I left Syracuse about 11:30 this morning and made it in time to see the basketball team beat DePaul throughout dinner time. Recognizing this year is about Connecticut Crandall (and my mental meandering), I thought it might be appropriate to offer some trivia. Before I do, however, I must shout out to my brother-in-law, Mike, for buying Cynde a pair of orange sweats she is to vain to wear. I benefit from the regifting and I proudly wear his Syracuse gift.
It is 279.95 miles from my parents house to my rental in Stratford, Connecticut. Mapquest predicts it is a five hour drive, but I have averaged about four and a half hours.
Syracuse plays UCONN on February 25th at 9 p.m.
Both Jim Boeheim and Jim Calhoun won their 700th game within the same week in March 2005. UCONN has won big East tournament championships in 1990, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, and 2011. Syracuse has won big East tournament championships in 1980, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 2000, 2003, 2010 - They have one more than the Huskies.
Is that enough trivia for one day? How about the fact that Boeheim has a 1.7% Career win advantage over Calhoun. With this said, Calhoun has led Connecticut to one more NCAA championship than the Orangeman.
I am sad that the Big East will no longer be what it once was.