Syracuse: Playing The Best Basketball in The Big East

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Syracuse: Playing The Best Basketball in The Big East
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After they're latest win against Georgetown, Syracuse is looking to be a lock for the number one seed in the NCAA tournament this season.

After starting the game down 14-0 Jim Boeheim made some substations and Syracuse from that point ended up out scoring the Hoya's by 31.

That is what I love about this years Orange, their depth.

Boeheim only likes to run a seven or eight man rotations, with the subs usually being Kris Joseph and Scoop Jardine, with the occasional Brandon Reese and Mookie Jones getting playing time.

But when Boeheim sees a weakness on the floor, he makes the adjustment, and that is one of the causes of why they are now a twenty win team.

Against Georgetown, Kris Joseph, who didn't start, played 33 minutes while Rick Jackson only played 21- a starter.

Also Wes Johnson is one of those Carmelo Anthony like players that only come every few years, and I enjoy every minute of the short time we will have with him.

Andy Rautins and Johnson played every minute of the game tonight excluding the last minute and showing they're versatility.

Arinze Onuaku is a dominant post player, and is (finger crossed) seemingly becoming a better free throw shooter, after being known as one of the worst free throw shooters in the NCAA.

I like the red shirt freshman Jones of the bench, the kids a launcher, and is always shooting three's, hes shooting at 46 percent from beyond the arc.

Jardine is also coming into his own and is learning to stop taking wild shots, but the kid is definitely showing versatility.

Also this year the competition in the Big East isn't as good as it was a year ago. 

Villanova, Notre Dame and Pittsburgh are the Orange's real competitors, while teams like Notre Dame, Georgetown, Louisville and Connecticut, not showing the same success they were a year ago.

This team is a National Championship contender, and hopefully come March, they will still be known as one of the best in the nation.

Just imagine if Johnny Flynn and Donte Greene stuck around a few more years....


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