After a five straight points by Cincinnati guard Devan Downey brought the lead back up to nine, Gorman struck again. This time it was a pass from Gerry McNamara at the top of the key. Gorman buried the 3-pointer to pull Syracuse within 6 with 10:26 remaining in the game.
Unfortunately for Syracuse, the Bearcats followed up Gorman's contributions with a 15-2 run. Still, Boeheim was happy with his senior.
"Matt's capable of scoring," Boeheim said. "He's a low-post player and he made a couple of good plays inside, offensively. That was a positive coming out of this game."
McNamara also praised Gorman for his performance on a night when the rest of the team did not come out to play.
"I thought (Matt Gorman) did a great job of attacking the ball tonight," McNamara said. "We need more guys attacking the ball.
"Matt's a big time scorer, he always has been. Now he's getting his opportunity and he's showing it. He can do a lot of things for us."