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Syracuse basketball: Fans react to Orange starting 0-1 in ACC play

Syracuse has hit rock bottom, and the fanbase isn’t happy.

NCAA Basketball: Syracuse at Boston College
Syracuse guard John Gillon makes a layup during the first half of SU’s 15-point loss to Boston College.
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Let’s face it, Syracuse has officially hit rock bottom. We thought it after the 33-point loss to St. John’s at home, but Sunday’s loss to Boston College confirmed it.

BC hadn’t won an ACC game in 664 days (March 10, 2015), but it handled the Orange on Sunday, 96-81.

As you might have imagined, the fanbase doesn’t know what to do. And they’re taking to Twitter to express their feelings.

I think this is a pretty high overreaction, but Boston College did go winless in league play a year ago.

This tweet was more accurate. One can be hopeful, but you must be realistic, too.

You have to appreciate the confidence here. But again, this isn’t last season.

Yes, Walshy. Yes it is.

Unlike last season, the Orange doesn’t have any good wins. A year ago, Syracuse defeated UConn and Texas A&M at the Battle 4 Atlantis. This year, uhh, Monmouth?

I can confirm this team is not very good right now.

This was an emotional tweet, so I can’t say much because we’ve all been there. And it’s not as bad as the “Syracuse won’t win an ACC game all year” tweet, but the walk-ons probably wouldn’t play a better 2-3 than the starters. But, hey, you never know, right?

I will say that Ennis leaving early hurt, but for a five-star guard to stay in college for four years? Unlikely, Jeff. He was a top 5 point guard. I know he was a little undersized, but five-star kids don’t stay around for four years anymore. It’s all about potential for the next level.


Syracuse fell to 8-6 overall, and 0-1 in ACC play. The Orange hosts Miami on Wednesday at the Carrier Dome.