Syracuse lost this game because of Hightower, plain and simple. The Orange were down by 3 with 28 seconds left, had the ball with a driving layup and was fouled. What would you call it when an Orange player clearly establishes his position in the paint, was trying to make the shot and a Cardinal player flies across the lane and nearly tackles him?
Ref Ed called it a jump ball with possession going to Louisville.
And then you get Louisville 73 - Syracuse 69. Nice.