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 on Wednesday in the second round of the ACC tournament.
Syracuse advances to play top-seeded Duke in the quarterfinals on Thursday. But Syracuse, which lost both meetings against No. 7 Duke this season by 20-plus points, will be without leading scorer Buddy Boeheim after the ACC announced a one-game suspension for punching Florida State's Wyatt Wilkes in the stomach during the first half. No foul was called on the play and Boeheim went on to score 14 points.
Syracuse went ahead by double figures with 10:52 left in the first half during a 11-0 run - with eight straight points by Swider. The Orange made three straight 3-pointers during the run, with Girard making the other, and led 49-26 at the break behind Swider's 20 points and nine rebounds.