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What happened in Syracuse basketball’s win over Wake Forest?

Syracuse never looked back and avenged an overtime loss at Wake Forest (17-5, 6-4) from Jan. 8. The triumph halted the Demon Deacon’s four-game win streak. Buddy Boeheim’s output fell one point shy of his career-best effort, tallied against Virginia in the 2021 ACC Tournament.

What happened on the glass in Syracuse basketball’s loss to Villanova?

After back to back strong efforts on the glass, the Orange had its worst of the season, with Villanova enjoying a 57-36 edge overall including 27-11 on the offensive end. That led to 25 second chance points for the Wildcats compared to just seven for the Orange. In a game Syracuse lost by 14, the second chance points deficit was 17.

Is Buddy Boeheim Syracuse’s best player?

Buddy Boeheim is Syracuse’s best player. He needs to play well most of the time for Syracuse to win. The Orange survived Florida State with a poor shooting night but Villanova is a different animal. To credit Syracuse, it was in the game until really the final five minutes despite Buddy not contributing much. That is encouraging.

What happened to Kadary Richmond in the second half?

Kadary Richmond didn’t feature in the second half of the game until there was 8:21 left on the clock. The Orange offense stalled in the start of the second half when Joe Girard was the primary ball-handler and point guard. West Virginia recognized that Girard was struggling handling the ball and double teamed him to make him uncomfortable. As a result, the ball stayed on the perimeter and the flow that was generated in the first half was stagnant.

How many fouls did Dolezaj have in the second half?

Syracuse avoided two near disasters that almost cost it the game. Dolezaj picked up his fourth foul with 14:56 in the second half, and Jesse Edwards picked up four fouls as well early in the half. That meant Dolezaj had to play the better part of 12 minutes with four fouls, and the Orange got away with WVU not attacking him heavily to force a fifth. Without Dolezaj on the floor, the Orange offense wouldn’t get the restart it needed to keep up with the Mountaineers.

What was the score of Syracuse vs West Virginia?

NCAA Tournament: Three takeaways from Syracuse’s 75-72 win over West Virginia. The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team took an early double-digit lead against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the round of 32. However, some critical halftime adjustments allowed WVU to retake the lead at times in the second half.

Did WVU break the zone?

WVU’s game plan to break the zone didn’t work in the first half, and Syracuse capitalized on the slow start to take a double digit lead. It’s clear that the 2-3 zone helps the Orange settle into the game and confuse opponents, especially when they don’t have time to prepare.