SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse desperately needed a game like this and slumping Louisville obliged.
Elijah Hughes scored 18 points and Oshae Brissett had 16 to lead four players in double figures as the Orange beat the 18th-ranked Cardinals 69-49 on Wednesday night.
The Orange, who had lost two of three, got back on track after being off for a week, and their third win this season over a ranked team was paced by their 2-3 zone defense.
"Louisville has been a really good road team... they've been very, very good on the road, so a good win," Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. "I thought the week off helped us. I thought we were able to do some things practice-wise that helped us."
Syracuse (18-8, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) had suffered a 73-58 loss at North Carolina State in their last game, shooting just 35 percent, a weakness the Orange had displayed in all four of their conference losses. They weren't much better in this one (22 of 57 for 38.6 percent) but hit 11 3-pointers and held the Cardinals in check throughout. >> Read more
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