This was about the leadership of two guards. One who has drawn the praise and frustration from all Syracuse fans and another who had to celebrate his Senior Day from the sidelines.
Early in the season, Scoop Jardine saved Syracuse from a number of losses but he has also made some of the most boneheaded decisions at the worst possible times. He’s made so many of these mistakes that fans have called these decisions by his name. They are “Scoopid” plays and it’s just “Scoop being Scoop.”
On Saturday, the District of Columbia welcomes the Orange faithful to continue one of the greatest rivalries in college basketball. From that fateful February night in 1980 where John Thompson Jr. declared Manley Field House closed, this rivalry has taken many dramatic twists and turns. However, when you examine the two schools, you see one staying constant and another in flux.