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Syracuse blows out St. Bonaventure to close pre-conference schedule (full coverage)

A near flawless performance from Tyus Battle in front of 21,968 fans led Syracuse (9-4) to an 81-47 victory over St. Bonaventure (4-9) Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome. The Orange’s 34-point victory is its largest margin of victory since Dec. 19, 2016, when the Orange defeated Eastern Michigan by 48 points, 105-57.

Battle was perfect from the floor, going 8-of-8, and finished with a game-high 21 points. He also snatched a career-bests six steals.

Battle’s 21-point outburst marked the sixth game this season where he has posted 20-or-more points. Elijah Hughes joined Battle in double-digits with 16 points. Buddy Boeheim and Marek Dolezaj both notched season-highs with 12 and nine points, respectively.

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MORE COVERAGE:

The Final Word: Beat writer discusses Syracuse’s win over St. Bonaventure (Daily Orange)
Forcing turnovers, scoring in transition fuels Syracuse blowout of St. Bonaventure (Daily Orange)
Three takeaways from a blowout win for Syracuse over St. Bonaventure (NunesMagician.com)
Syracuse basketball guard Tyus Battle talks shoe game and Batman fandom (NunesMagician.com)


PREVIEW:

Syracuse (8-4) will look to get some revenge on the Bonnies (4-8), as the Orange fell to St. Bonaventure last season when the two sides met. The Saturday matinee tips at 2:00 pm inside the Carrier Dome. Get ready for the action with the links and info below…

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Syracuse vs. St. Bonaventure: 10 things to watch (Syracuse.com)
Beat writers unanimously pick Syracuse to take care of St. Bonaventure (Daily Orange)
Frank Howard’s return to full health a necessity as Syracuse nears conference play (Daily Orange)

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