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Sunday, Feb 18, 2024 at 12:49 pm

Different night, same issues for Syracuse Men’s Basketball. In the Orange’s 65-60 defeat to Georgia Tech Saturday evening, three-point shooting and rebounding were once again areas where SU came up short. Head Coach Adrian Autry had a few theories why.

“We have to battle more, we have to get five guys in there rebounding. We talk about it every game, we have to get our guards in there rebounding,” he said. “It just can’t be one guy, it has to be everybody getting in and rebounding. And today… again, when you see this big a difference in the numbers, in the rebounding, a lot of times it’s because we didn’t shoot the ball well. We didn’t shoot the ball well, so they were able to get some rebounds on that end.

“Just remember that all five crash, just remember where you have to be. Especially when you’re in a zone so it’s kind of different,” forward Chris Bell said of the rebounding. “We got five people flying in, but just always be conscious of everybody else around you, not just one guy can rebound. [Maliq] was down there fighting, [Quadir] was down there fighting, so some of us guards gotta get in there and help those guys out.”

With just five games left in the regular season, Syracuse is running out of time to fix what ails it. The Orange’s next chance comes Tuesday in Raleigh against NC State.