Teams are lucky to get one buzzer beater a year. Syracuse has two. And tonight’s…beat Duke…the 10th ranked team in the country. Thank. You. John. Gillon.
The Cardiac Cuse has done it again. Down eight points at halftime, a win looked lost. But as we have all learned in the last few years; you can’t count this team out. You just can’t do it.
Postgame Jim Boeheim said it best: “We go as John Gillon goes.” Tonight Gillon was masterful. He was nine of 14 from the field for 26 points. He had six assists and perhaps most importantly zero turnovers.
For Syracuse fans, tonight was a dream come true. Grayson Allen shot two for eleven and was mired in foul trouble all night. Every time he touched the ball he was booed. Syracuse got the calls, Tyus Battle was clutch down the stretch and most importantly SU got the win, on a buzzer beater, to beat Duke… The team everyone loves to hate.
The Orange’s tournament chances look better now too, plus there was a court storming.
Enjoy this one Syracuse fans. After losing to St. John’s and BC, SU now has a chance. They don’t get much sweeter than this.