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ATLANTA — Joe Girard scored 28 factors, making six 3-pointers, and Syracuse defeated Georgia Tech 80-63 on Saturday.

The Orange returned to their successful methods, selecting up their tenth victory within the final 13 video games and bouncing again from Monday’s 82-78 loss to No. 17 Miami.

Girard made 11 of 21 pictures, together with 6 of 10 3-pointers, grabbed 5 rebounds and distributed seven assists. Maliq Brown scored 18 factors on 8-of-9 capturing and 2-for-2 from the road. Jesse Edwards scored 14 factors and Judah Mintz added 13 for Syracuse (13-7, 6-3 ACC).

After falling behind 57-46 when Girard hit a 3-pointer with 11:29 to go, Georgia Tech rallied with a few 3-pointers within the subsequent two minutes. First Kyle Sturdivant, then Miles Kelly related from distance to get Georgia Tech inside 59-54. Syracuse, capturing 59% via the primary quarter-hour of the half, quickly pushed its result in 69-57 with 5:02 remaining.

Georgia Tech was unable to rally within the remaining 5 minutes, making an attempt solely 4 pictures and making two.

Deebo Coleman scored 17 factors, Kelly 13 and Jalon Moore 11 for Georgia Tech (8-11, 1-8). The three sophomores common 45.5% of Tech’s factors per sport and mixed for 65% of the full on this one.

Girard had 18 factors within the first half on 7-of-11 capturing that included 4 of 5 from 3-point distance. Syracuse trailed 21-10 with 12:56 remaining, then took the lead at 26-25 on a 3-pointer by Girard 4 minutes later. The Orange went on to guide 30-23 at halftime.

Syracuse hosts North Carolina on Tuesday and Georgia Tech performs at Clemson, additionally on Tuesday.

Extra AP faculty basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-college-basketball-poll and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25

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