Freshman Marek Dolezaj scored a career-high 20 points to lead 11th-seeded Syracuse (20-12) to a 73-64 win over 14th-seeded Wake Forest (11-20) Tuesday night in the first round of the New York Like ACC Tournament.
The Orange will face sixth-seeded North Carolina in the second round Wednesday night at 9 p.m. on ESPN2/ACC Network.
Sophomore Tyus Battle recorded 18 points with six boards and junior Paschal Chukwu finished with 14 points, nine boards and three blocks. Junior Frank Howard produced 11 points, five rebounds and five assists and freshman Oshae Brissett added 10 points and grabbed nine boards.
With Syracuse clinging to a 62-56 lead, Chukwu finished an alley-oop on back-to-back possessions and Syracuse hit seven foul shots down the stretch to seal the victory.
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11th-seeded Syracuse heads to the Barclay’s Center to face 14th-seeded Wake Forest in the first round of the 2018 New York Life ACC Tournament tonight at 7 pm. The game will be televised on ESPNU and the ACC Network. Fans can also listen to the live broadcast on the Syracuse IMG Radio Network.
Syracuse seeks their first ACC Tournament victory. Syracuse is 0-3 at the event. The Orange lead the all-time series over the Demon Deacons, 6-1. The teams split a pair of matchups in the regular season with each club winning at home. Read More
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