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Syracuse tops Clemson to start 2-0 in ACC play (full coverage)

A balanced scoring attack, featuring four players in double-digits, helped lead Syracuse (11-4, 2-0 ACC) to its fourth-consecutive win Wednesday evening against Clemson (10-5, 0-2 ACC) in the Carrier Dome.

Elijah Hughes’ team-high 14 points led an Orange offense that saw four players reach double-digit scoring. Both Tyus Battle and Frank Howard contributed 12 while Marek Dolezaj tallied 10 for his first double-digit game of the season. Oshae Brissett fell just shy with nine points. Hughes led the Orange on the boards for the second-straight game, wrangling in seven rebounds.

Clemson’s Marcquise Reed recorded a game-high 16 points before fouling out of the game late in the second half.





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Syracuse goes for its fourth consecutive win when it hosts Clemson in its ACC home opener on Wednesday night. Tip off in the Carrier Dome is set for 8 p.m.

Syracuse opened ACC play with a victory for the second straight year with a 72-62 win at Notre Dame on Saturday. The Orange’s outside shooting was key in the win as they hit a season-high 12 3-pointers. Redshirt junior Elijah Hughes led the way with a career-high six as he scored a personal-best 22 points.

Clemson had its four-game winning streak snapped last Saturday after an 87-68 loss at No. 1 Duke. The Tigers enter Wednesday’s game with a 10-4 overall record and 0-1 in ACC play. Read More at


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