The Syracuse Orange would come into their game against the Louisville Cardinals ranked #6 and Louisville would be #1 in the country. That was about to change.
The Orange would be carried by their star guards Michel Carter-Williams and Brandon Triche. Triche would have 23 points and 6 rebounds. Carter-Williams would have 16 points, 4 steals, and 7 assists. On the Louisville side it was all Russ Smith. Smith would be the Cardinals only player in double figures with 25 points he would also have 4 steals. I think that the reason the Orange almost lost this game was because they had the ball stolen 12 times, which was key in how the tempo of the game would be.
The 'Cuse would be trailing most of the game, but staying close and then they would strike at the end of the game when Micheal Carter-Williams would get a steal , and take the ball to the hoop for a dunk. That would leave only 25 seconds on the clock. The Final score would be 70-68 'Cuse.
Micheal Carter-Williams (Left) and Brandon Triche Right
By David B.