NCAAB Game Recap - Syracuse at Georgetown
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:00 PM EST

E KY
67
Lou
99
F
UMKC
57
Kansas
98
F
Oreg
71
Mich
70
F(OT)
Gonz
84
Ariz
80
F
GaTec
53
KY
67
F
StLou
61
Aub
67
F
Mem
51
Tenn
47
F
Drake
47
Dayt
78
F
MSU
72
Oakl
49
F
South
41
Butl
66
F
Del
70
Vill
78
F
Seton
48
Rut
68
F
Xav
78
Wake
80
F
KansSt
61
MisSt
67
F
IPFW
65
IUPUI
74
F
App
81
How
59
F
Syr
79
GTown
89
F
Princ
80
FaDi
65
F
Dart
76
Boston
78
F
(N/A)
60
Elon
91
F
Tuls
79
Ark
98
F
Nich
57
WVU
83
F
NJIT
71
StFNY
73
F
TN-M
72
UNCA
91
F
(N/A)
79
Jacksn
93
F
IL-C
65
DeP
86
F
HolyC
72
Canis
80
F
CenMI
76
Tex
87
F
LongI
74
Rider
89
F
Duques
71
Radf
49
F
Alab
71
PSU
73
F
AlaAM
74
Mia-FL
88
F
Morg
68
LaSal
85
F
Wagn
63
Hartfo
71
F
NCC
71
CoCar
91
F
Army
89
Buff
76
F
UCLA
61
ND
75
F
Lamar
50
TCU
79
F
AF
79
Denv
75
F
NFla
72
SoMis
69
F
MidTN
64
Miss
82
F
Toled
80
Detr
72
F
Web
49
Utah
60
F
UCSB
61
S UT
62
F
(N/A)
50
StBon
75
F
HiPt
64
FlAtl
81
F
Campbl
67
ECU
79
F
Mayv
60
SDak
96
F
Sac
58
SCla
60
F
USF
91
CS-Ful
69
F
ULLa
59
LaTec
77
F
Charl
71
Rich
78
F
Winth
73
Furm
80
F
ArkPB
46
OrSt
80
F
AlSt
57
Bois
100
F
Okla
75
WichSt
80
F
OlDom
55
Ill
69
F
Stan
78
SJSU
58
F
CSBak
70
Ida
76
F(OT)
NMSt
62
NM
69
F
Evans
72
WIGB
62
F
Niag
80
Albany
84
F
W MI
59
Manh
58
F
Colg
67
Cin
66
F
WilBa
59
NOrl
103
F
(N/A)
54
Gram
82
F
CenAR
79
Pepp
92
F
BYU
68
UtSt
64
F
UGA
59
AzSt
79
F
E IL
75
WIMil
68
F
Lib
61
Vand
56
F
HBU
84
Rice
96
F
(N/A)
57
Oral
69
F
Stony
78
Prov
82
F
(N/A)
63
UAB
75
F
N CO
74
Wyo
53
F
ULMo
59
SFA
66
F
NoAZ
79
UtVal
73
F
Fres
62
CAPoly
37
F
BethC
68
CBap
87
F
UCDav
54
USD
58
F
(N/A)
63
UCIrv
120
F
StMar
89
Cal
77
F

Dec 14, 2019, 1:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Syracuse (5-5)

36

43

79

Georgetown (7-3)

48

41

89

Depleted Georgetown beats old Big East rival Syracuse 89-79
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:41 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) Four players left Georgetown with plans to transfer, and Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim thinks his old rival is better for it.

Georgetown beat Syracuse 89-79 on Saturday afternoon after a rash of transfers plunged the once-proud program in scandal and depleted the roster. After coach Patrick Ewing told players they still had enough to put together a good season, Mac McClung scored 26 points in 35:45 of playing time, Jagan Mosely scored 16 in 36:46 and Terrell Allen scored 14 in 37:35.

The Hoyas were left with seven scholarship players in their rotation after Josh LeBlanc, Galen Alexander, Myron Gardner and James Akinjo decided to transfer. LeBlanc, Alexander and Gardner were accused of burglary and harassment, and while Akinjo had no involvement in the legal situation, Boeheim credits Georgetown's winning streak to his departure.

"They got rid of a guy that wouldn't pass the ball to anybody and just shot it every time, and that's why they're good now," Boeheim said. "They've got seven guys who are as good as anybody's, and two guys weren't really contributing at all and another guy was just throwing the ball up all the time."

Losing four players in quick succession forced Georgetown (7-3) to use walk-on George Muresan, son of retired 7-foot-7 NBA player Gheorghe Mursean. In front of their best crowd of the season, the Hoyas didn't look depleted and gave Ewing his first coaching victory against Syracuse.

"It has been a difficult week," Ewing said. "A lot of things have happened, a lot of things were swirling around, but I thought my guys stepped up."

Syracuse dropped to 5-5 for its worst 10-game start in 44 seasons under Boeheim, who said, "We're not in a great position, but we're not in as bad a position as everybody thinks we're in."

Son Buddy Boeheim scored 25 points, but the Orange committed 24 fouls to the Hoyas' 14.

"We're not going to win games if somebody shoots 31 free throws and we shoot nine," Jim Boeheim said. "That's not going to happen."

McClung, who chestbumped teammate Jahvon Blair after hitting a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the first half, believes the players left at Georgetown will rally around each other.

"That's what happens when you face challenges," McClung said. "You either break apart or come together, and I think we've came together."

MAD ORANGE

Syracuse wasn't all that happy with the officiating most of the afternoon, and it boiled over when Marek Dolezaj was whistled for a blocking foul in the middle of the first half. Boeheim and the rest of the bench erupted and was assessed a team technical foul.

"I have no idea," Boeheim said. "I guess that's a technical."

CAREY EJECTED

Late in the second half, injured Syracuse guard Jalen Carey was ejected while sitting on the bench for tripping Allen. Carey is out indefinitely with a thumb injury.

"I saw (a similar situation) somewhere in some other game a couple of weeks ago, maybe a month ago," Ewing said. "Those things need to stop."

OUTREBOUNDED

Rebounding has been a problem all season so far for Syracuse, and it hurt again Saturday. Georgetown had 14 offensive rebounds to Syracuse's five and dominated 16-5 in second-chance points.

LONG HISTORY

This was the 95th meeting between Georgetown and Syracuse, who used to play in the Big East together. Hoyas radio broadcaster Rich Chvotkin was calling his 80th Georgetown-Syracuse game.

SCHERZER APPEARANCE

World Series-winning Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer took in the game from courtside and received a standing ovation when shown on video screens during the first half.

BIG PICTURE

Syracuse: As if it wasn't obvious enough following double-digit losses to Oklahoma State, Penn State and Iowa, it's going to be a tough slog for Syracuse once ACC begins after some winnable home games the rest of the month.

Georgetown: The Hoyas beat Syracuse at a low point in Boeheim's tenure, but it only gets harder from here. Despite Boeheim's endorsement, a lack of depth could hurt Georgetown as it gets into Big East play.

UP NEXT

Syracuse: Moves into a soft part of the schedule when it hosts Oakland on Wednesday.

Georgetown: Hosts 2018 NCAA Tournament upset darling UMBC on Tuesday.

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Leaders

Syracuse PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
Q. Guerrier 0 0 0 1 0 0
J. Edwards 0 0 0 0 0 0
Georgetown PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
G. Muresan 0 0 0 1 0 0
Q. Wahab 0 0 1 4 0 1

Team Comparison

Syr GTown
Points For 79 89
Field Goals 30/62-48% 27/61-44%
Three Pointers 14/32-44% 11/25-44%
Free Throws 5/9-56% 24/31-77%
Offensive Rebounds 5 14
Defensive Rebounds 24 27
Rebounds 29 43
Blocks 3 2
Steals 2 5
Turnovers 12 11
Personal Fouls 23 14
Technical Fouls 1 1
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 14 Syr 79 @ GTown 89 B. Sidibe 2 J. Pickett 5

Game Information

Stadium: Capital One Arena, Washington, District of Columbia
Attendance: 15,102
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