A 1996 graduate of Syracuse University, Jim has reported on Syracuse sports for the Syracuse University Alumni Club of Southern California on nearly a decade, where he currently resides. He has also written a fantasy basketball column published by NBA.com. Follow him on Twitter @DSafetyGuy.
Thursday afternoon’s Big East Tournament quarterfinal game between top-seeded Syracuse and #9-seed Connecticut did not have all the drama of their last quarterfinal matchup in 2009 that went six overtimes.
Scoop Jardine scored 15 points to help No. 2 Syracuse overcome a 13-point first-half deficit and beat South Florida, 56-48, on Wednesday night. Kris Joseph had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Orange (28-1, 15-1 Big East).