In high school, Nicky Galasso used his mother’s death as motivation to become the best player in Long Island history. Two foot injuries have slowed his college career, but now that he’s healthy at Syracuse, he’s ready for his return.
Remember the 2012-2013 Syracuse Orange? Yeah, that team with somebody named Michael Carter-Williams, a sharp-shooter in James Southerland and Brandon Triche, a guy who started every game of his Syracuse career. Those guys went through a similar rough patch at the end of the regular season.
Brent Axe and Matt Roe discuss the impact of all the close games the Syracuse University men's basketball team has been playing will have on the Orange.
First, the scoring punch just isn’t there. In the last seven games, the Orange have averaged just over 58 points per game and have shot just 39 percent as a team. For the season, Syracuse averages just under 69 points per game, which is good for just 244th in the country.
"I think I just had a rough one on my drills a little worse than I thought I was going to do," the former Syracuse running back said Tuesday night. "But lucky for me I get another chance to redo it."
Bromley is currently ranked as the 21st-best defensive tackle in the draft, according to CBS Sports.
Despite what ESPN broadcasters said during the Boston College game, the Carrier Dome scorer's table is equipped with high-definition televisions.
Not surprisingly, the conference's bluebloods, North Carolina and Duke, were two of the four teams that get the biggest edge from officials during home games. They get the opposite experience on the road, when crowds find an extra decibel. But before Syracuse fans complain about Southern bias or blatant favoritism or Krzyzewski's curse, they ought to look in the mirror. The Orange, boosted by the Carrier Dome crowd, are among the four teams that benefit the most from friendly officiating at home.
ESPN's Chad Ford has the 19-year-old Ennis at No. 10 on his latest Big Board, but mentioned on a Grantland podcast that he has the possibility to jump Smart as the first point guard selected. NBADraft.net slots Ennis No. 13 to Orlando in its latest mock draft and 13th overall. While NBA Draft Express has Ennis sitting at 9th on its Big Board, which makes the Canadian point guard look like a consensus lottery pick.
While Fair is Syracuse's leading scorer and had a game-winner of his own against N.C. State, Ennis has been invaluable for the sixth-ranked Orange, and no one will top his buzzer-beating 35-footer against Pittsburgh this season. You know the story: Then-No. 1 Syracuse was struggling in front of the Zoo, trailing by a point with 4.4 seconds left. Ennis got the inbounds pass and didn't give it up till he heaved this three-pointer on the run that somehow found the bottom of the net to keep the Orange undefeated.