Posted January 19, 2013 on
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Brandon Triche scored 23 points and Michael Carter-Williams scored the final four points as No. 6 Syracuse rallied to upset No. 1 Louisville 70-68 on Saturday in a showdown of unbeaten Big East Conference teams.
It was the second straight Saturday No. 1 went down as Duke lost to then-No. 20 North Carolina State 84-76.
It was the Orange's third straight win over the Cardinals.
Carter-Williams had 16 points, Jerami Grant and C.J. Fair both had 10 for the Orange (17-1, 5-0) who won their seventh straight.
Russ Smith's 25 points led Louisville (16-2, 4-1), which had its 11-game winning streak stopped.
Trailing 48-40 4 minutes into the second half, Syracuse's 12-4 run tied it with 10 minutes remaining. Triche and Carter-Williams combined to score 12 straight points in a 16-10 spurt for a 66-62 lead with 4:37 left.
Smith's four free throws led Louisville's 6-0 run for a two-point lead with 1:58 left before Carter-Williams sandwiched two free throws around a steal...
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Michael Carter-Williams came up clutch over the weekend, helping Syracuse pull out one of its most impressive wins in recent memory.
The Orange, though, don't have much time to celebrate with Big East rival Cincinnati coming to town Monday.
Looking to extend its school-record home winning streak to 35, No. 6 Syracuse tries to avenge a postseason loss in its most recent meeting...
Rick Pitino may get more national plaudits, but Jim Boeheim’s record against Slick Rick is a perfect 3-0 over the last two seasons after Syracuse escapes the Yum! Center with a dramatic 70-68 win. The Orange will likely take a few votes from Louisville, which had the #1 ranking before today. SU pulled it off without James Southerland, whose status is still up in the air. The game...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s stay as the No. 1 ranked basketball team in the country lasted less than a week. No. 6 Syracuse stunned the Cardinals 70-68 before a raucous 22,814 fans at the KFC Yum Center on Saturday with the unlikely hero of Michael Carter-Williams stepping up in the final 30 seconds of the game.
Louisville's reign at No. 1 is likely over after one week.
The Cardinals' focus now is on reclaiming the top spot and holding on when it matters - through the season's end in April - after falling to No. 6 Syracuse 70-68 on Saturday.
''That doesn't bother me at all,'' Cardinals senior guard Peyton Siva said of the team's expected slip when the...