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Syracuse had to score to beat Virginia. It didn't quite happen in the first half. But it definitely did in the second. Over and over. Syracuse earned a nice win in front of one of the biggest crowds of the year. And Syracuse couldn't really celebrate it. But the crowd knew. Syracuse earned a win over #9 Virginia 66 to 62.
  • Tyus Battle tied Andrew White for the most points for Syracuse on the day. Each earned 23. But Battle really had a coming out game. He just made great play after great play. White also made bucket after bucket.
  • Tyler Lydon only had six points and three blocks, but he was the big reason Virginia had trouble scoring inside as he continued to play great defense at the five spot.
  • John Gillon played really well, and the shot he made in the lane was really spectacular to help seal the win for Syracuse.
  • Syracuse shot 73.7% from the floor in the second half. That is unheard of, especially against the best defensive team in the nation.
  • Virginia only got to the free throw line five times.
  • Syracuse was sunk by their shooting in the first half. They finished 7-18 from 3. But it was because they were 9-23 and 3-12 shooting respectively in the first half that were the problems. At the half, Jim Boeheim masterfully went to driving the ball and spreading Virginia out. It also helped that Virginia turned the ball over which lead to some easy baskets for Syracuse as well.
Syracuse earned another solid victory, but the season isn't over. Syracuse still has some work to do. However, it's good to see that again Syracuse was able to defend its home court against another top ten team.

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