Two games into his career, Jonny Flynn is already stirring memories of some of the great freshman in Syracuse basketball history. First, he scores 28 points to break Carmelo Anthony's record for a frosh in his debut. Then he drills a 28-footer to beat St. Joe's in the closing seconds on Tuesday night. I'm old enough to remember another last-second shot by an Orange freshman. In 1984, Pearl Washington threw in a halfcourt shot to beat BC on ESPN. I was in a bar in Binghamton at the time. Looking back on that night, I see it as the night when college basketball and the Big East really took off as a national phenomenon.
To think, all of this after two games by a kid from Niagara Falls. Oh, and his old Falls teammate, Paul Harris, had 18 points and 14 rebounds in the win over St. Joe's. And Jim Boeheim still wasn't happy.