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Upset-proofing the 'Cuse

Can't hit free throws. Can't board. The Orange have heard it all.

Updated: August 13, 2012, 8:21 PM ET
By Jordan Brenner | ESPN The Magazine

THE RAC WAS ROCKING. Despite a sub-.500 record and no one taller than 6'8" in its freshman-heavy lineup, Rutgers trailed No. 2 Syracuse at home by just a bucket with three minutes remaining. The Scarlet Knights had the look of a mid-major, yet the Orange -- with their loaded roster, famous coach and one-loss record -- couldn't break free.

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