The Orange won and the Blue Devils lost. But 15 years from now, when folks are talking about this Saturday night at the Carrier Dome, the outcome will be less important than the 45 minutes of fun basketball a record crowd enjoyed.
Twenty-four basketball players, including two current high school juniors, have accepted invitations to USA Basketball's 2013 Men's U19 World Championship Team training camp that will be held June 14-19 as the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Syracuse lost four of its top players a year ago and still went to the Final Four this past season. That would have been difficult to duplicate next year, but Jim Boeheim will only lose three after C.J. Fair decided to come back to school.
Everywhere they go, they hear it. Marquette plays hard and that's why they win. Well, that's only partially true. The Golden Eagles, under Buzz Williams, do play hard. But they do far more and that was evident Monday night in a win against Syracuse.