School basketball: Syracuse’s scoring evaporates late as Virginia Tech prevails | School Sports activities


The Syracuse College offense disappeared down the stretch earlier than falling to Virginia Tech in a battle of groups that shared the longest lively win streak in Atlantic Coast Convention males’s basketball.

Justyn Mutts recorded the second triple-double in staff historical past to elevate the Hokies to the 71-59 victory over the Orange in entrance of 8,925 followers Saturday night time at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va.

Buddy Boeheim scored a game-high 21 factors to steer SU however a six-minute scoreless drought that ended with 50 seconds left was an excessive amount of to beat.

Syracuse (13-12 total, 7-7 ACC) had its four-game win streak snapped and is off this week earlier than internet hosting Boston School at midday subsequent Saturday to start a grueling stretch run.

Buddy Boeheim scored on a excessive arcing shot off the dribble to tie the sport at 54 apiece with six minutes and 55 seconds left.

Virginia Tech then reeled off a 13-0 run and saved Syracuse off the board till Boeheim hit a 3-pointer with 50 seconds left to chop the deficit to 67-57.

Mutts completed with 12 factors, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds, whereas Keve Aluma scored a team-best 20 factors within the fifth straight win for the Hokies (15-7, 7-7).

Syracuse level guard Joe Girard III scored 16 factors, together with a 4-for-7 mark from behind the arc, and the junior from Glens Falls surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his profession.

He performed 37 minutes in his first profession begin rather than Jesse Edwards, who was dominated out for the season Thursday on account of a left wrist fracture. Syracuse had began the identical lineup for all prior 24 video games.

“It’s basketball, simply exit and play,” Anselem stated afterward in a video on the SU Athletics website online. “I’ve thought of it, however you don’t need to get in a state of affairs the place you’re like: ‘Oh, Jesse’s out.’ I don’t need to go on the market and make a mistake the place you’re simply being in your head.”

Cole Swider provided 10 rebounds to go together with eight factors, lacking all 5 of his makes an attempt from deep whereas ending 4-for-13 total for SU. Jimmy Boeheim went 2-for-9 and scored six on a pair of 3-pointers.

Each groups entered having gained 4 straight video games as the highest 3-point taking pictures squads within the ACC. They every tried 27 from deep and SU made 10 whereas Virginia Tech hit eight.

The Hokies held a 10-point edge in factors within the paint and a 16-point benefit on free throws, the place SU went simply 1-for-4.

The Orange will take the midweek bye then gear up for a stretch of 5 video games in 10 days beginning subsequent Saturday in its second conflict with the Eagles. Syracuse beat host Boston School, 73-64, on Feb. 8.

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