Wow, a really satisfying win. Rautins is really coming into his own - beyond the shooting he’s creating 2-3 turnovers on the defensive end every game. “The Hustle” Harris seems to be finding his role well as a point-forward - as my brother pointed out he’s really pretty good at running the offense. Also, we’re really going to rely heavily on him if terrenceroberts.com’s second half absence was due to this knee injury that had him limping 20 seconds into this game. Not good. Watkins has been solid lately except for his continued lack of a consistent hustle on the rebounding end, Devendorf is still a frustrating turnover machine, but overall these guys are starting to click.
Random gripe: Have we ever effectively run the clock out at the end of the first half this season? A situation where there’s more time on the shot clock than the game and we can hold for the last shot. I’ve easily seen five times where Devendorf charges in on a crazy drive with 15 seconds left, turns it over, and the other team scores to end the half. WAIT IT OUT, BOYS! Infuriating.
Random prediction: Josh Wright will pull a McCroskey and transfer this postseason. My totally unsubstantiated impression is that he’s not extremely well liked on the team, he’s lost his starting spot, and he was nowhere to be found in the second half of this game. Remember how he and DeShawn Wright were MIA in their freshman year NCAA tournament trip (Vermont game)? The rumor was that these guys were upset about their playing time and the issue boiled over in some way. Now DeShawn is long gone, and I predict Josh Wright will follow now that he may be falling out of Boeheim’s favor. By the way, disregard all of this if it turns out he had the flu today or something.