The Syracuse Orange and head coach Jim Boeheim now find themselves wondering what went wrong this season. After starting well, the Orange were on the fast track to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Now, after losing seven of the final 12 games, they need to figure out how to get back on track.
Things went down hill fast for Syracuse this year.
The team had an emotional victory on January 19 that propelled them to a No. 3 ranking. Then, shots stopped going in and the Orange lost back-to-back conference road games at Villanova and Pittsburgh.
Injuries, mental mistakes, poor shooting and a downright lack of effort at times have all played a role in changing the season from a dream to a nightmare.
It's yet to be seen if the season can be turned out. As the Big East Tournament approaches, followed by the Big Dance, Syracuse needs to figure it out fast.