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Syracuse - Connecticut Preview

Syracuse students agree: This one will be a tough one.
This game will be one of the toughest on the schedule. The now #1 Huskies are at home in Gampel Pavilion against their rival Orange, a team that failed to beat them in the Carrier Dome last year, and who’s last big victory against UConn was in Madison Square Garden during the 2006 Big East Tournament. You know the players. Jeff Adrien is averaging 14.1ppg and 10.1rpg. Jerome Dyson and AJ Price are averaging 13.7 and 12.2ppg respectively. And then there is the big man, Hasheem Thabeet, who is averaging 13.2ppg and 10.2rpg, and who the Big East Blogger Roundtable agreed was the best player in the conference right now. Syracuse actually does have a chance in this game, but it is most assuredly a slim one. Syracuse will have to have Onuaku hanging tough in the paint and the post against Thabeet and Onuaku, Harris, and Jackson will have to grab rebounds and box out if Syracuse is to have a chance. Additionally, Syracuse will have to limit turnovers, especially Devendorf, who has historically not played well at Connecticut. Finally, good ball movement and waiting for open shots is key. This is the kind of game that may not be decided until the second half, but we should know by the first media time out in the second half if this will come down to the wire, of if UConn will run away with it. Obviously if this was in the Carrier Dome I would have a much more secure feeling. Frankly I’m not looking forward to this game because if we lose big I’m going to feel like an asshat for buying tickets. However, if we win, it will be glorious. I don’t want to predict another loss, but my head is hard to overrule. UConn over Syracuse by 16.

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2 Responses to “Syracuse - Connecticut Preview”

  1. # Anonymous UConnJerry

    Whats the matter? Doesn't your blog promote freedom of speech?? Or are you just a sore loser? BOOOOWHOOOO  

  2. # Blogger Brian Harrison

    Well considering you posted a comment of zero analysis, clearly not in good fun, I took it down. And seeing that it was before the game even started, I highly doubt it was because I was a sore loser. And I'm still not because you have a #1 next to your team's name, thus you were supposed to win. Had you not won, that would have been the shocker. Additionally, I even said you were going to win, so how can I be sore about it?

    But thanks for reading.  

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