NCAAB Game Recap - Seattle at Syracuse
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:00 PM EST

Oakl
50
MD
80
F
Colum
42
UVA
60
F
Ohio
54
Vill
78
F
Alc
56
Mem
102
F
Wash
62
Tenn
75
F
Nich
65
LSU
75
F
USD
53
Colora
71
F
StFNY
64
NCSU
95
F
AlaAM
63
MiaO
79
F
(N/A)
48
UMBC
60
F
N CO
72
NrthIA
77
F(OT)
Morg
68
GrgWas
64
F
Corn
54
DeP
75
F
OlDom
76
NE
69
F
CenCT
43
UMass
89
F
Campbl
87
Citad
73
F
Dart
37
Jacksn
57
F
Leh
53
VaTec
79
F
SIU-E
57
InWor
55
F
NWSt
52
Tul
79
F
StJos
68
LoyIL
85
F
Wagn
69
NJIT
88
F
RobM
56
Toled
70
F
ChiSt
49
Purd
93
F
StPet
47
Prov
68
F
Quin
52
Mia-FL
80
F
Temp
70
LaSal
65
F
(N/A)
79
Hartfo
86
F
SamH
77
CenMI
84
F
Belm
100
BC
85
F
Buff
88
Harv
76
F
TN-M
62
WichSt
103
F
WSt
55
Denv
72
F
APSU
65
Tuls
72
F
TNTec
47
App
69
F
(N/A)
59
Winth
103
F
(N/A)
60
UMassL
58
F
(N/A)
48
NIU
96
F
E MI
56
N TX
51
F
SacHr
72
Bingha
76
F
Vermt
70
StJon
68
F
(N/A)
79
FlAtl
84
F
Lib
77
ECU
57
F
UNH
70
Boston
84
F
Rice
82
UCSB
81
F
Stony
69
TexPA
58
F
Mont
49
Ark
70
F
Del
81
Lafy
73
F
MD-ES
53
MorSt
76
F
Brev
49
UNCA
79
F
MTSt
67
UNCG
66
F
McNee
80
NM
90
F
LaTec
72
Crei
82
F
Drex
67
SFA
82
F
JackSt
63
SMU
80
F
Amer
76
StFPA
79
F
Buck
81
Canis
83
F
Stetsn
55
IPFW
79
F
Kent
72
WriSt
71
F
Seatt
67
Syr
89
F
Albany
51
Manh
57
F
JMU
70
GMas
83
F
Maris
41
Ford
58
F
ChaSo
61
Dayt
90
F
UNCW
49
David
87
F
Samf
55
N AL
61
F
NDSt
57
TXAMC
45
F
StBon
80
Rut
74
F
Woff
61
Butl
80
F
IL-C
56
Brad
65
F
ArkPB
54
GrCan
67
F
USF
76
SIU
60
F
Troy
62
Ind
100
F
(N/A)
48
Murr
114
F
OrSt
83
Wyo
63
F
Pepp
73
AbCh
69
F
SCla
64
Stan
82
F
Maine
62
Portl
71
F
ColSt
74
LoyMa
64
F
(N/A)
62
CS-Ful
82
F
USC
76
Nev
66
F

Syracuse 89, Seattle 67

Nov 16, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Seattle (2-3)

26

41

67

Syracuse (2-1)

44

45

89

Girard helps Syracuse jump out early to beat Seattle 89-67
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:03 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) The first collegiate start for freshman guard Joe Girard III couldn’t have gone much better.

Girard made five 3-pointers and scored 24 points in his first collegiate start, and Syracuse came out blistering to beat Seattle 89-67 on Saturday in the first meeting between the schools.

“He was good. He made shots,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. “Joe’s not going to play like that every might, maybe he will, we’ll see. I think one of the reasons Joe has an easier adjustment is he had to do everything, every game, for four years.

He’s used to having the whole world on his shoulders every game for the last four years, so I think he doesn’t have the whole world on his shoulders now. He’s got a lot of guys out there who are good.”

A lot of other guys were good for Syracuse against Seattle.

Marek Dolezaj added 19 points for the Orange (2-1), one shy of matching his career best. Elijah Hughes finished with 15 points, Quincy Guerrier had 14 and Buddy Boeheim added 10. Dolezaj and Girard were each 7-of-8 shooting from the field.

But the star of the show was Girard, who said he didn’t feel any differently than coming off the bench.

“It’s the same. The coach is going to have you in there. It’s what you do when you’re in there. I just have to produce when I’m in there and help this team win games,” Girard said. “You have to play with confidence whether you’re a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior or even a grad student – that’s the name of the game.”

“Joe played great,” Dolezaj said. “He’s a freshman but he’s playing like a senior. He played really good and that’s what we need every day. If he plays like this we’ll be hard to beat.”

Joked Seattle coach Jim Hayford: “I wish they would have waited one more game to switch their point guards.”

Girard, the all-time New York State scoring leader, also starred at quarterback for Glens Falls High School, about 160 miles from Syracuse. It’s his football mentality that impresses Hughes.

“The first thing I think of when I see Joe is his toughness. He’s as tough as nails,” Hughes said.

Syracuse made its first 15 of 20 shots, including 7-for-10 shooting from 3, and finished the first half hitting at 63 percent.

Seattle (2-3) was just 9-for-33 shooting including 1 of 12 from beyond the arc in the first half. The Redhawks came alive in the second half, hitting nine of their first 12 shots, including seven from beyond the arc, to close within seven with just under 12 minutes remaining.

Syracuse slowly pulled away from that point.

“For whatever reason, in the first half, we didn’t put resistance against them,” Hayford said. “I wish we could have given Syracuse 40 quality minutes but they did what good teams do – expose you when you’re not playing quality basketball.”

The Orange had 18 assists on their 28 baskets and shot 60 percent for the game. They shot 7 of 14 from beyond the arc in the first half but just 2 of 9 in the second.

Terrell Brown scored 23 points for the Redhawks, who shot 37 percent for the game. Delante Jones added 12 points and Myles Carter had 10.

TIP-INS

Guerrier, a freshman, had the best game of his career for Syracuse. In addition to his 14 points, he had seven rebounds. ... After scoring a career-high 37 against Pacific, Myles Carter struggled against the Orange, scoring just 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting. ... Dolezaj filled up the stat sheet with four assists and three steals. ... Jalen Carey, who started Syracuse’s first two games at the point, didn’t see the floor Saturday. ... Former Syracuse player Dion Waiters of the NBA’s Miami Heat was in attendance.

BIG PICTURE

Seattle: The Redhawks showed a lot of fight in rebounding from a horrible start in a hostile environment, and showed improvement from beyond the arc. After making just one 3-pointer in the first half, they hit seven 3s after intermission.

Syracuse: The Orange offense was in sync from the outset with Girard at the point. The freshman guard has two more games against lesser opponents to get comfortable in the starting role before the Orange begin a string of five difficult contests.

UP NEXT

Seattle plays the middle game of a three-game road swing Tuesday against Mississippi.

Syracuse plays its second upstate New York opponent of the young season on Wednesday against Cornell at the Carrier Dome.

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Leaders

Seattle PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Hauge 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Pinskus 0 0 0 0 0 0
Syracuse PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Paul 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Belbey 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Seatt Syr
Points For 67 89
Field Goals 23/62-37% 28/47-60%
Three Pointers 8/25-32% 9/23-39%
Free Throws 13/14-93% 24/36-67%
Offensive Rebounds 9 5
Defensive Rebounds 21 31
Rebounds 30 39
Blocks 0 4
Steals 8 8
Turnovers 13 14
Personal Fouls 26 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Syr Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Nov 16 Seatt 67 @ Syr 89 M. Da Campo 3 B. Sidibe 7

Game Information

Stadium: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
Attendance: 21,487
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