February 25, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Bucknell looks for home win vs Colgate TEAM LEADERSHIP: The Raiders have been led by Jordan Burns and Will Rayman. Burns has averaged 15.5 points and 4.3 assists while Rayman has recorded 12.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. The Bison have been led by juniors Jimmy Sotos and John Meeks, who are scoring 11.2 and 12 per game, respectively.JUMPING FOR JORDAN: Burns has connected on 37.2 percent of the 215 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 13 of 37 over the last five games. He’s also converted 79.8 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Bucknell is 0-11 this year when it scores 63 points or fewer and 11-7 when it scores at least 64.WINNING WHEN: The Bison are 5-0 when they block at least six opposing shots and 6-18 when they fall shy of that mark. The Raiders are 21-0 when they hold opponents to a field goal percentage of 48.1 percent or worse, and 1-7 when opponents exceed that percentage.DID YOU KNOW: Colgate as a team has made 10.1 3-pointers per game this season, which is seventh-most among Division I teams.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditColgate (22-7, 13-3) vs. Bucknell (11-18, 7-9)Sojka Pavilion, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Bucknell looks for its fifth straight win over Colgate at Sojka Pavilion. The last victory for the Raiders at Bucknell was an 84-73 win on Jan. 16, 2016. Associated Press
Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Syracuse headed into its final weekend against Cincinnati and Louisville aware of the challenge that was in store. Two of the best teams in the conference stood as the final two opponents for the Orange’s season. And both lived up to the challenge. SU (23-9, 5-9 Big East) lost both matches in a weekend that put an end to the Orange’s roller coaster season. It’s ended a year during which the Orange went from the best start in program history to playing itself out of the playoffs. Still, Syracuse didn’t go down without a fight. ‘We knew this was going to be the toughest weekend,’ assistant coach Carol LaMarche said. ‘They’ve been one and two in the conference all the way up to this weekend.’ Syracuse battled No. 19 Cincinnati to take the first two sets. Everything was in SU’s favor. The Orange had all the momentum and seemed to be cruising to a victory. There was an unmistakable feeling that there was potential for something special to happen.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text The match had everything it needed to be a monumental victory for the Orange. The underdog was on its way to taking down the conference powerhouse, which stood on its side of the court, shocked at what was happening. ‘We were just working out butts off,’ SU outside hitter Hayley Todd said. ‘We were just fighting together. We gave it everything we had.’ The feelings of the two teams going into the break after the first two sets could not have been more different. Syracuse was rolling and didn’t want to have to stop playing. Cincinnati needed the 10 minutes to create a new game plan. And it worked. Syracuse was one set away from sending Cincinnati home with just its second conference loss. The Bearcats just wouldn’t have it. Cincinnati woke up and regained the momentum and control to win the next three sets. New plan. New adjustments. That’s all it needed. ‘They started tipping a lot more, they had been hitting a lot of deep balls that we were picking up and blocking,’ Todd said. ‘They definitely adjusted their attacking.’ Cincinnati started to attack like the nationally ranked team it is. The Orange caught the Bearcats off guard in the first two sets. That was all Cincinnati needed to see. They figured everything out to send SU to a heartbreaking loss. Syracuse was so close but couldn’t prevail. Against Louisville, there was once again the feeling that Syracuse could pull out a huge win. The Orange came out strong, taking the first set 25-15. But just like against the Bearcats, the Cardinals didn’t let the Orange get too far. This time, SU only won one set before going on to lose the next three. ‘They’re definitely just a strong, high-blocking team,’ outside hitter Mindy Stanislovaitis said. ‘We don’t see that a lot in the Big East, they’re probably the biggest team we’ve seen all season.’ From that point on, Louisville completely took Syracuse out of the match. Against the Bearcats, the Orange battled for the whole match. Against the Cardinals, it didn’t have much of a chance after the first set. Louisville went on a 9-0 run in the second set to take it 25-12. The Syracuse team that dominated the first set looked nothing like the team on the court for the final three sets. Digs were missed. Errors were made. But the biggest problem of all was that it couldn’t get anything past Louisville. ‘They’re a good team, they always peak at the end of the year,’ LaMarche said. ‘They were reading what we were doing. You have to give them credit.’ The loss wrapped up Syracuse’s weekend and its season. It was a season of highs and lows, with the program-record start and the tumble in Big East play. And it all culminated with the highs and lows in these two matches. Said LaMarche: ‘It’s unfortunate we put ourselves in this situation, but we tried to step up to the challenge.’ firstname.lastname@example.org Published on November 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: email@example.com | @chris_iseman
DES MOINES — Republicans in the Iowa House Wednesday night approved legislation to forbid paroled felons who owe victim restitution from voting if Iowans approve a constitutional amendment that automatically restores felon voting rights.“We’re talking about somebody who potentially killed someone,” said Representative Bobby Kaufmann, a Republican from Wilton, “not just some dismissive bill they can’t pay.”Representative Mary Wolfe, a Democrat from Clinton, is a criminal defense attorney. Wolfe suggested tonight was a strange time to pass the bill as over 1000 protesters 50 blocks from the Capitol were calling for criminal justice reform.“It’s punishing people because they do not have the financial resources to pay a debt,” Wolfe said. “It’s a poll tax.”Representative Ras Smith of Waterloo, a Democrat, said the bill exacerbates inequities in the criminal justice system.“You are knowingly utilizing legislation to guarantee that poor Iowans are disproportionately impacted and shut out from the process to raise their voices,” Smith said. “That’s just what it is.”Kaufmann said this bill was always “part two” of Republican lawmakers’ plans on felon voting rights.“If I’ve got care-o-meter for the rights of the victim, it’s up here,” Kaufmann said. “And if I’ve got a care-o-meter for the rights for the people who committed the crimes and hurt them, it’s a lot lower.”The bill goes to the governor, so attention shifts back to Senate Republicans who’ve balked at passing a plan to end Iowa’s status as the only state that bans felons from voting once they’re released from prison. In 2019, Governor Reynolds called on lawmakers to pass a resolution for a constitutional amendment that would automatically restore felon voting rights. She has resisted calls to accomplish that with an executive order, as former Governors Vilsack and Culver did.Reynolds has streamlined the system for individuals seeking voting rights through applications she must review and approve.