NCAAB Game Recap - Morehead State at Syracuse
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:00 PM EST

TXSo
67
Gonz
104
F
Quin
53
Vill
86
F
MorSt
70
Syr
84
F
HolyC
37
Mich
56
F
Ball
75
Purd
84
F
Charl
77
WCU
74
F
MD-ES
49
NCSU
95
F
Tuskg
55
FlaAM
62
F
(N/A)
52
ULMo
94
F
Wagn
84
UMassL
88
F(OT)
E IL
65
IUPUI
71
F
(N/A)
45
UMBC
93
F
JackSt
36
StBon
67
F
Jacksn
82
NoAZ
97
F
SEMO
57
Brad
68
F
Woff
68
HiPt
60
F
NCAT
78
Wake
90
F
(N/A)
56
W IL
84
F
Wyo
64
OrSt
83
F
AlaAM
54
Hou
101
F
Lafy
77
LaSal
76
F
Brev
43
USC-Up
86
F
Evans
85
Xav
91
F
BethC
59
Marq
92
F
ArkPB
67
ColSt
92
F
TNSt
79
Lipsco
86
F
OkSt
64
Charl
66
F
W MI
64
Miss
90
F
SCSt
52
Tuls
74
F
YSU
69
Akr
98
F
(N/A)
53
CS-Ful
106
F
(N/A)
63
SDSt
86
F
Maine
50
USF
93
F
W&M
70
Duques
84
F
CenCT
78
GTown
85
F
South
53
Baylor
80
F
Del
78
StPet
75
F(OT)
Presb
80
TNTec
65
F
(N/A)
46
Norf
74
F
E KY
81
Chat
78
F
(N/A)
57
LongB
78
F
MiaO
68
Butl
90
F
Fairf
60
Buck
58
F
N DA
63
WIMil
60
F
TN-M
71
W Ky
86
F
Wilbe
58
Toled
99
F
Colum
76
Maris
82
F
Copp
46
Dayt
76
F
Kent
83
Clev
79
F
TXTyl
54
InWor
66
F
Ford
72
HBU
75
F
NrthIA
65
TexAr
74
F
IlSt
89
Belm
100
F
Winth
94
SIU-E
82
F
Troy
58
StLou
62
F
WriSt
54
Murr
73
F
DelSt
47
GrCan
89
F
S UT
66
SJSU
59
F
IdaSt
72
Bois
70
F
LoyMa
61
UNLV
50
F
UCRiv
64
PorSt
71
F
Portl
73
N TX
78
F
(N/A)
54
HI
90
F
CSNor
Pepp
PPD

Nov 10, 2018, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Morehead State (1-2)

30

40

70

(16) Syracuse (2-0)

36

48

84

Battle, No. 16 Syracuse knock off Morehead State 84-70
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:02 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse appeared to be on its way to an easy night before Morehead State rallied.

There was a lot to like for the Orange. And a little trouble, too.

Tyus Battle scored 23 points, Elijah Hughes had 21 and No. 16 Syracuse outlasted Morehead State 84-70 on Saturday.

"I think that we got off to a good start," Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. "We made some really bad turnovers. They did a great job going after the ball, they're a really aggressive team. I thought they did a great job getting the ball, getting loose balls and getting back in the game."

Syracuse led 25-11 midway through the first half. But Morehead State responded with a 16-3 run, keyed by three steals. The Orange led 36-30 at the break.

"I told the kids if we go down we're going to go down swinging, the way we want to play," Morehead State coach Preston Spradlin said. "We want to press. We want to apply pressure, do things like that, and I think we did a good job with that tonight. Our defense allowed us to get back into the game."

The Eagles had seven steals, including six in the first half.

Oshae Brissett added 17 points and 13 rebounds for Syracuse (2-0), which opened the season with a 66-34 victory over Eastern Washington on Tuesday night. Paschal Chukwu finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots.

"They were being more aggressive than us (in the first half)," Brissett said. "When teams go on runs we have to find it within ourselves to stop them."

Next up for the Orange is a matchup with former Big East rival Connecticut on Thursday night.

Jordan Walker led Morehead State (1-2) with 24 points, including 19 in the second half. Lamontray Harris had 14, and Malek Green finished with 12.

"This game tells us that we can play with anybody," Walker said.

Syracuse outrebounded the outmanned Eagles 51-37 and had 44 points in the paint.

A dunk by Harris got the Eagles within three with about 16 minutes to go, but the Orange responded with a 12-0 run, keyed by Hughes' seven points. Morehead State closed to 66-58 on a layup by A.J. Hicks with under seven minutes remaining, but Syracuse slowly pulled away in the final minutes.

Battle scored 18 in the second half after he had eight points in the season opener.

Syracuse played its second straight game without starting point guard Frank Howard, who is coming back from an ankle injury.

"As a team we're just not where we'd like to be," Boeheim said. "We're doing the best we can with the situation we're in. It's like a football team playing without a quarterback. It's not easy. Hopefully, we'll learn and get better as we move on."

NO SHOT

The Orange went 3 for 16 from 3-point range. Hoping to improve after last year's trouble from beyond the arc, Syracuse is 6 for 33 from deep so far.

BIG PICTURE

Morehead State: The Eagles hung tough with the much-taller Orange, the second consecutive game Morehead State held its own against top competition. The Eagles lost 80-70 at UConn on Thursday night.

Syracuse: Howard has started practicing with the team and could return next week against the Huskies.

UP NEXT

Morehead State meets Missouri-Kansas City on Friday in Cheney, Washington.

Syracuse and UConn play at Madison Square Garden.

Leaders

Morehead State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Henson 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Baker 0 0 0 0 0 0
Syracuse PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Carey 0 0 2 0 0 1
T. Battle 23 0 3 3 0 0

Team Comparison

MorSt Syr
Points For 70 84
Field Goals 28/70-40% 28/68-41%
Three Pointers 7/24-29% 3/16-19%
Free Throws 7/12-58% 25/30-83%
Offensive Rebounds 12 17
Defensive Rebounds 25 34
Rebounds 45 57
Blocks 3 8
Steals 7 6
Turnovers 12 14
Personal Fouls 24 18
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2018-2019 Regular Season - Syr Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Nov 10 MorSt 70 @ Syr 84 S. Sukhanov 2 M. Dolezaj 2

Game Information

Stadium: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
Attendance: 21,012
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