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Syracuse breaks 4-game skid with win over Pitt (full coverage)

Junior Frank Howard posted 18 points, seven rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals to lead Syracuse (13-6, 2-4 ACC) to a 59-45 victory over Pittsburgh (8-11, 0-6 ACC) Tuesday night in the Carrier Dome. The win snaps the Orange’s four-game losing streak.

Sophomore Tyus Battle added 15 points, freshman Oshae Brissett finished with 10 points and five boards and junior Paschal Chukwu recorded eight points and eight rebounds.

With Syracuse clinging to a two-point lead with 9:46 remaining, a 12-2 run over a time span of 7:09 helped the Orange pull away. Howard made a layup, followed by a 3-pointer from Battle and a Howard 3-point play. Pitt added two free throws, but a Chukwu dunk, two foul shots by Howard and a Battle layup gave Syracuse a 51-37 lead with 2:37 to play.

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Syracuse returns home on Tuesday, Jan. 16 to face Pittsburgh in the first of two meetings in 11 days between the two sides. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m in the Carrier Dome. Tickets for all Orange home games are available online at Cuse.com, by phone at 1-888-DOMETIX or in person at Gate B at the Carrier Dome. The game will be televised on RSN and on the Watch ESPN app. Fans can also listen to the live broadcast on the Syracuse IMG Radio Network.

The Orange fell to 12-6 overall and 1-4 in the ACC after a double-overtime loss to Florida State on Saturday. Syracuse overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to force the extra periods.

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Opponent preview: Everything to know about Pittsburgh before the Panthers (Daily Orange)
Syracuse a double-digit favorite over visiting Pittsburgh (Syracuse.com)
The rise of Frank Howard’s 3-point shot, which Syracuse may need more (Daily Orange)
Beat writer Q&A: Craig Meyer of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  (Daily Orange)
Syracuse’s three-guard lineup provides increased spacing on offense (Daily Orange)
Jim Boeheim’s not worried about Syracuse’s 1-4 start in ACC (NunesMagician.com)
Howard Washington sees meaningful minutes against Florida State (NunesMagician.com)
Jim Boeheim on 3-guard lineup, ‘who cares?’, big minutes for big three (Syracuse.com)
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