Syracuse forward Kadary Richmond (3) shoots during the first half of a college basketball game between a trio of San Diego state defenders first round of the NCAA tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Friday, 19th March 2021 (AP Photo / AJ Mast) AP

After a day of insane results, upset, and near-upset, Orange State and San Diego met at the Hinkle Fieldhouse on the Butler University campus

The Orange, relying on their defense, opened a 32:18 advantage in the break and won the game handily, 78-62 The game was technically a surprise

The Syracuse Zone Has Happened San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher said ahead of the game that no team at his conference had attempted to zone the Aztecs this season Well, SDSU saw all the zones, and the Aztecs did what many teams unfamiliar with the Syracuse zone do: they fired many 3-point shots

The Aztecs fired 20 of their 31 shots from the 3-point line in the first half. They missed 17 of them. They scored a 1-1 bucket with 9:39 in the first half. The rest of the way they did not achieved

SU choked the perimeter and sent his guards and wings up and in the faces of these Aztec riflemen. San Diego state shot 23 percent in the first half

In the second half things only got gradually better for the Aztecs because they made some late 3s. But at some point SDSU shot 4:31 from the 3-point line. The Aztecs finished there 11 of 40 that is 28%

Buddy Boeheim continued his amazing streak of success scoring and shooting the ball. He scored 16 of SU’s first 19 points. He made 3-pointers. He took middle distance shots. He was great in that first half

Only bad problems left him on the bench. He committed two fouls in the first half and stood up for Kadary Richmond and Joe Girard

The Orange, who also struggled to offend a sticky SDSU man defense outside of the trial, needed every point

Boeheim continued to shoot in the second half as well When SU ​​had a few empty possessions and San Diego State cut the lead to 11 and threatened to come back into the game, Boeheim dropped two 3s in a row, also doing a ridiculous, sloping one Shot watch that struck 3 from near the March Madness logo

Even Girard had his moments in the first half. He scored 10 points in the first half and was 3 of 6 from the 3-point Girard line, perhaps more than any other Syracuse player who seemed the presence of the fans in this one Miss season

Several times on Friday evenings he exhorted the Orange believers to stand up and cheer when Syracuse did something worthy of public praise. His four-point play in the first half gave them something to applaud

He had 12 points, seven rebounds, six assists in the game, his stats line was slightly affected by four turnovers

Edwards was walled in on the rare occasions when the Aztecs tried to go in that first half and he stepped on the backboards in one sequence in the second half he blocked Keshad Johnson inside and put a screen on the other end, to free Kadary Richmond for a pull-up jump in the lane. Later he spun in the alley and hit a cute baby hook

Both players seem more confident with each appearance Braswell made 3s Friday He finished a pass from Marek Dolezaj on one of those vintage backdoor cuts by Elijah Hughes

The state of San Diego came into play with a reputation for a fatal 3-point shooting team. The Aztecs made 375% of their 3-pointers this season and ranked 28th nationwide in this category

But Syracuse was the better shooting team on Friday With a long shot Yes, Buddy Boeheim was great But SU also received contributions from Girard, Braswell and Kadary Richmond The Orange shot 14 out of 26 or 54% from the 3 point line

This and that: Quincy Guerrier and Alan Griffin didn’t score in the first half The duo was a combined 0-for-5 overall, 0-for-2 of 3 Neither player has made the game so strong in SU his biggest impressions on Friday with Edwards in the middle, Dolezaj and Braswell in the front seats I was confused about the seating situation at Hinkle The top two decks were pretty full, but the seats were closer to the seat (and those seats weren’t closed at all) almost empty Not completely empty, which would have made more sense, but a bit empty. Strange SU will soon find out which building it will play in. It will be West Virginia, an 84-67 winner over Morehead State on Friday night SU very likely won’t be for his next game to return to Hinkle

Buddy Boeheim and Syracuse’s solid defenses are synonymous with a rampage across the state of San Diego (Donna Ditota’s quick hits)

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