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NC State battled against Syracuse without Devon Daniels or D.J. Funderburk, but came up short by a final of 76-73 in the Carrier Dome. Miles and Cory take a look back on what led to the loss, along with the huge performances by Jericole Hellems and Manny Bates.

What happened to the Pack's offense in the second half? Despite the loss, how good of a showing was this for Hellems and Bates as leaders on both ends? What needs to happen with the Pack's guard play? Can the Pack recover from an awful January?