Three thoughts on SU's loss to Marquette

The Orange dropped its second straight game, losing to Marquette, 74-71

Syracuse's best player is CJ Fair

Not Michael Carter-Williams, Brandon Triche or James Southerland. CJ Fair. His 20 points against Marquette was the 12th time this season he has had 15 or more points. He has nine double-doubles on the season, including five in conference play.

The minor back injury Brandon Triche suffered isn't that minor

His game has clearly suffered, as evidenced by his third sub-10 point game in the last seven. Triche still leads the team in points-per-game, but his field goal percentage is at 38.3-percent in the last 5 games, while it usually around 42-percent,

The Orange need DaJuan Coleman back

Even if just for another big body to grab rebounds. They've been out-rebounded in all of their losses (with the exception of Georgetown, where they had 32 vs the Hoyas 30) since Coleman got hurt. Baye Moussa Kieta has been the one bright spot for a Syracuse big man corp that has seen the disappearance of Jerami Grant and Rakeem Christmas. 


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