Boeheim’s Army GM: Team FOE was ‘rattled’ by pro-Syracuse crowd

Boeheim’s Army general manager Kevin Belbey calls in to discuss the team making The Basketball Tournament Final Four with Wes Cheng on The Juice on the Cuse Podcast hosted by The Juice Online Senior Columnist Matt Dagostino then calls in to discuss Orange alum in the NBA Summer Leagues.

Here are the highlights from the show:

Wes Cheng: Boeheim’s Army rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit to defeat Team FOE 72-67 to head to the Final Four. I still have no idea how you guys did it, so how did you do it?

Kevin Belbey: Our guys, they didn’t give up. Ryan Blackwell did a great job of putting five guys on the floor, who maybe not our five most talented guys, well maybe they are, but put five guys that weren’t going to give up and play as hard as possible. Credit to him for the adjustments and credit to our guys for continuing to fight, little by little. Not to be too cheesy here, but the crowd really changed the game. It was a packed house at LIU Brooklyn, a much smaller gym than the Carrier Dome, so, it got very, very loud in there. I don’t think Team FOE expected us to start making shots. I certainly know they didn’t expect that crowd and that gym to get so loud. It 100 percent rattled them and changed the game for us.


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1. Boeheim’s Army general manager Kevin Belbey calls in
2. Comeback from 25 points down
3. SU crowd played a factor
4. Recruiting Riley to the team
5. Facing Overseas Elite
6. The Juice Online Senior Columnist Matt Dagostino calls in
7. Tyler Lydon’s NBA debut
8. Rakeem Christmas’ performance
9. Closing Thoughts and Wrap Up

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Wes has worked for covering the New York Knicks, as well as for covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also been a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), for SportsNet New York (SNY) as a news desk writer covering all of New York professional sports, 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 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]