Forward Darius Bazley drops commitment he made last year to play for the Orange.
The redshirt-freshman played in 35 games.
The Orange had chances to continue its improbable NCAA run, but couldn’t push past its ACC rival.
Syracuse’s defense is the difference in 55-53 upset over Michigan State.
Miranda Drummond’s seven 3-pointers weren’t enough for the Orange.
Syracuse kept its cool from the line down the stretch making six straight free throws.
Syracuse men’s basketball wins ACC Tournament opener versus Wake Forest on Tuesday.
Syracuse mens’s basketball loses 60-44 to Duke on February 24.
Syracuse women’s basketball beats Boston College 69-63 in final game of regular season.