Boxscore
Syracuse 85, George Washington 50
Saturday, December 10, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
Officials - Tim Higgins, Bryan Kersey, Wally Rutecki
Attendance - 23226

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
George Washington 25 25 50
Syracuse 45 40 85

Recap


Dion Waiters celebrated his birthday with a career-high 19 points, leading Syracuse to an 85-50 win over George Washington at the Carrier Dome.

Syracuse (10-0) leads the all-time series against George Washington 8-1. George Washington (4-4) has lost four straight games.

Syracuse took control from the tip, jumping out to a 13-2 lead to start the game. The Orange quickened the pace, thriving off transition buckets. They took a 45-25 lead at the half, highlighted by two thunderous dunks from Waiters, who scored 10 of his points in the opening 20 minutes.

George Washington head coach Mike Lonergan sat leading scorer Tony Taylor to start the game, eventually allowing his star senior to see the floor. Taylor scored just five points – all in the first half.

The Colonials cut the Orange lead to 15 points early into the second half, forcing Jim Boeheim to call a quick timeout. That would be as close as George Washington would get. Syracuse finished shooting 50 percent from the floor while limiting George Washington to just 30 percent shooting.

James Southerland's two-handed dunk put Syracuse up 31 points with just over eight minutes remaining, serving as a final knockout blow to George Washington.  David Pellom led the Colonials with 12 points off the bench.

Syracuse forward Kris Joseph, who scored nine points, was competing against his brother Maurice Joseph, who is a first-year assistant with the Colonials.

No. 3 Syracuse is in position to take over the top spot in the polls with No. 1 Kentucky and No. 2 Ohio State losing Saturday.

George Washington Colonials

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Bryan Bynes 16:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 3 0 1 0 2
Jabari Edwards 20:00 0-1 0-0 2-4 2 4 6 1 1 1 1 1 2
John Kopriva 16:00 1-5 0-0 0-0 4 4 8 1 3 0 0 0 2
Lasan Kromah 29:00 3-13 1-4 3-3 2 1 3 1 2 0 4 0 10
Nemanja Mikic 24:00 2-11 2-9 0-0 3 2 5 0 3 2 2 0 6
Dan Guest 8:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
David Pellom 28:00 6-12 0-0 0-0 2 5 7 2 1 1 3 1 12
Tony Taylor 33:00 2-8 0-4 1-1 0 1 1 5 1 2 2 0 5
Dwayne Smith 12:00 4-6 0-0 2-6 4 1 5 0 1 0 2 0 10
Aaron Ware 13:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 0
Jonathan Davis 1:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 200 19-62 3-18 9-16 17 22 39 13 17 6 18 2 50
  30.6% 16.7% 56.2% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 18

Syracuse Orange

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Rakeem Christmas 20:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 4
Scoop Jardine 18:00 4-7 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 8
Kris Joseph 27:00 2-10 1-5 4-4 2 6 8 1 1 2 0 1 9
Fab Melo 21:00 4-8 0-0 0-0 4 2 6 2 2 0 1 3 8
Brandon Triche 21:00 3-7 1-2 1-2 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 8
Dion Waiters 21:00 8-11 0-1 3-3 0 5 5 4 2 6 3 0 19
Michael Carter-Williams 18:00 2-6 1-2 0-0 0 3 3 8 0 0 0 1 5
James Southerland 13:00 2-5 0-2 2-3 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 6
Baye Moussa Keita 15:00 1-2 0-0 3-3 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 5
C.J. Fair 19:00 3-5 0-1 2-2 0 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 8
Brandon Reese 2:00 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Matt Lyde-Cajuste 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Nick Resavy 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Tomaszewski 1:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Griffin Hoffman 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 32-64 4-15 17-19 8 26 34 20 15 11 8 8 85
  50.0% 26.7% 89.5% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 8
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