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No. 14 UB plays big in second half to beat Syracuse, 71-59 – Buffalo News

SYRACUSE – The University of Buffalo made the market victory for the season Tuesday night, defeated Syracuse, 71-59, at the Carrier Dome. The winner improved the 14-ranked bulls to 11-0 and gave UB Another big credit at the NCAA tournament will continue if it did not win the US conference. The bulls already have a victory over the 13th ranked western Virginia in November. The win over Moutaineers is ranked as the biggest regular season's triumph in the UB story. The Syracuse winner is No. 2 on UB's regular winning list. The UB wagon rolls to Wisconsin on Friday, where the bulls can win another big victory – against the 20th, Marquette ranked. UB, ranked No. 1 7 in the nation with a score of 85.2 points one game, had a tough time against Syracuse's wild zone defense. But the bulls used good ball movement in the second half to get quality pictures. Senior Guard CJ Massinburg led UB by 25 points. Senior Wing Jeremy Harris did 18. Junior Watch Davonta Jordan was a star for the bulls. He scored 10 points and played stellar defense at Syracuse star Tyus Battle. Jordan struck a key 3 pointer with 3:42 left giving UB a 62-57 lead. Then Massinburg hit a spinning shot on the track and a 3 pointer to extend the lead to 10, 67-57. First half: Syracuse took a 36-32 degree break. UB had to be content with just a four-point deficit after 20 minutes, as the bulls shot…

SYRACUSE – The University of Buffalo made the market victory for the season Tuesday night, defeated Syracuse, 71-59, at the Carrier Dome.

The winner improved the 14-ranked bulls to 11-0 and gave UB Another big credit at the NCAA tournament will continue if it did not win the US conference. The bulls already have a victory over the 13th ranked western Virginia in November.

The win over Moutaineers is ranked as the biggest regular season’s triumph in the UB story. The Syracuse winner is No. 2 on UB’s regular winning list.

The UB wagon rolls to Wisconsin on Friday, where the bulls can win another big victory – against the 20th, Marquette ranked.

UB, ranked No. 1

7 in the nation with a score of 85.2 points one game, had a tough time against Syracuse’s wild zone defense.

But the bulls used good ball movement in the second half to get quality pictures.

Senior Guard CJ Massinburg led UB by 25 points. Senior Wing Jeremy Harris did 18.

Junior Watch Davonta Jordan was a star for the bulls. He scored 10 points and played stellar defense at Syracuse star Tyus Battle.

Jordan struck a key 3 pointer with 3:42 left giving UB a 62-57 lead. Then Massinburg hit a spinning shot on the track and a 3 pointer to extend the lead to 10, 67-57.

First half: Syracuse took a 36-32 degree break. UB had to be content with just a four-point deficit after 20 minutes, as the bulls shot only 4 of 18 from 3-point intervals (22 percent).

Defense History: Boeheim’s Syracuse team has been ranked in the top 20 in the nation in defensive effectiveness eight of the last 10 years. Orange ranked fifth last year.

Battle of Tempos: UB entered the game ranked 10th in the nation in average length of possession. Syracuse has an average possession of 283th in the nation.

Eighty: UB has scored 80 or more points in 34 of its 46 last matches. UB bound with Duke last season for others in the nation in 80-point game, behind Villanova.

No. 5 all the time: Massinburg moved into fifth place on Bull’s career score list. He needed only six points to pass No. 5 Yassin Idbihi, who played from 2003 to 2007. If Massinburg stays on his current score, he will go to No. 3 or maybe No. 2 (Rasaun Young) on ​​the career list. Javon McCrea (2,004 points) is UB’s leading score.

Looking forward to MAC: UB’s main threat in the US conference is Toledo. The rockets are out to a 10-1 start, with the loss coming to Wright State, ranked # 146 in Pomeroy analytics. UB’s non-conference schedule ranks No. 136 in the country, according to Pomeroy. Toledo’s non-conference slate ranks 275th. Kent State, UB’s top competition in the MAC East, stands 8-2. Kent State’s non-conference schedule is ranked 307.

Rare continuity: It is the first time since 2000 that Boeheim returns all five starters. It was not expected at the end of last season. The battle took part in the NBA combination and was thought to be going. But at the last minute he decided that he did not like his projected draft position (probably in the second round) and chose to return to school.

On Orange Bench: Buffalo’s Howard Washington is a sophomore reserve guard for orange. He has seen 10 minutes of action this year. Washington played for Canisius High before he first transferred to Florida Montverde, one of the premier prep schools in the country, and then to a prep school in Ontario.

Next: UB Visit No. 20 Marquette on Friday in Milwaukee, Wis. Marquette upset No. 16 Wisconsin on December 8, 74-69, in overtime.

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