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Ron Patterson: '...I Am Not Shooting No More. Never Again.'

The sophomore guard has learned his lesson and he's not going to take anymore three-pointers.

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James Arthur Boeheim has spoken and Syracuse Orange sophomore guard Ron Patterson is, finally, listening.

"Yeah, I'm not shooting no more. Never again,'Patterson said late Tuesday night to Syracuse.com. "He told me if I shoot it again, I'm coming out, so yeah, I'm not shooting them no more.''

Boeheim also told all of the Syracuse media members after the Orange somehow pulled off a frantic comeback victory, 72-70, over the visiting Virginia Tech Hokies. The victory improved SU's record to 15-7 overall and helps keep the team's NCAA Tournament hopes alive, at least, for one more game.

"I can shoot 15 percent right now," Boeheim said after the game. "I'm 70 years old."

Meanwhile, Patterson knows he has had his opportunities–he has taken 48 three-pointers and made just eight–and it's time to call of the dogs.

"It is when I'm wide open,'' he said, "but hey, I've got to deal with it...I feel like I can (make threes),'' he said, "but it's like, damn, it's not dropping.''

The 6-foot-4 guard finished Tuesday's game with eight points, six coming during Syracuse's desperation run that was capped by Michael Gbinije's buzzer-beater with 0.1 remaining in regulation.