Boeheim Will Coach Tomorrow Against Duke

Feb 22, 2019

Following the incident with Jim Boeheim, he will still be coaching against the Blue Devils. AfterCoach Boeheim had struck a pedestrian with his car, it was uncertain if he would coach onSaturday. However, Syracuse’s athletic director, John Wildhack, announced that the Hall ofFame coach will resume his coaching duties. The Orange might be short handed on the coaching staff, Duke will be shorthanded on the bench.The top recruit out of high school, Zion Williamson, has been ruled out for tomorrow’s gamewith a mild knee sprain. The injury occurred during a freak play just 33 seconds into the gameagainst UNC on Wednesday. As Zion attempted to avoid a defender, his shoe broke in half andcaused him to fall in an uncomfortable position that led to his exit. Zion scored 35 points againstthe Orange that last time these tow teams faced off in January. The Syracuse Orange (18-8, 9-4) are coming off a dominate outing against #18 Louisville. Thezone, three points shooting, and rebounding all came together for the Orange Wednesday night.In a 20 points victory, four Syracuse players scored double digits in points. Leading the way wasElijah Hughes with 18, including four field goals beyond the arc; and Oshae Brissett 16, and agame high 8 rebounds.

 On the other side, the Blue Devils (23-3, 11-2) are coming off a rare loss against UNC. OnceZion left the game, Duke began to crumble without their big man in the paint. UNC then startedto play a zone defense which forced Duke to shoot threes. As a result, Duke struggled and couldnot produce a high powering offense that they are used to. 
Last time out, the Orange defeated the Blue Devils by a score of 95-91 in overtime down in North Carolina.
Last time out, the Orange defeated the Blue Devils by a score of 95-91 in overtime down inNorth Carolina. The Orange are expecting a record-breaking crowd for Saturday’s game, an edgethat could prove beneficial in a close game. With Jim Boeheim at the helm, the Orange will be atfull strength, and confident having already beat a ranked team earlier this week. NFL star Rob Gronkowski will also be attending Saturday’s matchup. Gronk’s dad playedfootball at Syracuse and has a connection to a local businessman. As a result, Gronk was offeredtwo courtside tickets for the Duke Syracuse game. Tip off will be at 6 on WAER at 88.3 and be sure to tune into countdown to tip off 30 minutesbefore.