Syracuse is better than #24 in the nation.
They completetly destroyed a big North Carolina team.
That 2-3 Zone stifled the UNC offense every minute.
I know UNC lost a lot but the Orsnge have had their fair share of departures. Jonny Flynn, Eric Devendorf and Paul Harris all left in the offseason.
Andy Rautins has been a great off-guards for Boeheim and he can shoot the three with the best players in college basketball. He finished with eight steals on the night.
The unsung hero has to be the big Arinze Onuaku. He scored 15 points on 7-11 shooting while playing tough against Ed Davis and Deon Thompson.
As mentioned before, Wesley Johnson is just a beast. He outscored UNC's best two players(Davis and Thompson) with 27 points, while they combined for 26.
Syracuse's 22-1 run shattered North Carolina's spirit into pieces. That's as impressive as`a run you'll see in college basketball, and against the defending champs makes it more special.
"We made two really good plays right in a row and got it right back up because they're going to keep coming at you," said Boeheim, who earlier this month became the eighth Division I coach to reach 800 wins.
Jim Boeheim outcoached Roy Williams and his team remained hungry and motivated for 40 minutes.
The Orange have won six of seven and 14 of 18 against ranked nonconference opponents.
This team will have a say in the Big East for sure, especially with the lackluster play of Villanova and Georgetown.