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BC upsets undefeated Syracuse ... did that just happen?

Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff  February 20, 2014 09:01 AM

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If you live anywhere in the Northeast, there's a good chance you're surrounded by cranky Syracuse fans this morning. And as anyone who didn't go to the school knows, the only thing worse than cranky Syracuse fans is happy Syracuse fans.

Boston College alumni, however, are riding high after BC's shocking 62-59 win over the previously unbeaten and No. 1 Orange, at the Carrier Dome no less. Boston College (7-19, 3-10 Atlantic Coast Conference) had lost five straight. The 'Cuse had been pulling wins out of their you-know-whats, but it was hard to argue with their record. BC took a little shot at their rival with the following tweet Thursday morning:

Around the 'ole 'Net, reaction was expectedly jubilant on the BC side. In particular, several pointed out the poignancy of the win in the wake of the death of longtime basketball media contact Dick Kelley.

Kelley's funeral was Tuesday and the Eagles, who often visited his apartment, were wearing ‘‘DK’’ patches on their uniforms.

In general, Syracuse fans seemed resigned to their team losing a game at some point. But to Boston College?? ESPN Fantasy writer Matthew Barry said the team might have been looking ahead to Saturday's matchup with Duke.

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