'Tis the End For Now

The Orange are taken down by their longtime rival to end their conference series. More inside.

Syracuse Orange fans arrived in droves and spread about the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., alongside the Georgetown proud for the final Big East regular season match between the Orange and the Hoyas.

Both teams opened up shooting poorly, with the Orange making seven of 24, the Hoyas went 8-for-23.

Separation came from long range where Georgetown was five of 12 for 15 points compared to Syracuse's three points from long range on 1-for-5 shooting.

At the break, the Hoyas had the advantage 25-18, with the Orange holding onto the lead only twice.

With 9:51 left in the opening half, the Orange tied the match. That is as close as they would come for the remainder of the game, never leading for the rest of the first half or ever in the second half.

Syracuse sophomore guard Michael Carter-Williams led all Orange in the opening half with seven, while Georgetown guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera was atop all Hoyas in the first half, with 11 off the bench.

Smith-Rivera and fellow guard, junior Markel Starks, continued their success from the first half into the latter half, accounting for 34 of Georgetown's points for the game.

The Hoyas end their series inside the Big East with the Orange with a 61-39 victory.


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