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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.”

Syracuse Confidential

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.

The Orangemen 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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