The Syracuse Orange defeated the No. 1 Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, 70-68. Here are the best quotes to come from it...
"He's the most live athlete I think I've ever had."
That's Jim Boeheim on Jerami Grant. Good for Jerami? Good living. Bad news for everyone else, I guess.
"He became a man today."
Mike Hopkins on Michael Carter-Williams. Why didn't anyone tell me that MC-Dubz had his Bar Mitzvah before the game? Where should I send his $36 check?
"I kept us in the game. And he [Carter-Williams] won it."
Brandon Triche. That's a LEADER saying LEADER things like a LEADER says.
"He is probably the most underrated basketball player in the nation."
Rick Pitino on Brandon "The Leader" Triche
"Adrian (Autry) has done an unbelievable job with him. He couldn't make any shots. He couldn't make his free throws. If you noticed earlier in the year, he was shooting 40 percent. Adrian's done an unbelievable job with him. He's made I think seven of his last eight, maybe or close to it. He made a foul line jump shot, and you couldn't do that before. He made athletic plays in practice, but dunks don't count when you get into games."
Jim Boeheim reminds you to stop salivating over Mike Hopkins and Gerry McNamara for a second and remember that Adrian Autry is pretty solid as well.
I think Louisville is the best team. I don't think there's any doubt about that in my mind. Today, we just hung in there and were able to get a couple steals at the end of the game."
Classic James Arthur. Immediately play down the victory and hype up the team you just beat (not that he's being facetious, I'm sure he actually does believe this).
"I think the one thing with our team is we had some opportunities where we could’ve got discouraged. I’m real proud of this team.’’