Where does Syracuse basketball go after its first loss of the season?

Can Syracuse regain its footing after its first loss?

The Post-Standard’s Chris Carlson calls in to chat about Syracuse’s most recent loss to Boston College and looks ahead to Duke and the rest of the ACC schedule with host Wesley Cheng on the Juice on the Cuse podcast hosted by SNY.tv. TJO Editor in Chief Brad Bierman also calls in to talk about trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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Can Syracuse regain its footing after its first loss?


Here are some highlights from the interview:

The Juice Online: Syracuse obviously had a tough loss to BC earlier in the week. What was the mood like in the locker room after the game?

Chris Carlson: I was surprised at how well they handled it. Maybe it’s this team. Maybe it’s that it’s a pretty good bunch of guys. They were certainly down but everyone went through their interviews at their locker like they normally would and everyone seemed relatively eager to get back out there. I don’t think if it’s… last year’s team went through some losses and some bumps on the road and these guys are back. I don’t know if it’s the number of close games and the feeling they were going to lose one at some point. But I was a little surprised they weren’t more down, but I think that’s probably a good thing moving forward.

TJO: Is this a sign of things to come? It seems like the offense this year is going to have more games like that where you put up a lot of points.

CC: Yes, it’s absolutely a huge, huge benefit to Syracuse. Syracuse lost at home but it wasn’t a rivalry game. They were probably a little flat in that game to begin with. I think they have no problem getting up for Duke. Duke may have a problem getting themselves motivated for Syracuse. They wasted, or used, a lot of emotion in that North Carolina game. Coach Mike Krzyzewski said they looked flat in that game and they have this quick turnaround to play Syracuse again.

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1. Intro
2. The Post-Standard’s Chris Carlson calls in
3. Syracuse losing to BC
4. What’s up with CJ?
5. Tough stretch of games coming up
6. Editor in Chief Brad Bierman calls in
7. Biggest takeaway from the loss?
8. Trip down for the Duke game
9. Final thoughts and wrap up

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also been a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), for SportsNet New York (SNY) as a news desk writer covering all of New York professional sports, and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]sujuiceonline.com.