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HURRICANES TRIP ORANGE

Darius Rice and James Jones each scored 14 points as Miami upset poor-shooting Syracuse, 68-57, on Tuesday night, handing the No. 10 Orangemen only their second home loss.

The Hurricanes (13-10 overall, 5-7 in the Big East Conference), coming off a tough double-overtime loss against St. John's, held Syracuse (19-5, 7-4) to a season-low 30 percent shooting and won in the Carrier Dome for only the second time in eight tries.

Damone Brown (Seneca) had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Orangemen, whose long-range shooters did them in.

"This was one of our grittiest efforts all year, defensively," Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. "When you don't make shots, it's hard to go back and dig in."

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