Syracuse Basketball: What We Learned from Orange's Recent Homestand

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Syracuse Basketball: What We Learned from Orange's Recent Homestand
Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

After knocking off Duke in one of the greatest basketball games you'll see (and the best game of the weekend), Syracuse started off the week as the unanimous No. 1 team in the country.

The Orange (22-0, 9-0 ACC) had no time to enjoy the victory as they had to turn right around and face Notre Dame in the Carrier Dome on Monday night. The Orange offense came back to earth and the crowd wasn't anywhere near as engaged as it was Saturday night, but Syracuse was able to grind out a 61-55 win.

After two big wins in three days, Syracuse made a big statement about how good it is. The Orange continued the best start in school history and didn't allow Notre Dame to spoil the No. 1 party like it did in 2012.

There are certainly a lot of things to take away from an all-time great game and the first game at the top of the polls. So what are the biggest lessons we learned from an outstanding homestand? Let's take a look at a few.

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