Syracuse (4-2) had positive momentum heading into the NIT Season Tip-Off in Brooklyn. After a string of blowout wins, the preseason concerns many had about Syracuse Basketball faded away.
Then they played Oklahoma State.
The Cowboys (6-0) cruised to an 86-72 blowout win over the Orange, dictating a tempo Syracuse couldn’t match. Syracuse was outscored 35-16 on fastbreak points, and the rebounding issues that haunted Jim Boeheim’s squad last year flared up Wednesday night, with Oklahoma State winning the second chance points battle decidedly, 16-5.