Syracuse students agree: We're not at this game.
Hope you and your family had very Happy Holidays. Syracuse basketball is heading into their final games of 2014, and it's another non-conference warm up with Long Beach State. Several things are going better for Syracuse as of late, which shows that the team is growing and improving. Always a good thing, especially when they looked pretty dreadful in a few of those early games. Kaleb Joseph isn't turning the ball over as much, Rakeem Christmas is staying in games longer, and Trevor Cooney has decided to actually make baskets again. Cooney is 15-35 in his last five games, which is a marked improvement over the earlier part of the year. No reason why he wouldn't drop in four or five today. Rakeem Christmas should have a field day today in the low post as well. Long Beach State has nobody that can handle Christmas. If he stays out of foul trouble he should have a very productive day. The only real threat on Long Beach State is Mike Caffey, who is shooting a stout 50% from beyond the arc. If Syracuse stays on top of him then Long Beach State won't even get close. You have to like the Orange in this one. Syracuse by 14. This game will be available nationally on ESPN U / WatchESPN at 2:00pm. John and I will both be in the respective home offices. I'll probably be watching on WatchESPN so enjoy my Tweets from the past!