Syracuse students agree: We're glad we're on break still.
Syracuse stinks right now. And until they beat an ACC team, there will be no evidence to the contrary. That being said, Syracuse might have a chance against Miami if it does a couple things better than they did at Boston College. Mainly, cover shooters. Syracuse allowed 16 3 pointers at BC. Miami doesn't live and die by the 3, but the chances are vastly improved for Syracuse if they aren't allowed to make more than a hand full. On top of that, Frank Howard, or any other player playing the point has to facilitate and actually make smart passes. Howard only recorded 3 assists against BC. Too bad he also turned the ball over 3 times. Smarter decisions must be made in regards to the basketball and quick. However, Lydon seems to be hitting his stride, and Roberson has actually played great in the last 2 games off the bench, being awarded more and more minutes on the floor. Well earned minutes. Syracuse has a chance, but defense must be played. However, Syracuse couldn't stop BC's star, and I'm not sure Miami's Ja'Quan Newton will be stopped either. I'd like to think Syracuse can flip a switch at home in this one, but again, no evidence to that effect. So I'm taking The U in the Dome by 14. This game is available regionally at 7:00pm. Check your local listings here. For those not blacked out, the game is available online. Both John and I are in the home offices. We'll see you out there, win, lose, or draw.