With time running down at the Carrier Dome, it looked like No. 1 Syracuse might finally have run out of late-game magic. The Orange trailed by one to N.C. State with 14 seconds to go and the Wolfpack had possession.
The win brought Syracuse to 25-0 this season and was the Orange's second straight win in the final seconds -- Ennis beat Pitt at the buzzer earlier in the week. Syracuse has now won eight games this year by six points or less.
For the love of all things basketball, how does Syracuse keep getting away with this?— Rich MacLeod (@richmacleod) February 16, 2014
There needs to be an alert you can get sent to your phone when there are 2 minutes left in a Syracuse game this season.— Scott Stump (@Scott_Stump) February 16, 2014
Forget hockey shootout this AM. Do you believe in miracles? Syracuse sure as heck does. My goodness.— Dana O'Neil (@ESPNDanaOneil) February 16, 2014
Syracuse has arrangements with Lucifer. How it won that game ...— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) February 16, 2014
And with Wichita State also undefeated, college basketball now has two 25-0 teams in the same season for the first time since 2003-04, according to ESPN.
After the Fair layup, the Wolfpack had one more shot, but T.J. Warren couldn't get his attempt to go and despite an offensive rebound, N.C. State did not get another shot up before time expired. The Wolfpack are now 16-9, 6-6 in the ACC.
Warren led all scorers with 23 points while Christmas had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead Syracuse.