Man, I’m not so sure about that. You had an all-time NBA great in Ray Allen; a backcourt of Sheffer and Ollie that averaged 12 assists per game; an incredibly athletic Donny Marshall who many forget averaged 16 and 6 his senior year; Travis averaged 9&8 (he’d have his hands full with both Clingan and Sanogo, but junior year Travis was really dependable); and Fair came off the bench to average 10 (Joey C role). Rudy was sadly damaged goods his junior year and had a more productive season as a senior. Sophomore Kirk King hadn’t quite developed yet, and Hayward was decent in spot minutes. The rest of the bench stunk, so it wasn’t a particularly deep team. But the starters were a well oiled machine. Can’t definitively say who would win, but I believe it would be an intriguing matchup.I know styles are different but this years team smashes both these teams.
Great Watch beating the Orange to be #1 I remember how pumped I was that night..... Time for another #1 soon
They were, to be fair. They were right there with Georgetown, St Johns, and Nova when the Big East first came to power in the mid 80s. UConn was not. But that was a long, LONG time ago. To be fair, that ceased to be the case when UConn took over Big East dominance in the early 1990s and culminated with owning the Big East for the majority of two decades until UConn left the conference.I did not start watching UCONN (or Big East) basketball until the Mid90s, but I never thought of Syracuse as an elite program. I thought Syracuse was up there with UCONN, but we obviously surpassed them in terms of national championships. It is unclear to me why they seem to think they are better than us, when the metrics appear to be quite even (of course we trounce them at the National Championship level). I know they get more money in the ACC, but they are an outlier in a southern conference. I know football drives the bus, but the move to the ACC has done little for their basketball program. No natural rivals. The fan base seems a bit delusional, so it’s nice to see those inflated egos being brought down a few notches.
Heck yeah. I was there that day. Quite a "We're #1" chant by the UConn faithful in the building that dayA couple of things to note - 17 straight after that W, amazing in the BE.
And I can't believe JC didn't kill Kirk King for trying to score twice in the last 2.5 seconds? LOL
Football players intentionally punching helmets will never not crack me up.They had a offensive lineman thrown out of their football game with Boston College for punching a player multiple times in back of the head. A lot of angry athletes in Cuse these days. Maybe they have a sucker punch course.
I hate BC but love how cool the kid was taking the hits from the loser from Cuse.They had a offensive lineman thrown out of their football game with Boston College for punching a player multiple times in back of the head. A lot of angry athletes in Cuse these days. Maybe they have a sucker punch course.