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ONE & DONE: Hot shooting Baylor ends Syracuse season in Salt Lake City (full coverage)

The Syracuse (20-14, 10-8 ACC) basketball team was edged by Baylor (20-13, 10-8 Big 12), 78-69, Thursday evening in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, drawing the 2019 season to a close. The 20 wins mark the fifth 20+ win season in the last seven years for the Orange.

Elijah Hughes had a career night with a personal-best 25 points on a 7-of-15 shooting performance. The redshirt junior had six 3-pointers. Tyus Battle and Oshae Brissett tacked on double-digit performances with 16 and 14 points, respectively. The trio of Hughes, Battle and Brissett accounted for 55 of the Orange’s 69 points.

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March Madness is here and Syracuse opens NCAA Tournament play on Thursday against Baylor. The game is the final contest of the day at the Vivint Smart Home Center in Salt Lake City and is scheduled for a 9:57 p.m. EDT tipoff. The game will be televised on TruTV (Spectrum channel 76).

Syracuse is the No. 8 seed in the West Region. The Orange enter the NCAA Tournament with a 20-13 overall record. It marks the second consecutive year Syracuse has posted 20 or more wins. The Orange are led by junior Tyus Battle. The All-ACC Third Team selection is averaging 17.2 points per game. He ranks fifth in the ACC in scoring and third in minutes played (36.26).

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