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chase gaewski | photo editor James Spencer directs the Syracuse Brass Ensemble during Sunday’s annual Hendricks Chapel holiday concert. The ensemble, now in its 25th year, performs 16 concerts a year. The 38 members consist of SU faculty, students and residents of upstate New York.
A resonating note After 25 years, the Syracuse Brass Ensemble continues to flourish By Meredith Newman
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he Syracuse Brass Ensemble is a group that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Members make fun of other members who make mistakes. They crack jokes, pull pranks. Between songs, they talk about their kids. It’s the kind of group that grabs beers after
practice on Monday nights. “There’s a socialization around the music that is really special,” said James Greenwald, a trombone player. “These are people who love the same things I love.” But 45 minutes before the concert starts, the Syracuse community rushes to find seats for the annual
holiday concert. Within minutes, the main section of the chapel is already full. Now in its 25th year, the ensemble serves as the official university band and is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences. The 38 members come from all over. Some are SU students, faculty and staff; others are doctors from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University or residents of the Upstate New York area. “It is people who are full-time
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Two Syracuse football players were arrested Sunday morning and spent the night in jail, according to police reports. Steve Rene, a junior running back, and Marquis Spruill, a junior linebacker, were arrested around 12:20 a.m. on the 800 block of Livingston Avenue. Rene, 21, was Rene booked and lodged for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Spruill, 21, was booked and lodged for disorderly conduct and second- deg ree spruill harassment, according to the reports. According to the police report, both Rene and Spruill appeared to be in an intoxicated state. “We are aware of the situation, and we will handle it in the appropriate fashion,” Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone said in a statement through the athletic department. When reached on their cellphones, Spruill declined to comment and Rene hung up. It began when Rene stood in the southbound driving lane of Euclid Avenue, according to the police report. He was yelling at people, and the report see arrests page 12
Syracuse to play in Pinstripe Bowl for 2nd time in 3 years, face rival West Virginia By Ryne Gery Sports Editor
Syracuse will return to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl for the second time in three years to cap its 2012 season, SU Athletics announced in a press release on Sunday.
The Orange (7-5, 5-2) won five of its final six games to become bowl eligible and earn a share of the Big East regularseason title. The game will take place Saturday, Dec. 29, in Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y., at 3:15 p.m. SU will play Big 12 representative West Virginia.
The Orange upset the Mountaineers, who were formerly in the Big East, in each of the last two seasons. “It means a great deal to us to play a bowl game in Yankee Stadium where many of our alumni and fans will have the opportunity to share it with us,” SU
head coach Doug Marrone said in the release. “New York State is the foundation of our program.” Syracuse won a thrilling matchup with Kansas State in the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl 36-34 in 2010. Delone Carter won MVP hon-
ors in that game after rushing for a career-high 198 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries while wide receiver Marcus Sales hauled in five passes for 172 yards and three touchdowns.
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CRIME BRIEFS • A 22-year-old male, who is not a Syracuse University student, was reportedly shot in his left elbow in Oakwood Cemetery at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, according to a Syracuse Police Department news release. The man was uncooperative and very intoxicated, and could not give police a description of the suspect, according to the release. The man walked into Crouse Hospital, where he was treated and then released, said Shawn Harmon, a nursing supervisor. • A 32-year-old male was arrested for alleged criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd, 5th and 7th degrees, and petit larceny on the 700 block of University Avenue, according to the police report. SPD made the arrest at approximately 8 p.m. Saturday, according to the police report. • A 21-year-old male was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest on the 800 block of Livingston Avenue on Sunday at 1:15 a.m., according to the police report. • An 18-year-old male was issued an appearance ticket for underage drinking on the 700 block of Ostrom Avenue at 12:05 a.m. Sunday. The freshman in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamic possessed a can of Labatt Blue Light, according to the police report. • There was an arrest for criminal mischief on the 600 block of Comstock Avenue at 3 a.m. Wednesday, according to the SU Department of Public Safety crime logs. • There was an arrest for petit larceny on the 1300 block of East Colvin Street on Tuesday at 11:33 a.m., according to the DPS crime logs. • There was an arrest for grand larceny in the third degree on Tuesday at 10:21 a.m. on the 100 block of Small Road, according to the DPS crime logs. • Two arrests were made on Monday at 1:47 p.m. on the 700 block of Comstock Avenue. The first arrest was for grand larceny in the fourth degree and the second was for criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, according to the DPS crime logs. —Compiled by Alex Ptachick, staff writer, firstname.lastname@example.org and Dylan Segelbaum, asst. copy editor, email@example.com
svitlana lymar | staff photographer PAUL GALLAY, president of the Hudson Riverkeeper who is against hydrofracking, argues the practice is unsafe — mainly because of the adverse health effects it causes. He was one of four participants who debated on the controversial topic on Friday night.
Hydrofracking debate yields high turnout, intense emotions By Dylan Segelbaum ASST. COPY EDITOR
The momentum seemed to permanently flip against the side in favor of hydrofracking when a man from the audience asked a simple question: Besides the immediate economic benefit, why would you drill? “Why would we drill?” said Ed Hinchey, a licensed professional geologist and independent consultant as an environmental scientist. “So we can live. So we can light this hall. So we can drive here to this meeting, so democracy can work. How would we have this meeting if we couldn’t get here?” After the man clarified that he specifically meant why use hydro-
fracking to extract natural gas, Hinchey then said it’s because that’s how you get the resource. “There are other ways to access natural gas,” the man said, to a mix of “oohs” and whispers from the crowd. That was only one moment of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute’s debate, “This Assembly Believes Hyrofracking Does More Harm Than Good,” which took place at 7 p.m. Friday in a packed Maxwell Auditorium. Both sides thoroughly presented their case on natural gas hydrofracking — a process that involves pumping millions of gallons of water and additives deep into the ground to break up rock and more easily extract the resource.
An entrance vote, which attendees took at the event and that was revealed later, showed 135 people were in favor of that statement, 32 were against it and seven were undecided. By the end of the night, 146 people agreed that hydrofracking does more harm than good, 22 were against it and three were undecided. The debate featured Robert Howarth, chair of the SCOPE International Biofuels Project and Cornell University professor, and Paul Gallay, president of the Hudson Riverkeeper on the affirmative side. Tim Whitesell, supervisor of the Town of Binghamton and president of the New York Association of Towns, joined
Hinchey on the negative side. The side that argued hydrofracking was more harmful than good focused on the adverse environmental and public health effects they said were related to the practice. Howarth said though the practicing of hydrofracking isn’t new, doing it at high-volumes with directional drilling only developed in the last decade. He emphasized that in the hydrofracking process, 1 million gallons of the fluid used in it — or 20 percent — comes back to the surface and some then makes its way to municipal wastewater treatment plants. He described
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Reports reveal details about police investigation of abuse allegations By Jessica Iannetta ASST. NEWS EDITOR
Details regarding the Syracuse Police Department’s investigation into the allegations made against former associate men’s basketball coach Bernie Fine came to light on Sunday following a series of Freedom of Information Act requests filed by The Post-Standard.
The police reports obtained through the FOIA requests revealed additional information about Floyd VanHooser’s allegations against Fine, the number of witnesses interviewed and the tense relationship between the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office and SPD. Fine was fired from Syracuse Uni-
versity last November after Bobby Davis and Mike Lang, who are stepbrothers, accused Fine of molesting them while they were ball boys at SU. VanHooser and another man, Zach Tomaselli, later came forward and also accused Fine of sexually abusing them. Two weeks ago, federal prosecutors closed their investigation without
charging Fine, saying there was insufficient evidence to bring charges. SPD launched an investigation into the allegations against Fine the night Davis and Lang went public with their accusations on ESPN, The Post-Standard reported on Sunday. The next day, SPD received eight to 12 phone calls from people saying they
knew someone who might be a victim of Fine. But after detectives interviewed them, they all denied being abused, The Post-Standard reported. During the investigation, VanHooser and Tomaselli were the only others to accuse Fine of sexually abusing them. VanHooser, who is currently serv-
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professors and musicians and come and volunteer because they just love playing in an ensemble like this,” said James Spencer, the ensemble’s director, conductor and co-founder. “It helps that we’re all friends, but I think it’s really the music that draws us together.” Spencer and Robert Spradling, SU’s former director of bands, created the ensemble in 1988 as an outreach to community musicians. “I think it provides an outlet for people like me: people who are solid players who maybe aren’t being challenged enough by being in a community concert band,” said Greenwald, a family doctor and faculty member at Upstate Medical University. Mary Kasprzyk, a percussion player, said she’s played with other community bands during the years, but the ensemble is the group that gives her “a light-hearted feeling.” Kasprzyk, who is an SU alumna and video editor for the university, said the ensemble is the most musically talented group she’s ever played with and everyone enjoys playing with one another. Said Kasprzyk: “It’s a family. It really is.” The Syracuse Brass Ensemble is unconventional; it’s American. The sound is different than most brass bands, which are predominately British. Instead of being “loud and brassy,” the unusual use of French horns provides a mellower sound while contrasting the big sound of the trumpets, Greenwald said. Spencer said many are surprised to hear the “melodic choral sounds as the brilliant loud sounds.” The ensemble is not technically considered a brass band because of its use of
trumpets and French horns. Usually, the instruments in a brass band consist of one specific family of brass. Being an American brass band gives the ensemble the opportunity to play the repertoire of a brass band in addition to every other musical genre ranging from opera to pop to movie classics. “It’s never boring. It’s such a variety of music; there’s something for everybody,” Kasprzyk said.
“Within the first 10 or 15 minutes all the problems seem to fade away — to melt away. You are able to leave them behind for a little while.” James Spencer ensemble director
The ensemble is one of the few brass bands in the region. The closest groups are in Buffalo and Ottawa, Canada. The ensemble placed first in the North American Brass Band Association’s national open division competition in both 2001 and 2002. The Syracuse Brass Ensemble is there for the university. The group is there every spring in the Carrier Dome for the graduating seniors; it’s there every holiday season to bring in Christmas cheer with local residents; and it was there for the university to mourn the 35 students who lost their lives in Lockerbie, Scotland. “We look at ourselves as ambassadors for the university,” Spencer said. “We put forward the good things that are going on in the university.” As ambassadors, Spencer and the members
of the ensemble travel all over Upstate New York representing the university and showing people, especially kids, that one doesn’t need to be considered a professional to be a high-level musician. Although it is the ensemble’s mission to serve the community, the members also serve as a support system for each other. “As individuals there are times where we all have difficulties in our life, but it helps just being able to get together on Monday nights and rehearse for three hours,” Spencer said. “Within the first 10 or 15 minutes all the problems seem to fade away — to melt away. You are able to leave them behind for a little while.” Spencer and Greenwald both praised Arts and Sciences and Hendricks Chapel. The university has warmly embraced the ensemble, specifically the members that are directly a part of the SU community “There’s really a close relationship (with SU),” Spencer said. “I’ve been here for 26 years and my heart is with the university, and I think a lot of us feel that way.” For the final number, “Silent Night,” the only light in the chapel was candlelight. The choir and every audience member held a candle while the Syracuse Brass Ensemble smoothly played the classic. When the ensemble reached the final verse, the audience members raised their candles in the air, bringing the Syracuse community together through light and sound. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Incoming general counsel must be young, experienced As a Board of Trustees committee searches for the next general counsel, the university should consider distancing itself from the law firm Bond, Schoeneck & King and bring in a young but experienced lawyer. Thomas Evans, Syracuse University’s general counsel since 2006, announced plans to retire. Before he became general counsel, Evans worked at BSK and began representing the university in 1972. This summer, the SU Board of Trustees criticized the 2005 investigation into child molestation allegations made against Bernie Fine. Despite the history between SU and BSK, the university now has an opportunity to explore other options. BSK is ranked No. 202 on the National Law Journal’s 250 rankings for 2012. The firm is not ranked in the top 200 by The American Lawyer magazine. As a university, SU should strive to bring in a lawyer from one of the top 200, or even top 100, law firms in the country. Committee officials must look to find a lawyer who has experience and
EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board knowledge of the typical legal problems and challenges facing a private university. This means understanding how the finances, athletics and academics of the university work. Officials must also be able to find a lawyer who can adapt quickly to SU’s protocols and learn SU’s history. SU should look to find a lawyer who can grow with the university. Evans has been working with SU in some capacity for 40 years. Officials should look for a candidate who has enough experience to adequately do the job, but who is young enough to continue working with the university for a significant amount of time, like Evans was when he first began. Evans is set to retire on July 1. Officials must work quickly to hire a replacement who can spend time learning about the university before officially beginning.
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’m not good at saying goodbye. In fact, I’m terrible at it, but all good things come to an end and today I have to say goodbye to The Daily Orange. A lot has happened since my words started to grace the pages of the Opinion section: George W. Bush — yeah, I’m that old — left the White House, I fell out, and in, and out of love again, and Twitter became so popular that I need to include it in my column’s signoff. When I was 18, I thought I knew everything about everything. In reality, I had a lot to learn about writing, politics, love, friendship and what it really means to bleed Orange. I’m still in the process of figuring out all of the above, but luckily for me I’ve been able to grow and develop in the inches of this column. The learning never stops. I recentNews Editor Editorial Editor Sports Editor Presentation Director Photo Editor Copy Chief Art Director Development Editor Social Media Producer Web Developer Asst. News Editor Asst. News Editor Asst. News Editor Asst. Feature Editor Asst. Feature Editor Asst. Sports Editor
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ven though the plants are miles away and construction hasn’t started, Lindsay Rutte is already thinking of ways to make the layout of the new Illick Hall rooftop greenhouse more appealing to visitors. “I’m really excited that we have this whole new space that we can turn into something more attractive to SU students,” she said. Rutte, a sophomore environmental biology major, works under the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s greenhouse manager Terry Ettinger and cares for all of the college’s greenhouses and plants. The plants are currently housed at ESF’s Lafayette Road Experimental Station, at the southern border of Syracuse, while a new greenhouse with some significant structural changes is being built to replace the old rooftop greenhouse on Illick Hall, Ettinger said. New greenhouse doors, which have already been delivered, will improve access to the greenhouse and make accessing rooms and moving plants around the facility much easier, he said. Under ideal conditions, Ettinger said, the new greenhouses should be able to start holding plants again by late next year. But he also said he knows everything rarely goes perfectly with construction projects and he personally doesn’t think any plants will be moved back into the greenhouse until 2014. Since the start of the project, many plumbing and electrical systems have been removed from inside Illick Hall and the entire upper roof of the building has been replaced, Ettinger said. Most recently, about 16,000 square feet of concrete has been removed from the lower roof of Illick Hall so that a membrane to prevent leaking can be inserted, he said. The construction of the new greenhouse officially began in early July, Ettinger said. It is funded by yearly critical maintenance funds from the SUNY system. The entire renovation of Illick Hall costs about $8.5 million, Ettinger said. Just the building of the new greenhouse costs about $2.5 to $3.5 million, he added. The focus of the entire project is to prevent leaks in the roof, Ettinger said. To do this,
the roof needed to be replaced and since the greenhouse and the roof are all one piece, the greenhouse needed to be replaced as well. When the greenhouse is completed, it will look like one large structure with three external faces, Ettinger said. The one large structure will be divided up into numerous smaller compartments that are devoted to the research of just ESF students and professors. Although there will be about 1,000 square feet of new greenhouse space, there will be about 40 fewer feet of space devoted to the actual plant collection than in the older greenhouse, he said. But there will still be just as many different species of plants represented, just not as many individual specimens of each species. The new greenhouse will have plants from everywhere except temperate New York,
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which includes 100 or more plant families, Ettinger said. “Instead of only being able to have trees that are only 10 feet tall, now we can have trees in our exhibit that are about 20 feet tall,” Ettinger said. Allison Oakes, a graduate plant science and biotechnology major, is working on a study that began in the old Illick Hall greenhouse to make the American chestnut tree resistant to a virus from Asia. Oakes said that one of the first hybrid, blight resistant trees was produced in the old greenhouse on top of Illick Hall and she thinks the new green-
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ing time in state prison, said the abuse started when he lived with Fine as a teenager and their sexual relationship continued into adulthood. But 10 days after making the accusations, VanHooser recanted in a letter to Fine. VanHooser later told friends he panicked after the first interview and recanted because he viewed Fine, a longtime supporter, as his only chance at getting out of prison, The Post-Standard reported. Police later found physical evidence that supported VanHooser’s accusations during a search of Fine’s home, The Post-Standard reported.
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Tomaselli, who is currently serving time in prison in Maine on child-molestation charges, originally claimed that Fine molested him in a Pittsburgh hotel room in 2002. He later recanted this claim and admitted to doctoring emails and lying to reporters in order to prove his case. Though VanHooser and Tomaselli were the only accusers to come forward, the police reports reveal that at least two witnesses discussed seeing “odd circumstances” at Fine’s home, The Post-Standard reported. The reports also revealed that detectives and Secret Service agents interviewed SU head basketball coach Jim Boeheim and Fine’s wife, Laurie Fine. The contents of both reports are blacked out because federal prosecutors were
involved, The Post-Standard reported. That federal prosecutors were even involved is a point of contention between SPD Chief Frank Fowler and Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick, The Post-Standard reported. After receiving phone calls from the DA’s office indicating the DA was planning to subpoena the accusers, in addition to other suspicious incidents, SPD became suspicious of the DA’s office and decided to turn the case over to federal prosecutors, The Post-Standard reported. SPD also learned from VanHooser that Fine offered to contact First Chief Assistant District Attorney Rick Trunfio, who VanHooser described as a friend of Fine’s, about helping his case, The Post-Standard reported.
the environment along with other materials by burning it. Gallay, his debate partner, said the practice is poorly regulated and unsafe. A study from Duke University found drinking supplies within 3,000 feet of wells contain 17 percent more methane — and this can be traced back to hydrofracking, he said. Hinchey said with more than 100,000 wells drilled in the United States, the practice can be done safely. He focused heavily on the detrimental effects of coal burning, which natural gas could replace, saying soot from coal combustion causes 13,000 to 30,000 premature deaths per year. Whitesell, the other member of the side favoring hydrofracking, discussed the economic benefits and tax relief that hydrofracking could provide to towns such as Binghamton, and said
this is already being seen in Pennsylvania. During the rebuttals, the side favoring hydrofracking often accused the side against it of taking numbers and statistics out of context. But in the question section of the event, both Hinchey and Whitesell said they would change their position if the “science was settled.” “The beauty of science is that it’s never settled,” Hinchey said, eliciting a large response and some laughs from the crowd. “But absolutely, if ever evidence appears convincing me there was a greater threat to the environment and to human health from hydraulic fracturing, I would absolutely change my mind,” he added. In closing, Gallay said the side in favor of hydrofracking’s statements validated his position, adding there’s so much to discredit to believe it’s a safe practice. Said Gallay: “You have to ignore so many facts to come down on the side of hydrofracking.” firstname.lastname@example.org @ dylan_segelbaum
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In the article, Fitzpatrick denied that either he or Trunfio had a close relationship with Fine and that the DA’s office was out to disprove the victims. He also said no investigator ever told Davis or Lang not to trust the police. Despite the disagreement about SPD’s decision to go to the federal prosecutor’s office, both Fitzpatrick and Fowler agree that some of Fine’s accusers are credible, The Post-Standard reported. Fowler said in the article that he finds Davis, Lang and VanHooser “highly credible” and if the statute of limitations hadn’t expired, police would have been able to arrest Fine based on their allegations. Fitzpatrick has said previously that he finds only Davis and Lang credible. email@example.com
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Right in tune Syracuse a cappella groups put its vocal chops on display to raise money for charity
allen chiu | design editor (FROM TOP) CORY TARALLO, a sophomore theater major, belts out a song during A Cappella Against Hunger. Alex Gaines, a sophomore music composition major, performed with Otto Tunes.
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ll-girl group Main Squeeze filed onto the stage and formed a ring as the lights dimmed down in Hendricks Chapel. The stage, lit from the back, threw a warm glow on the walls that were decorated with holiday wreaths and garland. Rachel Towne and Philomena Duffy headed to the microphone at the front of the stage and began to sing a solemn rendition of “Dear Prudence” by The Beatles, alternating with bits of “Falling Slowly” by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. On Saturday, a cappella groups across campus took part in the A Cappella Against Hunger invitational, a benefit concert to fight hunger in the Syracuse community. Sixty percent of ticket proceeds and all extra donations at Hendricks went
to the Food Bank of Central New York, an organization that disperses 11 million pounds of food to people in need annually. The food bank works with emergen-
“I love a cappella so much. I come to a lot of the a cappella shows for all the different groups on campus.”
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cy programs in 11 New York counties to distribute food, to educate and to advocate about hunger in Central New York. At the beginning of the concert, members of the Food Bank of Central
New York shared statistics about hunger in the United States. The invitational featured groups from Syracuse University and two visiting vocal ensembles. Main Squeeze — the host of the event — Orange Appeal and Otto Tunes are all mainstays of the a cappella circuit at the university. Other performers included the Vocal Jazz Ensemble from Nottingham High School and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s first a cappella group, the Ecotones. The group chose the invitational as its first performance on the SU campus. Many students and family members attended the concert to support the performers, but others went just to see the performances. Sophomore Mary Bromfield is a familiar face at the concerts. “I love a cappella so much. I come
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Performances in national ‘Wicked’ tour fall flat By Noah Silverstein STAFF WRITER
Christine Dwyer, playing Elphaba the green witch, furiously chanted magical spells on a dark, bare stage. “I am wicked through and through,” she said, and her new philosophy became clear. The national tour of the Broadway smash hit “Wicked” is now playing at downtown Syracuse’s Landmark Theatre through Dec. 9. Despite considerable standouts and heavily lauded production value, the company and production did all but defy gravity. In the scene’s final moments, Elphaba defiantly declared, “No good deed will I do again!” The power Dwyer exhibits was palpable, but the empty stage served as a metaphor for her company among the ranks of noteworthy performances. The Tony and Grammy award-winning musical — with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Winnie Holzman and direction by Joe Mantello — tells the untold story of the two
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to a lot of the a cappella shows for all the different groups on campus,” Bromfield said. “I’m a big fan, so it was really great.” The groups performed an eclectic mix of pop and rock songs throughout the night, highlighting the groups’ versatility. Songs featuring a slower tempo showcased the vocal ability of both the chorus and soloists, and set the tone for the event. Otto Tunes sang a rendition of Mumford
witches of Oz: Elphaba and Glinda. Or as they are more famously known, the wicked and the good. Once friends and school roommates, the two go their separate ways to become the witches we know them to be. But “Wicked” gives insight into their relationship. They helped each other, pined for the same boy and had dreams about what awaited them in the Emerald City. All the creative components in this production of “Wicked” are the same as those that entertain crowds at the Gershwin Theatre in New York City. The Broadway show has the highest gross in the past eight years and has earned more than $2.8 billion worldwide from domestic and international runs. It goes without saying that there is a “Wicked” formula that works. Mantello’s direction is dramatic and grand without turning the prequel into a joke. If critical acclaim is not enough to indicate success, it’s the crowds’ reactions to the scene that contains their favorite songs. In fact, members of a typical “Wicked” audience can most likely be seen mouthing the words
along with the actors, if not singing them full out. This is due to Schwartz’s wonderfully campy yet brilliantly written score. By now he can be considered no less than a genius for creating music that has captured an entire generation of musical theater. But an audience member’s rendition would have been welcomed in this circumstance, as Jeanna de Waal displayed the overall vocal technique and precision of an amateur. Her Glinda did not live up to the bright, clean delivery that Kristin Chenoweth gave in the original Broadway soundtrack dominating theater geeks’ iPods. At the other end of the spectrum, the audience finds Dwyer’s sheer triumph as the conflicted yet powerful Elphaba. In a cast of relative unknowns, she earned the only applause upon her first appearance. Though the role naturally commands such a response, Dwyer used every second as an opportunity to transform into the iconic role. The pinnacle of this trait comes at the climax of the show’s absolute showstopper, “Defying Gravity.” She showed true mastery of her character and belted out notes and musical runs that
rival her role’s predecessors. Her success is not due to her performance’s similarity to Idina Menzel’s original undertaking, not to mention their uncanny resemblance. Rather, it can be chalked up to embodying comparable conviction in her scenes and precision in vocal ability. Unlike her counterpart, Dwyer’s performance can hardly be considered green. The ensemble cast, a supporting character in and of itself, falls flat in crucial scenes that call for spectacular performances while shining brightly in others. The opening number, “No One Mourns The Wicked,” which serves as the audience’s introduction to the show’s overall tone, proved to be disappointing in what can only be compared to a pre-professional rendition. Despite moments when the production flat lined, the mere prospect of seeing a performance of “Wicked” induced childish, giddy excitement. Just replace those that don’t measure up with the soundtrack’s performances.
& Sons’ “Sigh No More,” which began with a somber intro, but gradually worked its way into a faster crescendo. Bridget McGlone fronted Main Squeeze’s arrangement of Oh Land’s “Wolf & I.” The Ecotones belted “Big Yellow Taxi” by the Counting Crows, a song that focuses on the issues that are important at ESF. One of the highlights of the concert was Orange Appeal’s rendition of Taylor Swift’s breakup anthem, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” As Bryce Garcia sang the solo, the rest of Orange Appeal formed two groups that mock-fought behind him.
Ally Sloss, a sophomore psychology major, loved Otto Tunes’ take on Pentatonix’s dubstep hit “Show You How to Love.” “When they dropped the beat, that was awesome,” Sloss said. When a soloist stepped up to the microphone, the section where other performers sat would erupt with applause and catcalls. Because Ecotones performed with SU a cappella groups for the first time, it got roaring applause from the audience and other groups. Main Squeeze also received a standing ovation from the a cappella group after soloist
Sydnee Corriders sang the classic “You’re No Good.” Otto Tunes displayed its love for the ladies of Main Squeeze by serenading them before taking the stage to perform two songs. Kelsey Schwartzbach, a freshman television, radio and film major, thought the camaraderie between the a cappella groups was apparent throughout the night. Said Schwartzbach: “I really liked seeing all the a cappella groups interact. It was really fun to see how even though they are different groups, they all seem like a family.”
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Sift through ABC Family holiday fare for best seasonal specials
By Jeff Wucher
t felt like Thanksgiving kind of got skipped over this year. Holiday ads flooded in as early as the start of November. Malls finally pulled all of their “Now That’s What I Call Music 23” CDs in favor of playing nonstop Christmas jingles. And ABC Family, because it just could not wait, had a countdown to its annual 25 Days of Christmas programming schedule. Yes, that means 13 extra days of early festive fodder. But we don’t have time for 38 days of Christmas. Even 25 is daunting. So I’ve singled out four days of viewing pleasure to keep you in the spirit without going insane.
Easily your best bet of all 25 days. ABC Family starts you off easy with the back-to-back powerhouse of “Santa Baby” and “Santa Baby 2,” starring the extremely relevant and well-remembered actress Jenny McCarthy. Then at 6 p.m. comes “Holiday in Handcuffs,” in which Melissa Joan Hart kidnaps Mario Lopez and makes him pretend to be her boyfriend in front of her family. Again, that’s Clarissa, who explains it all, forcing A.C. Slater to date her. I know you can’t wait. But there’s more. The ABC Family original musical “The Mistle-tones” premieres at 8 p.m. Holly, the main character with a seasonal name, wants in on a Christmas singing group, but someone way less talented gets her spot. I guess that’d be all right, except the group was founded by her now dead mother. There is no way she is going down without a fight, so she forms her own group of misfits: The Mistle-tones. It promises to be exactly what it is: pretty people singing Christmas songs. But keep your fingers crossed for a campy train wreck. That’s all I really want this year.
There are too many “A Christmas Carol” adaptations. But “Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” getting the 7:30 p.m. slot, tends to be watchable. It helps that it’s only 30 minutes long and that its Scrooge is of the McDuck variety. The classic Disney cell animation is also much welcomed aesthetically over the creepy CGI Jim Carey of the Dickens novel’s most recent screen adaptation. At 8 p.m. is the stop-motion picture “The Year Without A Santa Claus.” CBS holds most of the better specials, but this one tends to hold its own. The “Snow Miser – Heat Miser” song is a particularly worthy holiday earworm. So, if for no other reason, watch it for that.
Take a break from the festive onslaught with the network premiere of “Toy Story 3” at 7 p.m. It is one of a couple of days that ABC Family has snuck in nonholiday movies and for that we should all be thankful.
I’m certain that you could find “Home Alone” on TV before Dec. 18, but what plans do you really have for Dec. 18? Kevin McAllister wreaks havoc on two robbers trying to break into his house. How his twisted funhouse of torture never warranted so much as a “you need help” talk from his family is still baffling. Or maybe Kevin was in control of them the entire time. If you liked the ending of “Skyfall,” it’s basically the exact same as this movie.
And if you really want to devote more than four days to watching Christmas movies, you are certainly already watching “Elf” for the 65th time. So happy holidays. firstname.lastname@example.org
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“The Santa Clause”
“Miracle on 34th Street”
“The Polar Express”
“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”
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both ends of the floor. Down in Arkansas, Carter-Williams stole the ball from Razorbacks guard Rashad Madden and then raced up the floor for a layup that put Syracuse up 11 points. At the top of the zone, he’s been a menace for the Orange’s opponents. “When teams play us they’re not going to be used to playing long guards, especially at the top of the zone,” forward James Southerland said. Carter-Williams entered the season set to share the point guard position with senior and four-year starter Brandon Triche. But after his stellar play in the first five games, it appears he will be running the point, allowing Triche to play off the ball. Carter-Williams played in 26 games as a freshman last year, but he saw fewer and fewer minutes as the season progressed and Syracuse’s schedule grew tougher. He did still manage to show flashes of brilliance, even in Big East contests. Carter-Williams scored 13 points and had three assists in 17 minutes against St. John’s. But that came in a freshman season where he could fade into the background as Syracuse featured a litany of guards, including Triche, point guard Scoop Jardine and sixth man Dion Waiters. In his sophomore season, Carter-Williams has a bigger role and he’s excelled so far. “It’s definitely tougher, especially with having Scoop, who basically led the show
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says he told an officer, “F*** this shit, f*** you.” The report says the officer ushered Rene to the side of the street, and after a few minutes he returned back to the roadway, this time in the intersection of Livingston Avenue and Euclid Avenue. Rene was waving his arms as if to fight someone, according to the report, and this is when the officer approached him for a second time. He seemed “extremely angry,” according to the report. The officer approached Rene and grabbed his shirt in an attempt to secure his position. It was at this time that Spruill attempted to pull the officer away from Rene, the report said. The first officer pushed Spruill away, and another officer came to secure the position. The report says the officers had difficulty handcuffing Rene. And Syracuse Police Department Sgt. Tom Connellan said one of the officers had a muzzled police dog that
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for three years,” Southerland said. “Having Michael Carter-Williams, really his first time controlling the team. He’ll get more comfortable during the season.” Syracuse featured an offense that thrived in transition last season, and that won’t change this year. When Triche and Carter-Williams are on the court at the same time, the Orange has two guards who thrive in transition. And most importantly, their awareness on the floor is superb so they can always find the open shooter on the outside with minimal hesitation. Southerland said his nine 3-pointers resulted from their high “IQs.” And given this is Carter-Williams’ first season as the starting point guard, his wherewithal on the floor is even more impressive. “We’re going to make sure we do that. With me and Mike, we have two guards who can bring the ball up the court,” Triche said. “Whoever gets it is going to try to push it up as fast as we can, to to pass it up to whatever wing that’s running, try to get easy buckets like that.” Carter-Williams is stepping into a bigger role, and Syracuse will need him to produce. The Orange only has three guards in its rotation: Carter-Williams, Triche and Trevor Cooney. Through five games, Carter-Williams has been the explosive point guard Syracuse hoped he would become in his second season. And he’s proven it against all of his competition so far. “I just wanted to show that I can play against little guards,” Carter-Williams said. “No matter who it is.” email@example.com @ chris_iseman
helped get Rene into custody. Rene and Spruill were placed in the back of a Syracuse police car. While officers were questioning Rene, Spruill kicked the inside of the car in an aggressive manner. He kicked the rear door open at one point, nearly striking an officer in the face, according to the report. On Saturday evening, Spruill posted a photo to his Instagram account, sprui11z, with a picture of two gin bottles and a Syracuse shot glass. His caption of the picture read as follows: “We gettin super trippy tonight mane!!!!!” Spruill is a starting outside linebacker for the Orange. He was an All-Big East Second Team selection in 2011. Rene began the season as the team’s punt returner, but he struggled mightily. Marrone replaced him as the starter following a loss to Rutgers in which Rene fumbled a punt. It was announced two weeks ago that Rene will miss the rest of the season due to an upperbody injury that required surgery. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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This year’s Pinstripe Bowl will serve as the final game for quarterback Ryan Nassib, who owns the program record for career passing yards, and wide receiver Alec Lemon, who will leave as SU’s all-time leading receiver. The pair helped lead an explosive Orange offense that ranks 27th in the nation in total offense. The unit also boasts a 1,000-yard rusher in Jerome Smith.
SU athletic director Daryl Gross said the program is honored to return to the bowl game. And Mark Holtzman, Yankees executive director of the Pinstripe Bowl, expressed excitement to have the school competing in its game. “We are excited to welcome back Syracuse University to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl,” Holtzman said in the release. “Their victory in the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl was an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.”
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Temple dominates boards to hand Orange 1st loss of year By Kevin Prise STAFF WRITER
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When a 14-point first-half lead disappears and ends in a seven-point defeat, the blame can be pointed at many different facets of the game. But for Syracuse coach Quentin Hillsman, the answer to his team’s collapse on Sunday lies in one statistic: reboundTEMPLE 74 ing. “Temple rebounded SYRACUSE 67 well the entire game,” Hillsman said in a phone interview on Sunday. “They did a solid job. We got outrebounded.” Syracuse fell 74-67 to Temple (5-2) in Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon, being outscored by 21 in the second half after controlling the first 20 minutes. The loss was the first of the season for the Orange (7-1), and the final game of a seven-game road trip that included stops everywhere from Maine to Puerto Rico. Syracuse returns to the Carrier Dome on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. matchup with Wagner. The Owls held a 48-32 rebounding advantage in the game, allowing them to get back in the game and ultimately earn the win. Center Kayla Alexander had nine rebounds for Syracuse, but only two defensively, and no other SU player had more than five. By staying aggressive on the boards, the Owls kept Syracuse from getting the same second-chance opportunities that it enjoyed in previous games, Hillsman said. “They did a better job than we did of boxing out,” Hillsman said. “It affected our second-
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There’s no such thing as being tired in a game like that. You’ve got to keep playing.” And Triche did. Almost eight minutes into the second half, Arkansas pulled to within five. The Razorbacks were threatening as their fans grew louder and louder. Southerland was on the bench because of foul trouble. So keeping Arkansas at bay meant Triche needed to take over. And he did. He first stole the ball from Razorbacks guard Rashad Madden and raced up the court to convert the fast-break layup that put Syracuse up 61-54. Then Arkansas forward Marshawn Powell made a layup that brought the Razorbacks to within five again. Triche responded with a 3-pointer. And then 22 seconds later, he hit another one from the top of the key. After a timeout, Arkansas’ Rickey Scott missed a jumper from the right corner and the Orange grabbed the rebound. Triche hit a fast-break jumper to put Syracuse up 13. “I knocked down a few shots,” Triche said. “It gave me a little bit of energy.” That’s how Syracuse broke the Razorbacks’ smothering full-court press. The Orange upped its own defensive intensity and got out in transition. Triche took the lead. It was an 8-2 run in a span of 2:28 that Triche dominated. A stretch where Syracuse needed him the most with Arkansas closing in. “He needs to do that. He needs to do that more,” Boeheim said. “Brandon needs to take the ball in those situations.” Triche has been hot and cold from the field,
chance opportunities, and it helped theirs.” Temple held a 31-19 advantage on the defensive glass, and a 17-13 edge on the offensive end. As Hillsman pointed out, the lack of rebounding prowess was the exception so far in SU’s season. In last Thursday’s 91-64 win at Dartmouth, the Orange held a 39-22 edge on the glass, holding the Big Green to seven total offensive boards. On the season, SU maintains an average rebounding edge of 6.6 per game. It was the rare disadvantage for Syracuse on Sunday, though. “We never lose games like that,” Hillsman said. Already this season, the Orange has earned a series of impressive victories — by 41 points at St. Joseph’s, and back-to-back wins over Georgia Tech and Virginia in Puerto Rico. The impressive start earned Syracuse 30 votes in last week’s AP Top 25 poll. That success helped the players keep their composure in the face of Sunday’s disappointing second half, Hillsman said. “Temple made plays to win the game,” Hillsman said. “It’s a long year. We can’t let one game come and ruin our whole season.” Four Orange players scored in double figures. But on Sunday, the Owls just played better and rebounded better. “We had to play solid just to stay in the game,” Hillsman said. “We’re in good shape, and we’ve done a good job resting kids. We just ran into a hungry team.” firstname.lastname@example.org
and he admitted as much after the game on Friday. He said Southerland is making up for both his and Trevor Cooney’s poor shooting so far this season. But Triche is still averaging a team-leading 15.6 points per game. He’s also played more minutes than anyone else on the team. He’s accepted his role of shooting guard with the starting point guard job going to the sophomore Michael Carter-Williams. At both ends of the floor, he’s capable of doing damage. Aside from his 17 points on offense against Arkansas, he had four steals on defense. Coming into the season, Triche was expected to take on a leadership role after Scoop Jardine and Kris Joseph graduated. Triche is the most experienced player on the floor for Syracuse, and he’s taken on his role perfectly. “Just us being seniors, me, trying to help the team as much as I can,” Triche said. “Trying to help out there, being one of the leaders.” Chris Iseman is an asst. sports editor at The Daily Orange where his column appears occasionally. He can reached at cjiseman@ syr.edu or on Twitter @chris_iseman.
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school, before returning to Detroit as a high school coach. Murphy’s first stop in the college ranks was as an assistant coach at Kent State. After two seasons with the Golden Flashes, he arrived at Syracuse where he spent seven years as an assistant on Jim Boeheim’s staff and became one of the team’s top recruiters. His Michigan ties didn’t come into play quite as much, but he began forging even more connections. During those seven years, Murphy helped bring in C.J. Fair, Rakeem Christmas, Arinze Onuaku, Wes Johnson, Kris Joseph and Donte Greene among others. “As a recruiter he’s top-notch, man,” said Duane Davis, head coach of C.J. Fair’s AAU team the Baltimore Stars. “As a recruiter, he has a great feel for people, always respectful, always a gentleman.” For Murphy, they’re ties that he can use as a head coach. For Syracuse, it served as the foundation for some of the most successful seasons in program history. But Murphy deflects credit for his recruiting success to the Syracuse tradition. “When you’re selling Jim Boeheim it’s not a hard sell,” Murphy said. “It wasn’t really about me, it’s just about Jim Boeheim and Syracuse, and the history and the tradition there at that
program kind of sells itself.” In his brief stint at Eastern Michigan, though, Murphy has proven it wasn’t all about Boeheim and the Orange — he has some recruiting and coaching chops of his own. In his first season with the Eagles, Murphy guided EMU to its first-ever Mid-Atlantic Conference West Division championship and was named MAC coach of the year. Da’Shonte Riley has personally seen all the different aspects of Murphy as a coach — the recruiter, the assistant and the head coach. Murphy was one of the primary recruiters trying to lure Riley to SU. When Murphy accepted his job at Eastern Michigan after coaching Riley for a year at Syracuse, Riley followed him partly because the university is just 45 minutes from his home, but also because of the relationship the two had forged. During the recruiting process, Riley immediately bonded with Murphy over their Detroit roots. In two years at Syracuse, that connection grew. Riley was considering transferring, and once Murphy had a program to take over, there was no hesitation on Riley’s part. “He has great vision about where he wants to take the basketball program and I decided I wanted to be a part of that,” Riley said. But relationships are more than just about the players he’s coached and recruited; they’re also about the men he’s worked for. When Murphy returns to Syracuse he still appreciates the environment, the fans and the
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This isn’t the “Ice Man” Classic.
SYRACUSE 88, EASTERN MICHIGAN 68
Jake Presutti, who played at SU from 2005-09, serves as the director of player development at Eastern Michigan.
SYRACUSE 91, EASTERN MICHIGAN 68
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James Southerland has accounted for 18 of SU’s 28 3-pointers (64.3 percent) this season.
STAT TO KNOW Syracuse is now tied with Kansas for the longest home winning streak in the country at 25 games. Kentucky won 55 consecutive games at Rupp Arena until Baylor upset the No. 8 Wildcats on Saturday.
zone,” Murphy said. “He helped bring them along.” This summer, Murphy had a chance to make another leap — this time to the NBA. On Aug. 14, MLive.com reported that Murphy was leaving Eastern Michigan to take a job as a scout with the Orlando Magic, ready to throw out all his relationships in the college ranks for a job in the pros. Murphy said the Magic showed interest in bringing him on. But he said if he wanted to be in Orlando, that’s where he would be. His decision to stay at Eastern Michigan came down to relationships. As much as he loves coaching, it’s the relationships forged in the college game — all the way from the recruiting process through adulthood — that really appeal to Murphy. He’s started building his relationship with Eastern Michigan, but he still has a long way to go. Said Murphy: “I wanted to just continue to build the program and see what could happen here before I left — if I leave.”
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prestige that made his time in Central New York special, but it’s his relationship with Boeheim that makes the returns most exciting. Murphy said his relationship with Boeheim has affected his personal life, but where it has most visibly affected him is in his coaching. Murphy employs many of the same coaching methods now with the Eagles that he watched Boeheim use firsthand with the Orange for so many years, most notably the 2-3 zone. “He’s had an impact on me in my overall life, how I approach many and several different things,” Murphy said. “Obviously he’s a Hall of Fame coach, and the system I learned at Syracuse the seven years I’ve brought it here and am implementing it in our program.” The zone is a staple of the EMU defense. And bringing a player along with him like Riley, who has experience playing in that zone, has made employing the defense easier. “He helped the guys who had never played
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courtesy of steve king photography ROB MURPHY served as an assistant coach at Syracuse for seven years before taking over as head coach at Eastern Michigan in 2011. The relationships he forged at SU have shaped him into the coach that guided the Eagles to their first MAC West title during the 2011-12 season.
Staying close By David Wilson
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o Rob Murphy, college basketball is all about one thing: relationships. Relationships with coaches. Relationships through recruiting. Relationships with players. A conversation with the Eastern Michigan head coach always leads back to that one
EMU coach Murphy builds career around ties with players, coaches
word. And that one word has made him the recruiter that he is, turned him into the coach that he is and is even the reason he’s still coaching in the college ranks. “I’m a people person,” Murphy said. “So no matter where I am I always build relationships.” Murphy has been forging these relationships since his childhood,
and these relationships are an intricate part of his success with the Eagles (5-1). The EMU head coach was born in Detroit, where he began establishing these ties. Murphy went on to play four years at Central State (Ohio) University, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
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Carter-Williams uses size to excel on court By Chris Iseman ASST. SPORTS EDITOR
Michael Carter-Williams felt like he had something to prove. He’s heard the talk about him not being able to play against smaller guards, and the Syracuse point guard wanted to quell that discussion. He’s taken major steps toward doing that in the Orange’s five games this season. He’s been matched up
against guards who have been as many as three to four inches shorter than him. But that’s never been a problem. Carter-Williams is leading the nation with 9.2 assists per game, and he’s doing that against small, quick guards in almost every game. On Monday, Carter-Williams will face that challenge again against an undersized Eastern Michigan lineup when Syracuse plays the Eagles at
7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Eastern Michigan pales in comparison to SU’s size, and 5-foot-11-inch Jalen Ross will likely spend plenty of time trying to stop Carter-Williams. “I know there’s been a lot of talk about me having trouble playing against little guards,” Carter-Williams said. “I’ve been working harder at it.” He’s given teams nightmares at
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The number of regular-season nonconference matchups Syracuse has won in a row. The Orange’s last loss came to Cleveland State, which pulled the upset on a lastsecond half-court shot in the Carrier Dome on Dec. 15, 2008.
AYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In between James Southerland’s heroics from beyond the arc and Michael CarterWilliams’ brilliant ascension to topline point guard, Brandon Triche has been Syracuse’s reliable leader. Triche is the key to the Orange’s success. He’s the glue to the offense and has the ability to step up in big situations. Triche is a senior and has the experience to take over, and he knows when he needs to do that. He scored 10 straight points, making two huge 3-pointers on Friday against Arkansas that the Orange desperately needed in order to maintain its lead in an eventual 91-82 victory. On a night when Southerland scored 35 points and hit nine 3s, Triche’s two from deep stood out. “I thought the big key was Brandon as a 35 percent career 3-point shooter and he was I think 2-for-20 probably I think going into those two that he made,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He’s got to make those shots for us to be effective. He’s got to be able to step up and do that.” Against Arkansas on Friday, Triche showed how much the Orange depends on him. Because in situations where Syracuse needs to score, Triche comes through. The Razorbacks kept it close for much of the game, and even though Southerland was effortlessly knocking down 3-pointers, the game was still a fight pretty much until the very end. And playing to the end against a press like Arkansas’ is a challenge mentally and physically. Triche played a total of 31 minutes and never seemed to lose energy in a game Boeheim said his players had to keep their energy level up. “It’s tough, it’s physical. It’s a physical game.” Boeheim said. “But if you can’t play in those situations where you’re tired then you’re not going to make it.
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