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Orange Struggle vs. BC But Improve To 17-0

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The first 30 minutes weren’t pretty for the second ranked Orange, especially considering their opponent was just 5-11 entering the game, but Syracuse was able to regroup and stay unbeaten with 69-59 road win over Boston College.

And again it was Jim Boeheim’s stifling 2-3 defense that helped ‘Cuse overcome a sluggish offensive performance and a 5-11 opponent that shot 50-percent for the game.

Lonnie Jackson led the Eagles (5-12) attack with 18 points and drilled a deep three-pointer – his sixth on the night – with just under twelve minutes to play to push BC to a 50-44 advantage.

From there, the Orange (17-0, 5-12 ACC) responded with a 16-1 run sparked by a trapping defensive attack that overwhelmed the Eagles, forcing five turnovers – primarily on wild bail-out passes that were intercepted or deflected.

Jerami Grant scored nine of his 16 points down the stretch, cleaning up the glass and stuffing down uncontested dunks. Trevor Cooney picked up the pace as well, scoring seven of his game high 21 in the final ten minutes.

C.J. Fair and Tyler Ennis each had a dozen, but struggled with a combined 8 of 24 from the floor.

‘Cuse welcomes Pittsburgh to the Carrier Dome this coming Saturday at 4:00.

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