Sophomore Tyus Battle scored 19 points and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds to lead Syracuse (15-7, 4-5 ACC) in a 55-51 loss to Georgia Tech (11-11, 4-5 ACC) Wednesday night at McCamish Pavilion.
Freshman Oshae Brissett and junior Frank Howard finished with 11 points each. Brissett added eight boards. Josh Okogie led the Yellow Jackets with 20 points and six rebounds. Ben Lammers recorded a double-double with 11 points and 12 boards. Lammers made a put-back layup and Okogie dunked on the following possession to give Georgia Tech a 55-48 lead with 42 seconds remaining. Howard drained a 3-pointer to pull Syracuse within four but the Orange were unable to pull any closer.
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Syracuse goes for its fourth straight win when it faces Georgia Tech in the second leg of back-to-back road games on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. in McCamish Pavilion. 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 leads the all-time series with Georgia Tech, 5-4. The two clubs split the season series last year with each team winning on its home court.
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