Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said his offense wasn’t good enough to win the game. SU shot 3-14 from 3-point land. Michael-Carter Williams and James Southerland combined for seven points on 3-15 shooting. Meanwhile, Michigan sank eigth 3-pointers while holding a 13-9 edge on offensive rebounds.
The Wolvernines kept SU in the game by making only 11-20 free throws.
SU fans are still moaning about two calls that went agains their team late in the game. The first, Michael Carter-Williams appeared to draw a charging foul against Tim Hardaway, Jr. near mid-court with the Orange trailing 53-49 with 1:55 remaining. Carter-Williams was called for the call, Hardaway proceeded to drain two free throws.
The second and biggest and most controversial call came with 19 seconds left and Michigan clinging to a 58-56 lead, Brandon Triche with the ball drove to the right side of the lane, Triche was called for charging. Jordan Morgan, the Big Ten Conference’s defensive player of the year, got in position and drew the charge. If was Triche’s fifth foul of the game. The NCAA needs to address to the block/charge call. I thought Morgan was not set and so Triche should of went to the free throw line with a chance to tie the game.
Michigan's Mitch McGary was the best player on the court Saturday night. The freshman averaged 7.4 points and 6.2 rebounds for the season, but in the Wolverines’ first four NCAA Tournament games his numbers had increased to 17.5 points and 11.5 rebounds. The lefty finished with 10 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.
Next season SU will need replace Triche, Sutherland, Carter-Williams, who shold declare for the draft and C.J. Fair, who could also decide to leave.
Tiger Woods is back as the world's number one ranked player and his critics are not happy. Woods captured his sixth PGA tour win in the last two years winning Monday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Woods has been ranked number one for 624 weeks during his career, Greg norman holds the second spot for the most weeks ranked number one at 331.
Tiger has rebuilt his life and career over the last two plus years. It major redemption time for Woods, who has had his share of detractors since his divorce.
Nike put out an ad on twitter and facebook using Tiger's words "Winning takes care of everything". The backlash was swift. Some saw the ad as an inappropriate comment on the golfer’s private life.
Tiger's private life is none of mine or our buisness. Nike responded with Tiger has always said he competes to win. When asked about his goals such as getting back to number one, he has said consistently winning is the way to get there. The statement references that sentiment and is a salute to his athletic performance.” Amen
Woods is third highest paid athlete. The public loves and wants a winner. And on the golf course there is no one better.
The Miami Heat have always been must see tv since the big three joined forces, but now its automatic must see tv. The Heat own the second-longest winning streak in American major sports, behind only the Lakers' 1971-72 run of 33 straight wins.
Baseball's New York Giants won 26 straight games in 1916, the New England Patriots took 21 consecutive NFL games in 2003 and 2004, and the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins won 17 consecutive times in 1993.
The Heat chalked up its 13th consecutive road game, winning last night in Orlando and now three away from matching Jerry West's Lakers for the longest road-winning streak in league history (16).
The four-game road trip for Miami continues in Chicago on Wednesday, followed by a Friday matchup in New Orleans - which snapped Denver's 15-game winning streak on Monday night. Miami's trip ends Sunday in San Antonio. Whether you love or hate the Heat or Lebron, you must respect what they are accomplishing.
Fourth-seeded Syracuse will meet top-seeded Indiana Thursday in the East Region semifinals from Washington, D.C. The Orange survived Saturday night holding off the California Golden Bears for a 66-60 win. Tip-off is 9:40, you can hear the game on WHAM 1180.
Syracuse shot a season-high 41 free throws. The Orange made 26, which was also a season-high. But of Syracuse’s 15 missed free throws, 14 came in the second half and helped keep the Bears in the game. Survive and advance. Well for the sixth time since 2003 Jim Boeheim has the Orange in the Sweet 16.
SU and Indiana will meet in the NCAA Tournament for the time since the national championship game of 1987. A painful memory for SU fans and alum.
Florida Gulf Coast, is this year's Cinderella story of the tourney. On Sunday they became the first No. 15 seed to reach the Round of 16 with its 81-71 victory over San Diego State. The Eagles, who are in just their second season of eligibility for postseason play at the D-I level, have outscored their two opponents by 20 while shooting 49.5 percent. Up next for the Eagles, third seeded Florida Gators.
Not only is Western New York's population not grown over the last decade, but the last decade or so marks the most difficult to be a fan of both the Sabres and Bills.
I can't remember when the Sabres and Bills were both bottom feeders at the same time. The Bills are in the midst of a playoff drought of 13 years with pretty much zero promise to end that streak in 2013.
The Sabres have not won a playoff series in six years. During that time they have missed the postseason three times, with a fourth on the horizon this year.
Buffalo and our region is known for being tough and grinding, but the Sabres resemble a collection of figure skaters rather than hockey players.
The Bills have not finshed above .500 in nine years. They still are searching for Jim Kelly's replacement. There is zero buzz with this franchise, The Bills are a franchise that is insecure about themselves. Overpaying the wrong players.
In closing there is zero respect for either franchise in westerm New York.