Refresh  
  Page last updated on Sat Apr 18 00:55:31 EDT 2015
TOP NEWS
SOUTHERLAND LEADS SYRACUSE TO VICTORY WITH 20 POINTS
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:57 AM EDT

Neither Syracuse Orange nor Pittsburgh wanted to see its Big East reign end in the quarterfinals of their last conference tournament.

James Southerland and Michael Carter-Williams kept Syracuse’s run at one more title going as the 19th-ranked Orange beat No. 17 Pittsburgh 62-59 at Madison Square Garden.

Both schools are leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference next season. They didn’t disenchant the sellout crowd, providing a last great game before they head south.

”We know that this means a lot to us, as a basketball team and as a program,” Syracuse’s Brandon Triche asserted. ”This can very much jump-start us to the (NCAA) tournament. So we all know how important this Big East tournament is.”

The 5th-seeded Orange (25-8) advanced to the semifinals against top-seeded Georgetown, which is among the 7 Catholic schools that have left their football counterparts behind in an effort to have a basketball-centric conference.

”The doubleheader that’s going to be here tomorrow night will be a great basketball night, I think,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said.

”It’s a good way for this league to go out. We got to the semis in this tournament a lot, I think over 20 times, and it is good to be able to do that as it means you played pretty good, and that’s what we’re trying to do, play good and get ready for, sadly, the only thing that matters.”

This will be the 14th time the schools have met in the Big East tournament and the Georgetown Hoyas hold the series lead at 7-6.

”Georgetown is a team that’s going to play tough and physical,” Southerland said. ”So if you keep moving, getting people open and setting screens, we’ll be fine.”

Southerland had a 2nd straight great effort from 3-point range and Carter-Williams scored Syracuse’s last 7 points against Pittsburgh in a game in which the final 1:15 was a good way for the programs to play a last time in the Big East.

Southerland had 20 points as he did in the 2nd-round win over Seton Hall and again nearly all the points came from beyond the 3-point arc. The senior forward was 6 for 6 on 3s against Pittsburgh – the Big East tournament record for 3s without a miss – a day after going 6 for 9 from beyond the arc against Seton Hall Pirates.

”It’s a great feeling,” Southerland, who shot 38.7% on 3s coming in, said of his shooting streak. ”I did not realize I was 6 for 6 till I looked down at the paper now. I don’t believe about it. I just go out and play and make sure I make every shot.”

Carter-Williams had 11 points and 7 assists, taking over for the Orange over the closing minutes. He capped his personal closing run with 4 free throws – all on 1-and-1s – in the last 28 seconds. The last 2 free throws that made it 62-57 came after he stole the ball from Pittsburgh’s James Robinson near midcourt with 10 seconds left. Baseball betting lines

Pittsburgh Panthers had won 9 of the last 11 meetings with Syracuse.


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
PRINTABLE BRACKETS - UPDATED AFTER EVERY ROUND
BASEBALL 4/5/2015 - 6/4/2015
BASKETBALL 3/10/2015 - 4/15/2015
2/10/2015 - 3/9/2015
HOCKEY 3/10/2015 - 4/11/2015
2/10/2015 - 3/9/2015
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Detroit Tigers
2
Chicago Cubs
3
San Francisco Giants
4
Washington Nationals
5
Chicago Blackhawks
04/17/2015
NHLBLACKHAWKS at PREDATORS6:30 PM PST
NHLFLAMES at CANUCKS7:00 PM PST
MLBRangers vs Mariners7:10 PM PST
MLBRockies vs Dodgers7:10 PM PST
MLBDiamondbacks vs Giants7:15 PM PST
04/18/2015
NBAWizards vs Raptors09:35 AM PST
WTA - Bogota, ColombiaDUQUE MARINO, MARIANA vs. GLUSHKO, JULIA11:30 AM PST
NHLRED WINGS at LIGHTNING12:00 PM PST
NHLWILD at BLUES12:00 PM PST
NBAPelicans vs Warriors12:30 PM PST
UFCChris Dempsey vs Eddie Gordon1:30 PM PST
UFCJimy Hettes vs Diego Brando1:50 PM PST
UFCGeorge Sullivan vs Tim Means2:20 PM PST
UFCTakeya Mizugaki vs Aljamain Sterling3:05 PM PST
UFCGian Villante vs Corey Anderson3:25 PM PST
UFCPatrick Cummins vs Ovince Saint Preux3:50 PM PST
NBABucks vs Bulls4:05 PM PST
UFCBeneil Dariush vs Jim Miller4:25 PM PST
NHLPENGUINS at RANGERS5:00 PM PST
UFCFelice Herrig vs Paige VanZant5:05 PM PST
UFCMax Holloway vs Cub Swanson5:25 PM PST
UFCChris Camozzi vs Ronaldo Souza5:50 PM PST
UFCLyoto Machida vs Luke Rockhold6:20 PM PST
NBAMavericks vs Rockets6:35 PM PST
NHLJETS at DUCKS7:30 PM PST
04/19/2015
NBACeltics vs Cavaliers12:00 PM PST
NBANets vs Hawks2:35 PM PST
NBATrail Blazers vs Grizzlies5:05 PM PST
NBASpurs vs Clippers7:35 PM PST

x