Sophomore Tyus Battle, junior Frank Howard and freshman Oshae Brissett combined to score 66 points for Syracuse (18-10, 7-8 ACC) in its 78-74 loss to No. 10 North Carolina (22-7, 11-5 ACC) Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome.
Battle posted 26 points and six assists, Howard recorded 23 points and Brissett compiled his 11th double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Theo Pinson led the Tar Heels with 23 points, seven assists and six boards and Joel Berry II added 18 points.
- Orange edged by #10 UNC (Cuse.com)
- Syracuse can’t complete comeback against North Carolina (Syracuse.com)
- Carolina outpaces Syracuse despite big nights from Battle & Howard (Daily Orange)
- North Carolina 78, Syracuse 74: Orange do too little too late (NunesMagician.com)
- Box Score (Syracuse.com)
COACH BOEHEIM POST GAME:
MORE COVERAGE ONLINE:
– Fast Reactions: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 78-74 loss to North Carolina (Daily Orange)
– Fan reactions to Syracuse’s 78-74 loss to No. 10 North Carolina (Daily Orange)
– Best and worst from Syracuse basketball vs. North Carolina (Syracuse.com)
Tonight's Carrier Dome attendance: 27,165
It's the nation's largest on-campus attendance this season, beating out the 'Cuse-UVA game. pic.twitter.com/PiHqr2quFx
— Syracuse Men’s Basketball (@Cuse_MBB) February 22, 2018
Syracuse hosts the defending national champion, No. 10/10 North Carolina, at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Tickets can be purchased online at Cuse.com, by phone at 1-888-DOMETIX or at Gate B at the Carrier Dome. The game will be televised on ESPN and on the Watch ESPN app. Fans can also listen to the live broadcast on the Syracuse IMG Radio Network.
North Carolina holds a 9-4 lead in the all-time series. The Orange look to snap their five-game losing streak to the Tar Heels. Read More
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– Jim Boeheim doesn’t pay attention to bracketology (NunesMagician.com)
– Syracuse basketball vs. North Carolina: 10 things to watch for (Syracuse.com)
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