Found March 23, 2013 on Orange Fizz:
While most of the spotlight is on Syracuse hoops, Orange Nation should also be paying attention to a lax team (5-1, 2-0) that has really started to deliver halfway through the season. SU is adopting a previously un-Syracuse style of play that is proving to fit the bill perfectly, as it travels to Villanova tonight. The season began dripping in uncertainty, as the program completed possibly the biggest talent flush in its history. A school that had won back-to-back titles less than five years ago and written the book on the sport for two decades found itself robbed of true star power and the recipient of a lowly #12/13 preseason ranking. Tom Palasek, Tim Desko and Kevin Drew are all gone to the pros. As if that wasn’t a big enough blow to the locker room leadership corps, Murphy’s Law struck and the team found out it would begin ’13 without two of the nation’s best transfers. A green group looking for its identity on offense gingerly entered the field of competition in late February,...
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