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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.
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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.
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March 23, 2012 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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March 14, 2012 | By Jim O'Connell, Associated Press
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.
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December 23, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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December 24, 2012 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
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.
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January 27, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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)
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November 24, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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November 18, 2012 | Associated Press
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.
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February 26, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
No. 4 Syracuse blew most of a 12-point lead in the last eight minutes and used one final defensive stop to squeeze past host Maryland, 57-55, on Monday night and end a two-game losing streak. It was another close call for the Orange (26-2, 13-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), whose previous four games were decided by a total of 12 points, including losses to Boston College and Maryland. Syracuse led by 49-37 with 7 minutes, 54 seconds left but allowed Maryland to close to 56-55 with 47 seconds remaining.
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February 24, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Rodney Hood scored 13 points and drew the game-changing charging call that helped No. 5 Duke beat top-ranked Syracuse, 66-60, Saturday night in Durham, N.C. Jabari Parker had 19 points and 10 boards for the Blue Devils (22-6, 11-4 ACC). Jerami Grant scored 17 for the Orange (25-2, 12-2), who have lost two straight. Syracuse had the ball, down by 60-58, in the final seconds when C.J. Fair drove past Tyler Thornton along the baseline for an apparent tying layup. But official Tony Greene whistled Fair for charging - and when Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim shot onto the court to argue, Greene slapped him with two technical fouls and handed the Hall of Fame coach the first regular-season ejection of his career.
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February 23, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
In this space last week, we thought Syracuse would suffer its first loss of 2013-14 before Wichita State did because of its difficult road schedule. But never in our wildest dreams did we see downtrodden Boston College, a team that had defeated one Division I squad (Virginia Tech) since Nov. 26, going into the Carrier Dome and recording the shocker of the season. Now the schedule really gets tough for Syracuse, which must play its next three at Duke, at Maryland, and at Virginia. "We can't think about" the loss, Orange coach Jim Boeheim said.
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February 17, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Rakeem Christmas (Academy of the New Church) had a key steal to set up C.J. Fair's winning layup with 6.7 seconds left, helping top-ranked Syracuse edge visiting North Carolina State, 56-55, on Saturday night. Christmas had 14 points, and 12 rebounds as the Orange (25-0, 12-0 ACC) earned their 10th single-digit win despite shooting 35.2 percent. T.J. Warren scored 23 for the Wolfpack (16-9, 6-6). The start of the game was pushed back four hours because of a snowstorm. N.C. State did not land in Syracuse until Saturday afternoon.
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February 6, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
SHELICE HIGHSMITH always wanted something better for her son, Zaire Franklin. So, when another parent passed along an application to La Salle College High School when Zaire was a freshman at Franklin Learning Center, a seed was planted. "At first I thought she was crazy," Franklin joked in a phone interview. "I was like, 'I can't go to college - I'm only in ninth grade!' I didn't know La Salle was even a high school. "She made me apply, but I didn't want to go because it was an all-boys school and I wanted no parts of that.
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February 3, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Jerami Grant scored eight points in overtime to finish with a career-high 24, and Jim Boeheim's No. 2 Syracuse stayed unbeaten, topping Mike Krzyzewski's No. 17 Duke, 91-89, on Saturday in Syracuse, N.Y., in a matchup of the two winningest coaches in Division I history. C.J. Fair scored a career-best 28 as Syracuse (21-0, 8-0 Atlantic Coast) set a school record for consecutive wins to start a season. Playing in front of a charged-up crowd of 35,446, the largest ever at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse remained one of three undefeated teams in the nation, along with No. 1 Arizona and No. 4 Wichita State.
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January 13, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
C.J. Fair scored 20 points, Jerami Grant had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 2 Syracuse beat visiting North Carolina, 57-45, Saturday in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup in the Carrier Dome. The Orange (16-0, 3-0) evened their all-time record against the Tar Heels (10-6, 0-3) to 4-4. North Carolina equaled the worst conference start since 1996-97, Dean Smith's final year as head coach. Oklahoma 87, Iowa State 82 - Buddy Hield scored 22 points, and Ryan Spangler added 16 points and 15 rebounds to help the Sooners (13-3, 2-1 Big 12)
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January 2, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jerami Grant scored 15 points in his first start of the season, Rakeem Christmas matched his career high with 15 points, and No. 2 Syracuse beat visiting Eastern Michigan, 70-48, on Tuesday in the final nonconference game for both teams. Syracuse (13-0) raced to a 20-point lead in the first half, allowed the Eagles to slice it in half before the break, then regained control early in the second and won its 51st consecutive nonconference game in the Carrier Dome. The Eagles (7-5) are coached by former Syracuse assistant Rob Murphy.
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