Who in their right minds thought we would be writing about Syracuse in Atlanta a month ago? When Jim Boeheim started talking about golf it seemed like a lost season and a potential early exit for the Orange. Now there are three big time programs and a Cinderella story remaining to cut down the nets in the Peach State.
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An early look at the Orange has to revolve around the key to these wins: the stellar defense to mitigate the potential damage of Trey Burke and the Wolverines attack. Orange Nation realizes it would be Kansas if Burke did not that hit that incredible trey with 6 seconds left from way beyond the arc. Most thought the game was over, but Michigan came roaring back to clinch a Final Four berth.
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The Orange is going to have to play the same suffocating defense that got it ...