Two runs of 8-0 and 9-0 in the last ten minutes of the first half have the Orange leading 33-19 at the Sun Dome.

Although USF was able to cut the lead to 24-19 at the 4:25 mark, Syracuse used that 9-0 run to pull away. Syracuse is led by junior forward Arinze Onuaku, who has nine points and seven rebounds.

Surprisingly, USF is led in scoring by senior Mobolaji Ajayi. Ajayi is well on his way to breaking his career high of 12 points with 8 points already in the first half.

STAY TUNED at halftime for our audio report. I’ll discuss a bit my thoughts on this game and will post it in the story so you can listen right on the blog page.