The Big Ten/ACC Challenge got underway on Tuesday night, and it got off rather successfully for the newest member of the ACC, the Syracuse Orange, as they were able to get by the Indiana Hoosiers easily, 69-52.
Syracuse pushed their record to 8-0 on the season with the help of two solid performances from Trevor Cooney and Tyler Ennis. Cooney dropped in 21 points on the night, and Ennis added 17 and eight assists.
This game was a rematch from last season’s East Region semifinal, where the Orange also came out on top, knocking off the top-seeded Hoosiers. Tonight was no different, and you could tell that the Indiana team may have still be a bit bitter about not being able to get the best of Jim Boeheim’s crew.
Indiana was called for two flagrant fouls in the game, the second one coming as the Orange were on a 25-4 run in the second half and pulling away.
Indiana now drops to 6-2 on the season as the Orange await their next challenge, which will be Binghamton on Dec. 7.