Georgia Tech Surprises No. 7 Syracuse, Orange Drop Carrier Dome Finale
Riding a four game losing streak, the previously 13-16, and 4-12 in the ACC, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets rolled into Syracuse and knocked off the seventh-ranked Orange 67-62 on Tuesday putting a damper on Senior Night at the dome.
It's the latest stumble for a Syracuse team that rose to the nation's number-one ranking only to have the wheels fall off in the last three weeks. Tuesday's defeat marks their fourth in the last five games and the second to a sub-.500 opponent on Jim Boeheim's Court. Although it was the second straight game without Jerami Grant (back), this 'Cuse team shouldn't have had any trouble giving the fans one final home victory heading into the conference and NCAA tournament season.
GT (14-16, 5-12 ACC) was led by 16 from Trea Golden and 15 from Daniel Miller.
C.J. Fair's final game at the dome results in a team high 28 points which matched his season high. Freshman Tyler Ennis had 18 to go along with seven assists. And, Trevor Cooney's struggles from 3-point range persisted as he made just one of eight attempts against the Jackets. He ended with seven points on an overall 3-12 shooting night.
And, as a team, the Orange were just 7-16 from the free throw line (44%).
Senior big Baye Keita had a point and three rebounds.
The Orange (26-4, 13-4 ACC) wrap up the regular season at Florida State on Sunday (2:00).