stat of the game

ESPN flashed a statistic towards the end of the 2nd half that superbly illuminated why the game unfolded the way it did, but Bilas, et al failed to pick up on it. I want to highlight it here, because it might be overlooked amid all the hoopla about our amazing rebounding, defense, assertiveness, etc that’s going to emerge in tomorrow’s media:

That stat pretty much explains why Villanova was competitive — even leading — for a while in the first half, and why SU was quickly able to turn things around, and eventually bring down the hammer. 57 straight possessions with only one give away? With a team like this year’s Orange, that’s a recipe for victory against anyone.

If we’re not #1 come Monday afternoon, you can expect a level of indignation as yet unseen from this site. And that’s saying something.


  1. Posted February 28, 2010 at 4:26 am | Permalink

    And that’s with 6 minutes left — they actually went the entire 2nd half with only one turnover. So probably another dozen possessions or so added on to that 57. Unreal.

  2. Posted February 28, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    Yahoo sports thinks we ought to be #1:;_ylt=A0wNddHRyIpL0gYAMCrevbYF?slug=jn-syracuse022810

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