Editor's note: From the powerhouse tradition of yesteryear to last season's tourney heartbreak in the Big East, "Basketball Warfare" brings you inside the world that is the Big East. The following is an excerpt from the book. It is available via the author's website.
SYRACUSE; Jan. 15, 2006
As the Syracuse players wipe sleep from their eyes and the Cincinnati win
from their heads in time for an afternoon practice in the empty Carrier Dome, Bernie Fine settles into a chair and starts ...