Instant Analysis: Virginia wins ACC

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Syracuse ended its string of upsets tonight against No. 2 Virginia as the Cavaliers dominated the second half and walked away with a 59-47 win in the Carrier Dome. Syracuse led and controlled the early going until the 1:12 mark in the first half. Virginia led at the half, 23-20, and put its foot on the gas to start the second. The Cavaliers had a lead of at least 10 points for the final 16 minutes of the game.

Up Next

No. 2 Virginia travels to No. 16 Louisville to close out the regular season. The Cavaliers have a first-round bye in the ACC Tournament.

Syracuse travels to NC State before its season ends due to a self-imposed post-season ban.

Turning Point

Halftime. It was a battle of halves in which Syracuse started off hot but burnt out at halftime, leaving the door wide open for Virginia to take control.

Impact Player

Virginia’s London Perrantes finished with a double-double: 10 points, 10 assists and 5 rebounds.

Strange, Yet True

Four players from Virginia had the same amount of points as the entire Syracuse team.

Virginia:
London Perrantes (10) + Anthony Gill (17) + Malcom Brogdon (10) + Mike Tobey (10) = 47

Syracuse:
Starters (45) + Bench (2) = 47

 

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