Syracuse basketball (video): Brandon Triche talks about new role, reflects on last season

Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Syracuse's senior guard talks to SB Nation New York's Jared Smith about his new leadership role and reflects on last season's ups and downs.

For the past three seasons the Syracuse Orange men's basketball team has featured a staple in its starting lineup: point guard Brandon Triche. And for the fourth year in a row, the 6'4, 210-pound senior will again start for the Orange, who will enter the season ranked 9th in the nation by the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll and will be looking to earn the program's fifth trip to the Final Four.

However, this season will be a bit different for Triche. Instead of being asked to play a complementary role in SU's success, head coach Jim Boeheim will need the Jamesville, NY native to be the team's veteran leader and playmaker.

Last Wednesday at the Big East Conference's annual media day in New York, I was able to speak to Triche at length about his new role and reflect a bit on last season's ups and downs.

Syracuse's season opener will be played Friday, Nov. 9, against the San Diego St. Aztecs. The non-conference contest will be played on the deck of the aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Midway in San Deigo. Tipoff is schedule for 8 p.m. ET.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.