The best player to take the court Thursday night at the Verizon Center also had reason to be the most distracted.
Of course this is how the full-throated, dominating version of the Big East would go out - with a bang before exploding into random pieces.
Syracuse's 2-3 zone matchup zone. Seemingly, every college basketball fan knows this is Jim Boeheim's defense of choice, though they might know why.
Because Syracuse righted its regular season wrongs just in time for the postseason, Jim Boeheim once again has a team in the NCAA Tournament contending mix.