Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cuse Clicking, Moore To PITT

Following a new grounds-breaking exhibition loss to Division-II LeMoyne, Syracuse has clicked on all cylinders while eating up the first two creampuffs of their 2009-10 campaign.

The loss to LeMoyne, which is also in Syracuse, is now swept underneath the rug.

Jim Boeheim, the Hall of Fame coach who attained the 800-win milestone in Game 1, can now focus on stringing together a slew of non-conference wins.

This Big East squad must fill the scoring void left by departed players Johnny Flynn, Paul Harris, and Eric Devondorf.

On paper, the loss of the propofol-potent triumvirate of Flynn (17.4 ppg, 6.7 apg), Devendorf (15 ppg, 3 apg), and Harris (12 ppg, 8.1 rpg) presents a gap. The trio accounted for more than half of Syracuse’s offensive output in ’08-09, averaging a staggering 45.1 points per.

The Orange shellacked Albany, 75-43, before a 100-60 washout of Northeast Conference foe Robert Morris last night.

Andy Rautins, who put up a doughnut (0-for-6 FG, 0-for-4 3FG in 21 minutes) during the Albany route, re-discovered his stroke last night.

The Canada-bred, fifth-year senior sniper drained 7-of-10 from the great beyond, leading all scorers with 22 points.

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