An offensive explosion occurred on Tuesday night in Chapel Hill, N.C., and the ‘Cuse hoops outfit did almost everything humanly possible to upset No. 5 North Carolina at the Smith Center. I know it stings that the Orange (18-10, 9-6) lost by eight points to the Tar Heels (23-5, 13-2), but there’s a lot to feel proud about in this affair.
SU shot proficient from the floor and from beyond the arc. It kept turnovers to a reasonable number, and Syracuse shared the ball well. When UNC went on runs to create some separation, the ‘Cuse responded on virtually every instance to keep the margin within reach.