SU-Vermont Recap |
It wasn't quite sweet revenge as that day in Worcester, Massachusetts in March of 2005 will always occupy a dark spot in the memory of Syracuse basketball fans, but Wes Johnson, Scoop Jardine, Kris Joseph, and company did what they needed to do to help us all move past the memories of Taylor Coppenrath, T.J. Sorrentine, and Tom Brennan with a 79-56 win over the Catamounts in first round action of the NCAA Tournament in Buffalo, NY.
Scoop Jardine's playground move leaves Vermont defender standing still | syracuse.com
With 6:32 left in the first half, Jardine faked Vermont’s Nick Vier out of his Nikes with a crossover move. Before Jardine could comment on the play, Johnson interjected "Playground."
Leftovers from Syracuse vs. Vermont; looking ahead to Robert Sacre | syracuse.com
Gonzaga’s 7-foot sophomore center, who hails from North Vancouver, British Columbia, is a product of the Canadian national basketball system. He played last summer on a team that also featured Vermont’s Maurice Joseph. Kris Joseph remembers playing with Sacre on a junior national team.
With Vermont dispatched and the Zags up next, SU's NCAA Tourney road gets bumpier |
On a blue-skied morning hard by Lake Erie that made even the vacant storefronts scattered across downtown seem somehow less forsaken, there was a buzz on this city’s freshly-swept sidewalks. And a large part of that was generated by folks dressed (or wigged) in orange.
Dashonte Riley gets past early jitters | syracuse.com
He was so shaky, he said, that when fellow freshman Brandon Triche found him down low with a pass, Riley allowed the ball to trickle through his fingertips. "Just nerves," he said. "Just getting that first mistake out of the way."
Brandon Triche snaps out of funk with solid effort |
In those minutes following Syracuse University’s 79-56 opening-round conquest of Vermont in the NCAA Tournament on Friday night — and after Triche had scored 10 points and collected a couple of assists in 23 solid minutes — he heaved a sigh of relief. "Better," Triche said with the faintest of smiles, "than nothing."
|NCAA First Round Orange Post Game Locker room|
Syracuse basketball head coach Jim Boeheim addresses the media Thursday at HSBC Arena in Buffalo following the Orange's 79-56 win over the Vermont Catamounts in their first-round NCAA Tournament game.
|NCAA 1st Round: SU-Vermont Coach Boeheim Post-Game Press Conference|
Syracuse basketball players Andy Rautins, Wes Johnson and Scoop Jardine address the media Thursday at HSBC Arena in Buffalo following the Orange's 79-56 win over the Vermont Catamounts in their first-round NCAA Tournament game.
|NCAA 1st Round: SU-Vermont Players Post-Game Press Conference|