Syracuse Falls to #18 Georgia Tech 65-55
The Orange lose their fifth straight game falling below .500 for the first time since November. Syracuse is now 8-9 on the season and 1-6 in the conference.
Georgia Tech is the third straight game Syracuse faced a top 20 opponent. The Orange put up a good fight, but fell behind from the start.
The Yellow Jackets started with a 1-0 lead due to a technical foul called on Syracuse for a problem with an LED light on the court. Georgia Tech was awarded a free throw and the possession of the ball to begin the game.
Out of the gate, Syracuse had trouble shooting, starting 0-4 shooting from the floor. Georgia Tech went on a 10-0 run before Teisha Hyman made the first field goal for the Orange.
Going into halftime Syracuse trailed 21-15 and both teams were struggling from behind the arc. Alaysia Styles went 2-3 from three while everyone else on both teams went 0-13.
The Yellow Jackets never got things going from three as they went 0-6 from behind the arc before making their first three-point shot at the end of the third quarter. Georgia Tech finished shooting 2-12 while Syracuse finished 4-20 from three.
Out of the half, the Orange struggled to get going on offense until Chrislyn Carr made the first field goal for the Orange with under eight minutes in the third.
The Orange were within two possessions to tie the game, but the fast paced Yellow Jackets were too much to keep up with for Syracuse.
Georgia Tech outrebounded Syracuse 48-27 including 14 rebounds committed on offense. Eylia Love led the team with 13 and former Syracuse player Digna Strautmane finished just short of a double double with 10 rebounds and nine rebounds. Alaina Rice led the Orange with eight rebounds.
Three starters finished with double digits. Teisha Hyman led the way for the Orange with 18 points. Alaysia Styles and Chrislyn Carr both finished with 12 points. Styles also recorded five blocks which is a season high.
Next Thursday, Syracuse will travel to #19 Notre Dame. The Orange played the Fighting Irish earlier this season in the Dome where they lost 82-56. Notre Dame is fourth in the ACC and are 13-3 on the season. The game will tip off at 6 p.m. eastern on ACC Network.