More history made- SU basketball wins first ever ACC road game
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 04:07:57 GMT —
Go ahead and call them road warriors.
Syracuse went on the road for the first time as an ACC member and thoroughly handled its opponent Virginia Tech 72-52 on Tuesday night.
The Orange improves to 2-0 in ACC play while giving Jim Boeheim his 935th career victory while improving to 15-0 this season.
SU established early that it had the superior athletes, but allowed Virginia Tech to hang around early, taking a 35-29 lead at the halftime break.
The second half though, was a different story.
The Hokies once again threatened the Orange, getting to within 44-40 at one point, before Syracuse rolled off 14 straight points capped off by a Tyler Ennis three pointer to take a 58-40 lead and effectively end the game.
Ennis scored 13 points to go along with 7 assists and the Orange was led in scoring by C.J. Fair who scored 17 points.
Jerami Grant played exceptionally well with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Next up for Syracuse, a packed Carrier Dome on Saturday. The Orange hosts perennial power North Carolina at noon. It's expected that well over 30,000 fans will be in attendance as two of the ACC's top teams square off on Jim Boeheim Court.