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Dana O'Neal's ESPN chat - claims she's been supportive of SU



Dana fielded some questions about Syracuse today. I really advice you read the last two questions. Jeff's question had me laughing out loud. See if you can notice a theme throughout all her responses though.


Kari (Rochester)

Do you think Syracuse deserves the #1 ranking and how long do you see them hanging onto it?

Dana O'Neal (2:17 PM)

Kari: I have no problem with Syracuse being No. 1, even if some say it's by attrition. I will say, however, they have to leave the state of NY to really earn it. Not sure if they win at NC State on Saturday, honestly.


Jon (Norwalk, CT)

Hi Dana, give me the title chances of the following teams:KentuckyUNCOhio StateSyracuseUconnBaylorOther

Dana O'Neal (2:25 PM)

Jon: Still think the first three are likely contenders. After that becomes a smorgasbord. All the teams you mentioned have a good shot. I've been throwing Missouri in lately, wondering if they might be the surprise team of the year. Need a little more consistency out of UConn. Syracuse needs to get out of New York.



Ian (Washington, DC)

"I have no problem with Syracuse being No. 1." But we know you have a problem with Syracuse. Besides playing a majority of their games in their home state, what are your other issues with Syracuse?

Dana O'Neal (2:37 PM)

Ian: Um, none that I'm aware of. I've been pretty supportive of the team, so far as I know. Have defended Scoop. Said their defense has been terrific. Need a more consistent scorer. And need to leave the state.





Jon (NY)

Why do all of the ESPN experts think Syracuse will lose against Marquette? Marquette hasn't proved anything more than Cuse has this year.

Dana O'Neal (2:49 PM)

Jon: Not saying they will beat Cuse, but Marquette has a decent resume - beat rival (and ranked) Wisconsin on the road. Beat Washington in NYC. Think Marquette is constantly underappreciated.


Jeff (NY)

Marquette beating Wisconsin doesn't count, they didn't leave the state.

Dana O'Neal (2:56 PM)

Jeff: Touche.



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