Orange Crush Miami From Beyond the Arc
The Syracuse Orange destroyed the Miami Hurricane with a score of 73-53. Tyus Battle, Buddy Boeheim, and Elijah Hughes each contributed in the blowout in the Dome.
Tyus Battle had a career high in assists with nine, his previous high was six. Buddy Boeheim continue his hot hand by scoring 12 points, nine of which came from beyond the arc. Lastly, Elijah Hughes proved to the ACC that he is one of the most dangerous shooters from three in the conference this season by making six shots from deep.
The beginning of the game did not look promising for the Orange, who had won six of their last seven games coming into play. Syracuse trailed by six early in the first half, but it was all uphill after the third media timeout with just over seven minutes remaining.
Syracuse went on an 8-0 run late in the first half and did not trail for the rest of the game. In the middle of the second half, Syracuse ran away with the game by going on a 10-1 run that put them in the lead 55-42.
The Orange were draining threes left and right throughout the game, a trend that has started ever since the win against Notre Dame. The team shot over 46% beyond the arc this season, which is much higher than their 31% for the season. They scored a season high 14 three pointers tonight against Miami.
The team shot over 46% beyond the arc this season, which is much higher than their 31% for the season.
The team also shot over 87% from the free throw line, better than their 69% for the season.
Last season one of the weakest parts of the team was shooting threes. It appears that Coach Boeheim has worked his magic once again and turned this team into a three-point-machine as of late. The Orange have now won three in a row and seven of their last eight.
The Orange are getting hot at the right time as they will visit #10 Virginia Tech (15-3) on Saturday. Tune to WAER at 88.3 for the 8 p.m. tipoff.