North Florida attempted a record number of 3-pointers, but the Ospreys didn’t make quite enough of them to pull off an upset against Syracuse on Saturday at the Carrier Dome.
Syracuse used an 11-0 run midway through the second half to open up a double-digit lead. The Orange held on for an 82-70 victory.
North Florida hit Syracuse with a barrage of 3-pointers, firing up 45 shots from beyond the arc. The Ospreys made 17 of their 45 3-point tries. North Florida attempted just nine shots from inside the line.
GAME RECAP LINKS:
- Syracuse finally pulls away from North Florida, 82-70 (Syracuse.com)
- Syracuse 82 – North Florida 70: Orange survive three point barrage from Ospreys (TNIAAM)
- Orange Down Ospreys, 82-70 (Cuse.com)
- Syracuse basketball box score vs. North Florida (Syracuse.com)
JIM BOEHEIM’S POST GAME PRESS CONFERENCE:
Syracuse (6-5, 1-1) is back in action on Saturday, Dec. 21 when it welcomes North Florida to the Carrier Dome. The contest tips off at 6 p.m.
The game will be televised on the ACC Network. The match will also be streamed on ACC Network Extra, but fans can only watch the stream if their cable provider carries the ACC Network. Fans unsure if their provider carries ACCN are strongly encouraged to visit GetACCN.com. Fans can also listen to all the action on the Syracuse Sports Network from Learfield IMG College.
Redshirt junior Elijah Hughes and freshman Joseph Girard III led Syracuse (6-5, 1-1) to a 74-62 victory against Oakland in the Dome on Wednesday. Hughes finished with 23 points, while Girard III added 20 points to go along with seven assists. Junior Bourama Sidibe pulled down 13 rebounds and recorded four steals.
North Florida enters Saturday’s game with a 7-6 record after losing at Florida State, 98-81, on Tuesday. The Ospreys lead the nation in 3-point field goals made per game (12.5). North Florida has connected on 162 of its 428 attempts from behind the arc.
GAME PREVIEW LINKS:
- ORANGE HOST OSPREYS SATURDAY (Cuse.com)
- What channel is Syracuse basketball vs. North Florida on? TV, time, stream info (Syracuse.com)
- Syracuse Basketball: Orange must run North Florida off the 3-point line (Inside The Loud House)
- Syracuse men’s basketball vs. North Florida preview: 5 things to watch for (TNIAAM)
- 5 numbers to know for Syracuse basketball vs. North Florida (Syracuse.com)