Quickie Recap 11.25: Heels to meet Irish in Maui final, ‘Cuse knocks off another

November 26, 2008

Tuesday night certainly provided some flair. Probably not enough for that dickhead restaurant manager in Office Space, but flair nonetheless

Jonny Flynn was the catalyst in a 14 point comeback win for Syracuse. The Orange knocked off their second ranked opponent (#23 Kansas, #18 Florida) in two days. Flynn hit a clutch 3 pointer to tie it up with 6 seconds to go and then the Orange brought the hammer down in OT.

Interesting to see these guys celebrate after the win. A little much? Let’s not forget it is the “O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic.” We’re just saying kids, act like you’ve been there before.

We’re pretty sure we know what UNC is bringing to the Thanksgiving dinner Luau, Duck Soup. The most entertaining part of the UNC – Oregon game was the last 3 minutes when UNC unloaded the bench, let’s be honest…we all wanted to see guys like this get some quality PT.

UNC will meet Notre Dame after the Irish slipped by Texas in an entertaining game. The first thing that sticks out here…AJ Abrams was 5-17 in 3pt attempts, Kyle McAlarney was 5-9. Looks like AJ is still learning to play point guard…sometimes you gotta pass first buddy.

Anyone have the over/under on the amount of times they mention the
Hansbrough Brothers or the Zeller Brothers playing for opposite teams? We guessing 16, and that’s 15 times too many.

In other news, Stephen Curry was held scoreless in 32 minutes of play!!! Loyola still loses by 30. A valiant effort Greyhounds.

What to Watch Wednesday night: #8 Notre Dame vs. #1 UNC, 10pm ESPN

What we’re looking forward to — week of 11.24

November 24, 2008
Can the 6'0" Flynn fly over the Gators?

Can the 6 foot Flynn fly over the Gators?

After a slow weekend of college basketball, we can only be excited for what lies ahead; the Maui Invitational, the Old Spice Classic and the O’Reilly Auto Parts College Basketball Experience (No, we’re not joking, that is the name). So, between overweight Samoan women dancing in grass skirt’s, the over exaggeration of how “manly” a particular deodorant stick is, and Irish car parts – All fitting Basketball Tournament Sponsors, eh? – Almost sounds like the that should be followed by, “All this can be your’s if the Price is Right…” Anyway, tonight’s best bet comes from the car parts classic in Kansas City, Missouri (couldn’t they pick a more Irish city?).

Syracuse vs. # 19 Florida Gators 7:30 pm ESPN2

Jimmy Boeheim’s Syracuse Orange will meet the #19 Florida Gator’s in the first of two semifinals of the College Basketball Experience. The victor will face the winner of the nightcap, Kansas vs. Washington. Expect points, and a lot of them. Both team’s come into tonight’s game undefeated, with the ‘Cuse posting over 82 points a clip and the Gator’s pouring in 75 per showing. For Florida, everything is run through Nick Calathes, filling the stat sheet and leading the team in all major categories (points, rebounds, assists and steals). The Orange will be lead by Sophomore PG and dark horse for “First Team All American,” Jonny Flynn.

Monday’s Second Option (MUST READ ARTICLE, see link):

MNF: I thought the Saint’s were doing their part with the United Way, cleaning up New Orleans in the wake of Katrina, but wait…oh yeah…they are just selfish, whiny, spoiled professional athletes. Saint’s host the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football, 8:30 pm on ESPN. (I really just had to find a way to put this article on the blog, it’s my job).