What an achievement by Jim Boeheim winning his 800th career game.
And nothing could have been more fitting than leading his Orange to yet another massacre of juggernaut SUNY Albany, 75-43. Just how did they do it?
Has there ever been a coach who has racked up more wins against ridiculously overmatched opponents?
Schedule a few gimmes to pad your record and get your team going in the early season. Fine. But Boeheim and Syracuse take it to absurd levels. There are so many cupcakes on this schedule it should be sponsored by Hostess.
The following is Syracuse's non-conference schedule this season: Albany (home), Robert Morris (home), Cal (neutral site), UNC/Ohio State (neutral site), Cornell (home), Columbia (home), Colgate (home), Maine (home), St. Francis (home), St. Bonaventure (home), Oakland (home), Memphis (home).
This year is no different from any of the 34 years that he's been in charge. Don't challenge yourself too much Jim.
He's a slave to his 2-3 zone and doesn't teach any of his players any defensive fundamentals. Carmelo Anthony may have gift-wrapped a national championship for him, but he's been a totally overrated coach for years and one who is known for being incredibly sensitive to criticism.
What he should be, however, is embarrassed by this schedule.