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Both teams finished with conference records. In the only meeting between the two teams this past season, Syracuse handed the Hurricanes a loss at the Carrier Dome on Jan. Game time on Wednesday is noon. The game will be televised on ESPN.
The Hurricanes have gone in those six games.
Lawrence, a sophomore, is averaging 7. Miami's other starters are Ja'Quan Newton , Jr. Don't Edit Photo: Stephen D.
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Cannerelli Syracuse must protect the defensive boards In its win over Miami on Jan. For the season, though, Miami ranked fourth in the ACC in offensive rebounding percentage, while Syracuse ranked last in the league in defensive rebounding percentage.
Syracuse can't let Miami get offensive rebounds and turn them into second-chance points. Then Miami coach Jim Larranaga suspended his junior point guard for three games.
Miami won all three. When Larranaga lifted the suspension, Newton didn't return to the starting lineup.
He came off the bench for two more games. Newton started in Miami's last game, a loss at Florida State in which he scored 5 points on 1-for-7 shooting.
Andrew White broke out of his mini-slump in a big way on Saturday. He scored 40 points on 8-for-9 shooting from 3-point range against Georgia Tech.
Syracuse will need White's scoring to beat Miami. In SU's win over the Canes earlier this season, White scored 22 points and hit four of his nine attempts from the 3-point line. Reed is Miami's leading scorer and he's one of the top 3-point shooters in the ACC.
He's making On the other end of the floor, Reed is widely regarded as one of the best defenders in the ACC.
Watch to see if he matches up on Andrew White or maybe even Tyler Lydon. Cannerelli John Gillon's assist-turnover numbers John Gillon had 11 assists and five turnovers in SU's win over Miami earlier this season.
Those numbers are in line with Gillon's performance in the Orange's wins. In SU's eight conference losses, Gillon averaged 3.
Syracuse needs Gillon to have a solid floor game. Cannerelli Can Syracuse score against the Canes? Miami went in the ACC when it gave up 70 or more points. Can Syracuse muster 70 points against Miami? The Canes ranked second in the ACC in scoring defense, allowing just Kamari Murphy pictured is one of the best frontcourt defenders in the conference.
Tyus Battle scored in double-figures in three of those games. Against Miami, Battle had nine points on just 3-for-5 shooting.
In the 16 games since then, Battle has reached double-digits 10 times. He has averaged 20 points in SU's last three games.
Cannerelli Tyler Lydon might score, but he must rebound Tyler Lydon's offense has been up and down lately. He has scored in double-figures in three of SU's last six games. He scored just seven points in Saturday's win over Georgia Tech. However, Lydon pulled down 13 rebounds in that game.
In SU's last four games, Lydon has averaged Don't Edit.