘reporting interfaces’, we stress the need to make sure these interfaces are truly harmonised and common, both for system-to-system reporting and manual reporting using websites. We very much welcome amendments from MEPs that look at providing a single access point at EU level and harmonisation of the manual reporting tools (the Graphical User Interface). We stress this would not replace existing well-functioning reporting mechanisms, provided by some port community systems and national single windows,” Dorsman noted.“However, we should not forget these do not exist in all ports and Member States. We cannot miss this unique opportunity to bring all EU ports to an advanced level by providing a common baseline standard, to the benefit of trade in general and short sea shipping in particular,” he further said.last_img read more

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Hodges, Lathram, St. Jude’s are big winners at Cardinal’s opening weekend

first_imgEUNICE, N.M. (March 25-26) ­­– Sam Hodges and Jordan Lathram were the big winners at Cardinal Speedway’s season-opening doubleheader.So was St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.Hodges won Friday and Saturday night features for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. His $500 in winnings –­ $200 from opening night, $300 from night two ­­– didn’t stay in the bank long as the former Cardinal promoter called St. Jude’s on Monday to donate the full amount toward children’s cancer research.“This is the time last year I was diagnosed with colon cancer. I raced opening night in a SportMod, then had surgery and spent the rest of the season as a spectator,” he explained. “I made a deal with the Lord that he saved me and I’d help save somebody else.”“I’m going to donate all the money I win this season,” continued Hodges. “I’ve been good for a year now. Every day is a bonus.”(The St. Jude’s website is www.stjude.org).Hodges won from fourth starting on Friday, ahead of Errick Rogers and Gerald Spalding Jr., and from seventh on Saturday, battling both the cold and a dirt storm. Spalding was second and third went to Kenneth Seay.Lathram also had two wins to show for the weekend at Eunice, in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division.He drew the Friday pole and checked out in a contest that race 20 laps caution-free. Lathram started outside row one on Saturday and led just the last five circuits. The victories came in his third and fourth starts in a new Medieval Chassis.“I went straight to the top of the track on Friday. We had the setup right on point from the start,” he said. “We tightened it up a little for the feature on Saturday.”Mark Lord and Carbie McClearen rounded out Friday’s top three. Dustin White was runner-up and Colin Deming ran third on Saturday.Neal Flowers was first in the opening night feature for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, ahead of Toby Herring and Dean Deming.Herring collected the Saturday checkers in front of Jerry Harpole and Cory Davis.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod winners were Dustin Robinson and Cory Williams.Following Robinson to the Friday finish were Tanner Houston and Williams. Brandon Ross was second and Chance McDaniel ran third on Saturday.March 25 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Neal Flowers; 2. Toby Herring; 3. Dean Deming; 4. Butch Reid; 5. Cory Davis; 6. Caleb Stone; 7. Roy Don Mason; 8. Danny Lee; 9. Jim Boutelle; 10. Randy Knott; 11. Jerry Harpole; 12. Steve Owens; 13. Jaime Newton.Stock Cars – 1. Jordan Lathram; 2. Mark Lord; 3. Carbie McClearen; 4. Colby Deming; 5. Dillon Hill; 6. Justin Thomas; 7. Jeremy Wooley; 8. Colin Deming; 9. Shawn McCarty; 10. Brian Ray Flowers; 11. Jack Miles; 12. J.D. White; 13. Dustin White; 14. Walter Freeman; 15. Aaron Corley; 16. Cody Stone; 17. Hunter Russell; 18. Will Sheen; 19. Michael Therwhanger; 20. Jake White; 21. Curtis Davis; 22. Cary White.Hobby Stocks – 1. Sam Hodges; 2. Errick Rogers; 3. Gerald Spalding Jr.; 4. Kenneth Seay; 5. Ryan Wilkerson; 6. Jon McGowan; 7. Halie Brown; 8. Gerald Spalding Sr.; 9. Wayne Chadwell; 10. J.R. Patman; 11. Shawn Miles; 12. Larry Deaton; 13. Clint Day; 14. Lee Yeley; 15. Patrick Hill; 16. George Ross; 17. Wesley Mayer; 18. Ricky Yeley; 19. Shawn Wright; 20. Dakota Sikes.Southern SportMods – 1. Dustin Robinson; 2. Tanner Houston; 3. Cory Williams; 4. Rodger Pierce; 5. Chance McDaniel; 6. Brantley Beatty; 7. J.P. Vasquez; 8. Alec Smith; 9. Junior Dosher; 10. Brandon Ross; 11. Brannon Davis; 12. Kyle Lathram; 13. Brandon Davis; 14. Brian Heard; 15. Justin Lathram; 16. Trey Sims; 17. Roger Armstrong; 18. Kenneth Graves; 19. Rickey Beard; 20. Heath Herrington.March 26 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Herring; 2. Harpole; 3. Davis; 4. Stone; 5. Lee; 6. Deming; 7. Mason; 8. Reid; 9. Mike Amadore; 10. Flowers; 11. Knott; 12. Newton; 13. Owens; 14. Owen Puckett; 15. Boutelle; 16. Teddy Taylor.Stock Cars – 1. Lathram; 2. Dustin White; 3. Colin Deming; 4. Hill; 5. Flowers; 6. Colby Deming; 7.Wooley; 8. Miles; 9. Jake White; 10. McCarty; 11. McClearen; 12. Stone; 13. Therwhanger; 14. Russell; 15. J.D. White; 16. Thomas; 17. Freeman; 18. Cary White; 19. Davis; 20. Corley; 21. Lord.Hobby Stocks – 1. Sam Hodges; 2. Gerald Spalding Jr.; 3. Seay; 4. Michael Maraschick; 5. Sikes; 6. Larry Yeley; 7. Rogers; 8. Wilkerson; 9. Gerald Spalding Sr.; 10. Mayer; 11. Brown; 12. Chadwell; 13. Miles; 14. Lee Yeley; 15. Patman; 16. Deaton; 17. Hill; 18. Ashton Hayes; 19. Day; 20. Derrick Thomas; 21. Wright; 22. Cody Hodges; 23. Cameron Fehr; 24. Ross.Southern SportMods – 1. Williams; 2. Ross; 3. McDaniel; 4. Rodger Pierce; 5. Robinson; 6. Vasquez; 7. Smith; 8. Kyle Lathram; 9. Tyler Cook; 10. Jim Pierce; 11. Kyle Singleton; 12. Brandon Davis; 13. Sims; 14. Beatty; 15. Meriah Parke; 16. Tim Welch; 17. Houston; 18. Kenneth Graves; 19. Herrington; 20. Beard; 21. Joel King; 22. Billy Beckham; 23. Travis Graves; 24. Dosher; 25. Heard.last_img read more

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Gustin wins, Hibdon impresses in Britt Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights feature

first_imgThe Dirt Knights Tour is at Buena Vista Raceway for the $2,000 to win Al Ritts Memorial race, another Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier, on Wednesday, July 24. Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. at Alta with 6:45 p.m. hot laps preceding racing.  Hancock County is the only track of the four on the tour schedule this week that he’d raced at previously.  Brown was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature winner and Cody Nielsen paced the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Ninth starting Colby Fett was first to the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod checkers.  Gustin passed travel partner and race-long leader Hibdon on the 26th circuit, then led the last five laps to take the $1,500 checkers ahead of the youngster from Nevada, Jeremy Mills, Kyle Brown and Travis Hatcher.  Hibdon had started from the pole, Gustin from inside row two. Hibdon turned the fastest lap of the night the first time around the oval. He was one of four Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region drivers to start the main event.  The front pair were five seconds ahead of their nearest pursuit by lap 10. Gustin used the middle line to take the lead in traffic and pulled away for his tour career-leading 11th win. Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, he matched the record of three consecutive victories set last year by Ricky Thornton Jr.  BRITT, Iowa (July 23) – Richie Gustin equaled an Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour record with his third straight victory Tuesday at Hancock County Speedway.center_img “I look at the race results and the guys I raced with, and to be able to finish ahead of them was awesome,” said Hibdon, in his first full season in the division. “It’s been pretty fun. I’ve been able to learn a lot from these guys and get a lot of laps in. It was good experience running in lapped traffic and having to make quick decisions.”  The fourth and final tour event of the week is the $1,500 to win show Thursday, July 25 at Kossuth County Speedway in Algona.  Kollin Hibdon, meanwhile, turned heads with his runner-up finish in the IMCA Modified headliner at Britt. Hibdon, who turns 16 late next month and got his driver’s permit shortly before coming to Iowa this summer, had mid-pack finishes to show for the first two Dirt Knights events of the season. Both events will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.  Feature results – 1. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 2. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev.; 3. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 4. Kyle Brown, Madrid; 5. Travis Hatcher, Honey Creek; 6. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck; 7. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 8. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha; 9. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 10. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 11. Austin Wolf, Algona; 12. Derrick Stewart, Ainsworth; 13. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz.; 14. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 15. Cody Knecht, Whittemore; 16. J.J. Wise, Garner; 17. Aaron Benson, Clear Lake; 18. D.J. Shannon, Merced, Calif.; 19. Al Hejna, Clear Lake; 20. Ethan Braaksma, Newton; 21. Alan Bohlman, Cambridge, Minn.; 22. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern; 23. Nick Meyer, Whittemore; 24. Brock Bauman, Eureka, Ill.last_img read more

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Pellegrini appears safe at City

first_img “It (the criticism) was deserved,” the City left-back told Sky Sports News. “We knew it was going to be a difficult game because Palace have been playing really well since they had a change of manager, but we also know a team like us, a club like us, with the objectives we have, have to win games like this so we are not hiding behind anything. “We have heard that some decisions went against us but we don’t want to hide behind these. “The results are not there and we need to be better.” The Frenchman hopes to put a smile back on City supporters’ faces this weekend by claiming victory at the home of their nearest and biggest rivals Manchester United. “The timing is perfect (for a derby),” Clichy said. “On Sunday we are playing against United, they are hitting top form this year and we lost that second position. “So we have a lot to make up for to the fans and Sunday night the city will be all blue or red and hopefully we can make a great day for them because the fans have always been behind us.” City, meanwhile, announced on Wednesday that they will play a post-season friendly against Toronto FC at BMO Field on May 27. But despite being all but out of the title race, Press Association Sport understands there is no current appetite to remove Pellegrini, who is contracted until the end of next season. The Chilean’s performance will be reviewed at the end of the season in line with club policy for all employees. Pellegrini won the league in his first year at the Etihad Stadium, but his chances of retaining the trophy took a significant blow on Monday when City lost 2-1 at Crystal Palace. After the defeat, the 61-year-old appeared determined to see out the three-year contract he signed in the summer of 2013. ”I’m not concerned about my job. That is one thing I am never concerned with,” Pellegrini said. ”I never have fear about it, I do my work, I’m very happy. The team may be having a difficult season but never worry about me. ”We are not thinking about Chelsea, or about the title. We are just trying to win our games.” Gael Clichy accepts he and his team-mates should have done better at Selhurst Park, even though Palace’s first goal – scored by Glenn Murray – should have been ruled out for an offside against Scott Dann. City were level with Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea on New Year’s Day, but they now find themselves fourth in the standings with just seven games to go. City have lost five of their last seven matches in all competitions and are nine points behind Jose Mourinho’s side, who have a match in hand to come against bottom side Leicester. Manuel Pellegrini’s job is not under any immediate threat despite Manchester City’s faltering form. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Flattop 5K set for March 28

first_img Bio Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) LAMOINE — Eden Athletics will hold the 10th annual Flattop 5K and kids’ Fun Run on Saturday, March 28.The race is held in honor of the late Bill Pinkham, a dedicated runner in the community.The kids’ one-mile run is set for 9:30 a.m., and the 5K begins at 10. The cost is $15 for 5K runners and $1 for the Fun Run.Races begin at the Lamoine School, which is on Route 184 – about six miles from the intersection of routes 1 and 184.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textRegistration closes on race day at 9 a.m. for the fun run and 9:30 for the 5K. This race is the first event in the 2014 Jack Russell’s Steakhouse Points Series.For more information, call Robin Emery at 667-9219 or Tom Kirby at 667-9771.center_img Latest Posts Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016last_img read more

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Ambode Offers Lifeline to National Stadium in Lagos

first_imgBrimming with the new status of Lagos as one of the marathon destinations in the world, Ambode wants the city to regain its pride of place hosting Super Eagles matches again.In his remark, Dalung promised he will go through the proposal and act on it.“It is only fair that we hand over the stadium to Lagos State for renovation since we’ve given to Enugu, Bauchi and Kaduna states stadia in their domain.“We were trying to drive a concession but Lagos State’s interest in the National Stadium is what we call an overriding interest which is based on equity. If Gov Ambode is interested in the National Stadium then the concession process is already abated” Dalung said gleefully.The minister noted that Nigerian football and its followership started going down when the National Stadium in Surulere ceased to host local and international matches.“No matter how strong your home team is, if you don’t have a common ground where your teams play their big games, the environment counts a lot. Football has so many interests and since we lost the National Stadium Lagos, football started going down,” Dalung further observed.Ambode has since invited the minister for a joint working visit of the National Stadium with the Lagos State government to ascertain the level of decadence and to hold talks on the evaluation and the next line of action to take.The minister praised Lagos State for its successful hosting of the 2nd Lagos City Marathon.He called on the state government to add more entertainment and culture to the event in subsequent editions to get more youths involved in the road race and to ensure that Nigerians benefit more from the mouth-watering prize money on offer. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram At last, life is about to return to the National Stadium complex in Lagos after a decade and half of abandoning the country’s prized sports edifice.At the weekend,  Lagos State Governor,  Akinwunmi Ambode,  made the state’s intent known when he paid a condolence visit to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, at his residence in Abuja.“I will like to bring the National Stadium back to life. The last time a game was played at the National Stadium was in 2005. There is also the employment aspect of football and hosting of matches at the stadium. That includes the jerseys, branding, mama put food vendors, the sign writers, the supporters, merchandising, and so on. We want to bring back the football culture of Lagos State to the National Stadium after its renovation,” Ambode revealed of his intent.last_img read more

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Italian Serie A Returns on DStv, Debuts on GOtv

first_imgSpeaking after the signing of the agreement, Gideon Khobane, SuperSport Chief Executive, said: “We’ve always prided ourselves on offering viewers the best football from around the world and the return of Serie A to our screens fulfils our promise of an unrivalled football offering.”Gaetano Miccichè, President of Serie A, was similarly delighted, saying:: “We are very happy with this agreement as it will allow the SuperSport audience to follow all 380 matches of our league. We are certain that the passionate supporters from Sub-Saharan Africa will appreciate all the stars from Serie A.”Founded in 1898, and contested by 20 teams, the league is regarded as one of the best football leagues in the world and it is often touted as the most tactical national league. “MultiChoice Nigeria is excited to continue to bring customers the best international football. This is part of our ongoing commitment to bring more value to our customers.” says John Ugbe, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria.SuperSport will exclusively broadcast all 380 Serie A matches.The 2017/18 season was exciting and uncertain until the end, thanks to the epic duel between Juventus and Napoli and is a sign of great things to come. The fight for the remaining UEFA Champions League berth was just as enthralling, the challenge between Lazio and Inter Milan settled only in the final minute of the last day of the campaign with Inter Milan ultimately returning to the elite European club competition.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram One of Europe’s most prestigious football leagues, the Italian Serie A, will have its games return for live broadcast by SuperSport from the upcoming 2018/2019 season, which begins on 19 August.The matches will be broadcast on both DStv and GOtv. It is the first time ever that matches of the Italian league will be broadcast on GOtv.This is sequel to an agreement reached between SuperSport and Serie A.last_img read more

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Playoff championship sets up UW for NCAA’s

first_imgThe Wisconsin men\’s hockey team secured the third seed in the WCHA Playoffs with a win over North Dakota.[/media-credit]The University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team captured another WCHA Final Face-off Championship this past weekend after victories against the UMD Bulldogs Saturday and the Minnesota Gophers Sunday. In the process, the Badgers were able to accomplish two of their more important goals.“I think the most important was that we’re going to be hosting a game here Saturday afternoon,” head coach Mark Johnson said at his Monday press conference. “I think the biggest goal, from a coaching standpoint, was to make sure we came back after this weekend in that position and not let the NCAA dictate something else if you happen to lose that first game.”“Saturday’s game,” Johnson said, “put us in that position.As for the second important aspect from this weekend’s games, Johnson didn’t mince words.“You’re playing for a trophy,” said he added. “Last year we lost in overtime — (we) played well enough to win that game.“Let’s make sure we get it on the bus and take it back to Madtown.”One common themeNot only did they “take it back to Madtown,” but they did so in very impressive fashion.“Overall for 60 minutes, we played as well as we have all season,” Johnson said.And that is nothing new for this group of seniors, who have now won three WCHA championships, been to three Frozen Four’s and captured two national championships during their tenure at UW. In what is becoming their customary march deep into postseason play, the Badger coach pointed to the team’s ability to come together at the right time as a key reason to their success.“If you look at each group that went to the Frozen Four, they started to really come together late in the season,” Johnson said. “They started to play their best hockey the early part of March. When the pressure is on and you need to play your best, I think each of those groups were able to rise to those challenges and overcome the obstacles they needed to win hockey games, and what I saw this weekend was very encouraging.”One more crack for the seniorsWith the team coming together at the right time, the opportunity for another memorable postseason run is there for the taking. However, it will be even more meaningful for the aforementioned seniors.“I think if I’m Erika Lawler and Alycia Matthews and Jessie Vetter, it’s one more crack at getting an opportunity they’ve had before and been successful,” Johnson said. “They’ve held the national championship trophy a couple times; they experienced the defeat of losing the championship game last year. They’ve been on both sides of that emotion.“They have experience in these areas,” Johnson continued. “But it’s your ability to go out and … play your best game at that given moment and leave everything on the ice.“That’s this time of year and what you have to do. When you lose now, it’s over and it’s a hard pill to swallow. They experienced that last year, and I don’t think they want to experience that right now.”Looking aheadRecent history suggests next Saturday’s quarterfinal game against Dartmouth could be the Badgers’ toughest one yet.“It’s great to win the championship,” Johnson said, “but this next hurdle’s the toughest one to get over.”“I think the quarterfinal game is the most challenging, the most difficult for teams to win.”last_img read more

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Opponent preview: What to know about Miami

first_imgAfter a win against Boston College on Tuesday, Syracuse (17-13, 10-9 Atlantic Coast) looks to close out the regular season with two-straight wins when it plays Miami (14-15, 6-13) on Saturday at 4 p.m. The Hurricanes have lost four-consecutive games headed into the matchup.Here’s what to know about the Hurricanes before the game in Coral Gables, Florida.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 19-8Last time they played: Syracuse beat Miami on Jan. 24, 2019 in the Carrier Dome. The Orange won 73-53 as Elijah Hughes led Syracuse to the lopsided victory with 22 points. The Miami report: Miami has lost four-straight games and struggled offensively against both Georgia Tech and Virginia. The Hurricanes don’t shoot well from 3-point land but still rank 73rd in offensive efficiency. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMiami doesn’t have a player above 6-foot-9 that’s used on more than 17% of its possessions. In other words, they don’t have a dominant big man. Miami’s offensive board protection is one of the worst in the country and could lead to a big day for Bourama Sidibe. The offense will likely run through 5-foot-7-inch guard Chris Lykes, who averages 15.2 points per game. How Syracuse beats Miami: Syracuse needs to play better defense than it has over its recent stretch of games. Miami isn’t playing good offense right now, and a sound game from the 2-3 zone could completely stifle any attack by the Hurricanes. With that said, Syracuse can also pound the ball down low and find enough success there to win the game. Look for big performances on the offensive glass from Quincy Guerrier and Sidibe, rebounds leading to second chance opportunities that could swing this game in Syracuse’s favor. Stat to know: 39.5 — The percentage of points Syracuse’s opponents have scored from beyond the 3-point arc this season. Only seven teams nationwide allow a higher percentage of their opponent’s points to come from 3. KenPom odds: Syracuse has a 52% chance to win the game, with a projected final score of 76-75.Player to watch: Chris Lykes, Guard No. 0The junior from Mitchellville, Maryland can score. Lykes, a 5-foot-7 inch guard, averages 15.2 points per game on 43.2 % shooting this season. His season-high came at Illinois when he scored 28 points, and he also scored 27 points at Clemson. Shooting 37.4 % on 3-pointers makes it unlikely he’ll light it up from beyond the arc, but if Lykes gets in a rhythm, that’s how Miami will hang with Syracuse. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 7, 2020 at 12:32 pm Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44last_img read more

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