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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Freshman point guard Tyler Ennis of top-ranked Syracuse is basking in some praise after his winning shot Wednesday against Pittsburgh.
Vice President Joe Biden called Ennis on Thursday to congratulate him on his "amazing 35-foot buzzer-beater" that kept the Orange unbeaten. The vice president's office tweeted a photograph of Biden at his desk while on the phone with Ennis.
Biden received his law degree from Syracuse.
Ennis took an inbounds pass with 4.4 seconds left at Pitt, dribbled across midcourt and split two defenders before launching a high shot that swished as time expired. It gave Syracuse a 58-56 victory, a school-record 24th win in a row.
The VP called @tdot_ennis today to congratulate him on his amazing 35ft buzzer beater to keep @syrbasketball unbeaten pic.twitter.com/7XVzYXjDMi- Office of VP Biden (@VP) February 13, 2014