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Most importantly, though, Syracuse now understands that they have to play their best every time out. After such a graphic example of what happens when they are not at their best, there is no doubt the Orange are aware of their situation. While they did escape with a win in their opener, they know they were fortunate to do so and simply need to be better to avoid close calls like that again.