Syracuse Manages to Survive N.C. State’s Scare, The Cuse Connection: It was a game I was worried about since the schedule came out. Syracuse at home taking on the North Carolina State Wolf Pack. In the first ten minutes or so of the game, it appeared there was no need to fear. Then Dion Waiters kneed C.J. Williams in the testicles and the Wolf Pack found their stroke from 3. Then things got hairy.
Syracuse 65 – North Carolina State 59: Curse Of The Jade Scorpion, Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician: In previewing the Syracuse team, NC State blog Backing The Pack realized that an anagram for Scoop Jardine is Jade Scorpion. The Jade Scorpion scored 23 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out six assists to lead eighth-ranked Syracuse to a 65-59 win over North Carolina State. On paper, Scoop was a force to be reckoned with.
Syracuse/North Carolina State Observations, Three Idiots on Sports: The good news – the Syracuse men’s basketball team is 8-0. The bad news – they haven’t beaten anyone and the wins haven’t been pretty. That was true again Saturday, as SU defeated an average at best N.C State team 65-59 in the Dome. For some perspective, N.C. State lost by 39 to Wisconsin earlier in the week.
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.