"Last year, he really turned the corner in a sense that he really valued each possession," said assistant coach Mike Hopkins, who works with the guards in practice. "His situation coming off the bench really forced him to be a better player. This year, you'll see signs of him going back and trying to make the risky (play). That's Scoop, also trying to keep everybody involved and happy. But he's talented, boy."
"It's going to be a competitive day — and a sad day, too," Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins said. "The Big East, there's no better way to end it: Syracuse vs. Georgetown. You couldn't script it better."