Syracuse held to lowest scoring output inside the Carrier Dome in loss to No. 2 Virginia

SU scored just 44 points against the Cavaliers

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The Syracuse Orange could not find a way to hand No. 2 Virginia its first loss in conference play on Saturday. 

The Orange was held to its lowest point total ever inside the Carrier Dome losing to the Cavaliers 59-44. Its previous lowest output was against Georgetown in a 57-46 loss at home in 2013. 

Tyus Battle led SU with 15 points, but on 6-17 shooting from the field. Frank Howard was the only other Orange player in double figures with 11 points. 

Syracuse shot just 33.3 percent for the game and just 19 percent from behind the arc. 

The Orange tied the game at 13 on a Frank Howard jumper with 10:19 to play, but Virginia responded with a 19-7 run to push the lead to double digits at 31-21 at the break. Syracuse scored just three field goals the rest of the half. 

In the second half, Howard cut he lead to nine with a dunk in transition with 15:19 to go at 36-27, but the Orange trailed by double digits the rest of the half. SU only got as close as 11 on an Oshae Brissett layup with 2:46 to play, but two easy dunks by the Cavaliers' Mamadi Diakite put the game  out of reach. 

SU never led in the contest. UVA led by as much as 21 and held the lead for 39 minutes of the game.

Syracuse is now 15-8(4-6) and heads to Louisville on Monday for a 7pm tip from the KFC Yum! Center, the game will air on ESPN. 


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