Saturday's 71-75 loss in Philadelphia against Villanova showed some of the weaknesses that the Syracuse Orange need to address. Syracuse had trouble making open shots and seriously struggled on the boards. Villanova was able to pull down 47 rebounds, 17 of which were offensive boards.
Throughout the matchup Villanova was able to get numerous second chance opportunities, none more important than Mouphtaou Yarou's offensive rebound and kick out to Ryan Arcidiacono for the game-tying three to force overtime.
Syracuse (18-2) has shown signs of brilliance this year with stingy defense and some big road wins. However, even in some of their victories, Cuse has shown some flaws that are pulling them back from greatness.
If the Orange want to make a run come tournament time, there are some areas of their game which will need to be improved and some things that need to happen. Here are some things that will help Syracuse: