I've looked at a bunch of photos of Andy Rautins and I can't find it. I don't see the tiny switch anywhere. But wherever it is, on behalf of Cuse Nation I'd like to think whoever turned it on. And don't you dare turn it off anytime soon...
Coming off a game where he tied the school record with nine 3-pointers and a career-high 29 points, Andy Rautins hit seven treys en route
to a new career-high of to 26 in Syracuse's 100-76 drubbing of Seton Hall.
Syracuse finished 12-for-22 from beyond the arc and Seton Hall was just 2-for-27.
In the past five games, the Orange have shot 40-for-91 on 3-pointers, nearly 44 percent.
That'll do it. Eric Devendorf was no slouch either in his return. He didn't start but Devo ended up with 20 points of his own on 8-15 shooting. Rick Jackson, Jonny Flynn and Arinze Onuaku all scored in double figures as well and all were out of the game a long time before it was over.
One concern comes from Paul Harris who left the game with a scary laceration on his ring finger courtesy of the rim.
"My hand got like caught on the hook of the rim," he said. "There was like a hole in my finger. I saw my bone. Swear to God. It scared me."
Harris exited the game at the 14 minute, 52 second mark of the first half. He was holding his hand, which had dripped blood on the Carrier Dome floor.
SU athletic trainer Brad Pike wrapped the hand in a towel and escorted Harris to the Orange locker room, where he remained for the rest of the half.
Harris said six stitches were sewn into that gaping hole on his ring finger.
I don't understand. Superman can bleed???
Pretty much everyone on the roster saw court time, including recent doghouse resident Kristof! The Waffle recorded only 2 points in 23 minutes of action but did pull down a team-high 8 rebounds (tied with Kris Joseph). He also briefly floated on air.
Even Justin "u wnt me 2 txt 4 u?" Thomas saw 1 minute of action. Geez, Seton Hall. Wha'happun? As Donna Ditota pointed out in her liveblog, it's the first time the Orange have scored triple-digits in a Big East game since 1995. And here I thought Notre Dame was the only team that scored 100 in the Dome...
The 13-1 (1-0) Orange will continue their Big East Bottom Feeder Tour on Friday in Tampa against the South Florida Bulls. I shouldn't get cocky though, last time we did this we lost. Different season though, hopefully different result.