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Ole Miss ends Syracuse’s season in N.I.T. defeat at the Dome (full coverage)

Ole Miss would end up shooting 47 percent from the 3-point line.

When the final buzzer sounded it was too much for the Orange to handle at the Carrier Dome.

As the Syracuse Orange move forward into the off-season, a lot of questions remain. However, the 85-80 loss at home will likely be one that stings for a while. Both teams shot poorly in the first half, and even as Syracuse heated up in the second — Ole Miss had answers at every turn. Putting Saturday’s loss at home behind them, the Orange finished the season with a 19-15 record — after finishing 10-8 in the ACC.

Head Coach Jim Boeheim said an inability to stop Ole Miss’ best shooter was an issue that plagued them throughout the season. “Nothing new … It was nothing new,” he said during a post-game presser discussing his team’s inconsistency on defense. “If you can’t stop people, you’re just not going to win games,” he added.

Complete coverage below:

GAME HIGHLIGHTS:

COACH BOEHEIM’S PRESSER:

FULL COVERAGE ONLINE:

Inconsistency returns to doom Syracuse’s season in NIT-ousting 85-80 loss to Ole Miss (Daily Orange)
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Syracuse basketball box score vs. Ole Miss (NIT) (Syracuse.com)
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