Category Archives: DaShonte Riley

The Shut It Down Process

Holding the opponent under 30% shooting? Check.
Forcing 25 turnovers? Check.
Allowing five points over the final 15 minutes of the first half? Check.
Sing it with Coach Murphy now:

From the first few games, it looks like Syracuse will win this season through defense first. They do have a number of guys who are capable of a scoring [...]

40 minutes of James

Before moving on to tonight’s epic clash with the Eastern Michigan Fighting DaShonte’s, it’s worth looking back at Friday’s True Road Game, where the Orange came away with another Road Win:

(And yes, I say “another” because I am counting the aircraft carrier game as a road game. Anytime you travel 2700 miles to the game [...]

They are merely Fair Waiters, not great ones

Six games in and the puns have been laid on thick already when it comes to C J Fair. The ridiculous dunk last night led to a bunch of “Man, that was just unFair” and other obvious blobs of text. I thought to myself “I’m still waiting for the Waiters puns to start flying.” (For [...]

I stand before you in awe

Given the context — the importance, the opponent, the adversity, and the improbability — I’m inclined to think that the first 30 minutes of SU’s win against Gonzaga was the most impressive display I have ever seen from a Syracuse team.
I realize Gonzaga is not a top ten team, and that the final margin was [...]

fear and paranoia

I’ll be honest with you: when Syracuse is a high seed in the tournament, I get very little joy at watching the amazing upsets that annually bedevil the power teams and delight audiences everywhere. Watching Villanova play utterly awful basketball and require a borderline miracle to escape Robert Morris wasn’t fun for me, nor was [...]

What the kids do on their day off

From the Twitter feeds of a couple of the SU players:
DaShonte Riley around 8pm Tuesday: “Walkin the city wit @KrisJo32 ,@Mookiejones3 and @btriche25 tryna accomplish some purchasing lol”
I wonder if any purchasing was actually accomplished. That is my new favorite phrase. “Going shopping” is so 2008.
Kris Joseph around 1pm Wednesday: “In the room with @deeriley33 [...]

Cornellbservations

Just got back a little while ago from the Dome, where I watched SU follow up their impressive showing in New York with a not-quite-as-impressive-but-still-darn-good game against probably the second-best team in New York State (prove me wrong, Siena). The Orange topped Cornell by 15 in a game that was close for a while but [...]

Syracuse Basketball: the Beginninging.

It’s almost here everyone! In just a few days a few hours (this took me longer than I thought to finish!), the Most Wonderful Time of the Year shall officially begin. The Orangemen will take on the Albany Mediocre Danes; Jim Boeheim will be questing for his 800th career win (now trailing Jim Calhoun by [...]