After six-and-a-half months of wondering what could have been, the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team is back again with some unfinished business.
Back in March, Syracuse, sans Fab Melo, took a heartbreaking loss at the hands of Ohio State in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, ending the dream of a second championship for Jim Boeheim after one of the most successful, albeit tumultuous, years the stalwart coach has enjoyed.
Sunday, November 11, the Orange (No. 8 AP/ No. 8 USA Today) climbed aboard the retired USS Midway to take on the San Diego State Aztecs (25/23) in a game aptly titled, "The Battle on the Midway."
Midway, however, is not exactly how far the Orange traveled as they made their way to San Diego Harbor for a game scheduled for Friday, but the threat of rain pushed the game to Sunday, just in time for Veterans Day.
Syracuse (1-0) easily dispatched of the Aztecs (0-1) in a 62-49 drubbing spurred by terrible outside shooting on the part of San Diego State.
The wind didn't help much either.
Jim Boeheim's squad gets to rest until Sunday when the Orange face the Wagner Seahawks.
With a week to prep, now is a good time to reflect on what we learned from the game against San Diego State and what this season could look like for the Orange.
Here are 10 observations.