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James Southerland had a second straight great effort from 3-point range and Michael Carter-Williams scored Syracuse's last seven points as the 19th-ranked Orange held off No. 17 Pittsburgh 62-59 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.
It was the last meeting between the schools under the Big East banner as they are both leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference next season. The final 1:15 of the game was a great way for the programs to play one last time in the Big East.
Southerland had 20 points as he did in the win over Seton Hall and again almost all the points came from beyond the 3-point arc. He was 6 for 6 on 3s against Pittsburgh, a day after going 6 for 9 from beyond the arc against Seton Hall.
Carter-Williams had 11 points and seven assists for the fifth-seeded Orange (25-8), who will meet top-seeded Georgetown in the semifinals on Friday night.
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You can never be too comfortable when you’re standing on the stage of Madison Square Gahhhden. Unless you’re Syracuse hoops coach Jim Boeheim. In which case, he doesn’t care what you think, especially if you’re Andy Katz. He’ll pick his nose no matter who’s looking, even on camera. Boeheim did just that during the second round of the Big East Tourney on Wednesday...
Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim forgot that he was on national tv during the first round of the Big East Tournament on Thursday against Seton Hall. How does Boeheim’s pick rack up agains these guys?
Score: No. 19 Syracuse 58 No. 5 Georgetown 55
Stars: Syracuse: Baye Keita 13 Pts, 8 Reb (6 Offensive), 7-for-7 from the foul line.
Story: The Hoyas swept the Orange in the last regular season meeting between two of the biggest rivals in college sports. But the college basketball gods wouldn’t let it end that way. They sent the Orange to the semifinals of the Big East Tournament...
James Southerland hit five 3-pointers in the first half to keep No. 19 Syracuse in the game and Brandon Triche keyed a big second-half run that gave the Orange a 75-63 victory Wednesday in the second round of the Big East tournament.
Fifth-seeded Syracuse (24-8) extended its Big East tenure with the win and the Orange will play fourth-seeded and 17th-ranked Pittsburgh in the quarterfinals...
Syracuse hung on in overtime tonight, defeating Georgetown by a score of 58-55 in what is now officially the final Big East game between the two schools. Here is the last play, along with Jim Boeheim and John Thompson shaking hands afterwards.
Score: No. 19 Syracuse 75 Seton Hall 63
Stars: Syracuse: James Southerland 20 Pts, 6-for-9 3 Pt FGs. Michael Carter-Williams 6 Pts, 14 Ast. Brandon Triche 17 Pts, 5 Ast. C.J. Fair 16 Pts, 8 Reb.
Story: It’s been a rough few weeks for the Orange. The offense has struggled to score and the team got crushed in its last ever visit to Georgetown. But the Big East Tournament represents...
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The Syracuse Orange put an exclamation mark on their stories Big East rivalry with Georgetown with an epic overtime win.
The final Syracuse-Georgetown clash in Big East Tournament history had to end like this. Drama at the end of regulation. Overtime thriller. Chaotic play, questionable calls, big as the city skyline moments. Syracuse survives to advance 58-55 to an improbable Big East Title Game tomorrow night. Who would’ve predicted that four days ago?
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Syracuse coach Scott Shafer has dismissed Markus Pierce-Brewster and Davon Walls for violating team rules.
Both players were charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor petit larceny in connection with the burglary of a campus apartment in late February.
On Tuesday, Shafer said he would let the legal system play out before making a decision on the two players, but he said that...
I sat down to watch the game around 10 pm last night. It’s been that kind of a week. So I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised.
Where to begin.
First, it has to be recognized just how on James Southerland was in this game. Perfect from outside. Yes, the defense — especially in the first half — was a step slow. But he was knocking everything down regardless. He was 6-9...
So far it’s all been chalk. No shocks. Small struggles, but nothing unusual. Which seems unusual.
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Pitt feeling confident coming into the final BET. At least based on the regular season results, they should be.
No one should know what to expect from this team, though.
Syracuse is feeling their own level of confidence for this game after...
Score: No. 19 Syracuse 62 No. 17 Pittsburgh 59
Stars: Syracuse: James Southerland 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 6-for-6 3-Pt FGs. Michael Carter-Williams 11 Pts, 7 Ast. 6 Reb.
Story: It wasn’t easy, but with the help of an incredible shooting performance from James Southerland and some late-game heroics from Michael Carter-Williams, the Orange survives and advances to the semifinal round...
A poor opening half kept Pittsburgh from having a chance at a last long run in the Big East tournament.
The 17th-ranked Panthers fell behind by 13 points at halftime and even a tough run near the end of the game wasn't enough to avoid a 62-59 loss to No. 19 Syracuse on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.
The fourth-seeded Panthers used a 10-3 run to get...