Jim Boeheim and Syracuse didn't have the answers during the final weeks of the season. The team started 25-0 and finished losing six of its last nine. Syracuse got an early exit from the NCAA Tournament courtesy of Dayton.
The Flyers left Boeheim befuddled as they downed the Orange ,55-53. Syracuse didn't really deserve to win that game to begin with. The only things that kept them in the game were Tyler Ennis' inspired play down the stretch and Dayton's bad free throw shooting (10-18). The Orange had one of the worst three-point shooting performances in tournament history (0-for-10) and barely offered Ennis any help. The guard missed two jumpers in the final seconds to send his team — and its fans — leaving the arena with heads hanging.
Of course, you're going to see the boring facade professionalism and post-game analysis in the coming hours. Let Twitter accurately portray Syracuse nation's feelings.
If I was you id kill every player on Syracuse "@Brad_Binder_: And that was the closest I've ever come to not winning a billion dollars"— Ferrari boy A papi (@ItsOnly1AM) March 23, 2014
Syracuse fans looking like Alabama fans after that Auburn game— RASENGAN (@MiichaelWasHere) March 23, 2014
Suicide watch: all of Syracuse, NY— Nichole Pullano (@nlp215) March 23, 2014
Syracuse fans right now... pic.twitter.com/eQVBSnlYwE— not Johnny Manziel (@JonnyFootbalI) March 23, 2014
The Agony Of Defeat (Syracuse) pic.twitter.com/feOviQMQAq— 3030 (@jose3030) March 23, 2014
Yup, there goes Syracuse pic.twitter.com/4UPLxSOIRB— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) March 23, 2014
Crying orange tears. #syracuse— Patti Murin (@PattiMurin) March 23, 2014
Can I still buy "Syracuse 25-0" t-shirts?— Mike Vorkunov (@Mike_Vorkunov) March 23, 2014
Quick side note: Syracuse's loss ruins what was believed to be the last perfect bracket remaining.
And that was the closest I've ever come to not winning a billion dollars— Brad Binder (@Brad_Binder_) March 23, 2014
[via SB Nation]