Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Tourney Beat: Cuse-Huskies

I'm doubling up here because while Syracuse was the victor (78-65) and the team going to the tournament, UConn had the most intruiging player in this game.

Syracuse had a typical game for them where their big men were mired in foul trouble, Eric Devendorf made a bunch of great players a few terrible ones, and Demetris Nichols drained threes from all over the court. Even with Nichols' scoring and the vaunted 2-3 zone, the Orange aren't going to do a whole lot in the Dance this year. Especially if they keep sporting those hideous uniforms.

Moving on ... no one will talk about it for at least five months, but UConn's Jerome Dyson is going to be legit. He has a phenomonal shooting stroke and seemed to get better in every game this season. I fully expect him to be the next great UConn player and a candidate for Big East Player of the Year honors. He's legit.

Looking forward to seeing what West Virginia can do with the pressure on, facing an underrated Providence team.

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