Syracuse Orange hangs on against Georgia Tech 60-57

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The Orange men’s basketball team is back to .500 in ACC play after taking down Georgia Tech inside the Carrier Dome 60-57.

Syracuse relied on a few late defensive stops and some key free throws to secure the win — their fifth in the past six contests.

The Yellow Jackets had a chance to tie the game with six seconds left to play, but Tadric Jackson missed his second free throw attempt. Freshman Malachi Richardson grabbed the ensuing rebound, then knocked down a pair of free throws, giving SU a 60-57 lead.

Richardson finished with 13 points — all coming in the second half.

Michael Gbinije led the Orange with 16 points, while Dajuan Coleman added 11.

Syracuse (15-8, 5-5 in the ACC) will next host Virginia Tech on Tuesday at 8pm.

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