The 2013-2014 version of the Syracuse Orange was not supposed to be a #1 team. Nobody thought that. To be sure, some Syracuse fans naively bemoan AP voters and bracketology projections. But those are the same kids (either in age or maturity) that tempt karma by trolling other programs. Anyone who has been around a while could sense that this team was “capable of winning a Final Four,” but only because the rest of college basketball was not that good. This team was not ready, compared to prior iterations, and never was. The offense never gelled. Why? A dearth of assists.