Everyone remembers that line spoken by the lovable, portly, moustache-clad doughnut maker from the Dunkin' Donuts commercials from yesteryear.

Judging from Syracuse's offensive performance last night against UConn, they must all remember it like it was yesterday.">
Everyone remembers that line spoken by the lovable, portly, moustache-clad doughnut maker from the Dunkin' Donuts commercials from yesteryear.

Judging from Syracuse's offensive performance last night against UConn, they must all remember it like it was yesterday.">

Syracuse Shoots Blanks Against Huskies

"It's time to make the doughnuts."<br><br>Everyone remembers that line spoken by the lovable, portly, moustache-clad doughnut maker from the Dunkin' Donuts commercials from yesteryear.<br><br>Judging from Syracuse's offensive performance last night against UConn, they must all remember it like it was yesterday.

The Orangemen took the doughnut maker too literally last night. Craig Forth: 0-2 shooting, zero points. Jeremy McNeil: 0-1, zero points (Thanks for making me look good after praising your efforts last week, guys). Josh Pace: zero points, for the past two weeks almost. Even Carmelo Anthony, who tied his career-high set way back on...Saturday with 29 points, was 0-5 from behind the arc last night. Add those to the thousands of "oh's" from the Syracuse faithful, and it equals an easy win for the Huskies.

With another shaky performance on the road, the Orangemen fell to 3-4 away from the Carrier Dome, 3-3 in Big East away contests. With the exception of the West Virginia game, SU has not shot well (above 50%) at all on the road. They shot 29.9% last night, 45% in the loss at Rutgers, 35.8% against Memphis, 46.7% at Pittsburgh, and only 37.3% and 50% in wins at Miami and Seton Hall, respectively.

While it is not all his fault, the shooting woes start with Gerry McNamara. When he is off, which seems to only happen away from home, it starts a domino effect with everybody else. McNamara was only 1-7 from three-point land last night, scoring only three points, his lowest collegiate total. Like a true shooter should do, McNamara believes the only way to get out of a slump is to shoot himself out of it. Sooner or later, he catches fire. Last night, though, he could not even find a match to start the fire.

After him last night, Kueth Duany was 4-13, Anthony was only 9-25, and Hakim Warrick was 4-11 from the field. Following McNamara's lead, the team's theme song last night was Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire."

Not only could they not start the fire, but they could not stop the bleeding, either. Every time they got close to the Huskies, UConn came back with rally-ending shots. By the end, Syracuse was showing fatigue after two games in two cities in three days.

While racking up the frequent flyer miles, the Orangemen should learn to travel the road to success away from Syracuse. After all, there are no home games at the end of March.

And if they do not learn to win away from home, they might as well fill out applications at the nearest Krispy Kreme.

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