An upset win for Georgia Tech, a close escape for Duke, and more all factors into the latest edition of our ACC Power Rankings as the regular season winds to a close.
Tyus Battle had 31 points, Buddy Boeheim chipped in 13 off the bench, and Syracuse shot 63 percent from the field in the first half before holding off a BC rally to win.
Louisville and North Carolina have both been playing excellently as of late, but its still Duke and Virginia’s conference to lose.
Tyus Battle dropped 31 points, 21 in the second half, and the Orange used an early 14-0 run to take a lead that it would never relinquish against the Eagles on Wednesday night.
As preparation for the upcoming conference tournament that starts on Tuesday, here’s our final regular season edition of the ACC Power Rankings—with slight changes up top.
The Eagles pushed the tempo and used the dribble-drive to crack Syracuse’s trademarked 2-3 zone, freeing up shooters on what was a 48-percent day from the field, ultimately paving the way for BC’s first win in two weeks.
BC turned the ball over 17 times and offered very little resistance on the defensive end of the court, allowing the Orange to shoot a season-high 60.4 percent from the field on Wednesday night.
In addition to losing Steffon Mitchell to a potential head injury and Jordan Chatman to foul trouble, the Eagles were run out of the Carrier Dome on Wednesday by the Orange, the worst shooting team in the ACC.