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Syracuse basketball vs. No. 11 Gonzaga: Live score, updates

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Syracuse basketball vs. No. 11 Gonzaga: Live score, updates

Syracuse, N.Y. — The Syracuse men’s basketball team takes on No. 11 Gonzaga at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday at SimpliFi Arena in Honolulu.

The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

See in-game team and individual stats here.

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First half

Syracuse shooting just 8-28 (28.6%) from the field while Gonzaga is 13-47 (48.1%).

Just one assist thus far for the Orange.

Mintz knocks down his second 3-pointer of the day. He’s up to 10 points. Orange trails 33-25.

Ike dominating the paint. He’s up to 12 points and nine rebounds.

3:52 remaining: Gonzaga 31, Syrcause 20

Huff called for a charge which leads to a layup by Mintz.

Syracuse’s woes from downtown continue. The team is shooting 20% from long range.

A steal by Ike leads to a score from Hickman to extend the Bulldogs’ lead to 31-19.

Quadir Copeland fouled shooting a mid-range jumper. He makes one of two free throws.

8:00 remaining: Gonzaga 27, Syracuse 17

Mounir Hima checking in for his first minutes of the season. He’ll be joined by Kyle Cuffe. They replace Mintz and Brown.

It’s Starling, Cuffe, Taylor, Bell and Hima on the court for the Orange.

Syracuse issued a technical foul for subbing in Hima without having him listed in the official scorebook.

Cuffe ends the scoring drought for the Orange. His driving layup is Syracuse’s first score in four minutes. The Orange trail 22-10.

The Orange scores seven to cut the lead at the media timeout.

11:48 remaining: Gonzaga 19, Syracuse 8

Orange being out-rebounded 8-1.

Maliq Brown in for McLeod.

Ike continuing to give Syracuse post players trouble. This time he draws on foul on Brown.

Syracuse shooting just 25% from the field early on.

Starling with a big block on Ike, but the team can’t capitalize. Bell misses a 3-pointer and Gonzaga goes the other way for a score to go up 17-8.

Nolan Hickman scores before the media timeout to extend the Zags lead.

15:36 remaining: Gonzaga 13, Syracuse 5

It’s the usual starters for the Orange: Judah Mintz, JJ Starling, Justin Taylor, Chris Bell and Naheem McLeod.

Graham Ike scores on the opening possession for Gonzaga.

Syracuse misses its first three shots before JJ Starling ends the Bulldogs’ 7-0 run with a layup two minutes into the game.

Ike giving Syracuse fits down low. He’s fouled again by McLeod. Ike leads all with six points and three rebounds.

Pregame

Syracuse is coming off its first loss of the season after falling to No. 7 Tennessee, 73-56 in the opening round of the 2023 Maui Invitational.

The Orange now takes on No. 11 Gonzaga in its second game of the tournament.

Syracuse hung with the much older and physical Volunteers for most of Monday’s game before Tennessee eventually pulled away in the second half.

The Orange were out-rebounded 48-33 against Tennessee and face another challenge in the form of the Bulldogs who have out-rebounded opponents 47.3-31.7 on average this season. Braden Huff and Wyoming transfer Graham Ike lead Gonzaga with 7.0 rebounds per game each. Ike and Huff also lead the Bulldogs in scoring with 16.7 and 16.0 points per game, respectively.

Defense in the post could be the key for Syracuse. The Zags are shooting just 27.4% from 3-point range. Despite such a low percentage from long-range, Gonzaga averages 90.7 points per game thanks to scoring it gets inside the paint.

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