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3 keys to an Orange win

Syracuse Orange team logo   Feb. 18, 2012 3:14 p.m. - by Jeff Di Veronica
No. 1 -- Punish Rutgers' mistakes.The Scarlet Knights average 16 turnovers a game, third worst in the Big East, and Syracuse is adept at turning giveaways into points. Fast-break points should be a key statistic.No. 2 -- Harness Dane Miller.Rutgers is 6-2 when the 6-foot-6, 215-pound junior swingman scores at least 10 points and 6-12 when he doesn't. If the Orange aren't sharp, he's a slasher who could find gaps in the 2-3 zone and cause problems.No. 3 -- Set the tone early.Syracuse is clearly the superior team, but it can't let the young Scarlet Knights hang around and gain confidence. The Orange are an elite team. They need to flex their muscle as they did in a runaway victory at St. John's.
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