Originally written on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 1/7/13
In the wake of a major change to its football program, Syracuse took care of business on the basketball court in Tampa beating USF, 55-44. While all eyes were on the news of Doug Marrone leaving for the Bills, the hoops team nabbed its second road win of the year. Jim Boeheim isn’t going anywhere, and SU improved to 14-1, 2-0 in the Big East. But this wasn’t entirely pretty in the newly renovated Sun Dome. Here are the quick-hitters from Sunday’s game: Syracuse finally hit the boards in Tampa. The boards have been a source of concern for the Orange this season, but SU led USF by 7 and out rebounded the Bulls by the same margin. But when the 2nd half started, the Orange went off. SU exploded for 43 total rebounds, and more on the offensive end (23) than defensive (20). A margin of 17+ boards in favor of the guys in Orange. Remarkable performance given the great athleticism of USF. Orange Nation showed up big in Florida. There was at least 60% SU fans inside the Sun Dome. It was a gre...
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