Tuesday, January 24, 2012
TMA: Syracuse fights through
The Morning After is our semi-daily recap of last night's best basketball action. No. 4 Syracuse 60, Cincinnati 53: In its first loss of the year at Notre Dame, Syracuse's interior defense struggled in ways it hasn't struggled for much of the young season. It allowed the Irish to shoot 50 percent (12-of-24) inside the arc, one of the highest two-point FG percentages of any 'Cuse opponent this season, and it was safe to assume the absence of sophomore forward Fab Melo -- one of the nation's leaders in block percentage -- had a lot to do with that statistic.