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Late turnover dooms Orange

Waiters’ in-bounds pass sailed wide, and Jardine tried to stop the ball from going into the backcourt. While it was unclear whether Jardine stepped behind the line with the ball in his possession, he was whistled for over-and-back.

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A little luck goes a long way

What was the difference between Syracuse’s win over Villanova on Monday and the loss to the Wildcats earlier in the season? There are a lot of little things that you could point out to attempt to explain the difference but the biggest difference was luck. Simple as that. How else can you explain the Big East leader in free throw percentage hitting just 63 percent while the worst free throw shooting team shoots 77 percent? Villanova had an off-night shooting and Syracuse was the beneficiary.