NCAAB Game Recap - Syracuse at Georgia Tech
Sat Dec 7, 2019 12:00 PM EST

Colora
58
Kansas
72
F
Ill
58
MD
59
F
PSU
74
OhSt
106
F
FaDi
52
KY
83
F
Ariz
58
Baylor
63
F
HI
64
Oreg
89
F
Mem
65
UAB
57
F
Vill
78
StJos
66
F
Fla
62
Butl
76
F
Fres
70
UtSt
77
F(OT)
NJIT
65
UCF
78
F
Syr
97
GaTec
63
F
WVU
68
StJon
70
F
StFNY
63
UMassL
94
F
FlInt
84
KennSt
81
F
Stetsn
61
VMI
88
F
StFPA
63
UMBC
60
F
UMass
55
Harv
89
F
E MI
55
Detr
51
F
CarBi
40
Citad
108
F
Lafy
62
Corn
59
F
Maine
66
CenCT
64
F
IUPUI
54
Ball
102
F
LongI
85
Army
72
F
NCAT
52
Brad
83
F
Presb
68
SCSt
80
F
BC
73
ND
72
F
MiaO
87
Evans
101
F
Nev
100
AF
85
F
CSBak
67
Miss
83
F
(N/A)
59
LoyIL
90
F
Boston
79
Bingha
84
F(OT)
IndSt
84
WriSt
77
F(OT)
YSU
64
W MI
66
F
NCSU
91
Wake
82
F
Charl
76
UNCW
57
F
Longw
65
Morg
73
F
Manh
54
Ford
53
F(OT)
LaSal
71
Drex
63
F
Nebras
76
Crei
95
F
Hof
45
StBon
73
F
NMSt
54
WaSt
63
F
UNLV
50
BYU
83
F
ArkSt
66
Tuls
63
F
UCSB
72
TexAr
68
F
SIU
69
SoMis
72
F
Rice
60
Lamar
73
F
(N/A)
47
TXSo
85
F
LoyMD
64
MtStM
48
F
Del
56
GrgWas
66
F
NM
79
Wyo
65
F
UtVal
72
S UT
73
F
UNCA
77
WCU
78
F
UNCG
60
Radf
58
F
David
70
NE
63
F
Oakl
65
BGSU
68
F
IPFW
49
IL-C
62
F
WIGB
80
E IL
93
F
GASt
73
Mercer
61
F
(N/A)
53
TXAMC
81
F
Ind
64
Wisc
84
F
Cal
52
SCla
71
F
CenAR
67
Utah
98
F
JacSt
62
AlaAM
67
F(OT)
TexSA
77
TxSt
71
F
NFla
83
APSU
90
F
Cin
66
Xav
73
F
UNH
67
Quin
75
F
NCC
53
ChaSo
58
F
BethC
60
Jacksn
82
F
SEMO
73
Drake
78
F
ArkLR
53
N TX
76
F
Norf
53
Hamp
64
F
RobM
64
FlGlf
59
F
GWebb
77
Woff
81
F
Tows
38
Vermt
55
F
Pacif
65
LongB
46
F
MorSt
50
IlSt
61
F
CoCar
92
Winth
88
F
Brown
63
Stony
79
F
Maris
51
Navy
53
F(OT)
Yale
78
Leh
65
F
Clev
59
Kent
81
F
Amer
53
GMas
68
F
Albany
64
Buck
65
F
Ark
79
W Ky
86
F(OT)
Mizzu
64
Temp
54
F
NIU
57
UCDav
66
F
(N/A)
65
InWor
101
F
ETSU
68
NDSt
78
F
Samf
113
HBU
90
F
(N/A)
34
AbCh
102
F
OlDom
57
VACom
69
F
MidTN
52
Murr
85
F
Sac
62
CS-Ful
59
F
(N/A)
46
Web
86
F
ArkPB
50
UTEP
59
F
ColSt
64
Bois
75
F
Marq
73
KansSt
65
F
ULLa
65
AzSt
77
F
GTown
91
SMU
74
F
Gram
67
LoyMa
83
F
Sien
66
CAPoly
70
F
Portl
71
Seatt
73
F
HolyC
51
USD
68
F
CBap
68
UCIrv
60
F

Dec 7, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Syracuse (5-4)

48

49

97

Georgia Tech (4-3)

28

35

63

Hughes scores career-high 33 in 97-63 Syracuse win
Sat Dec 7, 2019 5:41 PM

ATLANTA (AP) Elijah Hughes was cooking early, Buddy Boeheim got hot late, and Syracuse shut down the ACC’s leading scorer all the way Saturday in a 97-63 victory at Georgia Tech that snapped a three-game losing streak for the Orange.

Hughes scored 26 of his career-high 33 points in the first half, Boeheim added 20 of his career-high 26 in the second half, and Syracuse (5-4, 1-1 ACC) had absolutely no problem with Tech’s unusual 1-3-1 zone defense while also limiting Tech sophomore guard Michael Devoe to seven points on 2-of-12 shooting. He entered the game leading the conference with a 23.8-point scoring average.

The 34-point loss is Georgia Tech’s largest at home since losing 85-48 to No. 2 Virginia on Jan. 17, 1981.

Syracuse got off to a fast start when, after Tech’s Moses Wright scored the game’s first points on a stick-back, the Orange went on a 23-5 run that included made 3-point shots on four on five possessions. Hughes made three and Boeheim another for a 23-7 lead with 13:53 left in the half. Tech never pulled closer than 14 points.

“That was pretty good. He just got in the zone,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said of Hughes, a fourth-year forward. “He’s had days like that in practice. He hasn’t really had a game like that this year. I thought he was going to keep making them all.”

Hughes did miss some shots; he finished 10-of-15, including 6-of-11 on 3-pointers and all seven of his free throw attempts.

The Orange bullied Tech (4-3, 1-1) from start to finish, going to the free throw line for 30 shots and making 25. They won the battle of the boards 40-30, and also made 14-of-33 3-point shots -- six each by Hughes and Boeheim. Tech made just 7-of-18 free throws and was consistently outhustled.

Syracuse also put the clamps on Devoe. He missed his first six shots before finally connecting for his first field goal with 16:49 left in the game. That pulled Georgia Tech to within 56-32.

The Jackets never threatened Syracuse as point guard Jose Alvarado missed his fourth consecutive game with a sprained ankle, and only Wright produced consistently for the Jackets as he scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Center James Banks III entered the game leading the ACC in blocked shots (4.67), fourth in rebounding (9.33) and averaging 11.8 points. On Saturday, he scored eight points, pulled just three rebounds and did not block a shot. Two of his six shots were blocked.

“We needed Moses to have about 25 and 15 .., ” said Tech head coach Josh Pastner. “Until we get our full complement, guys are really going to play to take Michael Devoe out. And due to some lack of shooting on the perimeter, we need to dominate (inside) ... but today was the first game we did not dominate the red zone.”

Syracuse led 48-28 at halftime with Hughes making 7-of-11 shots, including 5-of-9 3-pointers, and all seven of his free throws.

Buddy Boeheim scored the first eight points of the second half, including back-to-back 3-pointers, and the Orange ran away to leads as big as 37 points twice. Syracuse shot 60% in the second half (15 of 25).

“We haven’t been good in our losses. We’ve played against teams that are really good, physical, tough man-to-man teams ..,” coach Boeheim said. “We really overloaded and got some good shots against their zone early.”

And late.

BIG PICTURE

Syracuse: If this version of the Orange shows up over the rest of the ACC season, Syracuse may be an NCAA tournament team. Syracuse was especially efficient on offense, and looked nothing like the team that lost consecutive games by double digits to Oklahoma State, Penn State and Iowa before playing Georgia Tech. Other than their 17 turnovers, the Orange scored on 69.4 percent of their possessions (41-of-59). “When we shoot the ball well, we’re tough to stop,” Jim Boeheim said.

Georgia Tech: It’s a good thing the Yellow Jackets don’t play another conference game until Dec. 31 at Florida State because that is when Alvarado is expected to return. Without him, Tech struggles to move the ball effectively, and his energy is sorely missed at both ends of the court. “He is our best guy against the zone because of his feel against the zone and being able to get the ball to the middle,” Pastner said.

TOUGH, TESTY TIMES AT TECH

Georgia Tech typically does not play games while final exams are going on at the school, but with the ACC’s expansion to a 20-game league schedule, the conference scheduled this game. Finals began Thursday and continue through mid-week. “We all were just low on energy. I don’t know what it was, but we’re going to bounce back most definitely,” Wright said. “Like I said, no excuses for the way we played.”

UP NEXT

Syracuse: Will play at Georgetown next Saturday.

Georgia Tech: Will play at Kentucky next Saturday.

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Leaders

Syracuse PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Paul 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Braswell 0 0 0 2 1 0
Georgia Tech PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Wright 17 0 1 9 2 1
B. Parham 11 0 3 1 1 0

Team Comparison

Syr GaTec
Points For 97 63
Field Goals 29/57-51% 24/63-38%
Three Pointers 14/33-42% 8/23-35%
Free Throws 25/30-83% 7/18-39%
Offensive Rebounds 10 13
Defensive Rebounds 30 17
Rebounds 45 37
Blocks 6 2
Steals 14 8
Turnovers 17 19
Personal Fouls 19 20
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Syr Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 7 Syr 97 @ GaTec 63 H. Washington 2 S. Phillips 3

Game Information

Stadium: McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 5,743
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