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Miami, Syracuse Players Wearing 'Praying For Stoneman Douglas' Shirts During Warmups

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Players from Miami and Syracuse are wearing t-shirts in remembrance for the victims of this week's shooting in nearby Parkland, Florida.

Miami basketball hosts Syracuse this afternoon in a very important ACC basketball game. Miami is currently 7-6 in ACC play, while Syracuse, which clings to the NCAA Tournament bubble, is 6-7.

The game is being played at Miami's Watsco Center, which is less than an hour from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the scene of this week's tragic school shooting.

In total, 17 members of the Douglas High School community lost their lives in the attack, perpetrated by a 19-year former student brandishing an assault rifle.

Ahead of the game, players from both teams wore t-shirts honoring those affected by the attack. The gray shirts read "Praying for Sherman Douglas" on the front, with the hashtag #MSDSTRONG across the back.

It's a nice gesture for players from both schools to come together like this and show their support for the students and faculty at Stoneman Douglas.

Syracuse leads the Hurricanes in the early onset of this low-scoring game, 14-9 midway through the first half.

Orange guard Tyus Battle leads all scorers with five points so far, while Oshae Brissett has been active on the glass for the Orange, grabbing five rebounds to go along with two points.

Chris Lykes is pacing Miami with four points on 1-of-3 shooting.

Miami entered the game as a six-point favorite at home. This would be a huge win for Syracuse's iffy NCAA Tournament candidacy.

[Syracuse.com]