Syracuse could not overcome the loss of Jerami Grant for most of the first half and the entire second half as they fell to Virginia 75-56 on the road.
The Orange got off to a quick start, withstood a first half rally by the Cavaliers, and took a one point lead into intermission. Both teams were hart to start the final frame, alternating three-pointers as the lead went back and forth.
With the game tied at 42 at the 11-minute mark, Virginia exerted its dominance. The Cavs went on a quick 12-3 run, highlighted by a London Perrantes and Justin Anderson three-pointer that proved to be too much for Syracuse to overcome.
C.J. Fair and Tyler Ennis led the way for Syracuse with 13 points a piece.
With the loss, Syracuse falls to 26-3 on the season, 13-3 in conference play. The Orange will look to rebound against Georgia Tech on Tuesday, March 4th inside the Carrier Dome.