Tim Welsh calls Syracuse an NCAA Tournament team that could play into second weekend

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ESPN and SNY’s Tim Welsh calls in to discuss the first eight games of the basketball season with Wes Cheng on The Juice on the Cuse Podcast hosted by SNY.tv. The Juice Online Brad Bierman then calls in to discuss Syracuse’s remaining non-conference schedule.

Here are the highlights from the show:

Wes Cheng: Coach, do you see Syracuse as an NCAA Tournament team this season?

Tim Welsh: I think they can cause people a lot of problems with this zone. I think they look good early, and they’re only going to get better and better with their offensive execution. When you have a guy like Tyus Battle out there on the floor, he’s a go-to guy that is a high-level player. You can play with anyone in the country when him and Howard going, get their back line defense squared away, get some scoring up front; I think they’re going to be an NCAA Tournament team. I could see them playing into the second weekend. I really could.

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Rundown:

1. ESPN’s Tim Welsh calls in
2. Syracuse’s loss to Kansas
3. How to deal with a loss like Geno Thorpe
4. Development of Frank Howard
5. Predictions for the season
6. The Juice Online Editor in Chief Brad Bierman calls in
7. Win over UCONN
8. A look ahead to the non-conference schedule
9. Closing Thoughts on Syracuse playing at Yankee Stadium and Wrap Up

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.