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Syracuse routs Seminoles 96-57 in ACC Tournament

Florida State starters manage just 16 combined points through first 29 minutes
Posted at 3:39 PM, Mar 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-09 15:39:25-05

NEW YORK — Cole Swider had 28 points and 13 rebounds in 28 minutes, Joe Girard added 16 points and No. 9 seed Syracuse beat eighth-seeded Florida State 96-57 in the second round of the ACC Tournament.

It was Syracuse's second largest margin of victory in a conference tournament game in program history.

Syracuse advances to play top-seeded and No. 7 Duke in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

The Orange lost both regular-season meetings with the Blue Devils, 79-59 on Jan. 22 and 97-72 on Feb. 26.

Syracuse led 81-41 on a Jimmy Boeheim dunk, off an assist from Buddy Boeheim, with 7:32 left.

Florida State starters had just 16 combined points through the opening 29 minutes.