Syracuse Basketball: Jim Boeheim Pulls A Card From Last Year
The Syracuse basketball team lost another non-conference game that they could’ve won. Head coach of the Orange, Jim Boeheim, wasn’t pleased after the game.
After the Syracuse basketball team lost another critical non-conference game, Jim Boeheim went nostalgic. Unfortunately he didn’t do it because it was Pearl Washington Day.
“I don’t have any options. He’s got to play better, if he doesn’t we aren’t going to win. That’s the bottom line.”
Of course last season Boeheim infamously said that if he would’ve had anyone other than Tyler Roberson to play, he would’ve played them. This time the player in Boeheim’s dog house is starting point guard, Franklin Howard.
He finished two for six from the field and struggled mightily throughout the contest. Howard finished with six turnovers and only managed four assists.
Howard is one of the key cogs on this team. If he plays to his potential as a distributor and a guard that can consistently get into the lane he maximizes what Cuse can do offensively.
But we saw the other side of the coin today. It seemed like too often Howard was trying to do a
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Pearl Washington impression with some tough passes. But he wasn’t capable of finishing those plays today and it really bogged this team down.
Ultimately like any game it wasn’t just the play of one guy. Collectively as a unit this team left way too many points on the floor. What ended up being a seven point game was much closer in some regards.
If the Orange don’t completely botch it from the charity stripe maybe they win this game. For those counting at home, the Orange missed 11 free throws. While the Hoyas only missed three and they shot the same amount. That’s the literal difference in the game, but has been an issue for SU for years.
Up next the Orange have to get it turned around quickly for Eastern Michigan on Monday in the dome.