Sunday, November 14, 2010

Syracuse v. Canisius: Syracuse Looking to go 2-0

After knocking off last year's Cinderella team Northern Iowa in the Carrier Dome on Friday night 68-46, the Syracuse Orangemen are going right back out on the court today to take on the Canisius Golden Griffins out of Buffalo, NY. Tip-off is at 3PM and the game is being televised live on ESPNU.

Fab Melo fouled out in just 18 minutes of action on Friday and will look for a bounce back game today. Scoop Jardine was held scoreless and Brandon Triche heard some criticism from head coach Jim Boeheim following Friday night's game, so both players should have a little extra fire in their game.

Dion Waiters had a terrific college debut contributing 10 points on Friday night, and C.J. Fair added 6 points in only 8 minutes on the floor. Rick Jackson and Kris Joseph were both solid, with each scoring 14 points in the win.

The Golden Griffins will have a few familiar faces on their roster. Forward Elton Frazier went to Corocan High School and Alshwan Hymes went to Jamesville-DeWitt, a teammate of Brandon Triche. Triche said Hymes is "like a brother" and the pair won two state championships in basketball together. They still speak multiple times a week via telephone.

Cuse fans should also be sure to watch out for Julius Coles (6'4" 183 pounds) a senior who is a good transition player and can knock down the three pointer. He has been a contributor for Canisius since arriving on campus his freshman year.

Be sure to check back Monday for full post-game report and analysis from The Cuse Connection.

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