The Orange (17-14, 10-10 ACC) capped off a disappointing season with a disappointing loss, while the Hurricanes (15-15, 7-13 ACC) saved themselves from a losing season.
On Sunday afternoon, the Syracuse women’s team hosted the Boston College Eagles in what would become an absolute shootout.
Syracuse falls to the Tar Heels in the season’s final game at home.
Syracuse (16-12, 9-8 ACC) overcame some of their fouling issues, and a dominant Elijah Hughes put down the Panthers (15-14, 6-12 ACC) in their most commanding win of the season.
After trailing at the half, the Orange shot 64% from the field in the second half to grab an ACC win.
The 59-46 home win over Clemson makes five straight for Syracuse.
Digna Strautmane’s 18 points and 9 rebounds led Syracuse to a 71-53 win over Pitt in the team’s Play4Kay pink game honoring those battling breast cancer.
With Saturday’s 80-77 loss to the Seminoles, Syracuse’s postseason chances continue to slim.
The Orange recorded one of the biggest upsets in program history.