Buddy ball bounced as Houston stymies Boeheim and Syracuse
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Buddy Boeheim carried Syracuse into the Sweet 16 with a masterful shooting stroke. The NCAA Tournament run for the 11th-seeded Orange ended on Saturday night in a 62-46 loss to No. It was also the fewest points scored by Syracuse in an NCAA Tournament game. “They’re just really physical, really aggressive and we got some looks that we didn’t capitalize on,” Boeheim said. “Jarreau is a really, really good defensive player and they helped, they were there to help him but he’s a really good defender,” coach Jim Boeheim said.
Williams, Walker carry load as Florida State survives Orange
Florida State guard M.J. Walker (23), With a bandage covering the stitches in his lip from the first half, reacts after defeating Syracuse in NCAA college basketball game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – MJ Walker took an elbow to his lip and missed a large chunk of the game. 8 Florida State played without star guard Devin Vassell and held off Syracuse 80-77 on Saturday. In a tight game, Walker’s shooting and defense helped the Seminoles win their 20th straight home game. The sophomore guard averages 13.4 points per game and Hamilton declined to discuss the reason why Vassell did not play.