UNC (4-1) Vs. Syracuse (4-0) 87 71 What Happened UNC?

Mitch MathisContributor INovember 20, 2009

MILWAUKEE - MARCH 07: Jonny Flynn #10 of the Syracuse Orange drives to the basket over Maurice Acker #2 and Jerel McNeal #22 of the Marquette Golden Eagles of the on March 7, 2009 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Syracuse defeated Marquette 86-79 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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TURNOVERS TURNOVERS TURNOVERS!! That was one of the slopiest games I have seen Roy Williams coach in severals years and here are several reasons why.

Guard Play.  With the loss of Ty Lawson they are missing a large hole in their lineup.  There gaurd play is not as strong as it has been and it showed as they had 18 Turnovers.

With A 39-37 halftime lead it looked like it might be a close game.  But when the Syracuse Orange opended the 2nd half with a 22-1 run it was turning into a blowout with a 59-40 lead. 

Although one of the few positive things UNC took away from this game though was that without Tyler Hansborough they still won the rebound battle 40-35.  The problem like I mentioned earlier is the backcourt.

Another dissapointing factor is that UNC's highest scorer was Marcus Gineyard with 16 points compared to Syracuse's Wesley Johnson with 27 points.  Andy Rautins for the Orange had eight steels in the game and was named player of the game with 11 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and eight steels.

A lot of people had questions about Andy Rautin and his ability to play in the Big East. I think this game answered a lot of those questions.