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Syracuse relies on defense in 77-53 win over Western Michigan
Syracuse relies on defense in 77-53 win over Western Michigan

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The zone is purring again for Syracuse — and so is Trevor Cooney. Cooney scored 18 points, breaking out of a long slump, fellow guard Tyler Ennis had 16, and the Orange defense clamped down in a 77-53 victory over Western Michigan on Thursday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Syracuse (28-5), the third seed in the South Regional, will play 11th-seeded Dayton (24-10) on Saturday. Dayton beat Ohio State 60-59 on Thursday. 2014 NCAA tournament bracket Western Michigan (23-10), the Mid-American Conference champion, had won 14 of 16 games and was in the NCAA tournament for the first time in a decade. The Orange forced 11 turnovers in the opening half and scored...

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