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Just before the Big East tourney, The Fizz penned a piece encouraging Orange Nation to ignore the critics. There were a few reasons to believe in Syracuse despite the uninspiring finish to the regular season.
One of those was the prospect of getting the mojo back at Madison Square Garden. Brandon Triche and co. found a new life in NYC, and have carried that into the NCAA’s where the Orange sits one win away from Jim Boeheim’s fourth Final Four.
Listen to Brandon Triche with D.A. here:
Triche joined D.A. on CBS Sports Radio the night of the win. D.A.’s show can be heard on The Score 1260 in Syracuse every weeknight.
Is Triche’s heightened play because he’s motivated to leave a legacy at SU?
“Yeah. It’s all about winning. We came together as a team, and personally I wanted to play well.”
How important was winning a few games and playing well at MSG when the regular season ended so frustratingly?
“That’s the main thing we wanted to do. We wanted to get our swagger back. We...
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THE MODERATOR: We are joined by Syracuse. We have student athletes, James Southerland, Brandon Triche, Michael Carter Williams, C.J. Fair, and Rakeem Christmas along with Coach Jim Boeheim. We will take questions for our student athletes. After an opening statement from Coach Jim Boeheim.
COACH BOEHEIM: We are happy to be here. We realize we have a huge challenge against Marquette,
During Syracuse's upset win last night over Indiana in the 2013 NCAA tournament, CBS cameras caught one Orangemen fan wearing a mask of head coach Jim Boeheim.
Let me warn ahead of schedule that this one is pretty creepy:
(Courtesy of Lost Letterman via The Big Lead)
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The wording here is interesting:
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