Bubblicious - The Syracuse Basketball Thread

BaseballJones

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Yesterday, Dick Vitale said that Syracuse was one player away from being really good. Unfortunately, that player is Derrick Coleman. I think he's exactly right. If Cuse had one of the three best players in program history, they would be really good. It's just the kind of insightful commentary I've come to expect from Dicky V.

I'm a little higher on the program than I was at the beginning of the year, but it's become clear that Girard and Guerrier can really play and Sidibe has looked more stable as the year has gone on. That said, next year's team could be rough. Maybe there's some Ewing Theory upside in subtracting Hughes, but it's hard to see who on next year's team can get their own shot consistently the way that he can.
Long-term, Boeheim and Girard are going to be a terrific pair of college-level guards. They're already pretty solid as just a sophomore and freshman. But they really can't get by people, which can be a problem. Hughes can, but if he is a "normal" Syracuse guy, he'll declare for, and enter, the NBA draft after this year. Which is a mistake, like most of them are for these guys, but whatever.
 

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Was at the SU-BC game the other night. Seemed like SU fans outnumbered BC fans by a considerable margin. At the end, a big "Let's go Orange!" chant rang out, which couldn't have been fun for the BC players. Oh well.

Crappy season, but that was a fun game anyway.
 

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I know UNC was a 14 seed (really a 15 if not for Georgia Tech bowing out of the ACC tourney). And I know that there are WAY bigger things to worry about in the world right now.

But last night's total ass-kicking of North Carolina was simply....glorious. They've owned SU for a while now and they were actually on a roll, getting healthy, and a legit threat to do some serious damage in the ACC tournament. SU was reeling. But then they came out, threw a haymaker at UNC right away, withstood Carolina's initial comeback, and then just laid a tremendous beatdown on the Heels.

That was probably the last gasp for SU hoops for this season - I'm not even convinced there will be an NCAA tournament, so even if SU pulls of a miraculous run to win the ACC tourney, I don't think the NCAA tournament is happening - but what a totally awesome win last night.

Filled me with all kinds of happiness.
 

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I know UNC was a 14 seed (really a 15 if not for Georgia Tech bowing out of the ACC tourney). And I know that there are WAY bigger things to worry about in the world right now.

But last night's total ass-kicking of North Carolina was simply....glorious. They've owned SU for a while now and they were actually on a roll, getting healthy, and a legit threat to do some serious damage in the ACC tournament. SU was reeling. But then they came out, threw a haymaker at UNC right away, withstood Carolina's initial comeback, and then just laid a tremendous beatdown on the Heels.

That was probably the last gasp for SU hoops for this season - I'm not even convinced there will be an NCAA tournament, so even if SU pulls of a miraculous run to win the ACC tourney, I don't think the NCAA tournament is happening - but what a totally awesome win last night.

Filled me with all kinds of happiness.
It was a good way to end the season (or as good as can be, given the circumstances). I hope that gives them confidence going into next year. Should be an interesting group, even if they lack a playmaker to really put them over the top.
 

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Syracuse loses Brycen Goodine, Howard Washington, and Jalen Carey to transfer. That’s...all of their backup guards. Kadary Richmond, come on down!
 

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Syracuse loses Brycen Goodine, Howard Washington, and Jalen Carey to transfer. That’s...all of their backup guards. Kadary Richmond, come on down!
Boeheim needs to go. When one guy transfers, maybe the problem is him. When THREE guys transfer, the problem is with the program.

Not that it matters. We're never having sports again.
 

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It's sad when it's abundantly clear that a great coach has stayed a year or two more than he should have.

Just like Bobby Bowden at Florida State. And most of the time, the next guy has a big hole to dig out of that he shouldn't have had.
 

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Syracuse porn now on Facebook Live following the ‘03 National Championship game on CBS channel.
 

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Syracuse porn now on Facebook Live following the ‘03 National Championship game on CBS channel.
This was awesome. Melo, Boeheim, Warrick, Tirico, Craig Forth. I think 7 or 8 from that team were on cam, plus another half dozen former players from other teams in the chat room.