Waters: 2017-18 Syracuse basketball has path to NCAA Tournament bid

Syracuse.com’s Mike Waters calls in to discuss the upcoming 2017-18 basketball season with Wes Cheng on The Juice on the Cuse Podcast hosted by SNY.tv. The Juice Online Senior Columnist Jim Stechschulte then calls in to discuss Syracuse’s improbable win over Clemson.

Here are the highlights from the show:

Wes Cheng: Is this Syracuse team an NCAA team, or are we in for another NIT season?

Mike Waters: I think they will be a bubble team. I think they could get into the NCAA Tournament even though I don’t think they’re as good as they were last year. Last year’s team got off to such a horrendous start and they really squandered every potential opportunity they had in non-conference. If this team could just beat Connecticut and Georgetown, two wins away from the Dome, and beat Maryland. […] If Syracuse can just handle its business and not lose their way through the non-conference schedule, I see a path to an NCAA Tournament bid, but it’s going to be tough, and there’s not a lot of margin for error.


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1. Syracuse.com’s Mike Waters calls in
2. How are the centers coming along?
3. Frank Howard taking next step
4. Tyus Battle eyeing NBA Draft?
5. Predictions for the season
6. The Juice Online Senior Columnist Jim Stechschulte calls in
7. Win over Clemson
8. Can SU make a bowl game?
9. Closing Thoughts and Wrap Up

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com 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]sujuiceonline.com.