Syracuse made a strong statement with its decisive second-round win against Western Michigan, 77-53.
It shook off some of the pesky problems of the last seven games.
While we should not make too much of one game against a solid MAC team, the Orange answered some questions that could point to an exciting run in the 2014 NCAA tournament.
Here are five things we learned from Syracuse's win over WMU:
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