Jim Boeheim to Kadary Richmond as he walked off the court:
"Hey, good job. You're going to be a good player."
Boeheim half: "We got a bad start, then Kadary came in, got a couple steals and Joe hit a couple. We need to make some shots and he got us right back in it. Then we just were good on defense. Jesse did a great job in the middle. He really protected it. He did a tremendous job."
Boeheim on Jesse Edwards: "He showed a lot of promise tonight. This was by far the best that he’s played here. He’s a presence, he’s big, he’s long."
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim confirmed in his post-game presser that both Buddy Boeheim and Joe Girard had tested positive for Covid.
Boeheim: "Kadary made some really good passes. His defense was exceptional."
Adds that assistant coach Allen Griffin has worked extra with Jesse Edwards. "I think he has potential to get a lot better," Boeheim says.
Half: Syracuse went down 11-2 then ripped off a big run, tightened up on D and turned this into what could be a blowout. Orange up 36-22 with good minutes from Richmond and Edwards to provide the spark.
Ran well with a lineup of Richmond-Girard-Boeheim-Guerrier-Edwards
Boeheim following Syracuse's 83-57 win over Miami: "Kadary coming in and Jesse coming in (was good). Jesse was monstrous. He did a great job in the middle, he was a presence out there. Joe was really good. Q has been steady all year. I thought he made some good passes tonight."
When asked about having Covid, Joe Girard said he took one video of a bottle of hot sauce and not smelling anything and sent it to Buddy Boeheim.
Final: Syracuse 83, Miami 57.
Girard and Boeheim both with 23 points. Guerrier with 18 points and 8 boards.
But we'll be talking about the contributions of Jesse Edwards (7 pts/6 rebs) and Kadary Richmond (8 assists/3 steals, 5 pts) after this one.
JG3 said he also has asthma, so having Covid really wiped him out. He lost his sense of smell.
Jim Boeheim said both Joe and Buddy had Covid.
Jim Boeheim said that Joe and Buddy were actually out with the virus during the recent pause.
Joe Girard III says he "was pretty sick"
Boeheim: “When Joe plays like that, we’re a different team. He was smart. He was getting by people. He was just playing good basketball.”
Boeheim after the big win- "Kadary made some really good passes and his defense was exceptional".
Boeheim: "[Edwards] has a really good feel for the game... even has a chance to get a lot better."
Boeheim on Edwards: He was a presence inside. He showed a lot of promise tonight and this was by far his best game.
Boeheim says both Buddy Boeheim and Joseph Girard were out and sick earlier. The coach says that likely played a role in their up-and-down starts to the season.
"This is the best they've both played all year. They were aggressive looking to get into the lane and make shots."
FINAL: SU 83 MIAMI 57
🍊 Girard: 23 points, 4 assists
🍊 Boeheim: 23 points, 3 assists
🍊 Guerrier: 18 points, 8 rebounds
🍊 CUSE 52.5% FG, 40.0% 3 PT FG
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It's starting to trickle out tonight just how affected Syracuse was by COVID-19 during its recent pause. Joe Girard and Buddy Boeheim both had it, Girard said he's still not 100%. https://t.co/M45DKOiEBO
Jim Boeheim says Bourama Sidibe has not practiced and he doesn’t expect him to practice. Says maybe at some point but, right now he’s playing the guys they have.
Boeheim indicated during the postgame press conference that both Buddy Boeheim and Joe Girard had COVID-19 previously during the pauses.
Jim Boeheim on Kadary Richmond’s defense. “He’s long. He anticipates well. He’s just a natural. He’s fit in. He’s got a real good instinct for the game.”
Says he’s got to improve his shooting, more so in the offseason. Says it’ll take all summer.
FINAL: Syracuse 83, Miami 57
Second time Syracuse has been able to separate themselves from the bottom of the conference.
The first was a 38-point victory over Boston College.
Boeheim and Girard combine for 9 three pointers made and 23 points each.
NEWS: In his postgame presser, Jim Boeheim confirmed Joe Girard and Buddy Boeheim had COVID-19 earlier this season.
Boeheim: "[Kadary] is just a natural. He has a real good instinct for the game."
Coach was quick to praise Richmond's defense, his length and ability to attack the basket on offense... adding the freshman still needs to fine-tune his jump shot.
Jim Boeheim on playing Kadary, Joe and Buddy simultaneously: “That’s when we took the lead. We put the three guards out there.”
More Boeheim on Edwards: "He showed a lot of promise tonight. This was by far the best he's played here."
Jim Boeheim said his son Buddy and starting guard Joe Girard III both had COVID-19 during the most recent virus pause and it has taken time for them to get their strength back.
Boeheim notes that Miami is tough and they’ve given opponents trouble despite not having Chris Lykes. “They’ve got Wong and McGusty. Those are good guards.”
Boeheim- "When you have someone when you lose someone it eases the pain. We are going to go to work with Jesse and see how it goes".