Posted on: November 30, 2008 10:56 am
Edited on: December 2, 2008 12:11 pm

Colgate Raiders Game Preview

Colgate Raiders 2-2

Colgate Starting Lineup:
G Trevaron Vinson Sr.
G Willie Morse Sr.
G Mike Venezia Soph.
F Alex Woodhouse Sr.
C Alex English Soph.

Key Bench Players:
G Anthony Hill Fr.
F Ben Jonson Jr.
F Yaw Gyawu Fr.
G Joe Hoban Soph.
F/C Nick Pascale Fr.

Previous Game:
The 'Gate lost to UC Riverside 54-44 at home. They got absolutely dominated in the game, losing the rebounding battle by an astonishing 26 rebounds, 40-14. At one point they where down by 17 in the game, they made a comeback but UC Riverside hit some FT's and got the victory.

Game Preview: Colgate has absolutely no chance in this one. The are not big enough, good enough on defense or have enough scorers to really even challenge SU. The Gate has one double digit scorer at 11 ppg in Mike Venezia. He probably won't even break double digits. This thing is going to be a laugher people. Where teams have had success against Syracuse, shooting the three, Colgate struggles. They shoot 31% but have only shot 58 three's this season. No real sharpshooter. Everybody on Cuse should be able to score at will. One guy to watch is the Freshman C Nick Pascale, who the local Cuse fans know since he is right out of our backyard, he should see some PT against a bigger Syracuse team.

My Prediction: The longest rivalry in Syracuse basketball history continues, over 100 years of basketball. Cuse has won 40+ consecutive times. They'll win again. Expect to see the Walk-On's out there in the 2nd half. Cuse wins 94-60.

Final Score: 86-51 Syracuse
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