McCullough doesn’t return after 1st-half injury, will be re-evaluated Monday

first_imgChris McCullough went down on a breakaway in the first half of Syracuse’s 70-57 win over Florida State on Sunday in the Carrier Dome and didn’t return.Play was stopped with 11:51 left in the half and McCullough lay face down on the floor at the right baseline for about 15 seconds. His left arm was tucked under his face and his right above his head after play was stopped before rolling onto his back.The freshman held his right knee and started to get up once before stopping and clutching his face. Two members of the SU training staff helped him to his feet and he began to limp toward the Syracuse bench at the other side of the court.The 6-foot-10 McCullough stopped just inside the top of the key, though, where walk-on 6-foot-6 forward Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye jogged over, replacing a member of the training staff as McCullough wrapped his left arm around his teammate.McCullough limped off the court, favoring his left knee and did not return to the floor.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAt halftime, team spokesman Pete Moore said McCullough was showering, would miss the rest of the game and be re-evaluated in the morning.“He’s been playing better in practice, so it’s unfortunate, but we’ll find out tomorrow,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said after the game. “We have no idea right now what it is.”McCullough is averaging 9.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 1.7 steals per game, but is in the middle of a slump. He scored four points against the Seminoles, shooting 1-of-2 from the field and hitting a pair of free throws in eight minutes. He also recorded a rebound, a block and a turnover.Reserve center Chinonso Obokoh — who hadn’t played since Dec. 22 — came in for Rakeem Christmas when the Orange’s star big man recorded his second foul with 1:54 left in the first half.Obokoh went on to play five minutes in which he recorded four fouls and a rebound. After the game, freshman point guard Kaleb Joseph said he and his teammates were going to go visit McCullough. Comments Published on January 11, 2015 at 9:05 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Men’s Hockey: Badgers swept by Minnesota in final border battle of regular season

first_imgAs soon as the puck dropped in front of an almost entirely sold-out crowd at the Kohl Center Friday night, the Badgers (10-15-1, 5-12-1-1 Big Ten) came out hot. They managed to score two goals relatively early in the game and earned a 2–1 lead through the first seven minutes of the second period. Juniors Ty Pelton-Bryce and Tarek Baker each tallied a goal, with juniors Linus Weissbach and Sean Dhooghe on the assist. After ending the first period tied at one and playing the majority of the second period tied at two, the Badgers always had the edge on the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers (12-10-4, 7-5-4-3) in total shots — finishing the game with a 31–27 advantage. Men’s Hockey: New year calls for fresh startEntering the 2019-20 University of Wisconsin men’s hockey season, a lot of optimism surrounded the team. A collection of veteran Read…Towards the end of the second period, Minnesota took advantage of a couple Badger missteps — scoring two more goals — and headed into the second intermission up 4–2. These two goals were just the start of the Minnesota attack, as they continued to score without any life from the Badgers offense. Minnesota scored the final five goals in the match, winning the game by a final score of 6–2.Daniel Lebedeff had 18 saves in net for the Badgers before being benched and replaced by Jack Berry after the Gophers went up 4–2. After this first game, the Gophers were rolling. Having won three games in a row and going 5-1 in their last six games, they carried great momentum into Saturday’s matchup. Not looking to slow down, the Gophers headed into Saturday night’s game on fire.Recording his eighth career multi-point game with a first period goal and an assist to teammate Ty Emberson, Cole Caufield was the main contributor to the Badgers offense. The rest of the squad struggled throughout the contest to match his offensive production.Men’s Hockey: Sitting down with star freshman Alex TurcotteThe University of Wisconsin men’s ice hockey team (7-10-1, 2-7-1-1 Big Ten) is having a rough go at the dish Read…Caufield’s game-tying goal in the first period served as the only spark for the Badgers in Saturday’s game, as they did not score again until late in the third period. At that point, they were already down three goals and stood little chance of mounting a meaningful comeback. Lebedeff remained on the bench for the second game of the series. Berry started in net for the Badgers and saved 21 shots, yielding an 84% save rate.Next, the Badgers will face another Big Ten rival on the road. The University of Michigan Wolverines (11-12-3, 6-8-2-1) await the Badgers in what should be another chance for them to come back after losing three straight games and six of their last eight.Men’s Hockey: Inconsistencies continue to plague Wisconsin against MinnesotaThe No. 19 University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (6-7-1, 1-4-1-1 Big Ten) struggled immensely against the University of Minnesota Read…It is one of their last chances to try and turn around what began as a highly promising season. Puck drop is at 5 p.m. Friday night and 6:30 p.m. Saturday night. Friday’s game will also be televised on the Big Ten Network.last_img read more