Syracuse Basketball: 5 Weaknesses Orange Must Fix to Make Final Four

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Syracuse Basketball: 5 Weaknesses Orange Must Fix to Make Final Four
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The Syracuse Orange are in the middle of another strong season that has them poised to make a long run in the NCAA tournament. After several recent disappointments, fans are hoping that 2013 is the year 'Cuse finally makes it back to the Final Four.

Currently ranked sixth in the nation and sitting with a record of 16-1, there are certainly a lot of things that are going right. Syracuse is one of the best rebounding teams in the country and boasts a top playmaker in Michael Carter-Williams.

However, there are some glaring weak spots that must be addressed moving forward.

After being ranked as high as No. 3 in late December, the Orange have faltered a bit and shown signs of inconsistent play. Stretches of poor shooting and missed opportunities have plagued the team at times throughout the year.

Head coach Jim Boeheim will need to focus on the following issues in order for this season to turn out the way all involved with Syracuse hope it does.

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