Syracuse, Michigan has makings of a classic

Michigan's Trey Burke will be an offensive threat that should worry Syracuse. (REUTERS)

Michigan's Trey Burke will be an offensive threat that should worry Syracuse. (REUTERS)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:50 AM ET

One team sounds cocky, the other, relaxed.

And, no, it was not Michigan, 30-7, a team that plays six freshman, showing youthful exuberance on Friday, ahead of Saturday’s U.S. national semi-final — it was opponent Syracuse, 30-9, a far older group.

The Orange has reason to be cocky. The team is playing its best basketball of the season, and, more than that, might be playing its trademark 2-3 zone more expertly that at any time during Jim Boeheim’s long reign in charge.


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