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No. 7 Syracuse falls to Georgia Tech in a shocking home loss

Mar 4, 2014, 9:17 PM EDT

It went from bad to worse on Tuesday night for Syracuse as the No. 7 Orange fell at the Carrier Dome on Senior Night 67-62 to Georgia Tech in an ACC contest.

The Yellow Jackets (14-16, 5-12) led the final 31:40 of the game as Syracuse struggled to find consistent offense outside of C.J. Fair and Tyler Ennis while its 2-3 zone had breakdowns on the interior.

Georgia Tech’s balanced offense did a nice job of pounding the ball inside and working the ball around patiently against the Orange zone. Trae Golden led the Yellow Jackets with 16 points while Daniel Miller had 15 points and six blocks and Robert Carter Jr. added 12 points.

Playing without sophomore Jerami Grant, who sat out with a back injury, Syracuse (26-4, 13-4) struggled on both ends of the floor as they only played seven players on the night. Fair (28 points) and Ennis (18 points) were the only consistent offensive threats for Syracuse on the night as the Orange struggled to 39 percent shooting from the field, 29 percent from three-point range and 43 percent from the free-throw line.

Trevor Cooney struggled to seven points on 3-for-12 shooting and no other Syracuse player tallied more than three points.

  1. honkerdawg - Mar 4, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Did Coach B rip his jacket off again and say how the officials lost them the game?

  2. chrisco716 - Mar 4, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    SU is fortunate that they only have 4 losses.

  3. florida727 - Mar 4, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    And since CBT for some reason can’t or won’t write an article about the NUMBER ONE RATED TEAM IN AMERICA, I’ll be glad to tell you that Florida won again, but that’s not the story. The story is that their sophomore shooting guard Michael Frazier III (appropriate) finished with a career-high 37 points and set an all-time SEC mark by making 11 three-point field goals in the game on 11-for-18 shooting from behind the arc. Career night for a nice kid, but apparently unworthy of a mention on CBT.

  4. mudhead123 - Mar 5, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Haha Florida plays in the SEC. This is basketball.

  5. mtheparrothead - Mar 5, 2014 at 7:44 AM

    It’s not because nobody noticed, it’s because nobody cares.

  6. florida727 - Mar 5, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    Are you guys still upset because we constantly kick you collective @$$es in football every year as a conference? I guess after SEVEN consecutive national championships and an eighth championship game appearance, you’re entitled to be bitter.

    As for basketball, did Florida’s beat-down of Kansas and Memphis also bother you? Best defensive team in America. THREE straight Elite Eight appearances and 4 senior starters. You don’t have to respect us now. You will come April 7th.

  7. mtheparrothead - Mar 5, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    First, this a basketball thread, but whatever. Second, as a michigan fan your basketball team last year was hilarious. Third, still, nobody cares.

  8. mtheparrothead - Mar 5, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    First, this is a basketball thread. Second, I know I’m beating to death the sec “collectivity” b.s., but Florida had nothing to do with those last championship appearances, so unless you want to claim the suckiness of ole miss and Kentucky, it’s irrelevant. Third, as a michigan fan last years michigan/gator “matchup” was hilarious. We left by halftime. And lastly, still, nobody cares

  9. 11stanleycups - Mar 5, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Florida in the B1G equals 4th place………….maybe.

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