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No. 4 Syracuse escapes Maryland 57-55

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Up by 12 points with just under 6 minutes left, No. 4 Syracuse appeared poised to secure an unusually easy victory.
Not a chance.
After letting the seemingly comfortable lead dwindle to a single point in the closing seconds, Syracuse squeezed past Maryland 57-55 on Monday to end a two-game losing streak.
It was another close call for the Orange (26-2, 13-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), whose previous four games were decided by a total of 12 points.
“We’re in a lot of these games,” coach Jim Boeheim said. “For the most part we’ve made good ...


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