Defense saves day against Albany

Despite not taking care of the ball and shooting a poor percentage, Syracuse topped Albany 72-55 Tuesday night. Syracuse (12-1) won its fifth straight game and held the Great Danes (4-5) to 6-of-25 shooting from 3-point land.

The Orange committed 19 turnovers and shot just 38.9 percent. Still, Hakim Warrick was able to manage 22 points and 14 rebounds. Both Gerry McNamara and Josh Pace struggled, combining for just 8 points.

"Obviously, we had too many turnovers and we were sloppy on offense," Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. "We did not shoot the ball particularly well. We did have some good looks and couldn't finish them. We were fortunate that our defense was good enough to keep us in there."

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