Syracuse Basketball: 5 Things We Learned About the Orange This Week

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Syracuse Basketball: 5 Things We Learned About the Orange This Week
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Syracuse's 85-67 win over the University of Connecticut was a lot closer than the score indicated for the most part, but a game that was once at 63-61 after a quick 6-0 run by the Huskies was quickly quelled by a 19-3 run which began with two big threes by Scoop Jardine to force the Huskies into a timeout.

While Jim Calhoun wasn't on the bench due to medical reasons, this is still an impressive win considering UConn has as much talent as any of the Top 10 teams in the country. With wins against No. 11 Georgetown and the Huskies, the Orange reign as the No. 2 squad should obviously continue, but two upcoming matchups with Louisville, a constant nemesis for Syracuse, will test this team's mental toughness greatly.

With that in mind, here are five things we learned about the Syracuse Orange this week. 

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