Can the Mountaineers take down one of the best teams in the country?
By David Schuman
Saturday afternoon, the West Virginia Mountaineers (15-6, 5-3 Big East) travel up to snowy Syracuse to take on the No. 4 Orange (21-1, 8-1 Big East). The matchup has admittedly lost some of its luster since West Virginia got blown out at St. John’s 78-62, but it’s still a battle of top-five teams in the conference so it should be a good one.
The Orange rode a 20-2 first half run to win easily
There were a few minutes in the second half of Wednesday night’s game between Syracuse and Villanova where it looked like the Wildcats would make it an exciting finish. But the Syracuse Orange (18-0, 5-0 Big East) did what they’ve done against every other opponent this year: they won. The final score is closer than this one felt. The Villanova Wildcats (8-9, 1-4 Big East) looked out of sorts all night, as the Orange rode a 20-2 first half run to an easy victory.
Depending on how you read it, it can a number of ways
It's hard to tell if that Bernie Fine headline is from today or from the future. If all the allegations of sexual abuse coming out against the ex-Syracuse basketball assistant coach are true, we're guessing he probably won't stop when he finally does get to prison.
Although we'd hope that the inmates would be doing more of the abusing than getting abused.
Dick Vitale sat down with us for an exclusive interview to discuss college hoops
There’s no greater ambassador and evangelist for college basketball than Dick Vitale, who was on the mic for ESPN’s first college hoops broadcast on Dec. 5, 1979 (DePaul 90, Wisconsin 77) and has been sharing his passion for the game with appreciative audiences ever since. Athlon Sports sat down for some preseason analysis, banter and bombast in an exclusive Q&A with Vitale