Wednesday, March 7, 2007


Apparently "Ready to Rumble" means Devendorf has made a deal with Beelzebub, just take a look at ESPN's homepage. The kid looks possessed and hes been playing like it.

At the half, the boys in Orange are looking sloppy, but are coming around late. Nichols is beginning to find his rhythm and it is a 2 point game. Not bad for having to play the entire first half without our starting lineup, due to Jim Burr calling the game.

Devo is playing with a fire under him again, and has 15 on 7-10 shooting. Dyson is his counterpart with 12, 2-2 from behind the arc. On the boards it is all tied up 16-16, so that is a promising statistic. It seems like we've been getting out boarded when we lose. Good to see we're hanging with them, even with their 7'2" Thabeet in there.

Now to the 2nd half...

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Round Three?!?!

Looks like the boys in Orange are getting to face off against our favorite foes, the UConvicts for a third time this year. In recent history we are 2-2 over the past two years in booting them from the conference tourney. I'd say play the numbers and make it a three-peat on that account (Hope Pat Riley doesn't come after me for that). Oh yeah, and if you didn't remember, we are the two time defending Big East tournament champions, courtesy of our favorite Scrantonian.

As for the task at hand, we've seen it before. Its a really young Connecticut team, with a solid shooter in Jerome Dyson, and a big body down low in Thabeet. Hasheem Thabeet seems to be a defensive minded player for the sheer fact that he looks absolutely lost on the offensive end of the court. Mookie can dominate this kid, and will. Jeff Adrien also has the potential to make some noise against the Orange.

Adrien was the only All-League selection for the Huskies, while both Dyson and Thabeet made the All-Rookie squad along with our boy "Do-It-All Paul." He was a consistent scorer and rebounder with 15 double-doubles on the year and averages 13.4 and 9.7. Consistent but not dominant. Dyson has been dominant in his last six, averaging 19.6ppg.

It is going to be a matter of stopping Dyson from the arc. Price seems to still be off stealing laptops, as he hasn't shown up to play basketball this year. (On a side note, I think he, along with Doug Gottleib and Marcus Williams may be up for the Big East All-Thievery First Team)

Monday, March 5, 2007

Uni Watch

It's official... Syracuse Basketball will now look like it is wearing Under Armor tops to play hoops, along with the baggiest shorts possible:

Also notable, the Florida jerseys now make the players look like true gators, and Ohio State looks like something Michael Johnson wore when he won the 400m in the Olympics...

One Bright Spot...

Well, I'll give you this one uplifting moment from the weekend to sate the masses until I can make a real post...