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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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August 31, 2014 | By Jesse Dougherty, For The Inquirer
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Villanova had a window of opportunity to defeat a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent Friday night, but its chance sailed wide. After senior Chris Gough missed a 25-yard field goal that would have won the game at the end of regulation, Syracuse (1-0) inched by Villanova (0-1), 27-26, in double overtime in the Carrier Dome. "I felt like we could have won the game tonight," Wildcats coach Andy Talley said. "We had it all timed out at the end. You line up and kick the field goal and you win. " Gough made a field goal at the end of the Wildcats' first overtime drive, but Syracuse tied the score on its possession before taking the lead on a 1-yard touchdown pass by punter Riley Dixon.
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August 30, 2014
Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y. TV/Radio: ESPN3; 610-AM. Coaches: Villanova, Andy Talley (30th season, 204-125-1; 232-143-2 overall); Syracuse, Scott Shafer (second season, 7-6). Series: Syracuse leads, 2-1. In the last meeting, Syracuse won, 24-17, on Sept. 13, 1975. Three things to watch Villanova is breaking in three starters on the offensive line, but guard Nico D'Angelo is not expected to play due to a high-ankle sprain. The Wildcats must establish a running game, but that comes against a Syracuse team that was the only Football Bowl Subdivision team last year not to allow a player to gain 100 yards.
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August 30, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
A year ago, Villanova opened its football season by giving host Boston College a major scare. The Wildcats led, 14-7, at halftime before losing, 24-14. Now, Villanova opens against another Atlantic Coast Conference Football Bowl Subdivision team, with Friday night's game at the Carrier Dome against Syracuse. Coach Andy Talley is hoping his underdog Wildcats will be competitive, but he is also looking to keep his players off the trainer's table against a much deeper Syracuse team.
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July 1, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jerami Grant's athleticism and bloodlines were enough to ensure that he would become a mid-first-round pick in the NBA draft. That was the thought. The 20-year-old out of Syracuse slipped to the 76ers with the 39th overall pick Thursday night. "With Jerami, we were shocked. I was shocked," said Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie, whose team opens summer-league training camp on Monday. "Even Jerami, I think, was shocked. He anticipated that he would go considerably higher. " The Sixers believe they got a steal in the 6-foot-8, 214-pounder, who played power forward during his two seasons at Syracuse.
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May 24, 2014 | By Max Cohen, Inquirer Staff Writer
As young girls, Amy and Kelly Cross spent their free time playing lacrosse in the backyard of their Oreland, Montgomery County, home. For the last two years, the sisters have been playing together on a much bigger stage - the Syracuse women's lacrosse team. And this weekend, the two midfielders will reach the pinnacle of their sport - the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse Final Four. Amy is a senior, and Kelly is a sophomore, so this will be the final time the sisters take the field as teammates.
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April 29, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Desko took the podium first on Sunday afternoon after his Syracuse men's lacrosse team's 15-14 loss to Notre Dame in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game at PPL Park. The coach looked down at his stat sheet and noticed something missing next to Notre Dame goalie Conor Kelly's name. "I don't see a save for him in the fourth quarter here," Desko said. "But he made a pretty big one. " The shot was officially recorded as wide, but there was no doubt that Kelly, who starred at the Haverford School, robbed Syracuse's Kevin Rice to save Notre Dame's victory with two seconds remaining in regulation.
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April 27, 2014 | By Mike Still, For The Inquirer
This time last year, the teams playing for the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference men's lacrosse tournament championship weren't even in the ACC. Conference newcomers Notre Dame (7-5) and Syracuse (10-3) survived semifinal matchups decided in the final seconds Friday night at PPL Park in Chester and will play for the ACC title at 1 p.m. Sunday. "I think every team in this conference is so good, so talented, so well-coached and battle-tested," said Kevin Corrigan, coach of fourth-seeded Notre Dame.
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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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