At Madison Square Garden in New York, Syracuse played their second overtime game in two nights. Again, they won the game. But, this time, it wasn’t an upset, as they played and promptly beat unranked West Virginia.
But, this wasn’t like the West Virginia game. It was just one overtime where Syracuse led the whole time.
Johnny Flynn, the Bob Cousy award finalist(Best Point Guard), has played a grand total of 112 minutes in his last two game. He played 67 of the 70 minutes last night and was never taken out of the game. He ended with 15 points and 9 assists.
Devindorf had another big game, with 23 points. He was taken out for two minutes because of foul trouble, but that’s it.
Devan Ebanks topped his career high from yesterday. Today he had 22 points.
The final score was 74 to 69.
Since the start of the conference tournaments, there have been many disappointments and many surprises. Two such games came yesterday, March 12, 2009.
The first one came in a game between Pittsburgh and West Virginia. All through the game, you couldn’t tell if it was the same Pittsburgh team that just recently beat the then #1 Connecticut. West Virginia simply dominated Pitt, beating them in the end by 14, 74-60. Devan Ebanks led the Mountaineers with 20 points and 7 rebounds, while playing all 40 minutes. LeVance Fields stood out for the Panthers, because even though he only had 6 points, he also had 6 rebounds and 7 assists. But it wasn’t enough.