Syracuse misses 6 shots during hilarious final possession in loss to N.C. State

#brick #brick #brick #brick #brick #brick

Syracuse won its first 25 games and held down the No. 1 ranking for much of the year, but the Orange's season eventually fell off the rails. 'Cuse lost four of six to close the regular season, including bad home defeats to Boston College and Georgia Tech. The Orange were trying to use the ACC Tournament as a way to get back on track before the Big Dance, but ... so much for that.

Down three with the ball and 20 seconds left, Syracuse had a chance to send the game to overtime or get a quick bucket and turn it into a free throw contest. The Orange missed. Then they missed again and again and again and again and again. Six misses on the last possession! "Yakety Sax" might seem overused as a way of soundtracking every #fail, but it's truly fitting here.

Check out the play-by-play, via ESPN:

Cusesux

It might be even more impressive that N.C. State won after allowing five offensive rebounds on the final possession. That is not a sensible way of winning in crunch time, but then again nothing about the end of this game was sensible.

This was basketball chaos. It nearly drove the editor of our prized N.C. State blog Backing the Pack to the brink:

Muma

Now a quick word from our Syracuse blog:

Nice to see everyone having such a good time. Go sports.

Video via @WorldofIsaac

More from SBNation.com

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.