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Seton Hall - Syracuse Postgame Reactions OR JARRRR MATEY!

Eric Devendorf doing his best Seton Hall Pirate impression.
I’ll be honest, it is New Year’s Eve and I’m about to head out of town to go to a party in NYC. No, I’m not going to stand outside and freeze my ass off in Time Square, but I will be in the city and I need to go, so here is my brief but awesome recap of Seton Hall, which we won 100 to 76.

Syracuse was magical behind the arc. Devo, fresh off suspension, popped in three of six and earned 20 total points. Andy Rautins made seven of ten and scored a total of 26 points in another excellent game from Andy. Overall the team made 12-22 (54.5%) and shot the ball very well away from the basket. Andy Rautins was your leading scorer with 26. Eric’s 20 were good also because they were much desired “points off the bench” because of his suspension having him lose his starting spot.

Flynn had a nice night with 14 points and was slicing the lane a lot, however he committed way to many turnovers by trying to pass over or through four or five defenders. Sloppy passes in a close game will be detrimental to a poor shooting night should the Orange have one.

Onuaku and Jackson each had a decent night with 11 and 14 points and 7 and 7 rebounds respectively. However, they both continued to miss easy buckets mere steps from the hoop. Therefore I think it can easily be classified as an off night for both of them.

Kristof! made good use of his 23 minutes in the game, providing a defensive spark off the bench. In his short time he got eight rebounds, an assist, a steal, and a block. He also seemed to gain some self confidence back after losing his starting spot.

Harris had a good game going starting with three points but then injured his hand. It appears it was just cut and with the lead he sat out the rest of the game. He should be good to go in the next contest, but should news change I’ll keep you updated.

Overall the team played well, but a lot of sloppy passes resulted in the 20 turnovers that Syracuse had. Limiting turnovers is the key in a close game against a tough opponent. Just ask UConn.

All in all an outstanding game for Syracuse who managed to attain triple digits on the scoreboard in a Big East contest. I grossly overestimated Seton Hall’s abilities and Syracuse cruises to their first conference victory. The next two games for Syracuse should not be too taxing as they travel to USF and then take on DePaul at home. If the Orange play well, they will be set up to take on some heavies in the conference very soon.
On that note, we'll see you back here in 2009. Happy New Years from all your Orange friends at Orange::44.

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