Michael Carter-Williams Assesses Orange

The Orange have struggled down the stretch, making the play of their point guard even more crucial looking ahead to the Big East Conference and NCAA Tournaments. He talks with CuseNation.com inside.

Leadership is the key word for the Syracuse Orange moving forward in the postseason, both in the Big East Tournament and the NCAA Tournament. Though it cannot merely fall on the shoulders of one person, sophomore guard Michael Carter-Williams being a vocal and visual leader is imperative for Syracuse to work toward changing their stagnant atmosphere.

With little positive coming from a 39-point performance in 40 minutes of play by the Orange, Carter-Williams went 8-for-13, making a little more than 61% of his attempts from the field.

The remaining six players that attempted shots from the field for Syracuse combined to go 7-for-34, connecting on just under 21% of their tries, more than 40% below Carter-Williams' output.

But on the defensive end, Carter-Williams and the Orange failed to disrupt Georgetown's shooters, especially their guards, freshman D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera and junior Markel Starks, who together accounted for more than half of the Hoyas' total points (34 of 61).

Carter-Williams offers where the team needs to be better, what needs to be done in practice, and the confidence he continues to have in himself all HERE


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