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.
Syracuse lost Fab Melo a year ago due to academics. Now the Orange will be without senior shooter James Southerland due to an academic issue, sources told CBSSports.com. Southerland is out indefinitely and missed Saturday's game against Villanova.
Louisville finally got past John Calipari and Kentucky, and DePaul saw its seven-game win streak snapped. Hours after UConn coach Kevin Ollie signed a five-year extension, the Huskies defeated Washington. Syracuse rebounded from its first loss of the season with a convincing win over Alcorn State.