BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Buddy Boeheim scored 26 points and Syracuse held off a late rally to beat Virginia Tech 71-69.
Boeheim hit six shots in a row during a blistering first-half display that turned a 14-10 deficit into a 28-19 lead for Syracuse.
The Orange led by as many as 16 in the first half, but had to hang on as the Hokies got within a point three times in the final two minutes.
Nahiem Alleyne made five 3-pointers and scored 17 for the Hokies, but Landers Nolley missed a deep 3-pointer in the final seconds.
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