Syracuse students agree: A nice cupcake to rebound is a great thing.
Syracuse heads back to the Dome after taking two losses on the road, one on neutral court Brooklyn, and the other in Madison. Syracuse showed the need for better point guard play, better rebounding, and overall a better defense and knowing where you need to be in the Zone. Syracuse should get a nice practice in today, North Florida is not South Carolina or Wisconsin. And really, Syracuse only has to stop Dallas Moore, the best player on North Florida. He is averaging around 20 points per game, and he is a sharpshooter from behind the line. Syracuse will need to again, as they have been, play the guards above the line and really bother the shooters, to try and force mistakes by other players inside against the Zone. And, you know, even getting your hands up would help. I never thought I'd say this, but Syracuse is really missing Trevor Cooney, specifically on defense. Syracuse's new transfers, and freshman, must commit to the Zone and play defense if Syracuse wants to be successful this year. But that being said, I think Syracuse will be able to force some turnovers in this game, and have a much easier time inside the paint on offense. I'm taking the Orange in this one by 14. This game is available on WatchESPN / TWCS Channel locally in Syracuse at 4:00pm. John is in the Dome. I'll be watching 2 minutes in the past in the home office. Go Orange!