NCAAB Game Recap - Bucknell at Syracuse
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:00 PM EST

UMass
46
UVA
58
F
CSBak
49
Gonz
77
F
FlaAM
51
Seton
87
F
Miss
86
Mem
87
F
FlGlf
48
VACom
78
F
(N/A)
44
InWor
68
F
Morg
57
WIMil
62
F
S UT
80
ChaSo
45
F
Buck
46
Syr
97
F
DeP
72
BC
67
F
ArkLR
58
NCSU
74
F
UNCW
66
FlInt
63
F
E IL
63
BethC
66
F
GrgWas
78
Evans
70
F
RobM
62
Marq
66
F
YSU
66
USC-Up
61
F
E WA
90
HiPt
74
F
(N/A)
41
Toled
100
F
UNH
71
JMU
78
F
StFPA
65
FlaSt
80
F
DelSt
66
ETSU
98
F
(N/A)
60
CenMI
106
F
Charl
71
UCF
72
F
Gram
58
OrSt
80
F
StBon
57
Canis
61
F
AzSt
80
StJon
67
F
GrCan
58
Ford
70
F
NIU
68
SIU-E
64
F
Oral
59
WichSt
68
F
Troy
60
Samf
72
F
Stony
87
Merrim
84
F(OT)
E KY
51
Clev
65
F
How
69
Ball
100
F
(N/A)
69
UCSB
88
F
UCDav
62
Portl
72
F
Army
73
Bingha
88
F
Albany
72
SacHr
65
F
Penn
81
Prov
75
F
Yale
56
PSU
58
F
Manh
69
Elon
64
F
(N/A)
59
TXAMC
69
F
NJIT
63
Brown
79
F
Lib
71
Rice
59
F
IlSt
69
W Ky
83
F
Belm
55
StLou
60
F
Mercer
72
IL-C
68
F
Rider
87
Colum
63
F
Denv
49
UCRiv
73
F
UtVal
68
NDSt
62
F
Iona
75
KennSt
52
F
Presb
64
Quin
73
F
Bois
82
Pacif
76
F(3OT)
TXSo
98
NoKY
96
F(2OT)
Citad
79
Maris
75
F
Corn
66
Copp
68
F(OT)
PVAM
78
CenAR
72
F(OT)
Vermt
81
CenCT
49
F
(N/A)
62
W IL
113
F
UMKC
74
ECU
68
F
Leh
66
StMar
77
F
SamH
81
USF
90
F
Hamp
71
Ill
120
F
SeLA
60
APSU
81
F
JacSt
49
Purd
81
F
Stetsn
63
Monm
55
F
PorSt
91
SJSU
76
F
Sac
77
Pepp
72
F
(N/A)
50
Ida
100
F
SMU
72
UNLV
68
F
GASt
69
CBap
60
F

Nov 23, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Bucknell (2-4)

26

20

46

Syracuse (4-1)

51

46

97

Syracuse overpowers Bucknell 97-46 behind Boeheim, Hughes
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:45 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse had their highest scoring output of the young season, but it was the defense that stood out Saturday against Bucknell.

Buddy Boeheim scored a career-high 22 points as Syracuse romped past the Bison 97-46.

Elijah Hughes added 21 points for the Orange, including 16 in the first half.

Boeheim hit 6 of 8 3-pointers, including four in a 2:32 span in the second half. Hughes also had five assists for the Orange.

Joseph Girard III had 12 points, six assists and two steals for Syracuse (4-1), which earned its fourth straight win. Jesse Edwards added 10 points. Syracuse had 25 assists on their 37 baskets. Bourama Sidibe had nine points and nine rebounds.

Bruce Moore had 17 points for the Bison (2-4).

The Syracuse defense forced 23 turnovers, including 14 steals and the Orange had 13 blocks. Syracuse scored 37 points off of Bison miscues. The defense held Bucknell to 26% shooting for the game and 3-for-24 from 3 (12%). Bucknell was 6-for-30 and 0-for-11 from 3 in the second half.

"Our defense was very good," said Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim. "We've been working on it and it was very good today."

"In the first half we got up because of our defense," Hughes added. "We got some deflections, got some steals. That was huge for us. Our defense is getting better every day."

The Orange shot 56% from the field including 14-for-29 from 3, one under the school record. Bucknell had entered the game holding opponents to 26% from beyond the arc.

Syracuse was 18-for-31 in the first half, including 8-for-17 from 3, and cruised to a 51-26 halftime lead, the Orange's largest first-half output since scoring 53 against Eastern Michigan in the 2016-17 season.

Boeheim complimented his team's performance but tempered his assessment in the end.

"We just played great. Made shots. They had opportunities but we just moved the ball well," Boeheim said. "They had a bad game. You can't read into this game. The last game we played we were three points ahead with 10 minutes to go. We have a long way to go. This is one game."

Bucknell coach Nathan Davis said he's had better days, but didn't seem terribly disheartened.

"Having seen all their games before, it's the best they've played. They played with energy and focus," Davis said.

"They executed, consequently, we probably ended up playing the worst game we've played all year, the worst we've played in a while. But at the end of the day it's just one game, it's November. We're trying to win our league, we got to take something from it and get better."

ALL-AROUND

Elijah Hughes, expected to be Syracuse's leading this scorer this season, continues to demonstrate an all-around game. He leads the team with 5.0 assists a game.

DISAPPEARING ACT

John Meeks, Bucknell's leading scorer, tallied just four points in 19 minutes.

HIGHLIGHT REEL

Hughes drove the left baseline and slammed down a one-hander in the second half.

BIG PICTURE

Bucknell: It's hard to gauge much from the game. The Bison was totally overmatched but won't be facing this kind of competition any time soon.

Syracuse: The Orange have what could be a season-defining, five-game stretch coming up. Syracuse plays Oklahoma State Wednesday in the NIT Season Tip-Off, then the winner of Mississippi vs. Penn State, followed by a home game against Iowa before hitting the road for games against ACC foe Georgia Tech and old Big East rival Georgetown, which defeated No. 22 Texas this week. These five games could determine whether Syracuse receives an NCAA Tournament bid.

UP NEXT

After three straight road games, the Bison host Seattle on Monday.

The Orange face the Oklahoma State Cowboys Wednesday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The game is part of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Leaders

Bucknell PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Robertson 0 0 0 3 0 0
A. Timmerman 0 0 0 0 0 0
Syracuse PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Paul 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Braswell 0 0 0 2 2 0

Team Comparison

Buck Syr
Points For 46 97
Field Goals 15/57-26% 37/66-56%
Three Pointers 3/24-12% 14/29-48%
Free Throws 13/17-76% 9/11-82%
Offensive Rebounds 13 12
Defensive Rebounds 19 32
Rebounds 38 48
Blocks 2 13
Steals 6 14
Turnovers 23 15
Personal Fouls 13 12
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 23 Buck 46 @ Syr 97 W. Ellis 2 H. Washington 3

Game Information

Stadium: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
Attendance: 17,181
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