Syracuse & Atlantis
“The keys to the game, as they almost always will be, are as follows: (a) shoot well; (b) avoid turnovers; (c) rebound competently; and (d) avoid foul trouble. You can lather, rinse, repeat, for that particularly set of keys.”
What a way to celebrate Thanksgiving… watching the 2015-2016 edition of Syracuse basketball upsetting #!8 UConn! And it was a great game too, with both teams playing well offensively. With the win, Syracuse moves forward to face #25 Texas A&M for the Battle4Atlantis title.
men continue to have offensive balance, with 5 players in double-figures against UConn. It also looks like Jim Boeheim has settled on a core, five-man rotation of Cooney, Gbinije, Lydon, Roberson, and Richardson–the five players who scored in double-digits (17, 17, 16, 14, and 13, respectively). Although Dajuan Coleman only played 13 minutes, he was able to snare 8 rebounds. Gbinije had 17 points, 2 rebounds, 7 assists, and 6 steals.
Moving forward, the Orangemen will play #25 Texas A&M, who was able to defeat Gonzaga to force the matchup. The last time Syracuse faced the Aggies, the Orangemen lost in the first round…
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