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Nominal Me

I'm falling in love with my camera and taking photos everywhere I go. That, combined with my passions for politics, sports, religion and other things we all agree on, makes this blog persist.

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Location: Astoria, New York, United States

I'm born in Manhattan and raised in Queens.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Things To Do In New York: The Jimmy V Classic

The Syracuse college basketball team was the main draw at the Jimmy V Classic Tuesday night, but Oklahoma State ruled MSG by midnight.

Make no mistake, this was a home game for the Orange. The crowd was excited, cheering for Syracuse and booing Oklahoma State.

The Garden was pumping when the Orange took a 5-0 lead, but then, things went bad for Syracuse.

Syracuse lost the game on missed free throws, as it became apparent in the second half that the Cowboys could foul the Orange at will without many points being put on the board.

To start the night off, Pittsburgh embarrased Memphis. At one point, Panther's guard Antonio Graves walked through three Tigers defenders for a layup that seemed to be symbolic of the Memphis night.

Near the end, with the game out of reach, Memphis played better, but it was far too little, too late.

In the end, it was a fun night for a good cause and another great New York City moment. Contribute to the Jimmy V Foundation to fight cancer if you can.

Two of the top five teams made for a tough defensive struggle.