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No. 11 Virginia host Syracuse after Girard’s 28-point away game

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Syracuse Orange (10-5, 3-1 ACC) at Virginia Cavaliers (10-3, 2-2 ACC)

Charlottesville, VA; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST

BOTTOM: Syracuse meets the No. 11 Virginia Cavaliers after Joseph Girard III scored 28 points in Syracuse’s 70-69 win over the Louisville Cardinals.

The Cavaliers have won 6-1 in home games. Virginia is third in the ACC, shooting 37.2% from downtown, led by Reece Beekman, who is shooting 48.3% from 3-point range.

The oranges are 3-1 against conference opponents. Syracuse is sixth in the ACC with 14.4 assists per game, led by Judah Mintz with a 4.2 average.

The Cavaliers and Orange meet in a conference game for the first time this season on Saturday.

TOP PERFORMER: Kihei Clark averages 11.9 points and 5.9 assists for the Cavaliers. Jayden Gardner has averaged 11.4 points in his last 10 games for Virginia.

Girard averaged 2.9 3 points per game for the Orange and scored 16.7 points while shooting 37.0% from beyond the arc. Mintz has averaged 15.8 points, 4.2 assists and 2.3 steals in his last 10 games for Syracuse.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cavaliers: 7-3, averaging 65.9 points, 30.2 rebounds, 14.8 assists, 6.8 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 44.4% from the field. Your opponents averaged 58.6 points per game.

Orange: 7-3, averaging 75.1 points, 34.2 rebounds, 15.7 assists, 8.2 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Your opponents scored an average of 68.9 points.

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

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