Syracuse Makes Joyful Noise in Upset

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As the No. 1-ranked Louisville Cardinals and 6th-ranked Syracuse Orange went back and forth, slugging it out like a pair of heavyweights for most of their game on Saturday, the atmosphere at the KFC Yum! Center felt more like a Final Four than a mid-January regular-season game.

And then, in the words of Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams, it got even more ridiculous.

After Louisville scored four straight points to tie the game at 66 with 2 minutes and 19 seconds left, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim called timeout. He needn’t have bothered.

“We couldn’t hear Coach talking to us in the huddle,’’ Carter-Williams said. “The atmosphere was ridiculous. The crowd was so loud we couldn’t even hear each other speak. It was...

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