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Villanova’s frontcourt too much for Orange

The loss to Pitt on Monday was a “good loss.” This loss to Villanova was unequivocally a bad one. The offense looked completely out of sync and the defense could do nothing to contain the Wildcats’ frontcourt players. Villanova controlled the game, never trailing after taking a 7-6 lead, at the 15:50 mark of the first half.

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Villanova-Syracuse deja-vu

The test against Syracuse, when both teams were ranked in the top 10, was disappointing on several fronts. Through January of last year, ‘Nova was a legitimate Final Four contender, having been ranked as high as No. 2 in the country and receiving several votes for the top spot. But by the time the game rolled around, ‘Nova had a pedestrian 3-3 record over its previous six games and the matchup would serve as a good measuring stick to see if the struggles were just a blip on the radar, or something more.

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Top five moments of 2010

What a year for Syracuse athletics. Between the basketball team’s rise to the No. 1 team in the country, to the football team’s return to relevance with a bid to the Pinstripe Bowl and lacrosse’s dominant regular season, there has been no shortages of stories. These are the top five.