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Syracuse’s Tyus Battle, Andrew White earn ACC honors after big game

Great way to end the regular season.

NCAA Basketball: Holy Cross at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse’s Andrew White and Tyus Battle both earned ACC honors after a big game to the end regular season. The ACC named White the conference player of the week, and Battle the freshman player of the week.

White, who was recognized on Senior Day this past Saturday, scored a career-high 40 points in front of 30,000-plus fans at a packed Carrier Dome. White went 8-of-9 from three-point range, including seven made three-pointers in the second half alone.

Battle ended his freshman regular season on a high note, scoring 22 points on 6-of-11 shooting and 4-of-7 from three-point range.

The two outscored Georgia Tech all by themselves, 62-61.

NCAA Basketball: Georgia Tech at Syracuse
Syracuse Orange assistant coach Adrian Autry congratulates guard Andrew White III (3) after he scores 40 points in a 90-61 win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at the Carrier Dome.
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Now, Syracuse will travel to Brooklyn for the 2017 ACC Tournament, which begins on Tuesday.

Due to the victory over Georgia Tech, Syracuse earned a first-round bye and will play the ninth-seed Miami Hurricanes on Wednesday at noon ET on ESPN.

These two will look to continue their stellar play into championship week — especially when the Orange may need one more victory to be comfortable on Selection Sunday.