Syracuse Daily Links - Orange vs. Huskies, Round II

Syracuse basketball cartoon: Orange vs. Huskies: Round Two | syracuse.com
Saturday night! Round two between the Orange and the Huskies! The 'Cuse took round one at the Dome a few weeks ago. Now they head to Connecticut to try to sweep the season series.

Column: Give ESPN, not Syracuse, a warm welcome - Sports - The Daily Campus - University of Connecticut
No matter, it's great to have the crew back at our lovely New England campus. Be sure to give ESPN a warm welcome on Saturday morning. But when the lights go on at 9 p.m. Saturday night, give Syracuse fan-friendly, sportsmanlike hell.

Breaking down this weekend's top games - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
The Huskies have new life after Shabazz Napier’s 3-point heave went in to beat Villanova on Monday night. The Orange have been as good, if not better, on the road than at home -- other than at Notre Dame. Syracuse should dominate the bench scoring. The Huskies have a chance if Andre Drummond and Alex Oriakhi can win the post, and Napier and Ryan Boatright can get into the zone with floaters to score. UConn is in desperate mode to get this win.

Orange try for first win at Gampel Pavilion on Saturday - Syracuse Orange - CBSSports.com RapidReports
Syracuse is enjoying its best season in years, but the second-ranked Orange (28-1, 15-1 Big East) still have some unfinished road work Saturday night against UConn (17-10, 7-8): They are 0-4 all-time at Gampel Pavilion.

Syracuse Basketball: Scoop Jardine, No. 2 Orange Unfazed By NCAA Tournament's Roulette Table - SB Nation New York
Like many programs in the nation, the Orange are facing a metaphorical fork-in-the-road in their season. But unlike many teams, there's something different about Syracuse's fork, as its doesn't have three pathways or choices, instead, there's just one.

Where is the criticism of Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim? | lehighvalleylive.com
With how good of a season Syracuse is experiencing, there hasn't been much criticism of Boeheim. But should there be?

Lots of Pulp: The Odd Case of Brandon Triche
Brandon Triche is a robot. You've seen rare flashes of emotions, but that's just his circuits crossing. Ever rigid in his movements, straight faced Triche plays with little flair.

Have whistle, will travel: Are college basketball referees working too many games? | syracuse.com
In the days before Karl Hess ejected former North Carolina State stars Tom Gugliotta and Chris Corchiani from the courtside seats on Feb. 18, the veteran referee had worked five games in the previous six days. In less than a week, Hess had called games in Winston-Salem, N.C.; Washington D.C., Philadelphia, South Bend, Ind.; and College Park, Md.

Titus' Top 12 power rankings for Week 11 - Grantland
Titus bumps Syracuse back up to No. 2 but leaves it blank. After last week, for the best.

Syracuse basketball recruiting update: J-D's Dajuan Coleman rolling through Class A playoffs | syracuse.com
Coleman scored 31 points to lead the Red Rams to a 62-44 win over New Hartford in the Section III Class A semifinals on Thursday. Coleman had 17 points in a quarterfinal win over Whitesboro on Feb. 18. Coleman leads the team in scoring with 20.2 points per game.

2012 NFL Combine, Day Three Schedule: Syracuse' Chandler Jones Arrives In Indianapolis - SB Nation New York
Day three of the NFL Combine will also feature Jones' former teammates at Syracuse, tight end Nick Provo (6-foot-3, 249 pounds) and offensive lineman Andrew Tiller (6-5,334) going through NFLPA meetings, psychological testing and special teams workouts. Provo and Tiller have already been in Indy for two days, as they arrived Tuesday.

Big East position rankings: Special teams - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN
6. Syracuse. Ross Krautman led the Big East in field goal percentage (78.9) but he only had 19 attempts on the season, second fewest in the Big East. Punt returns were essentially nonexistent -- with only 12 attempts for an average of 3.1 yards a return. Jeremiah Kobena was a nice addition at kickoff returner, but the Orange still ranked No. 6 in the Big East in that category and kickoff return coverage as well. Preseason ranking: 4.

VIDEOS: Grading College Basketball Fans Rapping
Let’s be honest, this song by Syracuse student Jake Ober isn’t great, but it didn’t make us cringe like some of the others on this list. The 2011 song was made in reference to the top-seeded Orange bowing out of the 2010 NCAA tournament with a loss to Butler in the Sweet 16. Unfortunately for Syracuse, it didn’t handle its unfinished business in 2011, when it lost in the tourney’s Round of 32. But we added extra credit points for Ober featuring a player on the roster at the time, Arinze Onuaku, on the track.

Syracuse Orange Basketball - A Statistical Analysis Of The Syracuse Defense
Has this been Syracuse's best defense under head coach Jim Boeheim? It's hard to argue otherwise. Yes the defense two years ago was very good. As it has been many other times in his tenure. Some have argued that maybe Syracuse should utilize man-to-man defense, or the press more often. However, the statistics may suggest otherwise when you break them down.

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