NCAAB Game Recap - Syracuse at Miami (FL)
Sat Mar 7, 2020 4:00 PM EST

VMI
57
ETSU
70
F
LongI
66
RobM
86
F
Kansas
66
TxTch
62
F
UtSt
59
SDSU
56
F
Maine
50
Vermt
61
F
Denv
69
NDSt
71
F
Murr
75
Belm
76
F
SacHr
72
StFPA
84
F
Woff
77
Furm
68
F
Albany
73
Stony
76
F
IPFW
77
SDSt
74
F
UMassL
75
Hartfo
89
F
GrgWas
51
Dayt
76
F
Chat
78
UNCG
68
F
Pepp
82
StMar
89
F(2OT)
UNH
67
UMBC
73
F
Baylor
64
WVU
76
F
WCU
70
Mercer
56
F
Drake
66
Brad
76
F
USF
72
Pacif
54
F
KY
71
Fla
70
F
Valpa
89
MOSt
82
F
CoCar
63
TexAr
62
F
BC
62
FlaSt
80
F
JMU
61
Elon
63
F
ArkSt
66
ULLa
73
F
Seton
60
Crei
77
F
UNCW
55
Drex
66
F
Lou
54
UVA
57
F
UNC
76
Duke
89
F
Stan
67
Oreg
80
F
Vill
70
GTown
69
F
Aub
85
Tenn
63
F
PSU
69
NW
80
F
Wisc
60
Ind
56
F
Marq
86
StJon
88
F
SCar
74
Vand
83
F
UTEP
77
Rice
72
F
UGA
64
LSU
94
F
LaSal
78
StJos
77
F
Rut
71
Purd
68
F(OT)
VaTec
56
ND
64
F
GMas
65
Ford
61
F
Colora
72
Utah
74
F(OT)
Alab
50
Mizzu
69
F
UCLA
52
USC
54
F
Marsh
82
TexSA
77
F
OkSt
81
Tex
59
F
IaSt
63
KansSt
79
F
Syr
65
Mia-FL
69
F(OT)
NWSt
100
CenAR
85
F
Cal
56
OrSt
74
F
HBU
78
TXAMC
84
F
Ark
69
TexAM
77
F
IdaSt
76
Ida
80
F
Web
69
E WA
78
F
McNee
70
Lamar
66
F
AbCh
71
InWor
68
F(OT)
SamH
57
SFA
68
F
SoMis
62
MidTN
65
F(OT)
Okla
78
TCU
76
F
N CO
75
MTSt
61
F
Corn
85
Princ
82
F
Colum
65
Penn
85
F
Gram
70
AlSt
58
F
TXSo
75
Alc
90
F
PVAM
80
South
89
F(OT)
WaSt
74
AzSt
83
F
Miss
44
MisSt
69
F
DeP
55
Prov
93
F
Charl
43
LaTec
66
F
W Ky
91
FlInt
85
F
SMU
60
SoFL
61
F
URI
64
UMass
63
F
Yale
69
Harv
83
F
Brown
70
Dart
58
F
SeLA
69
NOrl
79
F
JackSt
54
AlaAM
51
F
OlDom
63
UAB
72
F
Temp
63
Cin
64
F
CSBak
61
GrCan
64
F
CBap
76
TexPA
79
F(OT)
StBon
49
StLou
72
F
MsVl
74
ArkPB
71
F
Butl
72
Xav
71
F
S UT
85
Mont
80
F(OT)
UCDav
61
UCRiv
66
F
CAPoly
67
UCSB
69
F
HI
82
CSNor
86
F
Wash
69
Ariz
63
F
Sac
72
PorSt
76
F
LongB
69
CS-Ful
75
F
UMKC
Seatt
Canc
ChiSt
UtVal
Canc

Mar 7, 2020, 4:00 PM EST

Final (OT)

1

2

OT

T

Syracuse (17-14)

24

32

9

65

Miami (FL) (15-15)

26

30

13

69

Senior Vasiljevic seals Miami's 69-65 OT win over Syracuse
Sat Mar 7, 2020 8:43 PM

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Miami Hurricanes senior guard DJ Vasiljevic launched the final shot of his home career and triumphantly raised his fist even before the ball swished through the net.

Vasiljevic's two free throws with two seconds left in overtime Saturday sealed Miami's 69-65 victory over Syracuse.

"I wanted everyone to know the game was over," Vasiljevic said. "I was a little emotional, I'm not going to lie. To get on that free throw line and score the last point, it means a lot."

Syracuse forward Elijah Hughes, the leading scorer in the Atlantic Coast Conference, took a blow to the head and sat out after halftime. He played all 20 minutes in the first half and scored eight points.

"He was a little dizzy, a little blurry," coach Jim Boeheim said.

Miami (15-15, 7-13 ACC) broke a three-game losing streak heading into the league tournament. Syracuse (17-14, 10-10) finished at .500 or worse in the conference for the fourth time in the past six years.

The Orange's 14 losses are the most in the regular season Boeheim has had in his 44 years at Syracuse. And again, a big problem was shooting - the Orange made only 37 percent, and went 5 for 25 from 3-point range.

"We haven't shot the ball well for a long time, so I don't think it's a surprise," Boeheim said. "We're just not making enough shots to win."

Isaiah Wong had 18 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals for Miami. The 6-3 freshman helped run the offense in place of an injured Chris Lykes, the Hurricanes' leading scorer this season.

"I would like for Lykes to play," Boeheim said. "Wong is bigger and more difficult for us. Lykes is a really good player, but Wong is more of a concern because he's bigger and gets to the basket."

Vasiljevic made five 3-pointers to climb into second place on the school's all-time list, and he scored 17 points. His sister and two best friends from his native Australia were part of the crowd.

Miami missed 12 consecutive shots against Syracuse's zone early in the second half and went nearly eight minutes without a field goal before Vasiljevic sank three consecutive 3-pointers for a 39-all tie.

Afterward, Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga grinned as he recalled Vasiljevic jump-starting the offense.

"My coaches were saying to me, `We just need to get the ball to DJ and let him shoot every shot,"' Larranaga said.

The Hurricanes saved their best shooting for overtime, when they went 3 for 6. They shot 37 percent for the game.

Syracuse's Joe Girard sank a 15-footer with 1 second left to make the score 56-all and force overtime, but the Orange's first basket in the extra period came with 23 seconds left. They went 0 for 4 from 3-point range in overtime.

Marek Dolezaj led Syracuse with 17 points.

DEALING

Hurricanes forward Keith Stone, operating in the middle of the Syracuse zone, dished out a season-high six assists.

"I don't look at people when I pass," Stone said. "I tell them beforehand, 'Just expect it. I'm not looking at you."'

The Hurricanes had a season-high 18 assists.

SIDELINED

Lykes took an elbow to the nose in Wednesday's loss to Virginia, suffered facial injuries and likely will miss the league tournament.

BIG PICTURE

The Orange fell to 56-54 in the ACC in the past six seasons.

With the Hurricanes unlikely to make the postseason, they probably need to win one game in the league tournament to avoid a second consecutive losing season, which hasn't happened to Larranaga since 1991-93 at Bowling Green.

UP NEXT

Both teams will play in the ACC Tournament next week in Greensboro, North Carolina. Miami, seeded ninth, will play No. 8 Clemson in the first round Wednesday.

The Orange, seeded sixth, have a first-round bye. Hughes' status for their first game is uncertain.

"He's gotten hit in the head 20 times this year," Boeheim said.

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Leaders

Syracuse PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Goodine 0 0 0 0 0 0
H. Washington 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miami (FL) PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
I. Wong 18 0 4 9 3 1
D. Vasiljevic 17 0 2 4 0 0

Team Comparison

Syr Mia-FL
Points For 65 69
Field Goals 24/65-37% 23/63-37%
Three Pointers 5/25-20% 10/31-32%
Free Throws 12/19-63% 13/15-87%
Offensive Rebounds 17 16
Defensive Rebounds 24 27
Rebounds 48 47
Blocks 6 7
Steals 6 6
Turnovers 9 12
Personal Fouls 16 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Mia-FL Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Mar 7 Syr 65 @ Mia-FL 69 B. Sidibe 2 A. Walker 2

Game Information

Stadium: Watsco Center, Coral Gables, Florida
Attendance: 6,025
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