Panthers’ game plan crumbles in loss to Syracuse

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John Gillon had 20 pounds and 11 assists Saturday against Pitt. -- GETTY

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Jamel Artis thought Pitt had the blueprint to pick apart Syracuse's 2-3 zone defense, but it was quickly torn to pieces in a 77-66 loss to the Orange Saturday at the Carrier Dome.

"We didn't expect that," Artis said in disbelief.