Syracuse students agree: A win would be really, really nice.
So the hammer dropped yesterday. We knew something was coming, which is fine and valid. But the NCAA smacked Syracuse around. And for an NCAA report that actually cleared Boeheim from a lot of wrongdoing, because he's the man in charge of the team a lot of the weight fell on him. Amid all that, the team now plays their last game of the season at NC State. NC State who is very much on the bubble needs a win. Syracuse has no tomorrow. Rakeem Christmas will be the best big man in the game. Unfortunately, NC State will probably put 2-4 players on him to guard him, and unless Syracuse can hit some jump shots (of which over the last few games SU has been the worst in the league) they will lose their final game. The key for Syracuse is to feed Christmas and hope he can pass it out to a cutter or a shooter. And those shooters better be hot, because otherwise it's not looking good. In a fitting end to this season, I'll say the Wolfpack win by 12. This game is available nationally on CBS at 12:00pm. I'll be watching. With a heavy heart, but I'll be watching. John too. And we both hope you have a great weekend.