Orange Watch: Epic victory, upset loss elevates Syracuse to nation’s No. 1 team

It was another one of Jim Boeheim’s longtime coaching comrades that made news late Saturday night, a couple of hours after the SU boss had hugged his close friend Mike Krzyzewski following a masterpiece of a college basketball game in the Dome between the fourth (Duke) and fifth (SU) all time victorious programs and newly crowned certified ACC rivals, who get to go it again in Durham on Feb. 22.


Syracuse and Duke played a game for the ages

The atmosphere was electrifying and the game certainly lived up to all of its hype. It was a classic, an epic, you name it. It marked the beginning of an ACC rivalry between two storied basketball programs, which featured the top two coaches on the all-time NCAA Division I basketball wins list.