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Quotable Quotes Following the Syracuse Win Over Duke

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Syracuse beat Duke on Saturday night 91-89 in one of the biggest and most memorable games ever played at the Carrier Dome.

It was a game of firsts!

  • -It was the first meeting ever in Syracuse, or even on a college campus for that matter,  between ‘Cuse and Duke.  
  • -Syracuse went to 21-0 for the first time ever in program history
  • -Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boehim had a combined 1,914 wins and now Syracuse owns the 1,915th
  • -It was the largest college basketball crowd ever on a college campus and the largest ever Syracuse Basketball crowd at 35,466.  

It was also a game that Jim Boeheim called the best game ever played at the Dome and with a finish like this one in overtime, a lot of people had a lot to say.  We’ve compiled a few of those comments, including ones that came from our very own staff members.

Quotes from WIBX staff members (personal text messages)

“That was fun.” - Keeler in the Morning producer, Justin Cortese

“Oh my God, Awesome!” - Keeler in the Morning producer, Andrew Derminio

“Absurd Classic!!!” - Jeff Monaski, WIBX Program Director

“One of the greatest games I’ve ever watched.” –  Bill Keeler, WIBX

“You have to foul him!!!”  -Bill Keeler, at the end of regulation when Duke tied the game

Other Quotes

“One of the most remarkable college basketball games you’ll ever see.”  -Dan Shulman, ESPN Play by Play Announcer

“Just landed & was told Arizona was beaten by Cal – Mike Montgomery did the same thing @ Stanford when Cats were # 1 #SYRACUSE1- Dick Vitale on his Twitter feed after learning that #1 Arizona was upset in a late game Saturday night.  Syracuse and Wichita State are the only unbeaten teams.   

“U better believe there is HOOPS HYSTERIA in Syracuse ! One of the top 5 games I have done in my 35 yrs.” – Dick Vitale on his Twitter Account

 

“A great day to be a SYRACUSE FAN – # 1 BABY!”  Dick Vitale, Twitter

Jim Boeheim Quotes

We’ve had a lot of games in here that have been great, but there’s never been a game as good as this one.  Jim Boeheim

Duke is far better than 17th in the country.”  Jim Boeheim

It was great to be a part of this game   Jim Boeheim

“I learned one thing. When we go down there we’re going to need to have an unbelievable night.” Jim Boeheim

“See ya Monday night. That will be a difficult one, too.”  Jim Boeheim ending the press conference following Saturday night’s win over Duke at the Dome.

Boeheim called Mike one of his two best friends.

Jim Boeheim On The Carrier Dome

“This building is a special place…I don’t think the people in this room especially and a lot of other people, appreciate this building, the fans, what they meant for Syracuse Basketball, what the rest of the world thinks of this building and Syracuse Basketball, believe me, it’s a lot higher than what you people think.”  -Jim Boeheim speaking with reporters at the post game press conference.  There’s been a lot of talk about building a new sports center in Syracuse that would replace the Carrier Dome.  

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