Playing without Fab Melo, SU had little presence inside and it resulted in a big deficit early and the Orange was never able to get within striking distance.
On Monday, the new polls came out - and Syracuse was not atop both for the first time in seven weeks. Not only did it slip, but it fell further in the Coaches' Poll.
Atop each was Kentucky, followed by Missouri. SU held the No. 3 spot in the Associated Press Poll, but slipped to No. 4 in the ESPN/Coaches Poll behind No. 3 Ohio State. Kansas was fifth in both polls.