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Basile and Virginia Tech host Syracuse

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Syracuse Orange (13-8, 6-4 ACC) at Virginia Tech Hokies (12-8, 2-7 ACC)

Blacksburg, Va.; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM: Virginia Tech hosts the Syracuse Orange after Grant Basile scored 24 points in Virginia Tech’s 78-75 win over the Duke Blue Devils.

The Hokies won 9-2 at home. Virginia Tech has a 2-4 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Orange played 6-4 against ACC opponents. Syracuse scores 75.2 points and has outperformed opponents by 5.2 points per game.

TOP PERFORMER: Justyn Mutts averages 12.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.6 steals for the Hokies. Sean Pedulla has averaged a 2.0 and 3 points in his last 10 games for Virginia Tech.

Joseph Girard III is averaging 17.5 points per game with 2.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists for the orange. Judah Mintz averaged 14.9 points and 2.5 rebounds in his last 10 games for Syracuse while averaging 42.2%.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hokies: 3-7, averaging 68.6 points, 32.1 rebounds, 14.8 assists, 6.2 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 43.2% from the field. Your opponents averaged 68.7 points per game.

Orange: 6-4, averaging 76.1 points, 32.5 rebounds, 16.0 assists, 7.2 steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Your opponents scored an average of 71.6 points.

The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from Sportradar.

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