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Marquette Guard Walks Away From Scary Spine-Squashing, But Syracuse Takes The Game As Obama Looks On

Not a great day for Junior Cadougan, but it could have been a lot worse.

Senior guard Junior “Sophomore” Cadougan is a key player for the Marquette Golden Eagles. He was involved in an awkward/scary collision in today’s first half.

That’s 215 pounds of Syracuse forward C.J. Fair falling about five feet onto Cadougan’s neck and knees, neither of which are parts of the body that one particularly wants crushed.

Deadspin picked out audio of a frightened Cadougan telling his coach and trainer that he felt his spine snap, but he was able to walk off the court and soon returned to play.

Unfortunately Marquette couldn’t score against Syracuse’s zone, which legally must be described as “vaunted,” and the Orange rolled to a 55-39 victory. This strip-to-and-1 was the beginning of the end for the Eagles. Note Derrick Coleman cameo.

Coleman played a bit of hoops for the ‘Cuse back in his day.

It was a bit of a grinding, dull game if you aren’t a Syracuse fan; the coolest thing that happened was probably this conversation.

D.C. sportswriter Jake Russell snapped the image. (The game was played at Washington’s Verizon Center.) Via Twitter: @_JakeRussell

No word on what the two discussed…probably something about the unique climactic patterns of the Chesapeake region. (It’s all Obama ever wants to talk about.)

Congrats to ‘Cuse. They’ll play the Michigan-Florida winner next Saturday. Ohio State-Wichita State is up next!

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