A tight-lipped Jim Boeheim would not elaborate on the suspension of center Fab Melo, but insisted that neither he nor his players were disappointed in their sophomore big man.
Syracuse has faced considerable controversy and distractions this season and has brushed all of it aside. Fab Melo's absence, coming at the worst possible time, is one the Orange cannot ignore.
In every way imaginable, Fab Melo's first season at Syracuse was a nightmare. Then a funny thing happened on the way to bust status. Melo, anointed too much and too early, started to get it.