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Syracuse - Georgetown Postgame Reactions OR God Dammit

Hey, maybe if we could not suck ass out there it would be sunshine and rainbows.
Syracuse put up a decent effort against the #12 Georgetown, but it turns out they decided to play lights fuckin’ out against their old foe Syracuse. Meanwhile, Arinze Onuaku decided to clank a dunk early and the team decided to miss lay ups. Syracuse lost this one 88 to 74, but that is generous compared to how both teams looked in the first half.

The leading scorer for the Orange was Eric Devendorf off the bench. He earned 20 points, mostly off 4-7 shooting from long distance. At times he looked in control and brilliant, but occasionally, much like the rest of the team, he looked like a buffoon with no clue what he was doing. Either way, it was a solid game from him, and besides Jonny Flynn, he probably played the most composed on the floor.

Rick Jackson had a good night stat wise, as he earned 17 points of mostly dunks and tip ins. He made eight of ten shots he took and pulled down seven rebounds. However he committed four turnovers in his 26 minutes, making stupid passes and simply just letting his pocket get picked. While he has improved leaps and bounds, maybe he just isn’t solid in big game play. He also went 1-8 on free throws. How anyone can manage that at this level I have no idea.

Jonny Flynn had 14 points, making fade away jumpers and hitting two three pointers. He generally looked good, handling the rock and earning nine assists. Flynn was definitely not the problem in this game for the Orange.

Paul Harris, my X Factor before the game, held up his end of the bargain, pulling down 11 rebounds and earning 15 points the hard way. He also made 5-6 on free throws, which is a refreshing change. Paul also played a nice game, and clearly had the best all around game.

Arinze Onuaku played poorly on the offensive end of the court. He only managed six points, but did also pull down 11 rebounds. He missed several lay ups and actually only attempted six field goals in the whole game. A disappointing day for the big man.

Andy Rautins had zero points, but you really cannot blame him as he injured his left knee by banging it on the court, and he did not return. This injury was strictly a contusion, which I know from personal experience, hurts like hell when you bang a knee. He only played nine minutes, and seeing as this game was over after the first half, Jim Boeheim wisely sat him the rest of the game.

Overall, the team shot poorly, while everything Georgetown threw up seemed to go in. Georgetown shot 59.3% from the floor and 57.1% from the three point line. Syracuse shot a measly 47.5% and 37.5% respectively. It is no mystery that the three point shooting was low with Rautins out, but the field goal percentage was very low for this team.

After the Kristof! mega foul that occurred, and the ensuing technical and intentional foul call, you could clearly see Boeheim mouthing “That’s bullshit Karl! What are you calling there?!” to Referee Karl Hess. Excellent.

While the defense could have been better, Georgetown executed screens to perfection, and really it is awful hard to guard against almost perfect shooting by the Hoyas. I have to tip my hat to them as they came out to play and tore it up, practically lighting their nets on fire. Syracuse heads home to now take on #13 Notre Dame in the Carrier Dome at 12:00pm on ESPN. Hopefully the team can bounce back from this loss, and with Andy in the line up, do some damage to a solid Notre Dame team that destroyed them by shooting lights out in South Bend last season.

Come to think of it, even though I am a Republican, I might have to blame this guy for the loss.

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