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“The turnovers would lead to dunks at the other end. It’s hard to stay in the game with them if you make 18 turnovers and you’re 3 for 18 on 3s,” George Washington coach Mike Lonergan said. “We really wanted to get touches around the foul line. That’s easier said than done. We really didn’t have a lot of guys play well. I knew we were going to have to play a great game (to have a chance), and they took it to us.
“Everybody they brought in hurt us.”
George Washington hit just 1 of its first 16 shots _ a runner by Bryan Bynes 3 minutes into the game. By the time Pellom converted a layup 3 minutes later, Syracuse was up 13-4, led by six points from Jardine.
“It’s very tough,” Colonials guard Tony Taylor said. “Syracuse does a great job in that 2-3 (zone), forces you to play outside your comfort zone. They did a really good job forcing us into turnovers.
“We didn’t take care of the ball.”
George Washington, shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc this season, was 2 of 9 in the first half as the Orange challenged every shooter, registering five blocks and six steals. Having to peer over the likes of the 7-foot Melo, Nemanja Mikic missed his first five shots and finished with six points on 2 of 11 shooting.
Taylor, who was shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc, missed all four shots he took from long range and finished with five points. He was averaging 14.
Trailing 37-21 after Melo followed his own miss with 5 minutes to go in the first half, the frustration showed when Pellom threw a pass from under the basket right to Jardine near the foul line, and he scored on a breakaway layup.
Waiters made the free throw to complete a three-point play for a 26-12 lead midway through the half, and Carter-Williams‘ lob to Waiters in the final minute sent the Orange into the locker room with a commanding 45-25 lead.
When Syracuse built the lead to 31 late in the second half, the student section began chanting “We’re No. 1.”
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