Beverly scores 21, NC State routs Syracuse 73-58
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Now this is how Braxton Beverly and North Carolina State expect things to go at home.
Beverly matched a career high with 21 points and N.C. State beat Syracuse 73-58 on Wednesday night.
"At home, we've got to protect our house and play with energy and passion," coach Kevin Keatts said.
Torin Dorn had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and DJ Funderburk added 12 points to help the Wolfpack (18-7, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) win their second straight.
Syracuse gets 14 points from Hughes, beats Clemson 61-53
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — On a night when Syracuse's trademark zone defense was effective against Clemson, coach Jim Boeheim's lesser-known press helped the Orange to their fourth straight win.
Elijah Hughes had 14 points to lead four Syracuse players in double figures and the Syracuse beat Clemson 61-53 Wednesday night, holding the Tigers to a season-low in scoring.
Syracuse Preview Capsule
Last season: 23-14, lost in the Sweet 16 of NCAA Tournament
Coach: Jim Boeheim, 43rd season
Conference: Atlantic Coast
Who's gone: F Matthew Moyer transferred after his redshirt freshman year and graduate transfer G Geno Thorpe left the team after six games.
Syracuse forward Matthew Moyer says he’s transferring
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse forward Matthew Moyer, who started 20 games this season as a redshirt freshman before an injury curtailed his playing time, says he's transferring.
Moyer announced his decision on his Twitter account Monday.
DETROIT (AP) — Forget the matchup between the Syracuse defense and TCU's offense. That was no contest.
The question was whether the Orange could score enough to take that smothering zone to another round.
"We just wanted to stay poised down the stretch," guard Frank Howard said. "We didn't want to get frustrated or start to force anything."
NEW YORK (AP) — Took a few tries for Syracuse to win a game in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. With that hurdle finally cleared, the Orange can now focus on bigger postseason aspirations and the critical test on tap.
Freshman forward Marek Dolezaj scored a career-high 20 points and the Orange beat Wake Forest 73-64 on Tuesday night to reach the second round.