Monday, January 24, 2005
BIG RAC COMEBACK!!! SU 86- RU84
In one of the most memorable comebacks Ive ever witnessed by a Syracuse team, I realized why this team does is ranked in the top 5. They showed guts, courage, determination, and a will to win tonight after being down by 18 at the half. Who fueled the comeback? The entire team. 45 seconds into the 2nd half the lead was down to 11 and 4 minutes in the lead was 4 for RU. It was Warrick early in the 2nd half, GMac in the middle and Pace and Edelin the end. And to top it off it was Terrence Roberts that won the game with a tip in and free throw. This is the proudest Ive ever been of an SU squad. Should they have been down 20 to Rutgers? Of course not. But there was no quit in this group. Everyone contributed even Daryl Watkins with a cast on his hand. SU followed their worst half of the season with their best. Thats the mark of a good team. They could have said "this isnt our night, Rutgers is shooting the lights out,lets get Pitt on Saturday", but they didnt. Hakim Warrick played like a National Player of the Year candidate, Gerry Macnamara played like the clutch shooter he is and Josh Pace played like..well Josh Pace. They did this at a place where they struggled before. And until Saturday at Pitt these guys have every right to be proud of what they did tonight at the RAC.
Coming tomorrow- Recaps from Syracuse and Rutgers and more analysis on a great comebacl by the Orange