Despite the fact the Syracuse basketball team is only two games deep, there was still plenty to watch for in the early-season contests. Now, we can't make any sweeping generalizations just yet after wins over Cornell and Fordham, but with all the new pieces Jim Boeheim is running out, it is worth taking a look at how they are coming together.
In the past, the Orange would have a whole batch of cupcake teams come to the Carrier Dome to serve as the proverbial punching bags to warm up for the Big East schedule. This season, however, features a trip to Maui and visits from Indiana and Villanova before the inaugural ACC season gets rolling. There won't be as many opportunities to work out the kinks early on.
With that in mind, let's sink our teeth into what stood out most from Syracuse's 2-0 start.