Syracuse Daily Links - Louisville Win A Positive, Not A Negative

MBB | Brown: Close games good for Syracuse prior to postseason play - Sports - The Daily Orange
"You're going to get games like this in the tournament," Boeheim said. "I don't care who you are. You've got to be ready to make those plays at the end of games."

Yummy Cardinal: Syracuse Topples Louisville, Bodes Well for March Run : Orange Fizz
Everything that’s happened so far this season is part of the buildup to a six-game run in the NCAA tournament. The best team doesn’t always win that tournament, largely because it’s nearly impossible to play your best six games in a row against tough competition. After the past week, Orange fans can sleep a little easier knowing that this team doesn’t necessarily have to.

Syracuse Orange Basketball - The Orange Survive, Beat Louisville 52-51
Louisville controlled the game early on. But when Peyton Siva got his third foul, the Cardinals offense stalled. Those struggles continued as the Orange built an eight-point lead. Siva then led a 13-2 run by Louisville to take a lead. Syracuse responded, however, and held on to a late lead with their defense.

Despite ugly win at Louisville, Syracuse worthy of its ranking, No. 1 seed - College Basketball -
When Syracuse was upset by Notre Dame on Jan. 21, Orange coach Jim Boeheim got a text from Kentucky coach John Calipari. It read, "Thanks a lot." The loss meant Kentucky would inherit the No. 1 ranking and accompanying bull’s-eye from the Orange. Boeheim was fine with giving that away. "I hope you can stay there," Boeheim texted back to Calipari. "I want to just be close to you."

TMA: How ugly was that? - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
And now the good news: Syracuse still managed to go 20-of-61 from two-point range. Oh, and there's this: Despite the horrid outside shooting and some characteristically shaky defensive rebounding, Syracuse still got this win -- on the road, in a tough building, against a hot team with an improved offense that had won its past six Big East games, including at West Virginia on Saturday.

The Mysteries of Syracuse - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
For a big, strong, physical team, the Orange are terrible at getting to the line. They made just seven trips Monday night, including only one in the final 17 minutes of the game (excluding an intentional foul by Louisville with two seconds left). On the year, they rank 308th in free throw attempts per field goal attempt, and that might be the worst sign of all. How can Syracuse create points in a tight game down the stretch when it can't make it to the line?

Syracuse University getting its own Hello Kitty collegiate plush dolls |
According to technology and trends blog Chip Chick, the popular Japanese cartoon character's parent company Sanrio has licensed a line of official collegiate plush dolls for more than 100 schools, including Syracuse University. The cute and cuddly Hello Kitty dolls will feature a t-shirt with school colors and logo, with a matching bow.

Syracuse tight end Nick Provo, a John I. Leonard High product, preparing for NFL Scouting Combine
"They think I'm a little slow, so I'm going to have to prove that (wrong) in the combine," he said. "Some guys say I'm a little robotic so I hope to go there and prove them wrong."

Identical twin sisters Patty and Becky Snell from Chittenango, sat farther from the court than any of the other 33,438 fans in attendance at the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon, but that didn't dampen their spirit in the least as they cheered on the Orange to an 85-67 win over UConn (

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