The Orange won and the Blue Devils lost. But 15 years from now, when folks are talking about this Saturday night at the Carrier Dome, the outcome will be less important than the 45 minutes of fun basketball a record crowd enjoyed.
Syracuse lost four of its top players a year ago and still went to the Final Four this past season. That would have been difficult to duplicate next year, but Jim Boeheim will only lose three after C.J. Fair decided to come back to school.