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

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 24, 2013

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 16:  Michael Carter-Williams #1 of the Syracuse Orange brings the ball up court in the first half against the Louisville Cardinals during the final of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 16, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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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.

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.