Welsh: Syracuse basketball a ‘top 10 team’ with Final Four potential

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Oshae Brissett celebrates during the second half of Syracuse's game against Arizona State. Mandatory Photo Credit: Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports.

ESPN and SNY’s Tim Welsh calls in to talk about high expectations for the 2018-19 Syracuse basketball season. After, editor in chief Brad Bierman then chats about the football team’s quarterback controversy between Eric Dungey and Tommy DeVito.

Here are the highlights from the show:

Wesley Cheng: You’ve always been spot on with your predictions, so what do you think will happen in the 2018-19 season?

Tim Welsh: I think they’re starting out with a big plus because the way they finished last year, the return of [Tyus] Battle, all of the good players who got better in the season, they’re going to be a top 10, there’s no doubt about it, by the middle of January. You’re going to see them play very well early. At the end of the year, I think they’re going to, again, have a chance to go to the Final Four this year because they have that type of experience. In the tournament last year, what they showed, I think they can make that next step and get to the Final Four.

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Rundown:

1. ESPN and SNY’s Tim Welsh calls in
2. What to expect from 2018-19 Syracuse basketball
3. Boeheim coaching his son
4. Prediction for the season
5. Editor in chief Brad Bierman calls in
6. Close win against UNC
7. What is the outlook for this team?
8. Closing thoughts 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.