The No. 3 seeded Orange came out firing on both ends of the floor, jumping out to a 15-4 lead with steals on defense and efficient shooting on offense, and it would maintain a double-digit advantage the whole way through.
Jerami Grant dunked his way to 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor, followed by Tyler Ennis' 15 points and six assists and C.J. Fair's double-double. The senior did it all for Syracuse, putting in 14 points and 11 rebounds in a bounce-back performance from his ACC Tournament showing one week earlier.
Perhaps the most important offensive storyline with the Orange was Trevor Cooney, who shot 50 percent (4-for-8) from beyond the arc on this day, notching four conversions from deep en route to a game-high 18 points.
The No. 14 seeded Broncos shot under 40 percent in the loss and gave up 19 points after turning the ball over.
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