Last night, Syracuse was taking on Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum in a nail-biter of an ACC contest. With seven seconds left, Syracuse inbounded the ball under their own basket down 81-79. Watch Tyus Battle rip the hearts out of Clemson fans everywhere by knocking down a ridiculously clutch three-pointer.
DAGGGERRRRR!!! Nothing like a quality buzzer-beater to put some pep in your step. Now that football is over, I’m counting down the days until March Madness. That opening Thursday – Sunday weekend with games going from roughly 12:00 p.m. – 12.00 a.m. everyday is the greatest weekend in sports. It’s also the last time my bracket has a chance before it gets covered in red worse than the elevator doors in The Shining.
Battle only had six points on the night, which makes his shot seem even more impressive in retrospect. Shooters gotta shoot, no matter what the circumstances. My only complaint is that he didn’t celebrate with a Sam Cassell big balls dance. That huge three most definitely warranted some flair.
Syracuse has now won five straight, including victories over #6 Florida State and #9 Virginia. I’m already mentally preparing myself for another deep March run from the Orange and Jim Boeheim’s cheating ass.