Category Archives: Shooting

So much Cooney (SU beats Cincy)

In Syracuse’s last-minute, grinding win over Cincinnati on Monday, Jim Boeheim went with a three-guard lineup for a long, long stretch of the game. He ran it for the final two minutes of the first half, and then from the 16:30 mark of the 2nd half until around the 9:00 mark. Here, finally, SU felt [...]

Did Syracuse really just win a game at the free throw line?

I saw it with my eyes and still don’t believe it. What’s next, the government minting a trillion-dollar coin?
I’ll take the road win, and I’ll take the strong interior play of Fair and Christmas which is what really carried the day. Those guys stepped up when they really needed to. CJ, nicely done as usual; [...]

Blundering Herd

That game was… how shall I put this…

Any time your opponent misses nine hundred shots (approximately) you expect to have a gigantic lead… unless, of course, that opponent is able to rebound close to half of those misses, and you find yourself unable to score yourself other than when you are on a fast break.
Watching [...]


Going to overtime, at home, against Rutgers? I know the Big East is ridiculously strong this year, and anyone can win on any given night afternoon, but Rutgers? Really?
The crazy part about that game was that it seemed like SU was actually playing reasonably well. There weren’t any glaring problems. Rutgers wasn’t draining ridiculous threes. [...]

Good game, good game

This is what today’s postgame feels like to me. SU took care of their biznesses. Cincy is a reasonably good squad, and they put up a good fight, but Syracuse was simply the better team, and their talent and skill won out in the end, as we all expected. I hate the cliché “Live by [...]


I would love to sit here and write multiple paragraphs about SU’s win over Providence — a game which I was able to attend in person, my first basketball game of the year (and the only one I’ll see at the Dome) — but I have to get my butt into my car and down [...]

Matt Tomaszewski is the next Elvir Ovcina

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Matt is a 6′8″ dude who launches threes whenever he gets the opportunity. The main difference is that Tomaszewski is three-for-three this season, whereas Elvir was more of a 25% guy. Between Nick “Trick Shot” Resavy and Big Matty T, it looks like our walk-ons are [...]

The Detroit game

In the words of the immortal Billy Hoyle:
You still putting up bricks? What is this, a mason’s convention? … Let’s stop right now and gather up all these bricks and build a shelter for the homeless, so that your mother will have a place to live. I want your mother, and your sister, out of [...]