The Syracuse Orange dropped their second game in a row to the Duke blue devils Saturday night 66-60 after starting the season with a 25-0 record.
The first meeting between both schools went to overtime in which the orange came out the victors 91-89, in what was considered an instant classic. After coasting majority of the season, the orange have found it difficult to score as of recent. Prior to suffering their first loss of the season to Boston College, the orange barely escaped some of the games they played. Most noticeably was the game against Pittsburgh, in which freshman guard Tyler Ennis hit a mid-court shot to snatch the game from the panthers.
The orange may lose their number one ranking, but they’re obviously a lock for a high seed in the conference tournament and the NCAA tournament. With just four games left against Maryland (15-12), Virginia (23-5),Georgia tech (13-14) and Florida State (15-11) on the season, it will be interesting to see how they bounce back from losing back-to-back games.