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Orange blown out by #6 Louisville 88-68

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LOUISVILLE, KY – FEBRUARY 26: Anas Mahmoud #14 of the Louisville Cardinals shoots the ball against the Syracuse Orange at KFC YUM! Center on February 26, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Syracuse University men’s basketball team falls to 17-13 on the year (9-8 in ACC play), after an 88-68 thrashing on the road against #6 Louisville.

The Cardinals shot nearly 57% from the field, out-rebounded the Orange 39-28, and scored 27 points off 16 SU turnovers.

Tyus Battle led Syracuse with 20 points — 14 in just the first half of play — while Tyler Lydon added 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Donovan Mitchell led Louisville with 25 points on 9-of-16 shooting, while Ray Spalding had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the home team.

SU will close out the regular season on Saturday at 4pm against Georgia Tech.

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