The Thanksgiving Day hoops roundup

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

There's no local college hoops action today, but on Wednesday night I was at Madison Square Garden to watch the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals -- here are my Rapid Reactions on Stanford's impressive win over Oklahoma State and No. 5 Syracuse's come-from-behind victory over Virginia Tech.

In other local action on Wednesday:

* Rutgers (3-3) finished a disappointing trip to Mexico with an 0-2 record at the Cancun Challenge after losing to Richmond 58-53. Gilvydas Biruta was the only Scarlet Knight in double figures, with 14 points.

* Iona (3-1) picked up a quality win over St. Joseph's at home, 104-99 in double overtime. Talk about a great tandem -- Mike Glover had 34 points and 15 rebounds for the Gaels, and Scott Machado had 33 points and 10 assists.