It's Ugly from the Dome thus far. The Orange has scored twice. A bucket in each four minute segment yet trails only 5-4.
Fab Melo scored early and Rick Jackson matched it. UNI plays some good defense but the Orange needs to move the ball a little more to create some things. And they better start worrying that a few of the jump shots the Panthers are throwing up might start going in.
Things have opened up a bit at the Dome. It's now 12-12 at the under 8. Dion Waiters hit a long jumper and the Orange offense has a bit more life. Starting to get into the type of game Syracuse would like to see.
Rebounding on the defensive end continues to be a problem for the Orange. But the more you see of Waiters the more you like. It's now 17-17 at the final media break before the timeout. Hasn't been pretty. And Syracuse needs to get some flow offensively. And at some point....Jardine and Joseph need to get involved offensively. But that may wait for the second half.
On a positive note, Georgetown trails ODU 19-13.
Again there wasn't a lot of excitement in the first half. There was a stretch there that the Orange actually put some distance between them and UNI but its still a three point game at the half. The Orange shot a miserable 31% in the first half, 25% from behind the arc.
There needs to be more movement offensively and they have to do a better job defensively rebounding which could lead to a few fast break points. I sort of having a feeling that one good burst from the Orange - and Triche, Jardine and Joseph have not been effective will open things up and make for a much more enjoyable (and watchable) second half.
The Orange has scored the first seven of the second half and its like I said one good burst and well we'll see where it goes from here. SU leads 30-20. We always talk about those nights where teams just shoot lights out over top the zone. How bout Northern Iowa being 3-for-20 from beyond the arc?
I guess this is what all the hype was about. It's all of a sudden 42-25 Orange and things feel a whole lot better. And yes Georgetown is likely to lose, down eight at ODU. But let's be honest, this is not your bracket busting Northern Iowa team. There is no