CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Tyus Battle overcame a poor shooting game by scoring six points in the final 86 seconds, and the Syracuse Orangemen's stingy zone helped them beat Miami 62-55 Saturday.
Syracuse limited the Hurricanes to a season-low 34-percent shooting, and Miami was often forced into bad shots at long range, going 7 for 31 (23 percent) from beyond the arc.
The Orangemen (18-9, 7-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won three of their past four road games. Miami (18-8, 7-7) lost at home for the second time this week, and has dropped three games in a row overall.
Battle sank a 3-pointer for 57-51 lead, and he added three free throws in final 40 seconds. The sophomore guard, who came into the game averaging 20.2 points, shot 4 for 14 and scored 13 points.
Frank Howard had 18 points and six assists to lead the Orangemen, who shot 48 percent. Oshae Brissett added 16 points and 12 rebounds. Both played 40 minutes, as did Battle. << Read more
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