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'Cuse takes 45 minutes, 47 FTs to subdue Rutgers

Posted on: February 19, 2011 6:43 pm
Edited on: February 19, 2011 9:48 pm
Rick Jackson had 7 blocks vs. Rutgers. This is not one of them.

Posted by Eric Angevine

If this game was any indicator, the Big East had better look out for Rutgers next season. The Scarlet Knights hung in at the Carrier Dome in spite of a near triple-double from Rick Jackson, three DQs and an incredible 47-14 free-throw differential, forcing OT and coming within five points of the home team in an 84-80 road loss.

Rutgers shot the lights out from deep, knocking down 39 percent of their attempts from behind the arc. Guard Mike Coburn led the visitors with 18 points and 6 assists.

Syracuse had the inside edge as expected, and got a star turn from Jackson (above, defending against Gil Biruta), who finished the game with 18 points, 12 boards and 7 blocks. Frontcourt mate Kris Joseph kicked in 21 and 8. Brandon Triche and freshman C.J. Fair each had 17.

Syracuse moved to 9-6 in the Big East, ahead of UConn and West Virginia and just behind a massive logjam of 9-5 teams that includes Villanova, Georgetown, Louisville and the surprising St. John's Red Storm.
Category: NCAAB

Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: February 20, 2011 11:18 am

'Cuse takes 45 minutes, 47 FTs to subdue Rutgers

 I think SU's first 7-8 is as good as anyone else in the BE except possibly Pitt. But I don't believe they have played up to their potential. I realize the have only 1 sr...Rick jackson and perhaps that & their lack of leadership is the reason. Their true leader is Boeheim. Who is their leader from among the players?Jardine is overrated. Joseph has improved, but "disappears" all too often. Melo is a total bust. Waiters is a gunner, no more, no less.

I know I'm bashing a 22-6 team, but I don't know if this is even a sweet 16 team. Only time will tell.

Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2011 10:04 pm

'Cuse takes 45 minutes, 47 FTs to subdue Rutgers

Triche, Fair and Jackson were the stars. But the only good thing about that game was that we survived Big East upset Saturday. The mighty fell today!

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