Not Again

The Orange were hanging their heads after two straight losses to the Hoyas. Now, they are hanging in the Big East Tournament for the championship game. More inside.

For Round Three of the Syracuse Orange - Georgetown Hoyas series this season, there was most certainly something to shine the spotlight on on the stage of Madison Square Garden.

Up early, the Hoyas were tied by Orange senior forward James Southerland who connected on his three-point attempt and was fouled, making his free throw for the four-point play to bring things even at six at the 16:38 mark in the first half.

Georgetown would regain the lead, but Southerland would place Syracuse even with their adversary again almost eight minutes later with another made three at 8:05, which tied the game at 17.

Redshirt-freshman guard Trevor Cooney would make his attempt from long range at 6:26 to give the Orange the advantage, and they would hold on throughout the remainder of the first half, leading 29-20 at the break.

With the first 20 minutes in the books, Cooney led Syracuse in points (10) and rebounds (4).

The Orange saw their lead dwindle down to a tie with 1:47 to go in the second half, but junior center Baye Keita got it right back on two made attempts from the charity stripe. Keita was 7-for-7 from the line in the match.

Then, sophomore forward Otto Porter, Jr., tied the game at the line, forcing overtime.

Triche scored immediately to start overtime, and the Orange would hold on to win by three, 58-55, moving onto the Big East Championship in their final season in the conference.

Keita, Southerland, and Triche tied for top scorer for Syracuse, all with 13.

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