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Ennis’ Last-Second Heave Earns Him A Call From SU Alum Joe Biden

Vice President Reaches Out To Syracuse Point Guard Following Wild Win Over Pitt
Tyler Ennis celebrates with Rakeem Christmas of the Syracuse Orange after defeating the Pittsburgh Panthers with a game-winning three at the buzzer on February 12, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Tyler Ennis celebrates with Rakeem Christmas of the Syracuse Orange after defeating the Pittsburgh Panthers with a game-winning three at the buzzer on February 12, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Freshman point guard Tyler Ennis of top-ranked Syracuse is basking in some praise after his game-winning shot against Pittsburgh.

Vice President Joe Biden called Ennis on Thursday to congratulate him on his “amazing 35-foot buzzer beater” that kept the Orange unbeaten. The vice president’s office tweeted a photograph of Biden at his desk while on the phone with Ennis. Biden received his law degree from Syracuse University.

Ennis took an inbounds pass with 4.4 seconds left on Wednesday night, dribbled into Pittsburgh territory and split two defenders before launching a high, arcing shot that swished as time expired. It gave Syracuse a 58-56 victory, a school-record 24th win in a row.

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