ESPN’s Jalen Rose thinks Syracuse has just one one win in it, and he felt that way even before the run in Manhattan last week. Meantime, CBSsports.com’s Jerry Palm sees SU dancing all the way to Atlanta. These are the drastic swings of the pendulum for Orange expectations across the nation.
SU gave its fans hope in New York City, reaching the final against Louisville. Before that SU was spiraling, needing Madison Square Garden to find some of its long lost mojo. But the Orange is a 4-seed in the NCAA brackets based on winning three games in the Big East Tourney, and will face Montana before a potential matchup with the winner of UNLV/Cal.
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Just last week, the Orange hopes were as dim as the March sky in Central New York. High above court level at the Verizon Center in the regular season finale sat members of the Syracuse media watching a wretched performance.
Midway through the first half, Rose took a seat in the ar...