Lame game(s) of the week.
Bottom of the barrel: Syracuse (3-6) at Louisville (3-6)
Aww, twinsies! Tied for seventh in the Big East on account of having three wins and zero conference victories apiece, the Orange and Cardinals entered the season with ... well, not great expectations, but strident hopes of some semblance of a turnaround. Cardinal coach Steve Kragthorpe had to know it would take a respectable trip to the postseason to save his job after bowl-less seasons, but as the season winds down all he's got to show for it is another losing season on the horizon and some gallows humor about Jon Gruden.
As for Syracuse, remember those halcyon days of summer when Greg Paulus came to town and Doug Marrone was going to turn this team around on a wave of gutsy media darlingdom, and then this happened? Stop me if you've heard this one before, but Paulus is still a gamebreaker, still not in a good way, and 'Cuse has only a surprise upset of Northwestern to its credit in terms of quality wins.
But hey, Greg Paulus was a basketball player! Have you guys heard about that?