Syracuse ended its string of upsets tonight against No. 2 Virginia as the Cavaliers dominated the second half and walked away with a 59-47 win in the Carrier Dome. Syracuse led and controlled the early going until the 1:12 mark in the first half. Virginia led at the half, 23-20, and put its foot on the gas to start the second. The Cavaliers had a lead of at least 10 points for the final 16 minutes of the game.
And down the stretch they come …
While the low- and mid-major conferences prepare for tournaments, the big conferences still have one week remaining in the regular season … and what a week it’s set up to be. Take, for instance, Monday night’s docket, featuring two huge Big 12 matchups and an ACC showdown. So yes, this may seem counter-intuitive, but we’re wishing our weekend away, looking forward to Monday night.
It’s the last full weekend of the regular season as mid-major and low-major conferences begin their conference tournaments next week. And the slate of games doesn’t disappoint. There are two huge games in the Big 12 (but aren’t we saying that every weekend?), a late-night special in the WCC and a Big East battle that has all the makings of an instant classic. Grab your popcorn and settle in for a day of fantastic hoops.