Kyle Guy, Ty Jerome and De'Andre Hunter led a long-range assault, combining for 18 3-pointers as No.2 Virginia broke open a tight game in the second half and cruised to a 79-53 victory over Syracuse on Monday night.
Syracuse (19-11, 10-7) was coming off a solid road win at Wake Forest, but the Orange's vaunted zone defense was torched for eight 3-pointers during a 27-3 spurt. After falling behind by one point, the Cavaliers outscored Syracuse 37-10 over the final 15 minutes and set a record for 3-pointers allowed by the Orange.
Guy finished with 25 points, Hunter had 21, and Jerome 16. They finished a combined 18 of 24 from behind the arc. Guy's eighth 3, a career high, gave Virginia its 17th from beyond the arc, the most ever against the Orange.
Tyus Battle, the Orange's leading scorer, finished 5 of 19 for 11 points. Elijah Hughes and Buddy Boeheim also had 11 points apiece. >> Read more
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