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Syracuse’s Cinderella story came to an end on Saturday

March 29, 2021
Source: Syracuse MBB/Twitter.com
Source: Syracuse MBB/Twitter.com

🎓🏀Orange: Syracuse’s Cinderella story came to an end on Saturday when their men’s team lost 62–46 to the Houston Cougars in the Sweet 16. The Cougs’ defense came out strong, shutting down leading scorer Buddy Boeheim and keeping the Orange to a 28% shooting percentage. Compared to ’Cuse’s season average of 44%, that’s...not good.

  • While fans were bummed the Orange couldn’t pull off another upset, the team had a v. impressive run: they knocked out No. 1 Virginia and No. 3 West Virginia before falling to No. 2 Houston. Two out of three ain’t bad

🏀Nets: Brooklyn added yet another big name to their roster this weekend when they signed seven-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge via a contract buyout from the San Antonio Spurs. Thirty-five-year-old Aldridge provides more veteran presence and some much-needed depth as the Nets chase the franchise’s first NBA Championship. Men do the craziest things for a ring, are we right?!

  • Like Kevin Durant, Aldridge is a former Texas Longhorn, and it’s suspected that Durant’s pull influenced Aldridge’s choice to join the Nets over the Miami Heat, where many predicted he’d land. Love him or hate him, KD knows how to build a powerhouse team. 

Knicks: Less than a week after returning from a 15-game hiatus due to a broken hand, starting center Mitchell Robinson fractured his left foot in the Knicks’ 102–96 win against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. It’s TBD how long he’s expected to be off the court, but Robinson (and, TBH, the Knicks) just can’t catch a break. Is it WNBA (aka Sabrina) season yet?