Category Archives: Brandon Triche

Seasick

OK, I thought the USS Midway was actually docked in port, not rolling around on the high seas. But it must have been unmoored and rocking to and fro on some major waves. How else to explain the utter slopfest that was yesterday’s Battle thereon? It hurt my eyes to watch, and not because I [...]

With or without Noel

I try not to get too hyped up about potential recruits. Once a guy has made his decision to play for Jim Boeheim, I’ll pore over the most minute of details about his game, style, personality, haircut, anything. But until then, I try to keep my distance. I’d rather not invest too much, getting all [...]

Rolling in the deep

In so many ways, the word of the night is “deep”.
1. Wisconsin’s shooters were amazing from deep.
I solemnly swear I will never make fun of Wisconsin’s deliberate offense again. Bo Ryan had them coached up. They had a well-designed plan of attack against the zone and it frequently resulted in wide-open threes. (Too frequently.) [...]

Thrive and advance

On Friday, describing (after the fact) the expectations I’d had for the UNC-Asheville game, I said this:
SU would probably have trouble early (like they usually do) and I’d be aggravated for no reason, until they turned on the gas at some point and pulled away to win by 15-20 points.
Turns out I was off by [...]

Oh come on. AGAIN??

This is getting ridiculous. Syracuse plays what seems like their 86th consecutive nailbiter and somehow they come out on top. Yet again. What else is new.
Remember about halfway through the season when we were all wondering how SU would respond in a close game, because they had been basically blowing everyone out of the [...]

Here we DON’T go again

Admit it. When Cincinnati opened the game by hitting a series of 28-foot three-pointers, you had that thought go through your head: “Oh man, here we go again.” As fans we were still reeling from Saturday’s debacle (myself perhaps more than most, since I’d just watched the ND game on tape earlier Monday afternoon), which [...]

Señor Leadership

With about 7 minutes left in the first half of last night’s game, SU led Providence by a slim 15-12 margin. PC had the ball after a turnover by Michael Carter-Williams. At this point, Jim Boeheim inserted Scoop Jardine back into the game. After PC hit a pair of free throws, Scoop assisted on SU’s [...]

Oh, what fun it is to ride…

How much fun was THAT!!!

I’ll stop just short of saying that was a “statement game” for SU, since it was Seton Hall and not, say, Louisville. But damn, what a thorough whuppin’ that was. Any time you take a conference opponent behind the woodshed like that, you know things are going right for you. I [...]

Dome sweet Dome

What a refreshing feeling to be back in the Carrier Dome once again to witness some Syracuse basketball in person. I was in attendance at the Cincinnati football game, but that experience just doesn’t measure up to watching my #1 favorite sporting squad of all time in action.
Let’s get to the personal highlight of [...]

Manhattan manhandled

I know it’s only two games in but I’m liking the domination. Tonight SU clobbered the poor Manhattan Jaspers, who returned the favor by clobbering SU players all night long to the tune of 25 personal fouls, including ten within the first five minutes or so of the 2nd half. A generally free-flowing and fun [...]