Looking back, this is exactly how we should have expected it to happen, right? This is how we do things. We lose to South Florida. We beat Georgetown. We melt down against Pitt. We put ourselves on the precipice of disaster and then we fight tooth and nail to earn our way back in. Syracuse basketball...not for the faint of heart.
And so, with the 87-72 win over Marquette, even the most ardent naysayer (i.e. me) has to agree that the Orange have a shot again at making the NCAA Tournament. At first glance, 19-12 (9-9) doesn't cut it, especially when put against last season which was better overall and in the conference. But this year the RPI is on our side, and now we have two wins over ranked opponents as well.
As for the game itself, Jonny Flynn and Donte Greene both scored 21 points but the only points anyone wants to talk about were the two scored by Kristof! "I'm The"