After a disappointing non-conference schedule by Syracuse's standards, the Orange are knocking on the door to first place in the ACC. A win over Boston College on Saturday has Syracuse sitting at 8-2 in conference. The road gets rough to close out the regular season. Jim Boeheim and company will face four top-15 teams in the final six games.

Four non-conference losses are incredibly rare in the Boeheim era and the Orange, in fact, have never reached the NCAA tournament the same year they've lost that many games prior to Big East/ACC play. They're back on track now with more opportunities ahead.

College basketball analyst Dan Bonner joined Big Board Sports to break down the Cuse and the college hoops landscape including whether or not he thinks Duke is a sure-thing in March.