Syracuse storms back to beat Hoyas in OT (full coverage)

Sophomore Tyus Battle scored a career-high 29 points, with eight coming in overtime, to lead Syracuse (9-1) to an 86-79 comeback victory over Georgetown (8-1) Saturday afternoon. The Orange erased a 13-point second-half deficit to force the extra period.

Freshman Oshae Brissett added a career-high 25 points and 14 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the year. 24 of Brissett’s points came in the second half and overtime. Junior Frank Howard recorded 19 points with nine assists.

The win marks the 50th all-time victory for Syracuse over the Hoyas.




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Syracuse is back in action Saturday, Dec. 16 to face former Big East foe Georgetown. The game will tip at 12:30 p.m. at Capital One Arena. This will be the 93rd meeting between the two teams.

Georgetown (8-0) is one of the six remaining undefeated teams in NCAA Division I play. The Hoyas defeated North Carolina A&T, 83-74, in their last outing on Dec. 9. Jessie Govan leads Georgetown with 20.6 points and 13.0 rebounds per game. Marcus Derrickson (13.5 ppg) and Kaleb Johnson (12.5 ppg) are the only other Hoyas averaging double-digit scoring. Read More


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