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Sidibe’s career night lifts Orange at Pitt, 60-55 (full coverage)

Freshman Bourama Sidibe totaled career-highs of 18 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks to lead Syracuse (15-6, 4-4 ACC) past Pittsburgh (8-14, 0-9 ACC), 60-55, Saturday afternoon in the Petersen Events Center. The Orange held the Panthers to 27.7 percent (18-of-65) shooting from the field.

Sophomore Tyus Battle added 14 points with five boards, freshman Oshae Brissett finished with nine points and eight rebounds and freshman Marek Dolezaj recorded seven points and five rebounds in his first career start.

 

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PREVIEW:

Syracuse looks for its third consecutive win when it heads to Pittsburgh on Saturday for a 4 p.m. tip-off at the Petersen Events Center. The meeting between the two schools is the second in 11 days. The game will be televised on ACC Network and on the Watch ESPN app. Fans can also listen to the live broadcast on the Syracuse IMG Radio Network.

Syracuse won the previous meeting against Pittsburgh on Jan. 16, 59-45. Howard led the way with 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Battle produced 15 points. Saturday marks the 113th meeting between the two clubs. The Orange hold a 67-45 all-time advantage. Read More

ORANGE HOOPS GAMEDAY LINKS:

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Syracuse basketball vs. Pittsburgh: 10 Things to Watch For (Syracuse.com)
Beat writers unanimously predict outcome for Syracuse on the road at Pitt (Daily Orange)
Matthew Moyer injures his ankle in win (NunesMagician.com)
Marek Dolezaj- The Slovakian Stat-Stuffer (NunesMagician.com)
ACC has been unkind to Pittsburgh (Syracuse basketball stats, lineups) (Syracuse.com)
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Syracuse forward Matthew Moyer doesn’t practice, will travel to Pittsburgh (Syracuse.com)
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