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New York: Bust ’em

Basketball

This week from the Nets and College Hoops

March 25, 2021
Source: Syracuse MBB/Twitter.com
Source: Syracuse MBB/Twitter.com

🎓🏀WBB: The No. 1 UConn Huskies held our Syracuse Orange to a season-low number of points during their 83–47 loss in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Tuesday. Sooner or later, the Huskies come for us all. Sigh. 

MBB: The Syracuse men’s team had a better second-round outcome, upsetting the No. 3 West Virginia Mountaineers and earning themselves a spot in the Sweet 16 (in the most-watched game of the tournament, no less). The ’Cuse is on the loose!

  • Next, the Orange will face the No. 2 Houston Cougars on Saturday at 9:55 p.m. ET. The Cougars, led by offensive star Quentin Grimes, were nearly upset in the Round of 32 by No. 10 Rutgers. This time, the Cougs won’t be so lucky.
  • Syracuse is on a hot streak led by the coach’s son and junior guard Buddy “Buckets” Boeheim, who’s scored at least 25 points in five of the Orange’s last six games. Houston, we think you’re going to have a problem. 

🏀Nets: The Nets, who played without all of the Big Three (Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden) as well as sharp-shooter Landry Shamet, lost 118–88 to the top-of-the-West Utah Jazz last night. Without their leading scorers, the rest of the squad, including newly added Blake Griffin, couldn’t quite pull out the win. Womp.