Syracuse’s balanced attack subdues Va. Tech 82-72

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Joe Girard III scored 24 points and Syracuse reserves combined for 26 points and the Orangemen beat Virginia Tech 82-72. Sean Pedulla’s 3-pointer with 8:32 left before intermission gave the Hokies their last lead at 34-32 as Syracuse’s Justin Taylor made a 3 24-seconds later. Jesse Edwards scored 13 points and Judah Mintz scored 12 for Syracuse. Reserve Maliq Brown scored 11 points and collared a career-high 12 rebounds for his first-career double-double and fellow backup Taylor scored 10. Grant Basile scored 26 points on 12-for-17 shooting for Virginia Tech.

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