As the Orange prepared to face former Big East foil and fellow ACC unbeaten Pittsburgh on Saturday, these very valid appreciations of Ennis’ calm and intelligence almost obscured his outsized production. He has 96 assists against just 23 turnovers, a glistening 4.2-to-1 ratio that ranks 14th nationally. The next-best assist total for a Syracuse player is 25. His 2.8 steals per game rank seventh nationally, and 5.3 percent of opponent possessions end in an Ennis pilfer, a rate good for ninth nationally. When scoring is required, he can, with his true shooting percentage – an efficiency measure taking into account three-pointers and free throws — at 52.6.
Where SU might lack is its ability to generate enough offense against a defense as oppressive as Arizona’s, which could use Gordon as a lockdown defender against Fair and Johnson to keep shooter Trevor Cooney from finding open looks. That’s why I’d lean toward Arizona. But, man, would I love to see this game.
Build a new stadium which will be used mainly by a private school or build a field house and facilities for your four public University centers..... Hmmmm
"He has been playing great basketball," LeBron James told csnphilly.com on Friday. "Obviously he has his ups and downs like any ol' rookie, but he has been playing pretty steady basketball for his team, so they got a good one."
Hogue played college at Syracuse, playing in 45 games with 31 starts. He produced 167 tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, three interceptions and six pass knockdowns, throughout that time.
Eleven of the Syracuse men's lacrosse team's 13 regular-season games will be televised this season, including five appearances on ESPN platforms as part of the network's 2014 college lacrosse coverage. The second-ranked Orange also has six games slated to air locally on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel (TWCS).
"At this point, the questions are still out there to be answered,'' he said. "Nothing new to report.''
Bud Poliquin talks with George Lonergan who lost both legs in a horrific snowmobile accident a few weeks ago. Less than 24 hours after watching S.U. football coach Scott Shafer win the Texas Bowl from his Upstate hospital bed, the coach and wife Missy brought holiday cheer to George with a surprise visit and the gift of a game helmet.
Matt Roe and Brent Axe talk Trevor Cooney, Jerami Grant, and SU-Pitt this week.
Quick, raise your hands if you thought that Pitt's game this weekend against Syracuse would be as big as it is now.