NCAAB Game Recap - Syracuse at Virginia Tech
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:00 PM EST

BYU
69
Gonz
92
F
Baylor
75
OkSt
68
F
Lou
79
Duke
73
F
Aub
47
Fla
69
F
Butl
66
DeP
79
F
Kansas
66
Tex
57
F
Nev
55
SDSU
68
F
Oreg
64
Wash
61
F(OT)
FlaSt
83
Mia-FL
79
F(OT)
KY
73
Ark
66
F
WVU
68
KansSt
84
F
UConn
55
Vill
61
F
Hou
65
WichSt
54
F
Purd
50
MD
57
F
Seton
82
StJon
79
F
Colora
54
Ariz
75
F
OhSt
76
PSU
90
F
IaSt
52
TxTch
72
F
NW
71
Ill
75
F
Prov
74
Crei
78
F
UMBC
60
UNH
65
F
IL-C
75
IUPUI
66
F
Syr
71
VaTec
69
F
UNC
52
Pitt
66
F
LaSal
63
URI
66
F
Detr
80
WIGB
83
F
SCar
81
TexAM
67
F
Oral
92
IPFW
68
F
Citad
79
VMI
88
F
MiaO
62
Ball
71
F
LoyMD
80
Army
81
F
Tuls
67
Tul
54
F
TCU
63
Okla
83
F
Clem
54
NCSU
60
F
Marq
84
GTown
80
F
MOSt
68
Evans
58
F
ChaSo
79
HiPt
60
F
Hartfo
57
Vermt
74
F
StBon
63
VACom
91
F
JMU
61
Tows
69
F
StJos
87
Penn
81
F
Hamp
88
UNCA
86
F
Dart
62
Harv
67
F
Ohio
60
E MI
58
F
W&M
57
Drex
84
F
Elon
78
Del
79
F
Boston
70
Colg
79
F
ArkSt
80
CoCar
75
F
Buff
86
CenMI
67
F
Longw
58
Campbl
68
F
Toled
99
Akr
89
F
Rich
97
GMas
87
F
Mercer
90
Samf
75
F
Sac
49
S UT
74
F
NebOm
76
Denv
91
F
GASt
65
Troy
75
F
Rice
68
SoMis
81
F
TexAr
78
ULMo
58
F
Mizzu
74
Alab
88
F
OrSt
76
WaSt
89
F
LoyMa
53
USF
61
F
StMar
78
Pepp
69
F
TexPA
70
UtVal
72
F
NoAZ
64
N CO
58
F
ColSt
78
AF
65
F
UTEP
70
TexSA
86
F
GaSo
68
SthAL
74
F
LongI
74
Bry
60
F
KennSt
48
NJIT
66
F
StFNY
69
Wagn
64
F
(N/A)
53
RobM
49
F
Lafy
66
Navy
68
F
CenCT
52
MtStM
79
F
UAB
68
FlAtl
65
F
Hof
67
Charl
69
F
NIU
64
BGSU
66
F
HolyC
69
Amer
81
F
NCAT
75
Copp
79
F
CenAR
72
Nich
79
F
How
58
Morg
68
F
NCC
86
BethC
59
F
TNTec
59
E IL
84
F
GrgWas
75
UMass
51
F
ArkLR
73
App
57
F
FlGlf
65
N AL
70
F
Lamar
58
TXAMC
64
F
JacSt
64
SIU-E
56
F
StPet
71
Quin
51
F
USC-Up
67
GWebb
83
F
Kent
63
W MI
67
F
Radf
75
Presb
64
F
FlaAM
65
SCSt
81
F
Charl
63
W Ky
80
F
N TX
51
LaTec
50
F
MorSt
59
Belm
77
F
InWor
56
SFA
80
F
Alc
105
MsVl
73
F
E KY
92
TNSt
88
F
APSU
92
TN-M
81
F
Murr
96
SEMO
91
F(OT)
SoFL
54
UCF
55
F
Stetsn
64
Jacksn
59
F
UCDav
66
CSNor
62
F
NM
78
UNLV
99
F
Fres
65
Wyo
50
F
E WA
71
MTSt
58
F
Tenn
66
Vand
45
F
NrthIA
86
Brad
71
F
PVAM
64
Gram
57
F
MD-ES
52
Norf
62
F
Stan
78
USC
82
F(OT)
AlSt
65
AlaAM
56
F
TXSo
77
JackSt
66
F
Oakl
68
WIMil
73
F
Ind
82
Nebras
74
F
Clev
49
NoKY
75
F
YSU
72
WriSt
79
F
ETSU
85
WCU
66
F
Albany
62
Stony
70
F
SacHr
65
StFPA
72
F
NE
74
UNCW
76
F(OT)
Chat
52
UNCG
72
F
OlDom
67
Marsh
68
F
Monm
65
Manh
58
F
Lipsco
60
Lib
67
F
MidTN
69
FlInt
83
F
Corn
61
Colum
75
F
Leh
56
Buck
72
F
McNee
65
NOrl
52
F
CS-Ful
66
LongB
62
F
Temp
52
SMU
68
F
UVA
63
GaTec
58
F
IndSt
77
Valpa
86
F
TxSt
68
ULLa
59
F
LSU
80
Miss
76
F
SamH
95
HBU
75
F
SeLA
55
AbCh
76
F
UGA
59
MisSt
91
F
South
75
ArkPB
56
F
Pacif
80
SCla
84
F
Ida
63
Mont
67
F
Utah
64
AzSt
83
F
NMSt
75
Seatt
67
F
USD
77
Portl
67
F
UtSt
83
Bois
88
F(OT)
IdaSt
76
PorSt
82
F
UCRiv
53
UCIrv
69
F
UCSB
63
HI
70
F
CSBak
ChiSt
PPD
GrCan
UMKC
PPD

Jan 18, 2020, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Syracuse (11-7)

36

35

71

Virginia Tech (13-5)

28

41

69

Boeheim's 26 lead Syracuse past Virginia Tech, 71-69
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:24 PM

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Virginia Tech fans were having a great time giving Syracuse's Buddy Boeheim a hard time after one of his first shots hit nothing on Saturday.

"Airball! Airball!" the crowd jeered the next few times he touched the ball.

Boeheim silenced them quickly, scoring 18 consecutive Syracuse points in a personal 18-5 first-half run that turned a 14-10 deficit into a 28-19 lead, sending the Orange on the way to their third straight victory, 71-69.

Boeheim's first basket was a 3-pointer, "and then I was able to just get in a groove from there, get to the lane and make plays." he said. "... Once I got in a rhythm, my teammates were finding me and that was a lot of fun, winning."

Boeheim finished with five 3-pointers, one from well behind the line, and 26 points for the Orange (11-7, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who avenged a 67-63 loss to the Hokies on their floor 11 days ago.

The Orange led by as many as 16 in the first half, but had to hang on as the Hokies got within a point three times in the final two minutes.

Wabissa Bede had a chance to tie it when he scored and was fouled with 40 seconds left, but he missed the free throw. After the Orange had a shot-clock violation, the Hokies (13-5, 4-3) called a timeout with 7.4 seconds left trailing 70-69. Landers Nolley, who scored 13, missed a deep 3-pointer from the top of the key and Marek Dolezaj rebounded, preserving the victory.

"We made the wrong play," Hokies coach Mike Young said of Nolley's shot. "That's on Mike Young. That's not on my team. ... I've got to do a better job of putting them in place."

Orange coach Jim Boeheim was pleased with the final sequence.

"I just didn't want to get anything where they're going to the basket and you've got a foul situation there," he said.

He also was pleased with the job his team did slowing Nolley, a five-time league rookie of the week already who is averaging 18 points. In each game, he's managed just 13 while missing 21 of 30 shots and 20 of 24 3-point tries.

"He got some good looks but we were pushing up on him pretty good, making him a little off balance," the coach said.

Nahiem Alleyne made five 3-pointers and scored 17 for the Hokies. Jalen Cone added 14 points, all in the first half.

Elijah Hughes added 17 points and Dolezaj had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Orange, who won at Virginia a week ago and then at home against Boston College.

"Confidence," Hughes said of the difference in the the team during the winning streak. "We just feel really good. Guys are playing really well."

BIG PICTURE

Syracuse: Boeheim made six shots in a row during his 18-point string for the Orange, including three 3-pointers, one from about 25 feet. It was Boeheim who also hit a 3-pointer from about 30 feet to beat the shot clock in Syracuse's overtime victory at Virginia a week earlier.

Virginia Tech: Cone, a freshman, didn't appear to have any jitters in his first career start. He hit back-to-back 3-pointers, the second with 16:32 left in the half, causing the Orange to call a timeout. Cone is now 34 for 61 (55.7%) on the season from 3-point territory. ... The Hokies had just seven turnovers, but two came immediately after they pulled within 55-53 with 8:32 remaining.

UP NEXT

Syracuse: The Orange are again on the road, playing at Notre Dame on Wednesday night.

Virginia Tech: The Hokies stay home and welcome North Carolina on Wednesday night.

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Leaders

Syracuse PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Boeheim 26 0 2 2 0 0
E. Hughes 17 0 2 7 1 0
Virginia Tech PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
H. Cattoor 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Alleyne 17 0 4 3 0 0

Team Comparison

Syr VaTec
Points For 71 69
Field Goals 29/60-48% 25/59-42%
Three Pointers 6/24-25% 15/37-41%
Free Throws 7/10-70% 4/8-50%
Offensive Rebounds 5 7
Defensive Rebounds 30 26
Rebounds 35 38
Blocks 2 1
Steals 6 1
Turnovers 4 7
Personal Fouls 14 14
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Jan 7 VaTec 67 @ Syr 63 J. Ojiako 2 B. Sidibe 5
Sat Jan 18 Syr 71 @ VaTec 69 H. Washington 2 T. Radford 2

Game Information

Stadium: Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia
Attendance: 9,275
Game Time: