Syracuse drops second straight game falling on the road at Wisconsin

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MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 29: Alex Illikainen #25 and Ethan Happ #22 of the Wisconsin Badgers attempt to block a shot by Frank Howard #1 of the Syracuse Orange in the first half at the Kohl Center on November 29, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Syracuse drops their second straight game, falling on the road at Wisconsin 77-60.

SU hit the road Tuesday to face #17 Wisconsin as part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge and the Badgers proved to be quite the challenge. 

Sophomore forward Ethan Happ led three Wisconsin players in double figures with 24 points and 13 rebounds. 

Bronson Koenig was next in line with 20 points while Vitto Brown chipped in with 10. 

Nigel Hayes finished one point shy of recording just the second triple-double in program history.  Hayes went for nine points, 11 rebounds, and a career-high 10 assists.

Syracuse was led by 14 points from Andrew White III. 

DaJuan Coleman had his best game of the season as he finished with 12 points. 

John Gillon was the only other SU player in double figures with 10.

The Orange was playing catching up most of the night.  Wisconsin opened up a 21-10 lead midway through the first half. 

SU was able to cut the deficit to four by intermission. 

However, the Badgers opened the second half on a 15-2 run and the game wasn’t close the rest of the way.

With the loss, Syracuse drops to 4-2. 

Next up for the Orange will be North Florida on Saturday inside the Carrier Dome.

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