After the second loss this season a bunch of questions rose up about Syracuse on what the defeat against Louisville really means for the Orange men. Let me tell you; it’s not a big deal.
Syracuse ranks third in the in the nation and perhaps will be a favorite in the March Madness odds to win the tournament when the contest begins even though they were defeated this past Sunday.
Forward Wesley Johnson discovered the way to win against the Cardinals way too late in the game, ending with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists.
Johnson received help from the guard Andy Rautins (12 points) and the center Arinze Onuaku (10 points) on the offensive side of the ball but neither of them really stepped up when the team needed them the most.
Syracuse is in the wild Big East conference and can’t afford to have one off night like this one if they want to reach their second championship in the school’s history. The loss is clearly an indication of lack of intensity and it is something they can remedy, keep in mind both of Syracuse’s losses this year have been against Big East teams.