Pitt Upset Over Syracuse – Bad Sign for Orange Future in ACCThe Orange have lost to an unranked opponent now twice in a row. You’d think that losing to Villanova would have been a wake up call for Jim Boeheim’s Orange, but it only got worse in Pittsburgh today. The Orange got routed 65-55, thanks to 31 Pitt bench points, as well as a sensational performance by guard Tray Woodall. Speaking of bench scoring, Syracuse tallied a total of 3. CJ Fair poured in 20 and the rest of the starters managed to combine for only 32 points. Oh, and in case you’re keeping score at home Michael Carter-Williams is shooting 10-46 in Cuse’s 3 losses this season. That’s 21.7%!
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Pitt coach Jamie Dixon on his TEAM victory today: “This team is unique. I think the strength is in playing 10 guys. That’s not normal but that’s what works for us.”
This is all unacceptable for a team that entered today’s contest as the No.6 ranked team in the nation and it certainly won