Michael Carter-Williams' Family's Home Caught Fire During Syracuse's Win

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Michael Carter-Williams' Family's Home Caught Fire During Syracuse's Win
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Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams has more important things on his mind than the next round of the 2013 NCAA tournament. 

While watching the Orange earn a 66-60 win over California Saturday night, a massive fire broke out in the home of Mandy Carter-Zegarowski, Carter-Williams' mother. 

According to WCVB in Boston, it took a few hours for firefighters to get the flames under control, which they believe started due to a wood stove outside.

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The fire caused a great deal of damage to the building, but most importantly, nobody was hurt. Carter-Williams' sister, Masey Zegarowski, provided a reassuring tweet for those concerned:

In addition, Carter-Williams also gave his fans and friends a positive note on Twitter:

Syracuse advanced to the Sweet 16 for the second year in a row and will face the winner of Indiana and Temple in Washington D.C. in the next round. Throughout the season, Carter-Williams has been a big part of the team's success with an average of 11.8 points and 7.6 assists per game.

In two tournament games, the 6'6" guard has a combined 16 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. If the No. 4-seeded Orange are going to advance further in the tournament, they will need a complete effort from their sophomore star.

As always, however, family comes first. It would be understandable if Carter-Williams needed to take some time away from the team to make sure everything gets resolved on the home front. 

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