The Tic-Tac-Toe You Don't Want

The Tic-Tac-Toe You Don't Want

After winning 38-straight games inside the Carrier Dome, the Orange have now dropped two in a row on their own doorstep. More inside.

The Syracuse Orange formally held the longest active NCAA Division I men's basketball streak of consecutive home wins at 38, dating back to the end of the 2010-11 season.

Now, they are the owners of two straight losses, as a result of their defeat coming at the hands of the Louisville Cardinals on the heels of their last home loss to the Georgetown Hoyas.

Louisville took the lead early when junior guard Russ Smith connected on long range on the Cardinals' first possession. He would end perched atop all Cardinals with 18 points on 5-for-11 shooting.

From there, the lead would change hands 12 times, but it would end in the palms of Louisville. Junior guard/forward Luke Hancock's three with 53 seconds to go gave the Cardinals the advantage for good.

After starting out 6-0 in the Big East Conference, Syracuse has since gone 4-6, falling to 10-6 in the conference and 22-7 overall, while Louisville improves to 12-4 in the Big East and 24-5 overall, with this being their fifth-straight victory.

Orange junior forward C.J. Fair led all scorers with 19, making nine of his 20 attempts in the 58-53 loss.

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