Syracuse gets back on track with an ACC win over Miami

Sunday, the Syracuse Orange Men's Basketball Team opened ACC Play on the road against Boston College, but struggled offensively and lost 96-81. Despite the road loss, the Orange looked to get back on track as they returned home to face the Miami Hurricanes.

The Miami Hurricanes came into this ACC match-up with a seven game-winning streak and started the game off hot with three pointers. They also were able to force the Orange to commit turnovers early in the first half. But, the Orange kept up with the Hurricanes and found themselves only down four points at one time in the game. With about five minutes to go until halftime, the Orange started to heat up on offense with three's by Tyler Lydon and Andrew White III, and they had built an eight point lead before the Hurricanes scored again.

The Orange lead 34-26 at halftime with Andrew White III leading the team with 13 points. Looking more into first half stats, Miami lead in Three-point Percentage at 42.9 %, but the Orange were 60.0% in field goal percentage compared to Miami's 38.5% which put them at a greater advantage overall (Syracuse Orange Facebook).

In the second half, the Orange continued to dominate on both sides of the court as they kept a steady lead throughout the rest of the game. Miami continued to struggle on offense as they missed many attempts to score, which included missed free-throws (2-10). Also, Syracuse played aggressive 2-3 zone defense as they had a total of 25 defensive rebounds compared to Miami's 14 (ESPN). Syracuse ends Miami's win streak with a 70-55 Victory at the Carrier Dome.

The 9-6 Syracuse Orange will stay home to face the 12-3 Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday Afternoon for another tough ACC match-up as Syracuse looks to improve their 9-2 Home Record.