Originally posted on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 3/4/12
Now the real fun begins. The first 30-win regular season in school history was amazing. A Big East record 17 conference wins is impressive. The only other SU team with a perfect home record was the Title Kids of ’03. But none of these stunning numbers will mean a thing if SU is not 30,000 feet above the ground on its way down to the Big Easy in a few weeks. The way this team manhandled Louisville 58-49 in front of nearly 34k inside the Dome was the perfect culmination of a dominant regular season. But it also underscored how good the Orange is, and that anything less than a Final Four berth would be a failure. The phrase is definitely overused, but in a year where Syracuse and Kentucky are clearly superior programs, it’s how this team will be defined. First up is the Big East tournament. Ultimately it means nothing. As lomg as SU does enough to secure a 1-seed in the Boston region, getting knocked out of the BET next week would not be the worst thing. While UConn and Kemba Walker us...
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