9:55 PM ET, March 19, 2010
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Five years ago Vermont shocked Syracuse in overtime in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Catamounts never had a chance to duplicate that amazing moment.Wes Johnson had 18 points to lead five Syracuse players in double figures, and the top-seeded Orange beat Vermont 79-56 on Friday night in the first round of NCAA tournament.
• In the first meeting between the two teams since the 2005 tournament, Syracuse takes the 23-point win over Vermont to advance to the second round.
• The Orange have advanced to the round of 32 in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2003-04.
• The win snapped Syracuse's two-game losing streak.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 19: Evan Fjeld #32 of the Vermont Catamounts goes to the hoop against Kris Joseph #32 of the...(Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-66 (.348)||30-55 (.545)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-22 (.227)||10-22 (.455)|
|FT Made-Attempted||5-10 (.500)||9-11 (.818)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||11 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
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