Tyler wins battle of Ennis brothers

Syracuse and Villanova wasn't the only battle going on inside the Carrier Dome on Saturday. Family bragging rights were also at stake.

Syracuse and Villanova was not only a matchup of top-10 foes, of old conference rivals, but it was a battle of brotherly bragging rights. Younger brother Tyler Ennis led the second ranked Orange while older brother Dylan Ennis played a significant role for the Wildcats.

Tyler said afterwards that Dylan did most of the talking throughout the game. Tyler, as is the norm with the true freshman, let his play speak on his behalf.

Tyler scored 20 points, grabbed four rebounds, dished out two assists and picked up a steal. Dylan struggled throughout, with just four points on 2-6 shooting (0-4 from beyond the arc), one assist and one rebound.

Not only did Tyler win the individual battle, but his team came out on top as well. Syracuse won 78-62, and for now, Tyler has earned the upper hand.

Ennis' parents were in attendance as were other members of their family to watch the brothers battle as top-10 foes. The two sides will meet again next year, that time on Dylan's turf.

Younger brothers are focus of older brothers' rough housing. While growing up, the two sides often compete against each other with the older brother victorious more often than not.

On Saturday, younger brother got to exact some revenge on the biggest stage in which the two have competed.


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