Syracuse Falls from Ranks of Unbeaten: What Happened? (Part I)

January 3rd, 2010 by Ryan Maloney Leave a reply »
I wasn't able to watch the Syracuse-Pittsburgh game yesterday, but I am able to catch a replay on thanks to Sean Keeley of .  Please allow me to share my thoughts as I view the first half of the game for the first time.


It appears as though Syracuse is ready to go right out of the gate.  They are distributing the ball well with some inside-outside passing and have the game's first three field goals.  Jamie Dixon has just called timeout less than three minutes in as the Orange are out to a 6-0 lead.  A large Carrier Dome crowd is on their feet.  Things couldn't be going any better.  Boy, do I ever hate knowing what the end result of this one is.
A nice backdoor cut away from the ball by Jermaine Dixon goes unnoticed as he comes from the top of the key to the paint.  He is fed for a layup and Pittsburgh has figured out a way to score against the zone, movement away from the ball.  He then drives the lane with the ball on the next possession and draws a foul from a lazy Orange defense that was slow to get back from a missed field g ...

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