5 reasons the Oregon Ducks beat Syracuse on November 16

No. 13 Oregon took down the Syracuse Orange on Friday night and there are some rather obvious reasons why.

Oregon beat Syracuse 80-65 on Friday night (November 16). Below I explain how they were able to do it.


Bol Bol went off

Oregon Center Bol Bol showed why some think he is going to be a top five pick in the NBA draft. He dominated the Orange by scoring 26 points and hauling down nine rebounds. He also had four blocks and, most interestingly, three steals.


Syracuse's poor long distance shooting

The Orange had problems shooting, in general, but they were especially bad from long distance. They were just 5-of-28 from beyond the three-point arc. That's not gonna win many games.


Payton Pritchard

The Ducks' point guard showed off his versatility. Not only did he have 18 points, but he logged five rebounds, four assists, and four steals.


Oregon's hot shooting

While Syracuse struggled from the field, Oregon was lighting up the score board. They hit 25-of-50 attempts, for an even 50 percent shooting.


Free throws fell

More often than not, a team that drains its free throws is going to win the ball game. That was certainly the case for Oregon, who went 23-of-25 from the free throw line.

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