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.
Boeheim responded to Geno Auriemma’s outburst about the Connecticut women’s basketball team tying UCLA men’s basketball’s all-time winning streak at 88 games after No. 5 Syracuse’s 97-55 win over Morgan State.
Joseph struggled in the early season, scoring just 10 points against Canisius and three points against Detroit. After a 3-for-12 shooting performance against N.C. State, head coach Jim Boeheim noted that Joseph looked like he was “auditioning for something” and demanded more of his rising star.
After losing his first three games at Iona, the Gaels have reeled off seven straight victories, including their most recent 87-66 trouncing of Fordam on Dec. 11. They will head into the Carrier Dome on Saturday for their first meeting with the Orange (10-0) since 1998.
The Orange (7-5) will play in the first ever Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium against Kansas State on Dec. 30, the first time a postseason football game as been played there since the 1962 Gotham Bowl.
For one game, Triche was back to the player he was in his freshman year, when he hit 40 percent of his 3-pointers. Triche scored 14 points, including 3-for-5 from downtown, helping the Orange to a 100-43 win.
The relatively easy next few games will afford Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim to open up his bench and assess who will be in the rotation come conference play. Southerland hopes he can be one of those players.