Entering the night at 16-12 with three straight losses, it was no overstatement to call Syracuse’s matchup with No. 10 Duke a must-win for the Orange. It was, and the Orange got that win in dramatic fashion.
With the game tied at 75, Syracuse guard John Gillon raced down the floor and hit a buzzer-beater as time expired to give the Orange a wild, 78-75 win (the video can be seen above)
It was a potentially season-altering victory. While the Orange still have work to do (they were one of the “last four out” in FOX’s most recently Bracket Watch), a victory over a red-hot Duke team (which had won seven straight entering this game) was exactly the kind of resume-boosting win that could get the Orange into the Big Dance.