Vincenza, Italy – Syracuse cruised to its second win of its Italian Tour here today, beating Oxygen Bassano 103-54 inside the Palazzetto Dello Sport.The Orange jumped out to an 18-5 first quarter lead that culminated with two free throws by Quincy Guerrier after he grabbed the ball off the backboard and drove it coast-to-coast.Bassano, an Italian journalist said, is a collection of Italian youth players 21 and younger who hail from nearby Bassano (and are sponsored by Oxygen) with a smattering of Serbian pro players. Whatever the makeup, they were no match for Syracuse, which out-shot, out-rebounded and outplayed the host team. >> Box scoreBuddy Boeheim led the Orange with 10 first-half points; he got those points in a variety of ways – by attacking the rim, shooting 3s and converting passes he stole from Bassano. In the first 2-plus minutes of the second half, he knocked down two straight 3s to boost the SU lead to 56-21 and force a Bassano time out.After the break, Boeheim drained two more 3s. The second one was inexplicably wide open.The Orange initially struggled to make 3-point shots, the FIBA line and the 24-second shot clock both new wrinkles on this tour. SU… Read full this story
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