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SEEING PINK: Hot-shooting Hokies sink Orange in Blacksburg (full coverage)

No. 10/8 Virginia Tech (16-3, 5-2 ACC) used 14 3-pointers to defeat Syracuse (14-6, 5-2 ACC), 78-56, Saturday evening in Cassell Coliseum. The Orange, who have been stellar from behind the arc in conference play, banked nine but could not find an answer for the Hokies’ 24-of-46 shooting performance.

Oshae Brissett notched a team-high 16 points and seven rebounds. Frank Howard contributed 13 points and tied a season-high with four steals while Tyus Battle had his 12th consecutive game scoring in double-digits with 10 points.

Virginia Tech’s Justin Robinson had a career-night with 35 points and eight assists, becoming Tech’s all-time career assist leader with 548. Robinson was 7-of-8 from behind the arc in the first half and finished the night with nine trey’s, a new Tech single-game record.




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After posting its third consecutive victory on Thursday night, Syracuse has a quick turnaround as it returns to the court on Saturday to face No. 10/8 Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. The game is scheduled for an 8 p.m. tipoff. The game will be televised on ESPN2 and will be available on the Watch ESPN app. Fans can also listen to the action on the Syracuse IMG Radio Network.

Saturday’s game is the first of three consecutive road games for the Orange. It’s the longest road trip of the season. Syracuse is 3-0 in true road contests this season, which includes a win at No. 1 Duke.

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