The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team grabbed a two-point lead with 53 seconds left in regulation but could not hold on as they fell to the North Carolina Tar Heels, 72-68, on Tuesday night at the JMA Wireless Dome. With the loss, Syracuse dropped to (13-8, 6-4) on the season.
North Carolina scored the game’s last six points, four of them at the free-throw line, to prevent the Orange from securing the win.
Three players finished in double figures for Syracuse. Joe Girard led the way with a team-high 18 points. Judah Mintz netted 17 points and Chris Bell poured in 15 points.
Read more about the game below…
GAME RECAP LINKS:
- North Carolina 72, Syracuse 68: Orange come up short in home thriller versus Tar Heels (NunesMagician.com)
- Syracuse comes up short in 72-68 loss to North Carolina, with more last-minute drama (Syracuse.com)
- NORTH CAROLINA STUNS SYRACUSE, 72-68 (Cuse.com)
- Observations from Syracuse’s loss: Girard keeps it close, Bacot dominates down low (DailyOrange.com)
JIM BOEHEIM’S POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE:
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