December 3, 2012
VICTORIA MACAULAY had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Temple overcame a 14-point halftime deficit to top previously unbeaten Syracuse, 74-67, in women's game Sunday at McGonigle Hall. Rateske Brown scored 19 points and Tyonna Williams added 14 points and 11 assists for the Owls (5-2), who scored the first 12 points of the second half. Carmen Tyson-Thomas had 18 points to lead Syracuse (7-1). In another game: * Emily Leer scored 11 of her team-high 19 points during a 20-2 run midway through the second half as Villanova overcame a seven-point deficit to defeat visiting La Salle, 49-44.
February 28, 2012
Lindsay Kimmel shot 5-for-7 from the arc en route to 16 points to lead Villanova to a 68-60 women's victory over Syracuse yesterday in their regular season Big East finale. Laura Sweeney added 15 points for the Wildcats (16-13, 6-10), who will face Seton Hall in the first round of the conference tournament at 6 p.m. Friday in Hartford, Conn. Iasis Hemmingway had 19 points and 10 rebouds for Syrcause (17-13, (6-10). The Wildcats made 14 of their 26 three-point attempts.
March 23, 2012 |
BOSTON - Just off the TD Garden court, Scoop Jardine put his head against his father, both rubbing the back of the other's head, smiling and loving the moment. "I really want to cry, but I'm going to hold it in," the Syracuse point guard told his father, Tony. Jardine had just experienced what had to be the biggest victory of his collegiate career, and by a razor's edge avoided it being the last game of his career. The Orange are into the NCAA Elite Eight for the first time in nine years because they forced a tough last shot out of a hot team, getting past Wisconsin, 64-63, in a thriller that saw the losers make 14 three-pointers, including six in a row in the second half.
March 14, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - Syracuse will have to chase a national championship without starting center Fab Melo, the Big East defensive player of year, who has been declared ineligible for the NCAA tournament. Syracuse (31-2) opens play on Thursday against No. 16 seed North Carolina-Asheville. The university announced Tuesday that the 7-foot Brazilian, who did not travel with the team to Pittsburgh for the second- and third-round games, won't take part in the tournament due to an eligibility issue.
December 23, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Before winning a conference title, notching a 20-win season, and advancing to the NCAA tournament, the first annual task for Temple is beating a top 10 opponent. Once again, the Owls accomplished that feat. Temple upset third-ranked Syracuse, 83-79, Saturday in the Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden. It is the fifth consecutive season the Owls (9-2) have knocked off a top 10 opponent. And this upset came three days after an embarrassing home loss to Canisius.
December 24, 2012 |
TEMPLE COACH Fran Dunphy was concerned with his team's play when it was winning eight of nine. Then, the Owls played without any offensive rhythm again and were upset at home last Wednesday against Canisius. This did not appear to be good preparation for Saturday's game against No. 3 Syracuse at Madison Square Garden. It looked even worse when the Owls trailed by 10 points midway thought the first half. Then, almost without warning, Temple started to play like Dunphy's good teams always play - smart, sharp, with purpose.
January 27, 2013 |
The routine is getting old for Villanova students: Count down the final seconds and storm the court at the Wells Fargo Center after watching their Wildcats knock off another opponent ranked in the top five. The Wildcats pulled off the unlikely Saturday, tying the game in regulation on Ryan Arcidiacono's three-point basket and riding James Bell's eight points in overtime to come away with a stunning 75-71 upset of third-ranked Syracuse before a frenzied crowd of 18,273. The victory marked the second time in five days that Villanova (13-7, 4-3 Big East)
November 24, 2012 |
After saying goodbye to 12 seniors in their final home game, Temple said farewell to its last remaining hope to earn a bowl bid. The Owls needed to play close-to-perfect defense against Syracuse on Friday at Lincoln Financial Field, and they weren't close. The result was a 38-20 defeat that destroyed any chance of extending the season. Temple ended its first season back in the Big East with a 4-7 record, 2-5 in the conference. The Orange (7-5, 5-2) rushed for 260 yards, and the pride of Malvern Prep, Ryan Nassib, kept making key completions.
November 18, 2012 |
Malvern Prep graduate Ryan Nassib threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Alec Lemon with 20 seconds to go, capping a 21-point fourth quarter as Syracuse spoiled Missouri's home finale with a 31-27 win Saturday night. Lemon had 12 receptions for 244 yards and two scores, including a 13-yard catch that tied it at 17 earlier in the fourth. After trailing by 17-3 early, the Orange (6-5) followed up on a 45-26 upset of previously unbeaten Louisville a week earlier and became bowl-eligible for the second time in three seasons.