Legends Show Recaps, 12/19/20

Summit Auto Group Best of the Week: Maybe the best part of SU men’s basketball’s 101-63 romp over Boston College in the ACC opener was the extensive chance for reserves to see action in the game’s latter stages. And no one took better advantage of this than Kadary Richmond and Woody Newton, each of whom saw plenty of action and finished with nine points apiece, briefly giving Orange fans a glimpse of what it could do beyond its usual core players.

SOS Rewind and Archive: Any single time SU and Boston College get together, no matter how mundane the affair, the memories turn back to January 21, 1984, the Dome, the final seconds, the tie game, the missed free throw, Pearl Washington from mid-court swishing it at the horn and then running into the locker room. The importance of “The Shot” is so great that the spot from which it was taken is marked with a 31 on Jim Boeheim Court to this day.

AFLAC Trivia Tidbit: What might not be talked about as much between SU and Boston College in 1983-84 was that they played again a month later and it was just as good a game between the two. Rafael Addison did all he could, notching 33 points, but the Eagles got even for “The Shot” and prevailed 90-88 in overtime. Trivia note – SU played five OT games in the Big East that season, including a triple-OT epic with Connecticut that the Orange managed to pull out 87-85.

Atlas Fence Community Corner: Never forget, of course, that the SU men’s basketball team that reached the Final Four 25 seasons ago had quite the local flavor. Point guard Lazarus Sims went to Henninger High School, after all, and his pass-first unselfish play allowed the rest of the team to capitalize on their opportunities, most of all John Wallace, who starred at Greece Athena High School near Rochester before his memorable four years on the SU hill.

U.S. Army Weekly Recap: Responding well to its first defeat of the season, SU’s men’s basketball team tore through Boston College in its ACC opener December 12, the Orange demolishing the Eagles 101-63 as all five starters scored in double figures and two reserves came within a point of doing so. Then the Orange muddled through a hastily scheduled afternoon game with another Boston-area school, Northeastern, but did just enough late to scrape past the Huskies 62-56.

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