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Orange Fall To Marquette

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Milwaukee, WI (WIBX) – Despite shooting over 57% from the floor, the Orange couldn’t find away to get back on the winning track. Marquette got out to a first half lead and hung on late to beat Syracuse 76-70, extending the Orange losing streak to four.

After trailing by 11 at the break, Syracuse (18-4, 5-4 Big East) battled back to tie the game 64-64 with 2:35 to play.

With the game knotted at 66, Jimmy Butler knailed a 3-pointer for the Golden Eagles. Darius Johnson-Odom followed with a three of his own on the next trip down giving Marquette a six-point edge, and sucking the life from a Syracuse team that fought hard to come-back.

Jae Crowder lead the Golden Eagles (14-8, 5-4 Big East) with 25 points and seven rebounds. Butler added 19, while Johnson-Odom scored 17.

Kris Joseph lead the Syracuse offense with 18 points. Rick Jackson had 14 points, but could only grab 4 boards on the afternoon. Scoop Jardine finished with 13 points and 13 assists.

After an 18-0 start to the season, the Orange haven’t had a win in two weeks (67-52 over Cincinnati on Jan. 15). Of the team’s four consencutive defeats, two have come against top ranked teams, No. 4 Pittsburgh and No.7 Villanova.

It won’t get any easier on Wednesday night, as Syracuse travels to No. 5 Connecticut (17-3, 5-3 Big East). The Huskies were upset on Saturday by No. 19 Lousiville 79-78 in double-overtime.

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