GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Elijah Hughes scored 27 points to help Syracuse beat North Carolina 81-53 in Wednesday’s second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.
Hughes had 18 points by halftime for the sixth-seeded Orange.
Syracuse blew the game open by scoring the last 15 points before halftime to lead 43-22.
The Orange never let that lead slip below 16 points in the second half. Syracuse shot 47% for the game.
Garrison Brooks scored 18 points to lead the 14th-seeded Tar Heels.
Potential one-and-done point guard Cole Anthony finished with five points on 2-for-10 shooting. The Tar Heels shot 33% for the game.