SU tightens defense in second half, outlasts Miami 64-52
Sat, 25 Jan 2014 20:42:00 GMT —
No. 2 Syracuse held Miami without a basket for 7½ minutes down the stretch Saturday and made eight consecutive free throws in the final minute to remain unbeaten with a 64-52 victory over the Hurricanes.
Miami led 47-46 with less than 7 minutes to go but made only one field goal the rest of the way.
Syracuse (19-0, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) need one more victory to tie the school record for most wins to start a season, set two years ago. The ACC newcomers beat defending league champion Miami (10-9, 2-5) for the second time in three weeks.
Jerami Grant scored 16 points to lead the Orange, who had a 39-24 rebounding advantage.
Davon Reed scored 16 points for the Hurricanes, who kept it close by shooting 9 of 17 from 3-point range.