"You know, I don't care if they play the tournament on the moon," he said Sunday. "As long as they got a basketball court there, we're going to go play. All the other stuff is just a Northern, not-funny guy trying to make some humorous remarks that people tend to want to take the wrong way. I'm fine with it. I'm fine with the tournament wherever it is. It's just about the basketball. That's all it's about.
"They said you have to go in and compete, and if I was to go in and win a job, then I'd be able to earn a scholarship," Foster said. "But they've given me an opportunity, and that's all I can ask for."
"We saw right away he got it going. He had the hot hand," SU coach Jim Boeheim said. "When he gets it (going), we're going to get him the ball. He was real good. This was his best offensive game probably since Duke."
If you take out Cooney’s 9-for-12 performance against Notre Dame, Cooney is shooting just 33 for 122 from downtown in ACC play, or 27 percent. That includes Cooney’s 2 for 8 day against Florida State. I credit Cooney for continuing to try to shoot through his prolonged slump, but if the Orange want to make any kind of run in the NCAA tournament, Cooney needs to be shooting at least five percentage points higher.
"There’s a lot of transplants from the north here in North Carolina, and we’re a big place for Patriots fans, and Red Sox, and Yankees, and Eagles, and even the Giants though I hate to admit it," said co-owner Chris Flathers. "So yes, we have a Syracuse flag, and we would be happy to have Syracuse fans consider this their place."
From the New York/New Jersey area, Syracuse commit Chris McCullough of IMG Academy, Seton Hall signee Isaiah Whitehead of Brooklyn Lincoln and Kentucky commit Karl-Anthony Towns of St. Joe’s-Metuchen were all selected.