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Tyus Battle should be remembered for his willingness to take, and make, clutch shots

I may never see Syracuse’s chancellor, Kent Syverud, jump up and down ever again. But three rows in front of my spot on press row on Dec. 8, that’s what I witnessed.

Tyus Battle pulled up at the right elbow and buried a game-winning jumper to beat SU’s long-time rival, Georgetown. Syverud hopped in celebration, and Syracuse Director of Athletics John Wildhack lifted both his arms toward the Carrier Dome roof just a row behind Syverud.

“I’ve been doing it since I picked up a basketball,” Battle said that day. “I love last-second shots, pressure situations.”

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