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So are you guys gonna play like shit the whole game or what?
Everyone knew that Cornell was a much better team than Colgate, being a great team in the Ivy League. However, I do not think that anyone thought Cornell would put up as much of a fight as they did. Syracuse does survive, but only by a small margin, 88 to 78.

Jonny Flynn again led the way with 24 points. He also had six assists and a steal. Flynn played well as he usually does, however six turnovers are a huge blemish on his game. Overall, he helped engineer the comeback by distributing the ball to Onuaku and the other shooters. While Flynn led in points, this was by far not his best game.

Paul Harris had a nice game with 21 points, nine rebounds, and three assists. He also made nine of ten free throw attempts. Way to go Paul! Devendorf had 15 points and four steals, but he also had six turnovers. Unacceptable. Onuaku had 12 points but only four rebounds. You could tell he was not as aggressive on the boards in games past. His unproductively on offense was clearly due to being double teamed, however that means someone is open so he needs to be aware of this and pass accordingly. Kristof! had one point on a free throw, but was 0-2 on field goals. He did have six rebounds, a steal, and a block, so he continues to do the little things to keep this team afloat.

Off the bench, Andy Rautins had a good game and played some solid defense. He was the main reason Syracuse could overcome such another large deficit. He had 11 points and six assists. Rick Jackson was mostly futile in his 13 minutes getting 0 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, and in steal.

Overall, this game was brutal to watch. Cornell was on fire, the Syracuse defense was bad, and Syracuse’s offense stalled in the first half. Save for some lucky breaks and more intensity in the second half, this game would have gone to the Big Red. Luckily, Syracuse’s offense took over in the second half and Cornell finally started missing baskets. Syracuse escapes with an unblemished record again. Turnovers are the key for this team as they are coughing the ball up way too much. Syracuse had 19 in this game, five more than the previous game. Syracuse will need to be more patient offensively and be more deliberate with the ball to prevent so many turnovers. At least for now the team can rest as the game schedule will now relax.


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