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Syracuse Punches First Ticket To Final Four



Wake up basketball fans. In a game that excited almost 7 people around the country, Syracuse punched it’s ticket to Atlanta and cruised to a 55-39 win in the East Regional Final. I don’t usually quote Seth Davis, but he nailed it on the head when he said “Syracuse’s zone is good, but not this good”, referring to Marquette’s inability to put the ball in the basket at all costs. The Golden Eagles shot 22% from the field and looked helpless against the 2-3 zone of the Orange. James Southerland led the Orange with 16 points and Michael Carter-Williams posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.


The Orange return to the Final Four for the first time since Carmelo roamed upstate New York in 2003, and will face the winner of Michigan and Florida tomorrow.

Article written by Will Totten

Born in Indiana and raised in Louisville, I am the unlikeliest UK fan.

13 Comments for Syracuse Punches First Ticket To Final Four

    6:47 pm March 30, 2013 Permalink

    Let me be first to hurl

  2. Chicago Chris
    6:53 pm March 30, 2013 Permalink

    If Florida makes it, they’ll have beaten a 14, 11, 15 and a 4 to get in. That’s nuts.

  3. NCAA violations coming
    6:53 pm March 30, 2013 Permalink

    enjoy it while you can Jimmy B

  4. Bigbluenationbigredmachine
    6:57 pm March 30, 2013 Permalink

    SorryCuse (pukes)

  5. wildcat fan
    7:14 pm March 30, 2013 Permalink

    they’ll fold

  6. Atty General
    7:15 pm March 30, 2013 Permalink

    It’s a good thing the Hoops team is in the tournament, otherwise this website would have to be shut down for false advertising or change its name to “At least we’re not Louisville or Duke” sports radio.

  7. Kelly
    7:20 pm March 30, 2013 Permalink

    Let me first say 4 final fours in 37 years is awful. That is what Bohiem has done. Gotleeb or however you spell it saying this Syacuse could beat our team from last year is betonnd ignorant. That was THE worst elite 8 games I can remember.

  8. gottleib
    7:44 pm March 30, 2013 Permalink

    Could happen is not the same as saying WILL happen. In a one game, winner take all, anything COULD happen. Does not make it likely. I mean did you see the UK team this year? They were horrible and they managed to beat a UF team that has a real chance at winning it all. Nothing to see here. Please don’t send me your hate mail fans. I promise not to take anything from your locker room.

  9. UK
    7:53 pm March 30, 2013 Permalink

    Both Florida and Michigan can light it up shooting. Stracuse can’t expect to only put up 55 and beat either of those teams.

  10. Bobby Knight's Shrink
    8:05 pm March 30, 2013 Permalink

    Gottlieb is a Jewish douche-bag !

  11. Wildcatsteeler
    8:23 pm March 30, 2013 Permalink

    Boy Cuse looks good right now. So much length on the perimeter of their zone. Making teams shoot a high percentage from the 3, which is a low percentage shot, is working well for them. I don’t know why more teams don’t play zone. And full court press like Pitino. Both of those confound and confuse most teams and lead to easy fast break points and forcing the other team to take low percentage shots.

  12. Dr. Funke
    11:15 pm March 30, 2013 Permalink

    This team is a paper tiger just like every year. They are lucky to be in the final four.

  13. BravoBigBlue
    6:29 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Well, good for the biggest whiner in the NCAA. Hey, Jimmy, call up Bernie and get your ballboy program going again. Amazing how that story just completely went away?! In Boeheim’s own words, “I am not Joe Paterno”. No, you’re actully worse. Sickening.