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WATCH: Controversial Calls Save Syracuse [VIDEO]

Dan Watson |
March 15, 2012 | 4:19 p.m. PDT


No. 1 Syracuse survived a scare on Thursday, avoiding becoming the first-ever No. 1 to get knocked out of the NCAA Tournament by a No. 16 seed in the first (second) round. 

But not before a little controversy. 

UNC Asheville trailed by only three points with about 35 seconds left before Syracuse inbounded the ball. Video replays indicate that the inbounded ball clearly went off a Syracuse player, but instead the possession remained with the Orange. 

Take a look and judge for yourself below:




A second controversial call also has UNC-Asheville fans upset. This one came about one minute before the out-of-bounds call, and was a rare lane-violation against UNC Asheville.



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