(2) Syracuse Holds UNC to Lowest Point Total Since 1997 in Win


0  Updated at 3:07 pm, January 11th, 2014 By: ABC Digital
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Nate Shron/Getty Images(SYRACUSE, N.Y.) — Syracuse held North Carolina to its lowest point total since 1997, as the No. 2 Orange shutdown the Tar Heels, 57-45 Saturday.

Syracuse (16-0), which won despite shooting 35 percent from the field, held UNC 2-for-12 from behind the 3-point arc.

“This was a defensive-effort game,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We got loose balls. We made a lot of really good hustle plays. We got on the floor. That was the difference.”

C.J. Fair did as well scoring a game-high 20 points and grabbing eight rebounds in the win.

North Carolina was outmatched on the offensive glass with Syracuse outrebounding them 17-10.

Marcus Paige scored 17 points for North Carolina (10-6) in the loss.

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