Syracuse's balanced attack overwhelms Louisville 92-69
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Buddy Boeheim and Jesse Edwards scored 19 points apiece and Joe Girard III scored 15 and Syracuse dumped Louisville 92-69 on Saturday for the Orange's third-straight win.
Louisville now has dropped five straight. Syracuse started the game shooting 9 for 10 and never trailed. Syracuse led 11-10 before going on a 14-4 run in a three-minute span and went up 25-14 with 12:37 before halftime.
The Orange distributed nine assists on 16 made baskets in 29 attempts, went 8-for-15 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc and led 43-26 at halftime.
Syracuse proceed to outscore Louisville 26-16 over the first 9:30 of the second half and extended its lead to 69-42. The Orange finished shooting 55.2% (32 for 58) including 52.2% (12 for 23) from beyond the arc.
Jimmy Boeheim scored 14 points and Cole Swider 11 for Syracuse (12-11, 6-6).
Reserves Jaelyn Withers scored 13 points and El Ellis and Samuell Williamson 10 apiece for Louisville. Noah Locke was the only Cardinals starter to reach double figures in scoring with 11.
Louisville still leads the all-time series 19-11 after winning the last game two years ago. Both contests scheduled for last season were cancelled due to COVID-19 protocols.
The Cardinals (11-12, 5-8) continue their road swing when they Notre Dame on Wednesday. Syracuse heads to Boston College for a Tuesday contest.
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Updated February 5, 2022