For the first ten minutes of the game, the No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers couldn't do anything against the Syracuse zone.
Hit open jumpers. Make simple passes. Or even get out of their own way.
In the final thirty minutes of the game, they couldn't be stopped.
Even in a game when Virginia scored just two points in nearly the first 14 minutes of the game, they escaped with a comfortable victory. The defensive-minded Cavaliers and head coach Tony Bennett shut down the Orange (18-12, 9-8 ACC) for a 59-47 win in the Carrier Dome, spoiling Rakeem Christmas' farewell tour.