Could tonight’s game against DePaul be Syracuse’s final win of the season? It’s scary to think that way, but judging by the recent swoon, not impossible.
The Orange has lost three straight and dipped down to No. 17 in the AP Top 25. It has been a tough stretch of play, but SU hasn’t helped matters with lethargic effort and ugly offense. After Senior Night against the Demons, Syracuse finishes at #5 Georgetown. The Hoyas are 15-1 at home, and are on a red-hot 11-game winning streak.
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A split over the next two would put SU at 11-7 in the league, good for likely the 6-seed at MSG next week. That would give the Orange a bye on Tuesday, and on to play the winner of the 11/14 Wednesday afternoon. While taking on Seton Hall, Rutgers or South Florida would seem to be a win on paper, one has to wonder where SU’s confidence is right now. Combine that with a final shot by opponent to take out the Orange as it le...