The Orange could use some oranges. Anything that can help cure this cold in the NCAA tournament.
Jonny Flynn and Jim Boeheim were both coughing at the podium Friday following Syracuse's win against Stephen F. Austin in the first round. Boeheim said several members of the team's travel party are sick, and top reserve Kristof Ongenaet was out with the flu.
It didn't bother the Orange against the Lumberjacks in a 59-44 victory, but it could be an issue Sunday against Arizona State in the second round. Ongenaet's status is unknown.
With all the overtime games, travel and pressure of the NCAA tournament, Syracuse can use some rest Saturday before facing the Sun Devils. Still, the Orange looked good early against Stephen F. Austin and held on late to win.
Because of the victory, Boeheim said "I don't feel that bad" when asked about his health.