Schneidman: It’s not time for Syracuse men’s basketball to panic yet

There’s something about that third loss of the season at Madison Square Garden that seems to elevate Syracuse basketball to code-red status. St. John’s last year, Connecticut this year. Both games that an identity-seeking Orange team should’ve handily won on paper but somehow let slip away.

Last year, SU chalked up resume-boosting victories against then-No. 18 UConn and then-No. 25 Texas A&M before a dud against the Red Storm. They were wins that turned out to slide Jim Boeheim’s team into the NCAA Tournament (the selection committee chair cited Syracuse’s top-50 wins as the main deciding factor for including the Orange in the field). Read More

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