McCullough, a 6-foot-9 forward ranked among the nation's Top 20 recruits, made a verbal commitment to SU last November. He declined to say what led to his exile from Brewster.
"It was an extra game,'' Harvey Grant said Tuesday morning. "It was a game he wasn't supposed to play in. The coaches found out. It was a self-imposed penalty.''
It will be hard to replicate what Orange Nation witnessed on Friday, but the game does give Trevor Cooney a great platform to build off of with Fordham entering the Loud House tonight. With so many questions coming into this season, it is good to see the Orange trying to answer them early.
"(We’ve) been hungry from the beginning of the season, the defense covers our backs, we cover theirs," he explained after directing his third ACC win. "It’s just one win at a time. We enjoy the wins, and then it’s back to work."
"If I do all that I need to do, I can’t see myself not starting next year," Long said.
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Syracuse center Baye Moussa Keita did an impersonation of legendary head coach Jim Boeheim. Boeheim offered his response.
According to Syracuse University Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director Joe Giansante, SU inquired about moving the start time so the basketball game would not conflict with the Syracuse-Florida State football game, which begins at 3:30 p.m., but were unable to work something out.
"I miss it," Lyn announces unprompted, to no one in particular. "I miss it so bad."
The "wow" factor wasn’t there, but the steady presence Boeheim talks about was. He said at the start of the year he expects Ennis to play more than 30 minutes per game, and his main purpose — for now, at least — is to distribute, not necessarily to score.
Syracuse (7-11-1, 3-9-1 ACC) finished the season 12th in the ACC out of 14 teams, ahead of North Carolina State and Pittsburgh, that went winless in the conference. The Orange missed the cutoff of the top eight teams in the conference that qualify for the ACC tournament.
This line will be posted at Florida State -38.5 to open, and it is a mere calculation of the matchup itself. The Seminoles were 35-point favorites over Wake Forest and even 21-point favorites over an undefeated Miami team. They both covered easily. So, there is no doubt they should be in the 35-40 point range, especially considering 75 percent of the money was on them to cover last week.
So where exactly does Syracuse stand? The Orange has 13 verbal commitments in its class of 2014, ranging from holdovers like wide receiver Corey Cooper to recent pledges like quarterback Alin Edouard. There are three wide receivers, three linebackers, two quarterbacks, two safeties, one running back, one cornerback and one offensive lineman in the group.
The SU football team has become a force to be reckoned with on the ground, running its way to second in the ACC in rushing yards per game (202.7). The Orange has rushed for more than 200 yards in four of the last seven games including two of 300+ yards.