Feb 12, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Syracuse Orange forward Rakeem Christmas (25) and guard Tyler Ennis (11) celebrate as they leave the floor after Ennis hit a game winning three point basket as time expired to defeat the Pittsburgh Panthers at the Petersen Events Center. Syracuse won 58-56. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse guard Tyler Ennis hits game-winning buzzer beater (video)


The Syracuse Orange are one of the last undefeated teams in the entire nation. Being undefeated is great and all, but it also means that Syracuse has to deal with getting every team’s best shot, scrutiny over every little play and the country’s eyeballs being directly shot at them every single time they play. Really, no pressure.

You would think that pressure like that might get to the Orange. Or, at the very least, the heavy feeling that must be on their shoulders would get to their freshman. But please, no one tell that to Tyler Ennis — because he doesn’t give a gosh slam.

Bam. Bing. Zoom. Bap. (Insert clever Batman like adjective that can appear in a word bubble here).

That was the game winning shot for the Orange. It was also immediately after the Pittsburgh Panthers called a timeout. Which means a lot of people are blaming Jamie Dixon. That would by while they were ignoring the fact the timeout had very little to do with Ennis making that shot.

In fact, Tyler Ennis made a bad basketball play. He dribbled the ball up the court (when passing it up would take less time), had teammates open, was covered, but still hurled a shot from distance. Granted, it went in, but the story today might have been about Ennis’ poor decision making had it not gone in.

I am just pointing those things out so folks get off their strange Dixon timeout narrative. Pittsburgh’s defense was actually setup pretty well and Ennis just hit a half clutch, half lucky shot.

Like my dad used to tell me, sometimes poop (he uses a different word) just happens.

Syracuse is still undefeated. So their poop don’t stink.

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