NCAAB Game Recap - Miami (FL) at Syracuse
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:00 PM EST

Gonz
98
SCla
39
F
MSU
82
Iowa
67
F
NCSU
77
Lou
84
F
Oakl
71
IUPUI
73
F
Tuls
64
Cin
88
F
GWebb
88
Winth
97
F
NE
72
Tows
75
F
Mem
76
Temp
85
F
W&M
88
UNCW
93
F
UtVal
75
UMKC
67
F
Hof
85
JMU
68
F
KennSt
71
N AL
76
F
Samf
106
Woff
107
F(OT)
NJIT
82
Stetsn
59
F
Citad
60
UNCG
83
F
TexAr
72
GaSo
67
F
Chat
58
Furm
73
F
Elon
53
Charl
72
F
Monm
66
Canis
80
F
Presb
73
Campbl
77
F
CenCT
60
Bry
63
F
WIGB
65
NoKY
87
F
HiPt
51
Longw
55
F
USC-Up
70
Hamp
88
F
WIMil
54
WriSt
56
F
Wagn
83
StFPA
79
F
SacHr
64
RobM
72
F
ChaSo
78
Radf
86
F
Jacksn
86
NFla
81
F
LongI
72
MtStM
74
F
TxSt
81
GASt
68
F
Sien
57
Fairf
48
F
StFNY
58
FaDi
60
F
FlGlf
81
Lipsco
89
F
VMI
68
Mercer
88
F
CoCar
72
ArkLR
71
F
NebOm
85
IPFW
79
F(OT)
JacSt
70
E KY
88
F
TNTec
61
MorSt
67
F
Troy
69
ULMo
75
F
UAB
52
N TX
49
F
NDSt
69
SDSt
87
F
Charl
43
TexSA
88
F
Mia-FL
53
Syr
73
F
SthAL
84
ULLa
88
F
MidTN
68
Rice
79
F
Detr
67
IL-C
79
F
App
81
ArkSt
82
F(OT)
W Ky
66
SoMis
63
F
Seatt
75
ChiSt
47
F
E IL
66
TN-M
64
F
Ariz
57
USC
80
F
Utah
70
Stan
66
F
Wash
61
Oreg
56
F
OlDom
50
UTEP
48
F
S UT
68
N CO
79
F
Web
93
MTSt
84
F
IdaSt
69
Mont
80
F
Belm
79
Murr
66
F
Marsh
80
LaTec
89
F(OT)
TNSt
74
APSU
89
F
SIU-E
87
SEMO
86
F(3OT)
UCSB
60
CS-Ful
81
F
CSBak
88
CBap
84
F
Portl
61
USF
83
F
LoyMa
58
USD
71
F
E WA
65
PorSt
78
F
Ida
48
Sac
69
F
AzSt
84
UCLA
73
F
WaSt
77
OrSt
90
F
Colora
68
Cal
59
F
StMar
66
BYU
71
F

Jan 24, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Miami (FL) (9-9)

29

24

53

Syracuse (14-5)

32

41

73

Syracuse routs Miami with a barrage of 3s
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:43 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Miami's strategy seemed sound. Force Syracuse, the seventh-best 3-point shooting team in the Atlantic Coast Conference at 34 percent entering the game, to shoot from beyond the arc.

The formula worked great early on. The Orange missed their first five shots of the game - all from long range - and the Hurricanes took an early 17-11 lead.

But Syracuse (14-5, 5-1 ACC) connected on a season-high 14 of their next 25 3s, one shy of the school record, en route to a 73-53 rout of the Hurricanes (9-9, 1-5). Miami employed a man-to-man defense to try and disrupt the Orange but nothing worked after Syracuse got untracked.

"They were shooting the 3s so well we decided to go man-to-man," said Miami coach Jim Larranaga. "When someone is shooting the 3 and shooting it well you tend to think, OK, you're down seven or eight points. Maybe we can guard them better in the man and they just exploded."

"They missed their first few and then they went crazy," Larranaga added.

"They hit their 3s and we couldn't do anything about it," Miami center Ebuka Izundu said.

Elijah Hughes tied a career-high with 22 points to lead the Orange, who has won seven of their last eight and three in a row. Miami has lost five of six.

Hughes was 6-of-9 shooting from long range and also blocked three shots. Buddy Boeheim added 12 points for the Orange, including 3-of-6 from 3. Frank Howard also hit 3-of-6 from beyond the arc. Tyus Battle had all of his 10 points in the second half and a career-best nine assists. Paschal Chukwu had five blocks.

On the defensive end, Syracuse held Miami to its lowest scoring output of the season on 33.9 percent shooting and just 8 of 29 from 3.

Miami held a 22-20 lead when Boeheim came off the bench to hit three 3s and spark an 11-2 run.

"Watching the first couple of minutes, my eyes lit up seeing that zone and knowing the open opportunities I'd have when I got in," Boeheim said. "Once I got in, my teammates were finding me, gave me open looks and I was able to knock down a couple and it was a good momentum switch going into the second half."

"Coach Boeheim's son was the player of the game," Larranaga said.

The Orange held a slim 32-29 lead at the break but outscored the Hurricanes 41-24 in the second half. Syracuse had a 42-39 margin with 15 minutes to go and went on a 19-5 run to take control.

It was the third straight game the Orange have had double-digit 3s. The Orange shot 49 percent from the field.

"If the (opposing) team's going to play zone, you have to make some shots," Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. "It's as simple as that."

Dejan Vasiljevic led Miami with 11 points, the lone Hurricane to score in double digits.

"It's a good win. Our defense was really good in the second half," Jim Boeheim said. (Chris) Lykes can get by people and we did a pretty good job of keeping him in front. Vasiljevic has always made shots against us but for the most part we did a good job on him."

Now the heavy lifting begins for Syracuse, who embark on a three-game road trip starting Saturday against No. 10 Virginia Tech.

"Virginia Tech on the road is going to be a good one," Hughes said. "You just have to prepare and stay locked in."

ALL TEED UP

Miami coach Jim Larranaga was assessed a technical in the second half for protesting what appeared to be a goaltend by Paschal Chukwu. Tyus Battle hit both free throws.

THE DEFENSE RESTS

Syracuse held Miami guard Chris Lykes to eight points, 10 below his season average, on just 4-of-15 shooting.

BOUNCING BACK

Elijah Hughes bounced back from a subpar performance against Pitt on Saturday. In addition to his 22 points, Hughes registered three assists, three steals and three terrific blocks.

BIG PICTURE

Miami: The undermanned Hurricanes, who dress just seven scholarship players, are on the brink of a season going out of control with upcoming games against Florida State, Virginia Tech and Virginia.

Syracuse: The Orange are hitting their stride on offense. Point guard Frank Howard is rounding into form and Buddy Boeheim is providing a spark off the bench.

UP NEXT:

Miami hosts in-state rival Florida State on Sunday.

The Orange heads south for a matchup Saturday against No. 10 Virginia Tech.

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Leaders

Miami (FL) PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Waardenburg 0 0 1 3 0 0
D. Vasiljevic 11 0 1 8 0 0
Syracuse PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Carey 0 0 0 0 0 1
R. Braswell 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Mia-FL Syr
Points For 53 73
Field Goals 20/59-34% 26/53-49%
Three Pointers 8/29-28% 14/30-47%
Free Throws 5/6-83% 7/8-88%
Offensive Rebounds 15 4
Defensive Rebounds 24 24
Rebounds 46 29
Blocks 1 11
Steals 4 7
Turnovers 13 6
Personal Fouls 7 8
Technical Fouls 1 0
Ejections 0 0

2018-2019 Regular Season - Syr Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Thu Jan 24 Mia-FL 53 @ Syr 73 W. Herenton 3 B. Sidibe 2

Game Information

Stadium: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
Attendance: 21,058
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