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Brandon Triche and Kayla Alexander both received a spot on the Big East Honor Roll this week.
Triche led the Orange offense on Sunday evening shooting 10-of-18 from the floor and 4-of-7 from three-point range against the Pirates. Despite the outcome, he also contributed nine points, three rebounds and three assists earlier in the week in the 66-58 Syracuse loss to Connecticut.
For the second week in a row, senior guard Kayla Alexander has been named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll. Alexander averaged 16.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg and 4.0 bpg in a 2-0 week for the No. 23/21 Orange. She had 13 points and 10 rebounds in a win at Georgetown, recording her ninth double-double of the season. In a win against Pittsburgh, Alexander led SU with 19 points, seven blocks and eight rebounds.
"It’s very difficult to win on the road. I watched a bunch of games today (Feb. 16) and I think I saw one road team that won," Boeheim said after his 911th career victory. "It’s very difficult and you’ve got to play well (every game)."
"I think even though James didn’t shoot great, his presence out there is important," Boeheim said. "He takes a defender out there and stays with him, and opens up driving lanes. He’s important for us against zone defenses.
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It seemed like Syracuse was right on the verge of being a No. 2 seed, but it’s hard to tell without knowing exactly how the other committee members voted. Gonzaga and Arizona were the No. 2 seeds that Syracuse compared very well against.
"You know, I think he’s capable of doing that every night," Carter-Williams said once Triche had finishing schooling those in the Hall togs. "He’s just great. He’s an aggressive player. He plays great defense. He gets steals. And he’s great passing the ball. I think that his passing opens up his shooting."
Marasco wore No. 22 proudly on Sunday. You could see the hunger in Marasco's play. The senior pulled his defensemen and was able to set up the feed on a number of goals. He finished with three goals and five assists, the first Syracuse player to tally eight points since Kenny Nims did it against Providence in 2009. He rallied the troops in the second half and, whether behind the net or quarterbacking at the point, Marasco led his offense.
"Being born and raised here in Syracuse it's been an honor to deliver the latest sports news to our viewers over the past 6 years, especially since I was that viewer watching my entire life for the latest news on my favorite local teams," Niko says of his new job. "It's truly a dream come true to now be named Sports Director and to be able chart the course for our sports coverage going forward based on knowing what's important to Central New York."
"Yeah, it was a little bit distracting,’’ Carter-Williams said. "I noticed it. I thought they were going to stop the game. That’s why I noticed it. I just kept my focus and knocked down the free throws.’’
Coleman’s original recovery time was expected to be about four weeks. He is already on the exercise bike during Syracuse’s practices.
After an action-packed first month as the Syracuse head football coach, Scott Shafer is only a few weeks away from taking the field for the first time with what is now officially his team. Spring practice is right around the corner, and that will provide fans with their first glimpses of Shafer running the show.
Hakeen Lecky had never played lacrosse until his freshman year in high school but the sport has changed his life.