The brutal loss to Louisville has Syracuse dangerously slipping during the final stretch of the regular season. The Orange falls into a three-way third place tie in the conference standings and now should shift its focus to tournament play. With two regular season games left (including a chance to return the favor against Georgetown on the road), the Orange could desperately use a pair of wins to gain some momentum. SU’s offense has been pitiful especially late in games. This team is still searching for its identity and go-to player or players in crucial moments.
Jim Boeheim’s squad is still in a position to land a three seed in the NCAA tournament. That’s not the end of the world, but the recent slide brings frustration. Rick Pitino and his Cardinals avenged the loss to the Orange from earlier this season. Here’s The Fizz Five takeaways from Syracuse’s ugly loss to Slick Rick:
Boeheim: “I still like our team.”
After hammering how unproductive the bigs have been and acknowledging...