Tuesday, November 13, 2007

1-0, Best way to start the Season...

It's gonna be brief tonight folks, as I have some non-SU things needing my attention. We beat Siena last night. Not a big surprise, but watching it, there were a few moments I thought it would roll downhill. The sharpshooting and general poise of Jonny Flynn, who dropped a Syracuse Rookie First Game Record of 28 points, kept us in it.

Overall on O we need to settle into the offense more, some things looked forced or rushed.

On D we need to get that back line in the zone to learn how to stay home. Also, the trap out of the zone looked lackadaisical at best.

Be back with more tomorrow hopefully.

SU is on ESPN2 at 7pm. against St. Joseph's tonight.

It won't be an easy game, as this is a veteran club with talented athletes, and we all know they can shoot year in and year out.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Let the Games Begin!!!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Children of all ages...
Syracuse University
proudly presents, the 2007 'Cuse Hoops season!!

Overdone? Yes. Corny? Yes. Am I still pumped about tonight? Hell Yes. Jordoo on the RealCuseFans forum summed it up best. Today was like Christmas Eve, and tonight we get to open the presents and see what we've got...

Tonight we take on the Siena Saints, another young team, well coached, and are preseason favorites to win the MAAC. Granted they lost on Friday to James Madison, 100-88.

Starting Line-ups:
Syracuse Orange vs. Siena Saints
J. Wright/J. Flynn - PG - Ronald Moore 6'0" 149
Eric Devendorf 6'4" 178 - SG - Kenny Hasbrouck 6'3" 192
Paul Harris 6'5" 228 - SF - Edwin Ubiles 6'6" 197
Donte Greene 6'11" 226 - PF - Cory Magee 6'7" 223
Arinze Onuaku 6'9" 258 - C - Josh Duell 6'7" 259

Except I'm more excited about tonight than I am during the Yuletide season.

Some questions I'm looking to answer tonight:
  • Will Wright be back in the starting lineup after his ankle injury, or did Flynn secure his spot?
  • Will the young guns get the jitters in their first actual game?
  • Is Devo going to show the poise and knowledge of the flow of the game that he did in the preseason?
  • Does Arinze not foul out after the first 3 minutes?
All this and more coming up in my postgame wrap-up, cause you know I couldn't pass up being twenty minutes walk away from the Dome, and not show up.