Syracuse Orange top Baylor Bears to win Maui Invitational

For the second straight night, #8 Syracuse used a second half run to create a large enough cushion to hold on for a victory, this time knocking off #18 Baylor to win the EA Sports Maui Invitational championship game by a 74-67 score. The Orange (7-0) posted ten straight points to stretch a four-point lead to fourteen with just over five minutes on the clock and never let the gap shrink to less than six until the game’s waning seconds.


Instant Juice: Syracuse 74, Baylor 67

A late 8-0 run from Baylor cut into a 14-point SU lead 66-60 game with 3:08 remaining. Baylor would rally to within 6 points three more times and once to 5 in the final minutes, but Syracuse had an answer each time as CJ Fair hit a pair of key jumpers to preserve the win.