Originally posted on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 2/26/13
It’s not time to hit the panic button yet for Syracuse fans, but it’s getting dangerously close. SU dropped its second straight game in a matter of 48 hours on Monday, matching Saturday’s excruciating lose to the Hoyas with an ugly second half collapse against Marquette, 74-71. The Orange hasn’t been able to close out a competitive game down the stretch in over a month, and it’s offensive game continues to look stale. Here’s the Fizz Five, top takeaways from SU’s loss to the Golden Eagles. Free Throws Something has to click. Two straight games Syracuse let leads slip away in the second half, and could not get to free throw line. They took just 12 against the Hoyas and 7 against Marquette. What’s worse is that SU didn’t even attempt to work the ball into the paint in the second half Monday. Jim Boeheim’s crew took a microscopic two free throws in the second half. Compare that to the 28 Marquette took. The Golden Eagles drained 29 throughout the night compared to just five for Syrac...
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