How things have changed since January 19th. The Orange were 16-1 and in Louisville to take on the top-ranked Cardinals, also 16-1. Each had visions of the Final Four.
Well, those visions are still there...just a bit cloudier. The No. 12-ranked Orange host the No. 10-ranked Cardinals this Saturday in a high noon showdown.
Syracuse has lost five of its last nine and is looking to avoid losing two in a row at home after a school record 38-game winning streak was snapped by the hated Georgetown Hoyas this past Saturday.
The Orange need to win. Here are the keys.