Not even another herculean effort by Trevor Cooney could save Syracuse this time.
The junior guard scored 28 points, but North Carolina pulled away in the second half for a 93-83 win in Chapel Hill over Syracuse (14-7, 5-3 ACC).
"Trev shot the lights out the first half," Michael Gbinije said. "It's tough. I thought we played our offense very well today and they just played better."