Cavaliers nip Orange at Carrier Dome

VIrginia 74 Syracuse 69

UVA Athletics Logo on basketball court (University of Virginia)

Syracuse, NYKihei Clark and Armaan Franklin scored 17 points apiece and Kadin Shedrick had a double-double and Virginia beat Syracuse 74-69. Buddy Boeheim’s 3-pointer with 1:19 left brought Syracuse within 72-69 but the Orange missed their last three shots while Clark made two free throws with 22 seconds left to seal it. Clark finished 6-for-9 shooting, including 3 for 5 from 3-point range, distributed eight assists and grabbed four rebounds. Buddy Boeheim scored 27 points and Jimmy Boeheim 17 for Syracuse.

Team Notes:

• Virginia improved to 8-5, 2-1 ACC

• UVA forced two shot clock violations (16 in 2021-22)

• UVA had 40 points in the paint

• UVA and Syracuse were tied 33-33 at halftime

• UVA led 23-13 but the Orange closed the half on 20-10 run

• UVA matched a season high with four players in double figures (Armaan Franklin, Jayden Gardner, Kadin Shedrick and Kihei Clark)

• UVA shot 52.6 percent and had 14 points off 11 Syracuse turnovers

Series Notes

• UVA is 11-6 all-time against Syracuse, including a 9-2 mark in ACC action, in the series that dates back to 1983-84

• UVA is 5-2 at Syracuse

• Head coach Tony Bennett is 10-3 all-time against Syracuse

Player Notes

• Double Figure Scorers: Kihei Clark (17), Armaan Franklin (17), Jayden Gardner (15),

Kadin Shedrick (12)

• Shedrick matched a career high with 12 points and had a career-high 11 rebounds

• Shedrick had his second career double-double

• Shedrick (2 blocks) had his 10th multi-block game

• Clark had season highs in points (17) and assists (8)