The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team (3-4) was unable to snap their skid on Tuesday night as they fell to the Illinois Fighting Illini (6-1), 73-44, at the State Farm Center.
Syracuse trailed by seven at the half but couldn’t get much going on offense as they were outscored 43-21 in the second half.
Jesse Edwards fouled out with just under four minutes remaining in regulation, and shortly after that, Benny Williams received a double technical and was ejected.
Edwards finished one point shy of a double-double as he netted nine points and grabbed 17 rebounds. Judah Mintz also finished with nine points, while Williams and Chris Bell added eight.
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GAME RECAP LINKS:
- Illinois 73, Syracuse 44: Orange offense freezes over (NunesMagician.com)
- Orange Lose To #16 Illini In Low Scoring Battle (Cuse.com)
- Syracuse Struggles Offensively, Falls at #16 Illinois (SI.com)
- No. 16 Illinois blows out Syracuse 73-44 in ACC/Big Ten Challenge (final score, recap) (Syracuse.com)
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