Back on track- #4 Syracuse beats Maryland, clinches double-bye in ACC Tournament
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 02:02:16 GMT —
Monday night's game was just what the doctor ordered.
Fresh off losing a pair of close contests, Syracuse made clutch shots down the stretch when it needed to, beating Maryland 57-55.
Tyler Ennis led the way with 20 points.
Syracuse held a healthy lead the entire second half, wavering between 8-12 points before Maryland made a late rally.
With Syracuse leading 51-42, the Terps hit a three pointer and then stole an Orange pass and turned that into a pair of free throws cutting SU's lead to just four at 51-47.
Immediately after that though, C.J. Fair nailed a three pointer that extended Syracuse's lead to 54-57. Maryland struck back with another triple before Trevor Cooney hit a difficult turnaround jump shot to beat the shot clock buzzer.
Maryland cut SU's lead down to one and had a chance to go for the win, but Baye Moussa Keita made a timely block.
Maryland still, had one last chance but a three point heave at the buzzer was no good.
The victory ends Syracuse's two game slide and sets the stage for Saturday's matchup with #12 Virginia. The winner of that game owns first place in the ACC standings.