Dave Bing led the NBA in total points in the 1967-68 season when he played for the Detroit Pistons, but he was the runner-up that year to Oscar Robertson in scoring average (29.2 to 27.1).
Allen is the biggest wild card. The former Oklahoma gun-slinger will not arrive up in Syracuse until the summer, so he’ll be behind the other signal callers in preparation and reps. He claims Shafer and the coaching staff have given him no indication he would start right away, but why else would a San Antonio native come to the Hill?
Can the women’s team ever carry headlines? Probably not. But can it be relevant, and a source of campus pride? Yeah. And if SU could recruit the next Elena Della Donne or Skyler Diggins, that would be kinda nice.
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"It's tough enough to throw a new guy in there, let alone three new guys in there," the coach said. "But they all have different strengths so we'll see. They just have to adjust to that and do their thing."
If Coleman’s going to be a center, he might still need to shed a few pounds, but the coaches and training staff will want to closely monitor Coleman’s conditioning. He is already the strongest player on the team and if he’s going to be a center, he can’t lose strength as he loses pounds.
"We get after them," Spruill said. "The ACC is not gonna sit back and play zone coverage all day. They're gonna bring it. So we're gonna bring it, too."
How about the week SU middies Luke Cometti and JoJo Marasco had? The duo combined for an incredible 21 points in the two wins. Meanwhile, Notre Dame staged a four-goal comeback of its own against Georgetown en route to a 10-8 victory. The Irish outshot the Hoyas 26-8 in the second half and held Georgetown to only four goals over the last 45 minutes of the contest.
"We’re just gutting it out right now," Desko said. "I think we’ve been well prepared going into these games — as well as we could. … Didn’t like doing it how we had to do it, but I guess the bright spot is we did what we had to do to win the game."
"We’ve always talked about it," Gait said. "Syracuse women’s lacrosse is family and we always try to take care of our own."