January 11, 2020 / 11:39 PM / 9 days ago

Syracuse knocks off No. 18 Virginia in overtime

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Jan 11, 2020; Charlottesville, Virginia, USA; Syracuse Orange forward Elijah Hughes (33) dribbles the ball against the Virginia Cavaliers during the first half at John Paul Jones Arena. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Buddy Boeheim, son of Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, scored nine of his 14 points in overtime to lead the Orange to a 63-55 win over No. 18 Virginia in an ACC game on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.

After Virginia’s Mamadi Diakite made a layup to open the overtime period, Syracuse made three consecutive 3-pointers, capped by Boeheim’s shot with 3:21 remaining. Elijah Hughes and Joseph Girard III had the other 3-pointers as the Orange led 52-45.

Boeheim later beat the shot clock with a 30-foot 3-pointer that banked in to put Syracuse ahead 57-49 with 1:19 left.

Girard led the Orange (9-7, 2-3 ACC) with 19 points, while Hughes added 18 points and nine rebounds.

Syracuse shot 85.7 percent from the field in overtime, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range. The Orange, who shot 32.8 percent for the game, scored 20 points in OT after producing 19 in the second half.

Jay Huff led Virginia (11-4, 3-2) with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Kihei Clark added 13 points and nine assists while Diakite had 13 points.

Two free throws by Clark with 1:19 left in regulation tied the game at 43.

Hughes missed a jump shot and Syracuse kept the ball on Marek Dolezaj’s offensive rebound. After a timeout, Hughes missed a 3-pointer with 33 seconds left. Clark then missed a 3-pointer with six seconds left and another shot could not be taken after a scramble for the ball.

Syracuse avenged a season-opening 48-34 loss to Virginia at home on Nov. 6.

Virginia shot 31.3 percent from the field and turned the ball over 15 times.

The Cavaliers had a 35-30 lead in the second half before enduring a seven-minute scoring drought.

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