Sabres play tonight and my sister, brother-in-law and two nephews will be in town and we’ll watch the game and relax heading into the big day tomorrow. But I had to give some love the two Niagara Falls boys after last night. I’m not sure how many people saw, but Syracuse beat Kansas in a great college basketball game. Jonny Flynn is a stud and showed it last night by dominating long stretches of the second half and hitting the game tying three to send the game to overtime.
Meanwhile, the enigma that is Paul Harris continued to impress. My friend said to me last night that after Monday’s win how he couldn’t stand Paul Harris and thought he sucked until he saw the box score. His play is agonizing sometimes, but the only thing that really bothers me is how weak he is with the ball sometimes. But look what he had last night: 14 points, 14 rebounds 5 assists, 3 turnovers, 2 blocks and a steal in 38 minutes. That’s a phenomenal game especially with what this SU team has. Those are the games they need from him. His problem is that his turnovers are so ungodly bad that they seem like 3 turnovers in one and that’s Paul Harris. Apparently Dick Vitale and Dan Shulman don’t think he’s an NBA player, but definitely is the next Antonio Gates. People underestimated this team and yes I’m a fan of SU basketball, but they really overestimated how much losing Donte Green would hurt and undervalued Eric Devendorf and Andy Rautins coming back. Eric Devendorf with Jonny Flynn are arguably the best back court in America (I said arguably). Arinze is a beast and Harris is the jack of all trades. Big game on Friday along with a Sabres/Penguins game. Good thing my rehearsal dinner is that night and god bless DVR