Syracuse earns season sweep of Boston College behind Boeheim's career-high 16 points
Buddy Boeheim is beginning to hit his stride in an Orange uniform.
In a game the Orange simply could not afford to lose on Saturday, the Boston College Eagles entered the Carrier Dome on a three-game skid.
Not to mention, Syracuse took down the Eagles in Chestnut Hill only two weeks back behind Tyus Battle's 31 points.
This time around, Battle would get some help from Buddy Boeheim.
The coach's son went for a career-high 16 points, including 4-of-5 from three-point range.
Battle once again led the way for the Orange with 21 points on the day, guiding Syracuse to the 31-24 halftime lead.
From there, the Orange began to open up a 20-point lead midway through the second half, nearly putting the game on cruise control for the remainder.
However, Ky Bowman had other ideas.
Perhaps the ACC's most dynamic scorer led the Eagles with 21 points, including a miraculous run that cut the once 20-point deficit down to only six.
But that's when the Orange found a way to keep the Eagles at bay, as Oshae Brissett's double-double (12 points, 12 rebounds) helped keep Boston College at arm's length.
"We had the lead but we just made [some] bad plays," Jim Boeheim said after the game. "A 20-point lead is nothing. [If] they make two three's and two two's, now it's a 10-point lead. You just can't play poorly like that.
"Our defense was good and we played well enough to win," he concluded.
The 67-56 win gave Syracuse its 17th victory of the year, improving to 17-7 overall and 8-3 in league play.
The Orange will next be in action Wednesday, February 13 when they visit North Carolina State at 8 p.m.