Syracuse bounces Tar Heels out of ACC Tournament, 81-53


GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Elijah Hughes scored 27 points to help Syracuse beat North Carolina 81-53 in Wednesday’s second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Hughes had 18 points by halftime for the sixth-seeded Orange. Syracuse blew the game open by scoring the last 15 points before halftime to lead 43-22. The Orange never let that lead slip below 16 points in the second half. Syracuse shot 47% for the game. Garrison Brooks scored 18 points to lead the 14th-seeded Tar Heels. Potential one-and-done point guard Cole Anthony finished with five points on 2-for-10 shooting. The Tar Heels shot 33% for the game.

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