BY: John Mamola
Syracuse senior forward C.J. Fair scored 22 points and the #7 Orange closed the regular season with a 74-58 victory in their first trip ever to Florida State.
The Orange had lost 4 of 5 after starting the season 25-0, but end their two game losing streak as the Noles couldn’t handle the Orange attack.
Jerami Grant, who had been bothered by back problems recently, had 16 points and eight rebounds while Tyler Ennis finished with 16 points for Syracuse. Okaro White led FSU with 20 points and 10 rebounds and fellow senior Ian Miller scored 16 points in his last home game in Tallahassee.
The bubble may have burst for Florida State which desperately needed a signature win at this point of the season to earn a berth in the NCAA tournament. Selection Sunday is a week away with the conference tournament beginning on Wednesday as the Noles face Maryland on Thursday at 12pm.