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This year, Syracuse knows what's coming

Posted on: March 12, 2008 3:26 pm

At least Syracuse won't be surprised again on Selection Sunday.

That's the good news for the Orange, that Wednesday's 82-63 loss to Villanova in the first round of the Big East Championship won't leave them anxious the rest of the week while wondering whether they're in or out of the NCAA tournament. Because unless they're delusional, they must know they're out based on the premise that a  bubble team can't get run off the court by a fellow bubble team in its league tournament and expect to be viewed favorably.

So the Orange will be omitted from the bracket for the second straight season.

Last year it was kind of shocking.

But this year it won't be at all.
Category: NCAAB
Tags: Syracuse

Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: March 13, 2008 5:11 pm

This year, Syracuse knows what's coming

I love coach Boeheim, however I feel he did a rather lackluster job of coaching this year.  My problem is the fact that I know the Orange lost players to injury,  however, I know there was more than 7 players on the roster.  As a hall of fame coach, how come he couldn't coach the rest of the bench, so they could at least spell some of the time all the kids were playing.  Flynn, Greene, and Onuaku, played way too many minutes and were just spent at the end of every game.  Without the depth on the bench, this team wasn't going to go very far anyway, these kids don't have anything left.  They have certainly proved they have talent, and next year watch out.   Good luck in the NIT guys.

Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: March 13, 2008 9:37 am

This year, Syracuse knows what's coming

Hey kuny,

You are clueless my friend. Overrated?? And this coming from a Kansas fan? Wow. Oh might I remind you that you had offensive rebounds on about 60 % of those free throw misses and the second chance points off of free throws was one of the few reasons the Jayhawks were still in that game. Be bitter all you want but please get your facts straight.  SU has had the same kind of talent in past years and got knocked off in the tournament as well when they had National Championship aspirations. We aren't here going back to the Michigan St sweet 16 game or the vermont game making excuses. Deal with it.

Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: March 13, 2008 5:39 am

This year, Syracuse knows what's coming

And if Syracuse had made a free throw down the stretch against Indiana in 1987 Boeheim would have two national titles and would be tied with Bobby Knight.

Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: March 13, 2008 1:28 am

This year, Syracuse knows what's coming

Great Comment on Boeheim. He is so overrated. If Kansas wouldn't have missed all those free throws the championship game would not have been even close in 03.

Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: March 12, 2008 11:16 pm

This year, Syracuse knows what's coming

It is good to see a coach keep a job despite have some down years. Loyalty doesn't always happen from the school to the coach. When the coach leaves and loses loyalty he gets railed on. It goes both ways. Good for Syracuse for hanging with the guy.

Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: March 12, 2008 11:07 pm

This year, Syracuse knows what's coming

Boeheim isn't catching fire this season for many reasons.  First off, he has been coaching Syracuse since 1976 (1969 if you count his years as an assistant), coaches with that long of a tenure typically don't catch much heat for one disappointing season.  Second, he just won a national championship in 2003, and a national championship normally will give just about any coach a free pass for about a decade.  Third, he's a damn good coach, hall of famer, and has 750 career wins. 

His list of accomplishments as a coach extend way beyond what I feel like typing in this post, and given that list of accomplishments I think it would take several consecutive disappointing seasons before he really starts to take any heat.

Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: March 12, 2008 10:40 pm

This year, Syracuse knows what's coming

This is great coming from a guy 2 weeks ago when they beat marquette said they were in your an idiot parish

Since: Mar 5, 2007
Posted on: March 12, 2008 10:12 pm

This year, Syracuse knows what's coming

Yes Syracuse knows if Harris and Greene are not lost to the NBA that they have a really good team coming back next year who have had some valuable experience to carry into the 2008=2009 season.

That being said Congratulations to Villanova's intense game and focus to win.

Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: March 12, 2008 10:07 pm

This year, Syracuse knows what's coming

It's no great loss for anyone but the media and Syracuse fans.  I'd enjoy
seeing every team on the Syracuse schedule use a Zone defense on
the Orange...all 30 games or so...just to see how boring a time they'd
have for their season.

I've always been a Beiheim fan...great coach...but boring teams...
unless they have the Media "no it all's" rooting for them!

At least the "CUSE" will feel comfortable should they make it to
the N I T finals!

Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: March 12, 2008 9:39 pm

This year, Syracuse knows what's coming


Your comment on Syracuse not deserving an NIT bid is the most ignorant thing I have read in a long time. If you had any inclination about the locations of tournament games of such teams like Duke and UNC. Please get a clue before posting something so poor. Take your argument and go to the NBA boards because that is where that kind of thinking belongs. SU has a good program and next year will be a great year if the injury bug stays away again. Also, Hakim Warrick and Gerry McNamara were not mickey d all americans. If SU hadn't slipped up against Vermont in the first round they very likely could have gotten JB another title. Those things happen. How many good teams have dissappointed in the past? Talk about a narrow minded view. I really can't believe someone can take that vantage point but hey your entitled to going down that road. Again extremely poor post.

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