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NC State - Syracuse ACC Tournament Quarterfinals Preview

Syracuse students agree: Getting our first ACC Tourney win is a must.
Syracuse barely escaped with a win against NC State on the home floor at the Carrier Dome the last two times these teams have met. It took a last second steal and a transition layup to give Syracuse the go ahead points. Can Syracuse come out and take care of business in the ACC Tournament?
This is going to be a game about which team's stars got off the bus. The rebounding edge was practically even in the last game, and so was the score. However, in Syracuse, CJ Fair had an off game along with both Tyler Ennis and Trevor Cooney. If CJ Fair plays well, along with grant, and any one other player on the team, Syracuse should have enough scoring to carry the day and face whoever (hopefully Duke) in the semifinals. If TJ Warren goes off like he did against Syracuse (game high 23 points) in the last game and Syracuse can't find a way to score, it is a long plane ride back to Syracuse for Selection Sunday. I have renewed confidence in both Grant and the offense after that Florida State win in Tallahassee. I'll take Syracuse over the Wolfpack by 11.
This game is available nationwide on ESPN at 7:00pm or online at Watch ESPN. It's not the Big East Tournament, but it's still a conference tournament and it should be fun and good basketball. Giddy up, Greensboro! 

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1 Responses to “NC State - Syracuse ACC Tournament Quarterfinals Preview”

  1. # Blogger Mike Felts

    The crazy thing is, TJ's game against Syracuse was basically an off game for him, or at least an average one. 23 points on 50% shooting is under his ACC averages for both... To win this, State is going to have to have Tony Buckets shows up, Turner do some Turner-like stuff, Cat/Tyler do their normal assisting-with-no-turnover thing (and hopefully score some points) and one of either Vandenburg/Washington/Lee/Anya is going to have to contribute in a meaningful way.  

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