Sunday, February 10, 2013
The St. John's Red Storm visited the number 9 ranked Syracuse Orange. This game was all Syracuse. The important thing for Syracuse was the fact that James Southerland played. He is a great three-point shooter who can drain threes in clutch moments. Southerland scored 13 points to go with 2 assists, 2 rebounds, and 2 steals. Michael Carter-Williams leads the nation in assists per game. Today he proved that, with a total of 17 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, and 6 steals. He is a great leader for the Orange. C.J. Fair has been a huge part of this Syracuse team. Today he had 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 assists. Finally, Brandon Triche scored 16 points and added 7 assists and 5 rebounds. In my opinion, Brandon Triche doesn't receive enough credit; he can shoot, pass, and dribble. However, the Red Storm were stormed by Syracuse. They were still led by Jakarr Sampson, who scored 21 points to go along with 6 rebounds and 2 assists. D'Angelo Harrison had 13 points, 1 rebound, and 2 assists for the Red Storm. Now, with James Southerland back, I think Syracuse will be the team to beat. I also think they will go into the Final Four in the March Madness Tournament, possibly even a national championship victory.