Two hours before tipoff Monday night, the student section inside Comcast Center was already mostly filled as everyone listened to instructions for another flash mob. They had done something similar last season against Duke, but because the Blue Devils weren’t coming to College Park for the final ACC season, Syracuse would have to suffice as a stand-in.

It turned out pretty well. Probably not 8-million-views-well, like the Duke video got on YouTube, but it opened with “Space Jam” — can’t go wrong there — contained some “Watch the Throne,” included the same slow wave set to “Sandstorm” as last February. There was significantly less Harlem Shaking, though.