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Syracuse 67 - Wake Forest 57: No First-Half Scoring, No Problem

The Orange keep pace despite a sloppy first-half as Tyler Ennis and C.J. Fair lead the Orange to 20-0.

Lance King

Here's what's wild about the Syracuse Orange's 67-57 win over Wake Forest on Wednesday. In the first-half, the Orange went nearly five minutes without scoring, didn't see any points from Jerami Grant, Trevor Cooney or Tyler Ennis, and shot 26% as a team. And they led at the half.

Thanks in part to an atrocious three-point shooting night by Wake and Syracuse's surprising ability to rebound, block and generally-control the paint, the Orange moved to 20-0 for only the second time ever and will go into their big showdown with the Duke Blue Devils undefeated.

Tyler Ennis and C.J. Fair were the heroes as Fair kept the Orange in the game when everyone else was cold and Ennis flat-out took over the game in the second half. But don't sleep on Grant, who ended up with a sneaky 10-point, 12-rebound performance.

We've got a more detailed wrap-up coming but in the meantime, here are the user stats from the GameThread. Good work everyone. Big weekend ahead. Rest up.

# Commenter # Comments
1 DukePettyjohn 90
2 g-roc 85
3 cuseroc44 75
4 RockLloyd 71
5 Girardi Party 63
6 StealthTurkey 60
7 FOURTY4 56
8 nc44 46
9 Orange22 42
10 721 Comstock


# Recs Commenter Comment Link
9 Dan Lyons [no title]
8 StealthTurkey Spay or neuter your refs.
7 DMF You bet!
7 nc44 Should we offer a free snow plow to the first ACC team that beats us?
5 721 Comstock #hardnosed, Northern planes.
5 drothgery we're undefeated here or there
4 Doc Gross's Phones Why does Shafer hate healthy athletes? And America?
4 Blarney86 They showed a snow pile in front of the stadium. Home game.
4 lockthedoors Worse thing about the move to the ACC