Saturday, March 14, 2009

Thanks for the Tournament

The Orange came up short tonight in the win column in their attempt to win their sixth Big East tournament title. But they did not come up short in their effort in this tournament. As a fan, I of course wanted them to win this game, but they played hard and played well tonight, inevitably losing to the better team on this night 76-66. Congratulations to the Louisville Cardinals on a well earned Big East Championship.

The Orange have put together some great teamwork over the past few weeks, and they are peaking at just the right time of the season. I look forward to what they can accomplish in the NCAA tournament this upcoming week. They should be a #4 seed somewhere. We’ll see what the committee thinks.

Congratulations to Jonny Flynn for a well earned Big East MVP, and for putting his name on the list of great Syracuse guard performances at Madison Square Garden along with the likes of Pearl Washington, Sherman Douglas, and Gerry McNamara. Eric Devendorf should also get some note as he set the Big East record with 84 point in the tournament.

Again, I am proud of all the Orange for the past four days. Thank you very much. I cannot wait to see you all play next week.


Jeff said...

Very proud of this team. They could have legitimately laid up against either West Virginia or Louisville. I thought they would lose by 20 in the championship. Essentially that's what they did in the second half. The way they came out in the first half though and did not back down against the teeth of that press made me so proud. Let no one say this team has no heart.

College Slam Dunk & 3-Point said...

I found a great youtube site that highlights all the matchups. Top coaches discuss who they think will dominate the NCAA.

Here's the specific Syracuse Stephen F.Austin discussion: