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Is struggling Syracuse doomed?
It seems like almost yesterday we were wondering whether Syracuse would finish the regular season undefeated. On Tuesday, the Orange lost their fourth in five games, falling to lowly Georgia Tech 67-62 -- at home. That doesn't even tell the whole story; in its past seven games, Syracuse hasn't won by more than two points. It lost to Virginia by 19. Its shot at a No. 1 seed is all but gone. Will the Orange even make a dent in the NCAA tournament?
Syracuse vs. Duke
Syracuse will take on Duke in a matchup of top five teams that are probably both about to drop out of the top five -- Syracuse because of a major upset against Boston College and Duke due to a loss to rival North Carolina. Still, this is a matchup of potential No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the NCAA tournament, which means it's bound to be extremely competitive and hard-fought. It'll be interesting to see how they recover after their respective losses -- Syracuse dropping a game against a weak team like Boston College is bad enough, but any Duke loss to North Carolina has to sting.
Pitino no fan of social media
Rick Pitino doesn't think much of athletes and other sports figures being on social media -- he said that every hour on Twitter and Facebook and the like ''poisons their minds.'' Strong words, and backed up by policy: Pitino has banned his players from tweeting, although by their own admission they use forms of social media at least four hours per day. We couldn't imagine our lives without it -- we'd tell you how many social media-related tabs we have open right now, but it's honestly embarrassing. More than three, let's put it that way.
When will Syracuse finally lose?
Wednesday seemed like the night the Syracuse Orange at last would lose. Then Tyler Ennis happened. The freshman guard tossed a 35-footer up as time expired, and watched as it went in to give his team a 58-56 win over the host Pittsburgh Panthers. This moved the Orange to 24-0 on the year, keeping them as one of only two unbeatens in the nation (Wichita State is the other). When will Jim Boeheim's team finally lose?