Last night was the annual Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden, an event I attend with my friend Rachael just about every year since we’ve been friends. This time, for the first time in a long time, we actually stayed the entire time for both games. A good thing since the game I really wanted to see was Syracuse-Michigan State in the nightcap. It was back and forth for about, oh, the first four minutes, 35 seconds but after taking an 11-10 lead at 15:25 mark in the first half, Syracuse would never trail again. Sure, the Spartans would close to within two, 48-46 at the 13:16 mark in the second half but they would never get closer as the Orange then went on a 24-12 run to end the game. I took this photo at the 13:04 mark, one second after Rick Jackson made a dunk on a play he started by making a steal at the other end.
This photo was taken on December 7, 2010.