Written By: Matt Vereb

The #1 Syracuse Orangemen lost their regular season finale at Louisville, 78-68. Louisville’s victory was an appropriate way for the Cardinals to close the historic, Freedom Hall. Cardinals guard, Kyle Kuric scored 22 second half points to pace the Cards. Kuric, normally a reserve player, stepped in for injured star, Jerry Smith. Syracuse came out extremely flat in the 2nd half. However, Wes Johnson played a good game for Syracuse by scoring 18 points. Scoop Jardine added 20 in the loss.

This victory ensures that the Cardinals will be in the NCAA Tournament. They have posted two victories this season against Syracuse and more impressively, 11 Big East wins.

Syracuse will look to rebound next week as the Big East tournament kicks off. Look for a lot of great basketball next week at Madison Square Garden. Go Syracuse.

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