SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim breathed a sigh of relief. Five days after his Orange's biggest win of the season, there was no letdown.
Tyus Battle scored 22 points, Boeheim's son Buddy had a season-high 13 points, and Syracuse beat Pittsburgh 74-63 on Saturday, the Orange's zone defense thwarting the youthful Panthers from exerting their strong point, converting tough drives to the basket.
"We battled hard. They're a tough, physical team," the Hall of Fame coach said. "It was a good, solid win. There's nothing easy."