(SYRACUSE, N.Y.) — It happened again. After starting the season 25-0, No. 7 Syracuse (26-4, 13-4 ACC) has lost four of its last five including a 67-62 home loss to Georgia Tech on Tuesday night.
The Yellow Jackets (14-16, 5-12 ACC) are the second straight team with a sub-.500 record to defeat the Orange in the Carrier Dome. Trae Golden led the way for Georgia Tech with 16 points, knocking down six free throws in the final 35 seconds to seal the upset.
“Big might be an understatement. It’s a huge win for us,” Golden said. “We beat one of the top teams in the country.”
The late season struggle is no stranger to the Orange. Last year, Syracuse lost four of its final five regular season games before making a run to the Big East championship game and eventually the Final Four.
“I’m not happy with tonight, but I’m very happy to be 26-4,” said Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim.
C.J. Fair, playing in the final home game of his collegiate career, tied his career high with 28 points to lead all scorers. The Orange complete the regular season with a trip to Florida State on Sunday.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire