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Syracuse routs Florida State 96-57 in ACC tourney


NEW YORK (AP) — Cole Swider had 28 points and 13 rebounds in 28 minutes, Joe Girard added 16 points and No. 9 seed Syracuse beat eighth-seeded Florida State 96-57 in the second round of the ACC tournament. It was Syracuse’s second largest margin of victory in a conference tournament game in program history. Syracuse advances to play top-seeded and No. 7 Duke in the quarterfinals on Thursday. The Orange lost both regular-season meetings with the Blue Devils, 79-59 on Jan. 22 and 97-72 on Feb. 26. Syracuse led 81-41 on a Jimmy Boeheim dunk, off an assist from Buddy Boeheim, with 7:32 left. Florida State starters had just 16 combined points through the opening 29 minutes.

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