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Syracuse Daily Links - The Education Of Kris Joseph

The evolution and education of Kris Joseph |
"I thought Kris was really good," SU coach Jim Boeheim said. "He took two bad jump shots, but other than that, he was very good on offense." Boeheim added that Joseph was "not so good on defense," but for the purposes of this narrative, it’s Joseph’s maturation on the offensive end that shapes his story.

Morgan State preview | The Juice Online
Forward James Southerland’s audition for playing time in the Syracuse rotation continues as Syracuse (10-0) hosts Morgan State (4-4) for the first time ever on Dec. 19 at the Carrier Dome.

The great day will dawn when we can pack away the unneccesary labels and play basic basketball |
"It’s all talk-show talk. You don’t need to designate. They’re guards. Dion (Waiters) is a guard. He drives. He gets screens. He makes plays. . . . 'Point guard' is something for people to talk about. It really is not relative to anything. Absolutely, to anything."

Opportunities, challenges await Rick Pitino as coach of Puerto Rico's national team - ESPN
USA national team assistant coach and longtime Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, whom Pitino once worked for, said Pitino shouldn't have a hard time teaching the Puerto Rican national team his style of play. "They've got a lot of good shooters and guys who can dribble penetrate and kick,'' Boeheim said Monday. "It will be really good for his style.''

Three Idiots on Sports: Last Minute Gifts for Syracuse Fans
For the late night snacker in the family -- how about a bag of buttermints? And before you ask, we have no idea what buttermints are....

I own ya - Cuse Country
Triche also played much better, and appears to have regained his self-confidence on offense. He was a big reason why the offense was firing on all cylinders. And that no-look "drop pass" to Kris trailing was one of the prettiest plays you’ll ever see.

Orange::44: Morgan State - Syracuse Preview
Fresh off an 83-77 victory against Iona Saturday night, the Syracuse Orange are set to play the second of three games in five days Monday night as the Morgan State Bears visit the Dome.

FizzCast: Paul Harris, Groober’s Poaching and Scoop Jardine : Orange Fizz – Syracuse Recruiting, Sports Rumors, Podcasts, Student Life
"Boeheim at the end of the day is a genius. He knows how to motivate his players and get them more amped up. Once you hear your coach is telling you that you’re overrated, you’re going to pick up your play and be even better. Boeheim plays a lot of mind games and at the end of the day it’s all for the team."

Eighty-eight is the magic number for Connecticut women - espnW
Leave it to Geno Auriemma to ruin what was a great moment for women's basketball. Douche.

After spending four years playing short stick midfield in high school Joel White made the transition to the pole. Entering his fourth year with the long stick, White has established himself as a dominant player, hitting the back of the cage 6 times in 2010 and getting nominated for the Tewaaraton trophy. In this video White explains some of the tricks of the trade and how to shoot with the pole.