Category Archives: North Carolina

Handling their business

Syracuse’s win over North Carolina yesterday was a thing of beauty — as long as you don’t care about shooting percentages. Which I don’t. Sure, it’s nice when you hit shots and it fires up the crowd, but in my dotage I’ve become much more of a fan of SU’s defense. And boy were they [...]

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 [...]

Thanks, North Carolina

In case you haven’t been paying attention, UNC went 2-5 in January and are now a half-game out of last place in the ACC. So, I would like to thank them for being ranked so highly when SU beat them, in order to kick-start the buzz about the Orange program and the team’s confidence in [...]

Le Moyne’s gotta be feeling pretty good right now

I imagine the 2K Sports Classic organizers are still kicking themselves for inviting Ohio State instead of Le Moyne to round out the tournament in MSG last weekend. They could have had the dream Orange-Dolphins rematch in the finals instead of the listless blowout they got with UNC. Lesson learned, 2K; lesson learned.
In other news, [...]

Back from the Garden

That was awesome. Fantastic. Tremendous, even.
It’s doubtful that I’ll have an opportunity to write much about the UNC game tomorrow, with a full day of visiting NYC on the agenda. So I will take this moment to just say a few things floating in my head about this major, major triumph.

When this team gets after [...]

UNC wants revenge… I assume.

A query in the SU-Cal gamethread on TNIAAM got me thinking, and a bit of research at OrangeHoops confirmed what I hazily remembered. Syracuse and UNC have not met on the basketball court since the 1987 NCAA Tournament, when the #2-seeded Orangemen edged past the #1-seeded Tarheels of J. R Reid and Kenny “The Jet” [...]