Syracuse’s upset bid falls just short in loss to Duke in ACC Tournament (full coverage)

The Syracuse men’s basketball team played their hearts out, but fell just short to the top-seeded Duke Blue Devils by a final score of 88-79 in the ACC Tournament’s quarterfinal round on Thursday afternoon at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

With Buddy Boeheim serving a one-game suspension, Jimmy Boeheim and Joe Girard went off and nearly carried Syracuse to a huge upset.

The Orange led 40-36 at the half, but were outscored 52-39 in the second half.

Boeheim finished with a game-high 28 points while Girard finished with 23. Cole Swider was the only other player to finish in double figures for Syracuse as he netted 15 points.

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The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team (16-16) takes on the top-seeded Duke Blue Devils (26-5) in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament this afternoon at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The Orange will be without senior guard Buddy Boeheim after he received a one-game suspension for punching Florida State’s Wyatt Wilkes in the stomach in Wednesday’s 96-57 victory in the quarterfinal round.

The game will be televised on ESPN. Tipoff is scheduled for 12 p.m.


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