The Syracuse University men’s basketball team couldn’t sustain any momentum it might have gained in its Saturday win over NC State, and the Orange wilted when it faced North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Monday, falling 75-70.
Michael Gbinije led the Orange with 17, while Trevor Cooney scored 14 and Tyler Lydon had 12.
Brice Johnson led the Tar Heels with 14 points in the game, followed by Joel Berry II with 13.
The Tar Heels beat the Orange 84-73 on Jan. 9.
Gbinije has scored in double digits in all 29 games this season.
Johnson leads the Tar Heels in scoring and rebounding averages and is one of two players averaging a double-double in ACC games.
SU is 9-7 in the ACC and 19-10 overall. UNC is 12-4 in the division and 23-6 overall.
Syracuse will take on the Florida State Seminoles again on March 5 in Tallahassee, Florida at 2 p.m.