Syracuse students agree: Gotta win the last non-conference game.
Syracuse faces their last non-conference foe in Texas Southern. A team that hasn't played a game at home in Houston all year. Not a major offensive power, Syracuse should see a similar game to what happened on Tuesday against Montana State. Texas Southern is hitting threes at 32.3% on the year. That number should let you know that you shouldn't worry too much about this game. As a matter of fact, I see Coleman and even Chinonso Obokoh building on their offensive successes last game, and continuing with much needed inside practice. Again, I'm not yet convinced that Coleman won't buckle at the sight of the first competent ACC post player. But for right now, he's chewing up the kids he is supposed to, and that's fine with me. Look for Gbinije to drive as well, and maybe Cooney will also get the hint and drive inside and facilitate more instead of taking mostly bad threes. If Malachi Richardson can find a big of offense, Syracuse should run away with it. I like SU by 24. This game is available on ESPN U / WatchESPN at 2:00pm.