Men's Basketball

The Final Word: Syracuse men’s basketball drops another road loss, 85-68, at No. 9 North Carolina

Marisa Frigoletto | Staff Photographer

Syracuse's lone bright spot, Tyler Lydon, could not carry SU past the ninth-ranked Tar Heels on Monday night in Chapel Hill.

One of the country’s best offensive rebounding teams, No. 9 North Carolina (17-3, 5-1 Atlantic Coast), burned Syracuse down low, grabbing 18 offensive boards and totaling 20 second-chance points in its 85-68 victory over Syracuse (11-8, 3-3) on Monday night at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. SU could not avenge its 2016 Final Four loss to North Carolina from over nine months ago. Syracuse plays next on Saturday at Notre Dame.

Our beat writers Connor Grossman and Matt Schneidman discuss Syracuse’s loss to North Carolina and its current state as ACC play kicks into full gear.

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