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2019 Schedule
20-14, 6th in ACC

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Syracuse went to the full-court press late, but with a minute left, Baylor found Freddie Gillespie open down court for the dunk that basically sealed this. Baylor wins, 78-69, and advances to play Gonzaga. They finished with 16 made 3-pointers — the most ever by a Big 12 team in the Tournament.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Big 3 by Elijah Hughes, pulling the Orange within 6 with 4:27 left. It is really difficult to shoot 3s on Syracuse's zone, but Baylor has made 15 of them, tied for their most in a game in the last five years.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

There have been 6 ties and 12 lead changes between Baylor and Syracuse, but Baylor has gained a little separation, up 6 with a little more than 6 minutes left. Syracuse's Elijah Hughes has been held to zero points and two shots in the second half.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor and Syracuse combined for 19 made 3-pointers in the first half, only 11 shy of the NCAA Tournament record. Baylor jumped out to an 11-point lead, but is now ahead by only 1. Makai Mason leads with 16 points and is 4 of 6 from 3; Elijah Hughes has 18 for Syracuse.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor and Syracuse attempted a combined 30 3-pointers within the first 17 minutes. Welcome to basketball in 2019.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Syracuse takes the floor in Salt Lake City without senior guard Frank Howard, suspended indefinitely because of what the school described as "a violation of athletic department policy."

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Cuse suspends Howard on eve of NCAA tourney

Syracuse guard Frank Howard will not play in Thursday's first-round game against Baylor, as the school announced he is out for an "indefinite period of time" due to a violation of athletic department policy.

Bilas: Two of the best non Power-5 teams in West (4:20)
Williams sounds off on Zion being tripped (0:30)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Howard: "[Zion] is a hell of an athlete and I have a lot of respect for him. I'm not going to wait four years and get to this stage and start tripping people."

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Boeheim on Zion Williamson: "I've been in this game over 50 years, I've seen a lot of great players. I'm not going to say he's better than them, but he's a different player. There's no one really like him."

Zion on decision to play: 'I can't leave my boys hanging' (1:23)
Zion doesn't miss a beat in incredible first half (1:34)
Howard extends leg while Zion passes (0:15)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Zion's first half: 21 points on 9 of 9 shooting with 9 boards and 5 steals. He's not too shabby.

Hughes gets up for huge block (0:34)
0:19

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

The long wait is over. Zion's back with some new kicks.

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Buddy Boeheim's 20 points lead Syracuse past Pitt 73-59

Buddy Boeheim had a career-high 20 points, and Syracuse defeated Pittsburgh 73-59 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament despite playing without leading scorer Tyus Battle.

Team Stats

Points Per Game69.7
Rebounds Per Game34.6
Assists Per Game12.0
Points Allowed66.143rd

Tournament History

Final Fours6
Tournament Record65-38
Championship Seasons2003
Tournament Appearances38