Syracuse freshman point guard Tyler Ennis, with his team down 56-55 in the closing seconds, hits from 35-feet and sends the top-ranked Cuse to 58-56 win:
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After Talib Zanna hit two free throws to give Pittsburgh a 56-55 lead with 4 seconds to play, Ennis dribbled the length of the floor and launched a prayer of a three-pointer that was answered to keep the Cuse undefeated on the year.
“He had his worst game tonight all year,” Jim Boeheim saidof Ennis on TV afterward. “We tried to go to C.J. [Fair]. They played him (Ennis), they didn’t just let him dribble down.”
“You gotta be a little lucky, and that was a little lucky, but you still gotta shoot it.”
The Orange are now 24-0 on the year, while Pitt falls to 20-5 and is left to wonder what could have been. They now have a fairly easy stretch in their schedule with home games against NC State and Boston College before playing at Duke on February 22.
Coming into this game, Syracuse was 1-6 all time in the Petersen Events Center, and this was the first time Pitt has ever lost at home in that building to a team ranked in the top five.
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