Syracuse basketball defeats Virginia Tech 82-72 (final score, recap) –

Syracuse Orange guard Joseph Girard III (11) looks for Jesse Edwards as the Virginia Tech Hokies basketball team invaded the Syracuse Orange Dome Wednesday, January 11, 2023. N. Scott Trimble | [email protected]
Syracuse, N.Y. — The Syracuse basketball team takes on the Virginia Tech Hokies at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the JMA Wireless Dome.
The game will air locally on YES Network.
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Joe Girard led all scorers with 24 points. Maliq Brown records his first double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Five Syracuse players scored in double figures overall.
The Orange were 8-of-16 from 3-point range while the Hokies countered with a putrid 3-of-19 mark from beyond the arc.
Syracuse improves to 11-6 (4-2) on the season with the win. The Orange next host Notre Dame at the JMA Wireless Dome on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.
3:04 remaining: Syracuse 75, Virginia Tech 59
All five Syracuse players are scoring in double figures.
4:30 remaining: Syracuse 70, Virginia Tech 57
The rebounding edge has tightened up in this game after the Orange had a big edge there. 34-33 in favor of SU. Virginia Tech leads in the second half there by a mark of 20-16.
Joe Girard remains the game’s leading scorer with 19 points.
Virginia Tech is just 2-of-16 from beyond the arc.
7:14 remaining: Syracuse 68, Virginia Tech 53
The Hokies run capped at 10-0 and put a little scare into the Orange, but SU is maintaining the lead down the stretch.
Maliq Brown has the first double-double of his career with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
9:13 remaining: Syracuse 65, Virginia Tech 51
The Hokies have cut into SU’s lead with a 8-0 run but still trail by 14 points.
11:04 remaining: Syracuse 65, Virginia Tech 45
Virginia Tech had lost four straight coming in to tonight’s game but none were by more than 5 points. This is uncharacteristic for the Hokies and a credit to how locked in Syracuse is tonight.
SU with a 30-20 lead on the boards.
14:56 remaining: Syracuse 55, Virginia Tech 41
SU has out-scored VT 12-4 so far since halftime. Girard still leads all scorers with 14 points.
SU has a 26-15 edge on the boards over the Hokies.
16:21 remaining: Syracuse 55, Virginia Tech 39
Judah Mintz with tremendous control driving to the hoop with one hand. Girard follows that by hitting a 3-pointer. He has 14 points.
The Orange in control out of halftime with a 16-point lead. SU on a 7-0 run.
18:00 remaining: Syracuse 49, Virginia Tech 38
The Orange grab its largest lead out of halftime with a score from Girard, who has 11 points, and a 3-pointer from Chris Bell.
Jesse Edwards and Joe Girard with 9 points for Syracuse. Justin Taylor with 8 off the bench. Nice half for the Orange. Good balance between 3′s (5-of-10) and paint points, which SU leads 22-20.
Four different players lead Virginia Tech with 8 points.
2:16 remaining: Syracuse 36, Virginia Tech 32
Symir Torrence got a little shooter’s roll with a 3 at the shot clock buzzer. Got the Dome crowd up on its feet. Jesse Edwards with two free throws. He has 9 points.
4:27 remaining: Syracuse 31, Virginia Tech 28
Symir Torrrence comes in and gives Syracuse a lift. Grabbing rebounds, finding open shooters. Hits a shot from the jumper. Pushing the pace for the Orange.
The Orange have avoided the dreaded slow start and are in control of this game so far.
7:43 remaining: Syracuse 25, Virginia Tech 24
Sean Pedulla and Justin Taylor trade 3′s for the Hokies and Orange.
Jesse Edwards with 7 points, Maliq Brown with 5.
The Orange are 3-of-7 from distance and points in the paint are even at 12 so far.
10:03 remaining: Syracuse 20, Virginia Tech 19
Taylor hits a 3-pointer for SU but Sean Pedulla hits one way behind the line to respond for the Hokies. Maliq Brown looming solid around the basket so far as well with five points and three rebounds.
12:05 remaining: Syracuse 15, Virginia Tech 14
Some juice in the Dome as Joe Girard fires up an alley oop to Jesse Edwards who slams it home. Edwards has 5 points and 3 assists. He had just four points against Virginia.
13:52 remaining: Virginia Tech 12, Syracuse 7
SU is off to another slow offensive start shooting 3-of-11 but the Hokies haven’t pulled away. Still a five-point game at the Dome.
15:25 remaining: Virginia Tech 10, Syracuse 7
Justyn Mutts has been active early for the Hokies with four points and and two assists. Grant Basile with four points inside as well for Virginia Tech.
Chris Bell, Joe Girard and Judah Mintz are on the board for SU.
Syracuse off to a rough start shooting the ball at 3-of-10.
Benny Williams is back in the Syracuse starting lineup tonight after missing Saturday’s game at Virginia due to illness.
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