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I'm guessing I felt worse than this.
Georgetown just ruins things. At least that's part of what makes a rivalry great. It can't be all one sided. It was in this game though in that Otto Porter was all Georgetown needed to beat the Orange.
  • Syracuse had their lowest point total in the Dome ever with 46.
  • Syracuse's defense did enough of a job, holding Georgetown to 57 points which usually would be enough to win the game.
  • Both CJ Fair and James Southerland led the scoring for Syracuse with 13 points each. Fair the most consistent on 5-10 shooting. Both also had eight rebounds.
  • Rakeem Christmas, finishing only with two points, at least led in rebounding with eight.
  • MCW had only seven points and five assists on 2-6 shooting.
  • Brandon Triche had ten points shooting 4-13 and 1-7 from behind the arc. Easily his worst performance on the floor since the UConn game.
  • Baye Moussa Keita produced no points and only three rebounds in 12 minutes of play.
  • Syracuse was 17-50 from the floor (34%) and 4-20 (20%) from deep. While the Georgetown statistics were similar, the turnovers and fouls were the difference for Syracuse.
  • Despite out rebounding Georgetown by two, Syracuse had far too many empty possessions and missed layups to stay in the game in the second half.
  • While officiating wasn't the reason Syracuse lost, every game Jim Burr does is a highlight reel of why he should be retired.
  • Syracuse had the largest on campus crowd ever in this game of 35, 012. Unfortunately they lost. Syracuse has lost 2/3 of the last 3 record breaking games.
  • Syracuse played with major intensity in the first half, but as the second half ticked away you could see that intensity and defensive energy dwindle as Georgetown hit key three point baskets to take the lead and give them a 6-8 point cushion.
  • Syracuse had 16 turnovers to Georgetown's 11. A big part of the outcome of this game, and preventing them from getting the defect down to a manageable one or two possessions.
Syracuse then traveled to Marquette and lost that one. My cohort John Brennan will be back to recap that affair later tonight. For now, Georgetown is atop the Big East and Syracuse will have revenge on it's mind when they travel to DC for their final Big East regular season game.

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