Posted January 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
Syracuse coach Quentin Hillsman knew that one stat was the difference against No. 10 Rutgers. The Orange outrebounded and outshot the Scarlet Knights, but had way too many turnovers in a 55-44 loss on Tuesday night. ''The key was the 27 turnovers,'' Hillsman said. ''You have 27 turnovers you can't win that basketball game. To lose by 11 you had a chance to win the basketball game if you take care of the ball.'' Iasia Hemingway scored 14 points - all in the second half - to lead the Orange, who were coming off consecutive 51-point blowout victories. She had a quiet first half - taking only five shots. ''At halftime, my teammates were encouraging me,'' she said. ''You have to leave it all out there. You got to hit that mid-range jumper, that's what I did in the second half.'' Syracuse trailed by 11 early in the second half, but tied the game at 34 before Rutgers seniors April Sykes and Khadijah Rushdan took over. The two scored all 11 points during the decisive run. ''They made ...
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