NCAAB Game Recap - Cornell at Syracuse
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:30 PM EST

USC-Up
50
Lou
76
F
Elon
61
UNC
75
F
ArkLR
58
Mem
68
F
AlSt
41
Tenn
76
F
(N/A)
45
MiaO
80
F
Chat
53
FlaSt
89
F
Bingha
77
NJIT
75
F
Sien
89
Yale
100
F(3OT)
Urba
51
WriSt
88
F
(N/A)
20
VMI
96
F
DelSt
64
VaTec
100
F
Wagn
81
StPet
77
F(OT)
Colum
63
StJon
82
F
SFA
57
Rut
69
F
JMU
80
OlDom
78
F
Rider
72
UMass
82
F
Princ
54
Ind
79
F
GaTec
78
UGA
82
F
Bry
74
Drex
86
F
E WA
68
BC
72
F
NoKY
59
Ball
57
F
Belm
73
Lipsco
67
F
FlAtl
70
FlGlf
72
F(OT)
Corn
53
Syr
72
F
(N/A)
58
SamH
88
F
SeLA
66
Tuls
73
F
(N/A)
56
NoAZ
93
F
APSU
72
Vand
90
F
Troy
52
TexAM
56
F
HiPt
55
StLou
67
F
(N/A)
66
NrthIA
88
F
MorSt
52
Mizzu
70
F
IUPUI
62
LoyIL
85
F
MtStM
51
UAB
58
F
(N/A)
66
ChiSt
79
F
Sac
61
UCDav
51
F
NIU
86
W IL
81
F
ArkSt
80
ColSt
78
F
Citad
57
Ill
85
F
Gram
76
SJSU
83
F
UCSB
67
OrSt
78
F
TxSt
64
UNLV
57
F
BYU
68
Bois
72
F(OT)
Portl
82
PorSt
75
F
SDSU
66
USD
49
F
StMar
68
Fres
58
F

Syracuse 72, Cornell 53

Nov 20, 2019, 7:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Cornell (1-4)

25

28

53

Syracuse (3-1)

26

46

72

Syracuse pulls away to defeat Cornell 72-53
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:27 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Jim Boeheim said he doesn’t care much to coach against his son Jimmy - with good reason.

Jimmy Boeheim scored a game-high 25 points and had Cornell on the cusp of a huge upset, but his brother Buddy scored 22 points and Elijah Hughes led Syracuse with 22 points, 16 in the second half, as Syracuse pulled away from stubborn Cornell in the second half to defeat the Big Red 72-53 on Wednesday night.

“I don’t really like coaching against my son,” said Boeheim, who’s now 3-0 against Jimmy. “We do it once a year and we have to get through it. He played really well and I’m sure his mother is happy.

“He had really good control of the game tonight on the offensive end.”

Syracuse (3-1) had a 44-41 lead with just under 10 minutes to go but outscored Cornell (1-4) 28-12 the rest of the way.

“They are who they are,” Cornell coach Brian Earl said. “I think a lot of what we did in the first half was confuse them and they went in at halftime and said in the end, ‘We are who we are and they are who they are.’ That’s why they are who they are.

“It didn’t say much (being behind by just three). We lost by 19 or something like that so we have to step up,” Earl added.

Jimmy Boeheim stepped up.

“He had a glean in his eye that he wanted to do some stuff,” Earl said. “You need to do that against this team. We put him in different places so that the zone would change shape a little bit and he was aggressive.”

Jimmy Boeheim said he would’ve gladly traded his 25 points for a win.

“It was cool. It’s nice to score points but we wanted to come in and get the win. We thought we had a good chance,” he said. “We really executed the game plan well for 30 minutes. We kind of fell apart in those last 10 minutes. It would’ve been awesome to come in here and leave with a win but I’m proud of the way we fought.”

Brother Buddy, who was just 6 of 18 from the field and 4 for 13 from 3, thought their second matchup made for a great night for the entire Boeheim family.

“It’s very cool for both of us that we get the opportunity to play against each other,” Buddy Boeheim said. “It’s cool to see how far we’ve come from where we started.”

The win for Syracuse was the Orange’s 40th straight over their upstate New York neighbor dating back to 1968.

Both teams struggled on offense.

The Orange started the game 5 for 10 overall and 4 for 6 from 3-point range but then went 12 for 33 overall before heating up near the end. Syracuse finished 10 for 27 from 3, going 6 for 21 after the hot start.

“Like any zone you have to make shots,” coach Boeheim said. “I think we’ll make them more often than not. Hopefully that’s as bad as we’re going to shoot from the 3. I hope. We’ve got a lot of work to do. We’re far from anywhere close to a finished product.”

Cornell shot 35% for the game on 14-of-40 shooting, just 6 for 27 from 3 (22%). Cornell entered the game hitting just 29% from beyond the arc.

BIG PICTURE

Cornell: The Big Red showed a lot of heart, hanging with Syracuse for 30 minutes, but was outmanned at the end.

Syracuse: After two strong showings, the Orange took several steps back against Cornell and is still searching for consistency on the offensive end.

ONE FOR THE THUMB:

Syracuse sophomore guard Jalen Carey, who recently lost his starting job to Joe Girard III, will miss eight to 10 weeks with a thumb injury and will likely seek a medical redshirt.

UP NEXT

Cornell plays its third of four straight road games Saturday against Coppin State.

Syracuse concludes its season-opening five-game home stand Saturday against Bucknell.

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Leaders

Cornell PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Filien 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. McBride 0 0 5 4 0 0
Syracuse PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Edwards 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Hughes 22 0 7 3 0 0

Team Comparison

Corn Syr
Points For 53 72
Field Goals 14/40-35% 25/53-47%
Three Pointers 6/27-22% 10/27-37%
Free Throws 19/25-76% 12/18-67%
Offensive Rebounds 6 12
Defensive Rebounds 18 23
Rebounds 26 42
Blocks 1 0
Steals 4 2
Turnovers 9 7
Personal Fouls 13 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
Wed Nov 20 Corn 53 @ Syr 72 R. Voss 2 B. Goodine 3

Game Information

Stadium: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
Attendance: 21,123
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