NCAAB Game Recap - Arkansas State at Syracuse
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:00 PM EST

Kansas
76
AzSt
80
F
Wake
64
Tenn
83
F
AF
50
Mich
71
F
W&M
40
UVA
72
F
Akr
62
Nev
68
F
Murr
88
Aub
93
F
KY
80
UNC
72
F
StLou
59
FlaSt
81
F
OhSt
80
UCLA
66
F
Gram
53
Wisc
84
F
WriSt
63
MisSt
67
F
Jacksn
64
Ind
94
F
Savan
64
Iowa
110
F
CS-Ful
62
Nebras
86
F
Tul
59
AlaAM
67
F
AlSt
69
Campbl
70
F
JacSt
72
WVU
74
F
USC-Up
71
NCSU
98
F
StFPA
76
Leh
88
F
UGA
70
GaTec
59
F
ArkLR
94
GTown
102
F(OT)
(N/A)
54
David
88
F
MD-ES
58
Amer
82
F
Sien
57
HolyC
60
F
Vill
81
UConn
58
F
(N/A)
54
Hof
107
F
Niag
78
Army
66
F
Colum
65
Rut
68
F(OT)
Temp
82
Drex
64
F
Fairf
63
UNH
57
F
Brown
78
Maris
53
F
CenCT
93
Maine
90
F(2OT)
JackSt
72
CenMI
81
F
Marsh
68
TexAM
92
F
N DA
62
NrthIA
64
F
SCSt
56
Cin
77
F
Stony
76
Quin
73
F
ArkPB
72
MOSt
93
F
SIU-E
79
CSNor
85
F
GrgWas
61
Harv
75
F
(N/A)
72
E MI
90
F
SeLA
60
Brad
63
F
ChiSt
59
NIU
100
F
TxSt
70
Ark
73
F
Iona
84
Yale
99
F
Hartfo
68
Wagn
77
F
ArkSt
52
Syr
82
F
Clem
78
SCar
68
F
Morg
53
OlDom
76
F
FlAtl
55
Mia-FL
75
F
E KY
84
Duques
85
F(OT)
Presb
69
Dayt
81
F
Tows
51
LaSal
57
F
Lib
66
APSU
75
F
HiPt
59
Rich
74
F
Mobil
67
Nich
84
F
Elon
59
UMKC
95
F
TNSt
41
Mem
99
F
WIMil
67
W MI
66
F
IndSt
72
Colora
67
F
Pacif
71
Bois
83
F
StMar
68
W Ky
71
F
UNCG
83
Samf
75
F
BC
65
DeP
62
F
SamH
79
UtVal
85
F
DelSt
69
Web
83
F
WichSt
54
VACom
70
F
Penn
75
NM
65
F
Winth
79
SIU
71
F
(N/A)
44
MtStM
83
F
N CO
67
Rider
74
F
FlGlf
56
Fla
77
F
LoyMa
53
UCRiv
60
F
Stan
65
USF
74
F
LoyIL
42
StJos
45
F
IdaSt
65
UCSB
84
F
ColSt
61
LongB
64
F
How
82
Hamp
89
F
TXAMC
68
LaTec
73
F
WIGB
75
Evans
80
F
UNLV
73
HI
59
F
Seton
78
MD
74
F
TN-M
53
Fres
93
F
BYU
81
SDSU
90
F
Vand
58
KansSt
69
F
Wyo
65
UTEP
76
F
UCDav
68
Ariz
70
F
NMSt
63
Drake
66
F
McNee
64
TexPA
68
F
Corn
53
SMU
81
F
Mont
85
SDSt
74
F
SacHr
82
StJon
104
F
Tuls
69
Oral
59
F
Mizzu
79
Ill
63
F
MsVl
64
GrCan
85
F
ETSU
89
Norf
61
F
URI
82
Buck
84
F
USD
82
WaSt
75
F
Charl
57
TCU
82
F

Dec 22, 2018, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Arkansas State (5-7)

36

16

52

Syracuse (8-4)

38

44

82

Elijah Hughes and Tyus Battle lead Syracuse in romp
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:07 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse was coming off consecutive nonconference home losses for the first time since 1979-80.

Down 11 midway through the first half, with a restless Carrier Dome crowd watching, the Orange appeared to be on their way to making history - in a bad way.

But Syracuse turned on the pressure, outscoring Arkansas State 67-26 the rest of the way, en route to an 82-52 win. Syracuse overwhelmed Arkansas State in the second half, 44-16, forcing 13 turnovers and limiting the Red Wolves to 5-of-25 from the field.

"We didn't have good movement against their defense (in the first half)," Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. "We took a couple of bad shots. I thought they were attacking us better. We adjusted to that. We can't play better defense than that (in the second half)."

Elijah Hughes and Tyus Battle had 17 points apiece to lead the Orange (8-4). The loss snapped Arkansas State's modest winning streak at two.

Oshae Brissett, who had just one point in the first half, added 15 for Syracuse. Center Paschal Chukwu, who came in off the bench as Boeheim shook up his starting lineup, had a season-high13 rebounds.

Ty Cockfield led the Red Wolves (5-7) with 17 points. Grantham Gillard had 10.

Syracuse trailed the heavy-underdog Red Wolves for virtually the entire first half, trailing 26-15 with 9:32 to go, but Syracuse closed the half on a 23-10 run to take a 38-36 lead. Battle's 3 with 2:25 left gave Syracuse a 35-33 advantage, the Orange's first lead since going up 2-0.

Hughes had eight points and Brissett seven to trigger a 15-3 run for Syracuse to start the second half, extending its lead to 50-39. The Red Wolves shot 48 percent in the first half but went 1-of-12 from the field in the first eight minutes after halftime.

"I thought for the first 20 minutes we executed the game plan to perfection. We tried to use the clock as much as possible and not turn the ball over," Arkansas State coach Mike Balado said.

"In the second half I think we tried to rush it a little bit when they went on a little run and then we turned it over," he added. "We took some chances in the second half, things we did not work on, guys trying to break off plays, and next thing you know we end up with 17 turnovers. I think that was the key to the game."

"We got them off their heels," Brissett said. "Once we were pushing the ball and scoring it helped our defense. We got more confidence and we stopped them from scoring."

Syracuse was a blistering 15 of 28 in the second half.

Boeheim said his team has a long way to go.

"Overall, we're not there," he said. "We've got three or four days of practice when we get back (from Christmas break), a game, then four or five days of practice after that. So, I think we can get there but we're obviously a long way away right now."

Cockfield, on the other hand, was encouraged.

"We can take confidence away from this. There are some great things we can take from this game."

E FOR EFFICIENCY:

Syracuse's Elijah Hughes had 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting. He also had three assists and six rebounds.

NO MESSAGE?:

Jim Boeheim said he wasn't sending a message by starting Marek Dolezaj over Paschal Chukwu. Whatever it was, it worked as Chukwu had his best effort of the season. Six of his 13 rebounds were on the offensive end.

WANTED: AGGRESSIVENESS:

Syracuse shot 18 more free throws than Arkansas State, going 27-of-33 from the line. Coach Mike Balado said his team needs to be more aggressive and get to the line more.

SITTING OUT:

Syracuse sophomore guard Howard Washington, who suffered a torn ACL last year, will miss the remainder of the year as a medical redshirt.

BIG PICTURE:

Arkansas State: The Red Wolves had to be encouraged by their first-half performance, building an 11-point lead, which could be a sign of good things to come.

Syracuse: The Orange had one of their better halves to pull away but they remain enigmatic on offense. Point guard Frank Howard has to return to last year's form.

UP NEXT:

Arkansas State hosts Harding next Saturday.

Syracuse closes out its seven-game homestand next Saturday against St. Bonaventure.

Leaders

Arkansas State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Boudie 0 0 0 4 0 0
S. Fritz 0 0 0 0 0 0
Syracuse PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Paul 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Balandi 0 0 0 1 0 0

Team Comparison

ArkSt Syr
Points For 52 82
Field Goals 18/52-35% 24/51-47%
Three Pointers 8/24-33% 7/23-30%
Free Throws 8/15-53% 27/33-82%
Offensive Rebounds 13 11
Defensive Rebounds 17 26
Rebounds 35 38
Blocks 1 8
Steals 4 8
Turnovers 17 8
Personal Fouls 24 14
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 Dec 22 ArkSt 52 @ Syr 82 J. Scoggins 2 B. Sidibe 3

Game Information

Stadium: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
Attendance: 18,808
Game Time: