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SYRACUSE, N. Tom Carroll Jersey UK .Y. -- A month ago, Syracuse was unbeaten, ranked No. 1 and riding high. Now, the Orange are struggling toward the post-season having lost four of five. Trae Golden scored 16 points, including six clutch free throws in the final seconds, and Georgia Tech stunned No. 7 Syracuse 67-62 on Tuesday night, the Oranges second straight home loss to a team with a sub-.500 record. Syracuse (26-4, 13-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) started the season with 25 straight wins and spent three weeks at No. 1. "Im not happy with tonight, but Im very happy to be 26-4," coach Jim Boeheim said. "Were well ahead of predictions. We just have to regroup. "I try to look at the big picture and not snapshots. Were in good position. When you get in the (NCAA) tournament, youre going to play somebody good. You play good, you have a chance to win. You play well, seeding doesnt matter. Its as simple as that." Last season, Syracuse stumbled down the stretch of the regular season, losing four of its final five games, the last a humbling 61-39 loss at former Big East archrival Georgetown. The Orange responded by winning three straight games in the Big East tournament, losing to eventual national champion Louisville in the title game, and then went on to the Final Four. "It didnt end the way I wanted it to," said C.J. Fair, who matched his career high with 28 points in the final home game of his career. "It happened, but our seasons not over. I still have a chance to win my last game." Golden won it with some clutch free throw shooting in the final 35 seconds. "I kind of went back to when I was a kid and just knocked them in," said Golden, who was 8 of 8 from the line. "My dad used to make me nervous when I was younger. It made me think about that calm. It really helped me out." Georgia Tech (14-16, 5-12) snapped a four-game losing streak, and its previous five ACC road trips had produced two wins, an overtime loss, a three-point loss, a four-point loss and a 10-point loss. Getting healthier by the day, the Yellow Jackets, who at one point in the season had only seven scholarship players available, closes the regular season against Virginia Tech on Saturday with the conference tournament looming next week. "Big might be an understatement. Its a huge win for us," Golden said. "We beat one of the top teams in the country." The loss cost the Orange a great chance to lock up a high seed in the conference tournament. Jerami Grant, the Oranges leading rebounder, had been hobbled by back problems the past two games and watched in street clothes as freshman Tyler Roberson made his first start of the season. Grants absence was felt as only Fair and freshman Tyler Ennis, with 18 points, scored in double figures. "Not having him, hes a big part of our team," Fair said of Grant. "It could have been a different game if he was there. You never know, but its a big blow to the team." Georgia Tech had 18 assists and shot 24 of 51 from the field while committing only nine turnovers. "I thought our guys did a great job of executing the game plan in terms of taking care of the basketball, moving the basketball, getting it underneath the zone and making plays for each other," Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory said. "Weve had some tough times this year. This was a total team effort." Daniel Miller had 15 points and six blocks and Robert Carter Jr. added 12 points for Georgia Tech. Fair was 12 of 25 from the field and Ennis finished with seven assists. Trevor Cooney had only seven points and was 1 of 8 from behind the arc. After Fair cut the lead to 39-33 with a driving layup, Golden responded with a 3 from the right wing to put Georgia Tech up by nine. Two free throws by Kammeon Holsey and a jumper in the lane by Miller made it 46-34 with 13:18 to go. Fairs driving layup and a free throw by Michael Gbinije cut the deficit to single digits, but Chris Bolden beat the Syracuse press for a layup to give Georgia Tech a 52-41 lead with 8:10 to go. Fair missed a 3 but Bolden quickly missed one at the other end instead of taking time off the clock and Fair responded with a drive and shot off the glass with 2:41 left to make it 59-55. Fair was fouled on the play but failed to convert the free throw, making Syracuse a costly 7 of 16 from the line. Millers slam then beat the Orange press after a turnover by Fair, but Cooney finally came through with a 3 from the wing as Syracuse closed to 61-57 with 1:48 to play. Carter missed a free throw, but Ennis lost the ball on a drive in the lane with just over a minute remaining. Syracuse, which also lost at home to Boston College, closes the season at Florida State on Sunday. 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Is he close to firing his head coach for New Jerseys brutal start to the season? Or is Lou saving the blame for himself and giving DeBoer a pass? There is no question the Hall of Fame GM needs to take some lumps for the way this current edition of the Devils is built. While its been a blast for NHL fans watching Jaromir Jagr stay relevant, the fact that New Jerseys most important offensive player is going to be 43 years old in a few months is kind of sad and it points to a larger problem with the Devils. After all, Jagr isnt the only greybeard on New Jerseys roster, as the team is only the NHL club with an average age over 30. In a sport dominated by young stars the Devils are counting on guys like Patrik Elias (38), Bryce Salvador (38), Marek Zidlicky (37), Dainius Zubrus (36), Michael Ryder (34), Scott Gomez (34), Martin Havlat (33) and Mike Cammalleri (32) to do the heavy lifting. But an even bigger issue for the Devils is that when theyve tried to go young, the results have been less than impressive. Outside of Adam Henrique, a third-round steal for Lamoriello in 2008, the clubs draft preparation over the last several years has simply not approached his own lofty standards. Adam Larsson, a defenseman who was selected fourth overall in 2011, is the poster boy for the clubs recent poor drafts, but he is hardly alone in generating disappointment among the Devils fan base. Eric Gelinas, Jacob Josefson, Stefan Matteau and Damon Severson are all former first or second- round draft picks who have yet to show they can pull their weight for a successful NHL club. Let us not forget the 2013 draft either. That was the year Lamoriello surrendered New Jerseys first-round pick (9th overall) to land goaltender Cory Schneider from Vancouver. Schneider has found it difficult replacing a legend like Martin Brodeur as the No. 1 option between the pipes, but he is hardly the biggest problem for a team that is ranked 26th in the league with a paltry averaage of 2. Victor Moses Chelsea Jersey UK. 21 goals per game. All the poor drafts have forced New Jersey to rely on older free agents, who, lets face it, are on the downside of their careers. And all of them put together dont seem to add up to former Devils sniper Ilya Kovalchuk, who retired from the NHL after the lockout season of 2012-13 to ply his trade in the KHL. But the Devils cant use Kovalchuks decision to leave them in the lurch as an excuse any longer. New Jerseys icy reception from the home crowd at the end of its most recent loss, Wednesdays 2-0 setback against Ottawa, shows the fans arent in the mood for excuses. Some representatives of the Devils, including Elias and DeBoer, felt the team had outplayed the Senators and was unfairly booed at the Prudential Center. They were disappointed. So were we. Trust me, Elias said. But we didnt deserve that today. The effort was there. We were the better team. We understand it, but it wasnt deserved tonight. I didnt appreciate it. It may be true that New Jersey was the better club Wednesday, but the fans are right to be disgusted because results are all that matter for the Devils right now. Since the effort against the Sens didnt result in a win or even a point, its difficult to expect the fans to see it as anything other than another failure to get the job done. Better efforts, and results, are especially needed at home where the Devils have only played 12 games so far. The building otherwise known as The Rock will need to be a source of strength if the 11-16-6 club has any chance at returning to the postseason for the first time since 2012. The positive results better start coming soon or DeBoer will eventually have to take the fall for a team that is mired in its second five-game losing streak in a matter of weeks. Whether its the GMs mistakes or DeBoers faults as a coach that is plaguing the Devils, or a combination of both, something needs to be done and fast. Around the league, it seems DeBoer is still more associated with the heights of his first season with the Devils in 2012 than the depths the club has reached this season. And for that reason, Lamoriello likely knows DeBoer would be plucked by another team rather quickly if he gets fired. Then again, if scenes like Wednesdays game in Newark become the norm, he may have no choice other than sacrificing his coach to the masses. 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