MU's comeback Falls short at Syracuse, 76-71

MU's late comeback bid fell short as it lost to #5 Syracuse 76-71 at the Carrier Dome. Head Coach Buzz Williams said,"Syr is #1 in RPI…I thought we played really well in first half and finished really well…had trouble in 2nd half…hate to sound like a broken record but we need to play every possession like junk yd dogs…I am disappointed that we are 2-5…but I respect and admire how we compete."

Here are some post game quotes from Buzz Williams from his radio interview with Steve True.

"When we don't play like that all the time…we have no margin…they had 2 shots outside the paint in 2nd half…we cannot play a game with 85 possessions…that is too fast cannot keep up…70-75 possession is more to our liking..

[on Junior Cadougan playing]…his entire family was here…wanted to play him at DePaul…maybe I should have..did not feel it was the right time…I wanted to see how he handled the team in practice…the players wanted him to play….he was not really good but was not bad…let's see him in practice tomorrow…good for him to get experience so we know what we have for next yr…

[Fouls took away some of your bark…]We must play without fouling.. play guys before the catch…the last 3 min of the 1H were the worst we played…[Hayward and Butler on bench with fouls] I can play Erick or Joe but Joe had 3 fouls too….so we played with midgets on the floor…

[on Acker and Cub on 6-8 Johnson]…Mo and Cube[were on him]…but Mo's been playing almost perfect…so has Cube…I respect them and love them…admire them…I said before the WVgame, sometime this yr, I think we will be better than fine but I don't know when that will be..

[Syr hurt by your pressure] Coach B has won more games than I ever will…the full ct press gave them problems…we really executed down the stretch really well…


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