Field Goal %
- SYR 44.7
- 39.1 MIA
Three Point %
- SYR 45.5
- 52.9 MIA
- SYR 5
- 5 MIA
- SYR 39
- 24 MIA
- Coral Gables, Florida
- Line: SYR -6.5
18:49 - 2nd Half
Rakeem Christmas made Jumper. Assisted by Tyler Ennis.
Syracuse had 51 possessions Saturday against Miami, their second fewest in a game in the last 15 seasons. The only time the Orange had fewer than 50 possessions was also against Miami, three weeks ago on January 4th.Syracuse was more efficient in a slow game Saturday than earlier this season against Miami.
Syracuse scored a season-low 7 points off turnovers Saturday against Miami, also tied for its third fewest in a game in the last 3 seasons.Syracuse entered Saturday averaging 19.1 points per game off turnovers, the most in the ACC.
Syracuse closed the game on a 15-3 to snuff out Miami's upset bid.
One more win against BYU on Saturday and top-ranked Gonzaga will go unbeaten in the regular season and head into the postseason bent on capturing the West Coast Conference tournament title next week.
Second-ranked Villanova will have another chance to clinch its fourth consecutive Big East regular-season championship when it hosts No. 23 Creighton in the home finale Saturday afternoon at The Pavilion.
The Cyclones will add two ESPN 100 prospects to next season's roster, but whether they can replace Monte Morris' production remains to be seen.