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Hofstra...You Shall Bear Witness To Our Orangey Wrath

The night of the fight, you may feel a slight sting. That's pride fucking with you. Fuck pride. Pride only hurts, it never helps.
-Marcellus, Pulp Fiction

When the 6-3 Hofstra Pride visit the Dome Friday, I think you'll see an interesting basketball game take place for the Syracuse Orange. Let's face it, Wichita State and Oklahoma State are no slouches, there's no shame in losing those games. However, although we should have expected the Dragons to be as good as they were, the Orange now official lost their first game of the season to a beatable team. Not to mention the fact that this will knock them out of the Top 25 polls altogether and out from the basking glow of Joe Lunardi's brackets for sure (I feel a "Last 4 Out" placement coming on).

All of that said, expect the Orange to roll Friday. Despite the losses, the team is starting to take shape, for better of worse. OrangeFan took away the fact that Cuse has the best frontcourt in the conference and has the evidence to back it up. Correctly, he looks to the highly-touted backcourt (Devendorf, Harris) to start picking up the slack. And if we remember anything from our other highly-touted freshman who made a sudden impact, Harris will only get better as the season progresses.

But don't forget about Demetris in the meantime. The Auburn Citizen surely didn't, as Demetris is glowingly gushed over in this piece. I especially like knowing that before he matriculated, Nichols was thought of as "like Preston Shumpert, only a better penetrator." I think Ms. Shumpert might have something to say about that, but we'll go along with it nonetheless.