Last year a freshman lost the conference championship because he couldn't hit a free throw. This year, sophomore Josh Wright who had no points in the first 39 minutes of the game hit four straight free throws to seal the game.
This game had it all: McNamara's usual ridiculous threes, sparks of greatness by Devendorf followed by stupid freshman mistakes, a terrible no call when a Pitt player got mugged shooting a three, an amusingly overweight Derrick Coleman celebrating the Orange win, an incredibly cute blonde sitting next to McNamara's parents, some nice high low play by the Pitt big men, good defense by both teams, the comedy of Jim Boheim, and a great crowd.
I just have one complaint: what's with the tattoos of the Syracuse players? I'm not offended by players with tattoos, but Devendorf and Terrence have the ugliest tattoos I've ever seen. Someone needs to remove the Crayola Magic Markers from the Syracuse locker room.