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Syracuse makes several ‘One Shining Moment’ appearances

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Sure, Villanova won. But the Orange were part of the NCAA Tournament’s story this year.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round- Michigan State Spartans vs Syracuse Orange Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

No matter how you feel about it, the Villanova Wildcats did indeed win another NCAA championship on Monday night. That’s fine, I suppose. But what you really care about is “One Shining Moment” and how many times the Syracuse Orange appear in the video.

First off, the video is below.

The “shining” moments for Syracuse (with timestamps):

  • 0:33 — Sour Sitrus Society
  • 1:28 — #Battleface
  • 1:44 — ‘Cuse locker room celebration
  • 1:56 — I hate you, Grayson Allen

Surprisingly absent was the crying Arizona State kid.

Four moments sound pretty fair for a team that pulled one of the tournament’s better upsets (over Michigan State), and made the Sweet 16. And getting #Battleface to be one of them is an accomplishment as it is.

The one weird part may be Jim Boeheim’s absence. While he didn’t say or do anything incredibly notable during this tournament, he’s usually animated enough to make the cut for something during these annual montages.

Getting included in “One Shining Moment” is good, but getting even more appearances means you went even further. Hopefully next year, Syracuse is plastered all over this thing.