NCAAB Game Recap - North Carolina at Syracuse
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:00 PM EST

Kansas
62
KansSt
58
F
Baylor
72
TCU
75
F
StMar
76
Gonz
86
F
SDSU
83
Nev
76
F
FlaSt
69
Clem
70
F
Duke
50
UVA
52
F
Aub
66
KY
73
F
MSU
78
MD
66
F
Prov
58
Vill
54
F
Seton
88
Marq
79
F
PSU
68
Iowa
77
F
BYU
81
Pepp
64
F
Okla
73
WVU
62
F
Tex
68
TxTch
58
F
TexAM
50
LSU
64
F
Detr
90
IUPUI
88
F
Pitt
73
NCSU
77
F
CenMI
63
E MI
67
F
Army
65
Colg
91
F
Buck
71
Boston
74
F
Jacksn
53
Stetsn
52
F
N AL
78
FlGlf
73
F(OT)
Vand
60
Miss
86
F
NJIT
76
KennSt
55
F
HiPt
76
Winth
84
F
Ford
69
StJos
73
F
StFPA
68
RobM
78
F
Iona
91
Niag
100
F(OT)
Bingha
70
UNH
89
F
UMBC
48
Maine
74
F
StFNY
85
CenCT
79
F
UConn
84
ECU
63
F
Lib
71
Lipsco
77
F
StPet
69
Canis
68
F
IlSt
71
Evans
60
F
LoyIL
67
Brad
66
F
Bry
80
Wagn
59
F
Ball
63
Toled
69
F
Fla
58
Tenn
63
F
StBon
65
LaSal
73
F
Navy
60
Lafy
62
F
Valpa
58
IndSt
71
F
Akr
86
Buff
73
F
Amer
90
HolyC
47
F
E IL
70
SIU-E
52
F
W IL
63
Denv
69
F
ULLa
69
ArkLR
91
F
MisSt
67
Mizzu
63
F
LongI
67
SacHr
76
F
BGSU
55
MiaO
73
F
IaSt
61
OkSt
73
F
Portl
68
SCla
73
F
AF
74
ColSt
87
F
SIU
59
MOSt
84
F
Elon
79
W&M
86
F
ND
73
Wake
84
F
GrgWas
51
VACom
75
F
UNC
92
Syr
79
F
GWebb
70
Radf
62
F
ChaSo
65
Presb
76
F
FaDi
83
MtStM
77
F
JMU
81
Hof
97
F
WCU
67
ETSU
68
F
Drex
66
Charl
75
F
Oakl
68
IL-C
66
F
NCC
83
SCSt
82
F(2OT)
Copp
72
Morg
65
F
DelSt
84
MD-ES
63
F
NOrl
68
Nich
92
F
Citad
58
Furm
82
F
N DA
67
SDak
77
F
CoCar
84
App
77
F
CenAR
70
AbCh
75
F
NIU
69
W MI
72
F
UNCG
72
Chat
74
F
Woff
47
Mercer
59
F
UNCA
69
Campbl
78
F
USC-Up
90
Hamp
79
F
UNLV
92
SJSU
69
F
NebOm
67
NDSt
87
F
NWSt
92
SeLA
95
F
VMI
78
Samf
84
F
Leh
74
LoyMD
71
F
SEMO
78
TN-M
87
F
Lamar
76
SFA
95
F
Vermt
94
UMassL
77
F
UCF
54
Tuls
65
F
Utah
79
Cal
86
F(OT)
MTSt
63
NoAZ
57
F
NrthIA
70
Drake
43
F
UMass
71
Rich
95
F
Ark
89
UGA
99
F
Harv
67
Corn
58
F
Penn
73
Brown
68
F
AlSt
58
PVAM
65
F
South
71
Alc
57
F
MsVl
70
JackSt
87
F
ArkPB
46
Gram
60
F
How
59
Norf
89
F
DeP
42
Butl
60
F
InWor
70
TXAMC
78
F
Wyo
55
Fres
63
F
Stony
52
Albany
49
F
Princ
63
Yale
66
F
Del
82
UNCW
65
F
GMas
78
Duques
81
F
Dart
76
Colum
57
F
MorSt
76
E KY
80
F
Troy
63
SthAL
78
F
Mem
74
Tul
67
F(OT)
LongB
76
UCDav
77
F
AzSt
61
USC
71
F
USF
69
LoyMa
67
F
TexPA
88
GrCan
80
F
YSU
73
WIMil
69
F
Clev
67
WIGB
74
F
IPFW
66
Oral
72
F
ChiSt
58
UMKC
80
F
TNTec
71
JacSt
75
F
McNee
100
HBU
80
F
Mia-FL
57
GaTec
63
F
APSU
61
Murr
75
F
SCar
86
Alab
90
F
Belm
72
TNSt
65
F
AlaAM
58
TXSo
85
F
PorSt
89
Web
83
F
Ida
55
S UT
87
F
E WA
68
N CO
64
F
NMSt
62
CSBak
46
F
Seatt
87
CBap
88
F(OT)
Ariz
64
UCLA
69
F
Pacif
71
USD
64
F
CS-Ful
92
CSNor
99
F
UCSB
58
UCIrv
69
F
UtSt
64
NM
66
F
Mont
79
Sac
71
F
UCRiv
49
HI
43
F

Feb 29, 2020, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

North Carolina (12-17)

40

52

92

Syracuse (16-13)

35

44

79

North Carolina's long-range barrage sinks Syracuse, 92-79
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:53 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Cole Anthony says it's simple to excel from long range - “just choose the right spots.”

Anthony and his North Carolina teammates did just that on Saturday, hitting 11 of 26 tries from behind the arc in a 92-79 victory over Syracuse.

Not bad for the worst long-range shooting team in the Atlantic Coast Conference, which entered the game hitting 28.8% from 3.

“We have dudes that can shoot,” said Anthony, a freshman guard who scored 25 points, hit a season-high seven 3s, and led the second-half barrage that sank the Orange. “Tonight we all chose the right spots. My teammates were hitting shots, so because of that I was able to get open and hit my shots, too. All the credit goes to them."

Garrison Brooks added 26 points and a career-high 14 rebounds and reserve Christian Keeling continued his recent strong play with 18 points for UNC, which hit 9 of 14 from the arc in the second half after going 2 of 12 in the first. And the trio of Anthony, Brandon Robinson and Keeling did all the damage.

“Everything looks a lot better when the ball goes in the basket, and I think that was the key to the game, to say the least,” UNC coach Roy Williams said. “We made shots and everything looked a lot better."

The victory for the Tar Heels (12-17, 5-13 Atlantic Coast Conference) snapped a modest two-game winning streak by the Orange (16-13, 9-9) and put a serious damper on their postseason chances.

“We just need to regroup, get ready, and go out and play well in our last two games,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said.

The Tar Heels, who ended a seven-game losing streak on Tuesday night with an 85-79 victory over North Carolina State after an awful start, broke open a tight game by hitting six 3s in the first six minutes of the second half.

Anthony hit three of them, Robinson had two and Keeling's at 14:00 boosted the lead to 64-48. North Carolina also outscored the Orange 22-10 on second-chance points.

Bourama Sidibe had 17 points and 15 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season, and Buddy Boeheim had 22 points to lead Syracuse. Elijah Hughes, the ACC's leading scorer, finished with 19 points on 5-of-16 shooting and freshman point guard Joe Girard had nine points on 3-of-12 shooting for the Orange.

“We battled as hard as we can," coach Boeheim said. “I just thought they played the way they're capable of. They've had a lot of injuries, but they have everybody back now, healthy.”

Ten Tar Heels have combined to miss 88 games this season with injuries, the most in Williams' tenure as head coach.

In his previous five games, Buddy Boeheim had shot 6 of 28 from deep and had been held scoreless twice in 47 minutes of play in two of the previous four games. Boeheim, who was dealing with an ankle sprain suffered in a win at Pitt on Wednesday night, was 9 of 17 from the field, 2 of 7 on 3s.

It was the men's final game of the season in the Carrier Dome, which will close for renovations after Sunday’s women's basketball game.

BIG RUNS

North Carolina scored 16 straight points after Sidibe’s slam tied the game at 17-all midway through the first half. Brooks started the spurt by converting a lob, Keeling and Anthony each scored six, and Keeling’s jumper gave the Tar Heels a 33-17 lead with 5:17 left.

Held scoreless for just over six minutes, Syracuse responded with an 11-0 run. Buddy Boeheim scored seven points, and a pair of free throws by Hughes narrowed the deficit to 33-28 with 2:37 left as the Tar Heels went to the break with a 40-35 lead.

WALLACE HONORED

The No. 44 jersey of former Syracuse star John Wallace was retired during a halftime ceremony. He joins 14 other players to be so honored. Wallace, who led the Orange in scoring (22.2) and rebounding (8.4) as a senior in 1995-96, led the team to the national championship game against Kentucky, but the Wildcats prevailed 76-67. He finished his career with 2,119 points, third all-time at the school.

“Today's not just about me,” Wallace said. “It's about the people who helped me get here.”

SPECIAL GUESTS

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, teammate Julian Edelman and comedian Jimmy Fallon were seated courtside next to the Syracuse bench.

Afterward, Brady gave the Orange a pep talk in the locker room before departing.

“He said just keep playing no matter what, try to be the best we can be,” Buddy Boeheim said.

BIG PICTURE

North Carolina: The Tar Heels aren't going to the NCAA Tournament if they don't win the conference tournament. In his 17 seasons as head coach, Roy Williams' longest losing streak before this year's seven-game skid was four games in 2009-10.

Syracuse: The Orange entered the game tied for fifth in the ACC with Notre Dame and have two regular-season games left, both on the road, but the loss to the Tar Heels was critical to any postseason chances. The Orange had been pointed in the right direction after a five-game winning streak, but they followed that January surge with six losses in seven games, three by five points or fewer and the lone win by two points before winning the previous two.

UP NEXT

North Carolina: The Tar Heels host Wake Forest on Tuesday night and finish the regular season next Saturday at No. 7 Duke.

Syracuse: The Orange close the regular season with road games against Boston College on Tuesday night and Miami next Saturday.

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Leaders

North Carolina PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0
W. Miller 0 0 0 0 0 0
Syracuse PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. LaValle 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Giancola 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

UNC Syr
Points For 92 79
Field Goals 33/64-52% 28/63-44%
Three Pointers 11/26-42% 6/24-25%
Free Throws 15/17-88% 17/19-89%
Offensive Rebounds 13 10
Defensive Rebounds 26 19
Rebounds 41 32
Blocks 6 7
Steals 4 4
Turnovers 10 9
Personal Fouls 19 18
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Feb 29 UNC 92 @ Syr 79 A. Platek 2 Q. Guerrier 6

Game Information

Stadium: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
Attendance: 29,312
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