I live close to Syracuse, this was brutal to watch and I had everyone I know rub it in my face all night. Disappointing but we will bounce back.
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Didn't watch with the time zone difference.
Not many ACC gimmes this year.
We'll bounce back.
We sat about 5 rows back from the UM bench just above the floor level.
To me, last night was the epitome of not having a true point guard. It seems that all V, 'Tun, Brown, and Reed did was pass the ball around the top looking inside every once in a while. The zone had them baffled. It was apparent from the opening tip that UM was much more athletic...and then Huell sat for long periods of time...idk.
They did make the halftime adjustment to run someone up to the high post...but it was Brown who was doing that. You would think that Huell or Murphy would be the one in the 4 spot to do that.
Couple that with the ft's and Syracuse not missing any open shots...and you get what you got.
The best part of the night was having pregame dinner at the Tiltled Kilt...lol.
I was in section 311. It was brutal to watch them just tossing it around the perimeter. I didn't bother to look at the FT numbers, but I only remember them making one or two the whole game. Couldn't believe it. So many of the shots were clanking off the back iron, and then Cuse gets a 3 on a ball that hits back iron, goes straight up over the backboard, and then falls in. It was just one of those nights, but it sure put a damper on the 2 hour drive to get there. Then going thru a ridiculous lake effect band to get home put the capper on a ****ty night.
While I couldn't find a post game presser from Coach L, I read some of his quotes. One them said that he thought we could have got off more 3s if we didn't dribble then shoot. I am paraphrasing of course, but he said something about choosing to dribble inside and not take quality shots.
I always defer to Coach L of course, and it could have been taken out of context...but it seemed like he was encouraging more threes versus working the ball inside out?!? That of course makes no sense to me since they stepped out further on the perimeter in the second half to take away the threes..only DJ couldn't miss from anywhere.
I'd say that their are ZERO ACC GIMMIES this season. We cannot turn the ball over the way we did against 'Cuse and expect to win any ACC games. Yeah we will "bounce back" but every single game will be a dog fight. These kids just aren't very good yet...maybe they will be by the time the ACC tournament rolls around but don't get your hopes up. Larranaga is that dude though....he will find the right combos.
Somehow, Ken, I believe that the balance shall TIP in the favor of culture. Like a big, fat fucking retarded fucking black girl on a see-saw, opposite....a dwarf.