MCW Recalls Bittersweet Win Over Indiana

Former Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams dealt with family tragedy while leading the Orange.

In an article on The Players' Tribune website, former Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams recalled the Orange's win over Indiana in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The win was in the Sweet-16 and vaulted Syracuse towards the Final Four after defeating Marquette in the Elite 8.

What many forget is that Carter-Williams was not only dealing with difficult basketball opponents on the court at the time, but a family tragedy off of it. During round of 32 win over California, his house burnt down and all of his basketball memorabilia along with it.

"It’s crazy because if my brothers were in bed like they normally would have been instead of staying up so late to watch my game on west coast time, they could have been killed," Carter-Williams said in the article. "The roof collapsed right in on all of the bedrooms. Miraculously, everyone was awake watching the game at the time."

From there, he relieves one of Syracuse's biggest wins in recent memory. From the early domination to one of his best performances in an Orange uniform to the escape it provided his family, Carter-Williams breaks it all down in his own words. Check it out in the link below.

THE ESCAPE: TALE OF MADNESS by Michael Carter-Williams

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