NCAAB Game Recap - North Florida at Syracuse
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:00 PM EST

Kansas
55
Vill
56
F
E WA
77
Gonz
112
F
OhSt
71
KY
65
F
TXSo
78
Oreg
84
F
JackSt
49
Mem
77
F
Leh
51
Aub
74
F
Colora
78
Dayt
76
F(OT)
Presb
44
Mich
86
F
E MI
48
MSU
101
F
Ariz
67
StJon
70
F
Butl
70
Purd
61
F
SoFL
60
FlaSt
66
F
SDSU
80
Utah
52
F
JacSt
53
Tenn
75
F
TexPA
58
TxTch
68
F
WVU
75
YSU
64
F
FaDi
58
LaSal
66
F
Ind
62
ND
60
F
VACom
63
WichSt
73
F
NCAT
64
Wake
76
F
Harv
88
GrgWas
75
F
Samf
71
GTown
99
F
Bry
64
Dart
60
F
(N/A)
74
USC-Up
92
F
Ida
57
SDSt
85
F
Mont
82
NebOm
87
F(OT)
Ill
56
Mizzu
63
F
(N/A)
59
Campbl
82
F
Tul
82
Tows
86
F(OT)
Boston
74
UMassL
62
F
Rider
66
Temp
78
F
(N/A)
57
Penn
105
F
MorSt
76
Ohio
82
F
TxSt
69
GASt
81
F
TexAr
74
GaSo
77
F
Maris
56
BethC
85
F
Quin
69
BGSU
64
F
Elon
80
Winth
85
F
Army
62
Merrim
82
F
UCF
52
Okla
53
F
Drake
85
AF
80
F
TXAMC
67
CenAR
71
F
(N/A)
71
TNSt
86
F
MOSt
72
Oral
82
F
WIGB
85
NIU
84
F
SeLA
76
Miss
83
F
BelAb
66
HiPt
92
F
WriSt
79
Toled
72
F
W Ky
82
URI
86
F(OT)
Tex
48
Prov
70
F
Fairf
61
Oakl
59
F(OT)
Chat
68
UNCA
64
F
Albany
70
Monm
72
F
Brad
55
MiaO
71
F
Copp
60
Mia-FL
91
F
(N/A)
45
LoyMD
72
F
Niag
72
Buff
92
F
Stony
77
Amer
74
F
ColSt
111
Tuls
104
F(3OT)
APSU
77
Duques
86
F
UtSt
65
Fla
62
F
USD
59
Stan
62
F
UCLA
64
UNC
74
F
RobM
69
UNLV
81
F
Wyo
72
Denv
66
F(OT)
App
70
Troy
65
F
Toug
77
SoMis
96
F
NOrl
79
SamH
87
F
ArkSt
62
ULMo
59
F
StBon
66
MidTN
65
F
SIU-E
55
Detr
81
F
Belm
72
Alab
92
F
Akr
67
Lib
80
F
NoAZ
73
Pepp
75
F
IlSt
70
TexSA
89
F
SEMO
45
SIU
64
F
CoCar
81
SthAL
69
F
Lamar
61
NWSt
67
F
SFA
81
McNee
73
F
VMI
55
VaTec
64
F
UMBC
53
GMas
69
F
Clev
55
ETSU
80
F
SCSt
61
Charl
73
F
Drex
53
Norf
49
F
S NO
47
LaTec
87
F
UCDav
84
USF
93
F
WIMil
64
Wisc
83
F
UAB
71
AlSt
63
F
WCU
89
TNTec
76
F
BC
64
Cal
60
F
Minn
86
OkSt
66
F
ArkPB
53
N TX
86
F
N DA
75
Nebras
74
F
NFla
70
Syr
82
F
Buck
71
Sien
81
F
(N/A)
62
FlGlf
84
F
Murr
76
Evans
78
F(OT)
InWor
59
WaSt
87
F
UtVal
65
LongB
68
F
StLou
66
KansSt
63
F
NoKY
50
UNCG
67
F
Hamp
64
Kent
103
F
ChaSo
76
E KY
69
F
UNCW
73
Vand
88
F
E IL
63
GrCan
85
F
ArkLR
69
ULLa
66
F
Nich
61
AbCh
79
F
Valpa
60
Ark
51
F
NW
78
DeP
83
F
Crei
67
AzSt
60
F
OrSt
49
TexAM
64
F
LSU
68
USC
70
F
Web
61
BYU
91
F
Cin
70
Iowa
77
F
FlaAM
71
Seatt
57
F
CSBak
72
CAPoly
50
F
IdaSt
66
Pacif
77
F
StMar
68
Nev
63
F

Dec 21, 2019, 6:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

North Florida (7-7)

33

37

70

Syracuse (7-5)

35

47

82

Syracuse has 5 in double figures, beats North Florida 82-70
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:45 PM

SYRACUSE, NY (AP) Marek Dolezaj led Syracuse with 17 points, a career-high eight assists and five rebounds, but it was a freshman from Montreal who provided the Orange hope for the future.

Quincy Guerrier, a 6-foot-7 forward, had 10 points and seven rebounds in just 15 minutes of action, including seven points down the stretch. Five Syracuse players scored in double figures and the Orange (7-5) defeated North Florida (7-7) 82-70 Saturday.

"Finally," Dolezaj said. "When I saw him the first time over the summer I thought he'd be like this all the time. We need him like this. He just needs to play smart."

Elijah Hughes scored 18 points, Buddy Boeheim chipped in with 16 and Joe Girard III had 14 and six assists as the Orange withstood North Florida's barrage from beyond the arc. North Florida, which led the country with 162 made 3-pointers before the game, hit 17 of 46 from beyond the arc. The Ospreys have now made 10 or more 3s in 12 games this season. The 3-point attempts were the most ever against the Orange.

J.T. Escobar led North Florida with 19 points, 16 coming in the first half when he hit 5-for-7 from beyond the arc. Carter Hendricksen added 17 points, all in the second half. Ivan Gandia-Rosa and Garrett Sams each had 11.

Guerrier had scored a total of just six points in his previous four games, as he's been slow to adjust to the college game, but he has tremendous potential and would be a huge boost for a Syracuse team that has little margin for error.

"Quincy was huge for us off the bench," Buddy Boeheim said. "He really gave us that boost and sealed the deal for us inside. We knew he could do this all season. It's a different game at the college level. We need him to step up to for us in the future. He's big. He can dominate inside against anyone."

"Quincy made a couple of big plays," Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. "Rebounding-wise I thought he was really good tonight."

"He (Guerrier) came up huge," North Florida coach Matthew Driscoll said. "His rebounds were the biggest part and he was able to get and-1s. I thought he gave them a great lift."

"I was smarter," Guerrier said. "Just played my position, went to the right spot."

The game was tied at 54 when the Orange went on an 11-0 run in a span of three minutes capped off with a finger roll by Hughes with 9:06 to go that gave Syracuse a 65-54 lead.

For Driscoll it was a case of deja vu.

"It's 54-54 and they go on an 11-0 run. That's been our motto every game, every time. Against Iowa we were winning. Creighton we were winning. Florida the same thing. Teams go on these runs and once they go on these runs we just can't come back. You can't allow teams to go on 11-0 runs, especially at this level, playing an ACC team, on the road. It seems we can't stop the bleeding."

Syracuse had 22 assists on their 27 field goals.

"I don't think you can do much better than that," Boeheim said.

BIG PICTURE

North Florida: The Ospreys put up a valiant effort and their 3-point shooting will keep them in many games.

Syracuse: If Guerrier can put together another solid game against Niagara next Saturday, the Orange could be onto something.

CROWD INTO IT

Jim Boeheim, who sharply criticized Syracuse fans for their lack of energy Wednesday, was complimentary this time around. He said the crowd was "tremendous" and made a "huge difference."

ROAD WARRIORS

North Florida has three more road games before returning home Jan. 9, a more than one-month stretch between games at their Jacksonville campus. Driscoll said it's been wearing on the team "mentally."

RESPECT

Hughes, Boeheim and Girard all played 40 minutes for Syracuse, which Driscoll took as a sign of respect. "That says a lot about what he (Boeheim) thinks about us."

HIGHLIGHT REEL

Syracuse center Bourama Sidibe took a pretty pass from Girard and slammed it home, getting the crowd up on its feet.

TALE OF TWO HALVES

Carter Hendricksen had all of his 17 points in the second half. J.T. Escobar had all but three of his 19 points in the first half.

UP NEXT

The Ospreys have nine days off before their fifth game of a seven-game road swing at No. 13 Dayton on Dec. 30.

The Orange have a week off before hosting Niagara Saturday. The Purple Eagles first-year coach Greg Paulus quarterbacked the Orange for a year after transferring from Duke.

Leaders

North Florida PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Burkhardt 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. James 0 0 2 2 0 1
Syracuse PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
E. Hughes 18 0 4 3 1 1
M. Dolezaj 17 0 8 5 3 0

Team Comparison

NFla Syr
Points For 70 82
Field Goals 22/55-40% 27/59-46%
Three Pointers 17/46-37% 10/26-38%
Free Throws 9/12-75% 18/24-75%
Offensive Rebounds 13 13
Defensive Rebounds 24 22
Rebounds 46 38
Blocks 3 4
Steals 2 8
Turnovers 12 4
Personal Fouls 20 15
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 Dec 21 NFla 70 @ Syr 82 E. Adedoyin 2 R. Braswell 3

Game Information

Stadium: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
Attendance: 17,537
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