1st time FanPost! The start of meaningful SU Basketball games is right around the corner. The Orange kick off the OOC schedule this Friday against the Cornell Big Red at the Carrier Dome.
Obviously you should never overlook any opponent, and Cornell the past few seasons has caused a few upsets, but I expect our talent to be too much for our Ivy League visitors. What I want to know is what are Orange Fans looking for in this game? There's been tons of talk about the PG position, minutes played, the pre-season ACC player of the year, Cooney, Grant, Silent G, the freshmen, etc... For me though, I really want to see how the Defense is coming together, with so many new pieces, especially at the top of the Zone, will they be in regular season form yet with the additional practice time & Canada games, or are we still gonna see a work in progress? This is what I'll be closely watching on Friday. I'm hoping to see some serious senior leadership from Baye, for the Wings and Bigs to cause havoc in the paint, and for everyone to know their assignments on the perimeter, FT Line, and baseline, maybe that's to much to ask for?
What do the Nunes Magician faithful think?