The Cavaliers are fresh off a loss at home Sunday afternoon to Wake Forest, while Syracuse has lost two of their last three games, beating Duke on the road but falling to Georgia Tech away and Miami at home. Virginia struggled to score against Wake Forest and did not lead at any point in the game as the Demon Deacons earned their wake forest at syracuse basketball live updates conference win of the year. Junior guard Dominique Toussaint was the only double-digit scorer for the Cavaliers, as the rest of the team combined for 23 points. Key Matchup: Tiana Mangakahia and Dominique Toussaint The two shooting guards are both key scorers for their respective teams and will likely be called upon to defend one another Thursday.
This is arguably Syracuse's most important game left on their schedule.
It potentially adds another win to the total while preventing a bad loss. If the Orange were to fall to the Demon Deacons, they would sit at with a home game against Virginia and road matchup with Clemson left in the regular season.
That means they would be staring at a possible record with five losses in a row. Tyus Battle leads the Orange after a stellar performance at No.
When he plays like that, Syracuse is a very dangerous team.
Syracuse was tremendous offensively in that game, and is hoping to replicate that while improving on the defensive end against Wake Forest. Syracuse also struggled from the free throw line and on the boards against the Tar Heels.
They will need to improve both to pick up a win on Saturday. Wake Forest is the worst defensive team in the ACC, giving up They score only They are also the worst shooting team in the ACC at The Demon Deacons are the second worst three point shooting team in the ACC and second worst three point defensive team in the league.
However, they are at the bottom of the ACC in turnover margin at Wake's best player is guard Brandon Childress. He leads the team in scoring Forward Jaylen Hoard is the team's leading rebounding at over eight per game.
On paper, this is a game Syracuse should win. They are the better team. They have played better all season. Road games area always tough, but Syracuse has played well this season in true road games.