Boxscore
Syracuse 80, Tulane 61
Thursday, December 22, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
Officials - Sean Corbin, Brent Hampton, Mike Stuart
Attendance - 18679

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Tulane 19 42 61
Syracuse 41 39 80

Recap


No. 1 Syracuse will enter Big East play with an unblemished record after cruising past Tulane, 80-61, Thursday night at the Carrier Dome.

It still may be a while until anyone outperforms the balanced offense of Syracuse (13-0, 0-0 Big East), which shot 51 percent against the nation’s third-best defense. Brandon Triche and James Southerland both connected on a pair of 3-pointers during a 19-0 run that closed the final six minutes of the first half. The backcourt mates combined for 19 points as the Orange won their fourth straight game by double digits.

While Syracuse looked completely relaxed with a 10-man rotation on the offensive end, it amped up the intensity and confused Tulane (11-2, 0-0 Conference USA) with its 2-3 zone. Forward Josh Thomas entered the game averaging a double-double but went 0-for-9 from the floor. The Green Wave opened the season with nine straight wins and their best start since 1991-92 but have now dropped two of their last four – both on the road. They have one more tune-up before opening conference play on Jan. 4.

Tulane shouldn’t feel too bad, though, not many have been able to answer Syracuse’s offensive surges. Kris Joseph scored 13 points and got to the free-throw line a season-high eight times, knocking down seven. The senior swingman’s penetration created open looks from the perimeter where the Orange were 10 of 21.

Tulane Green Wave

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kendall Timmons 39:00 4-12 1-3 7-12 2 6 8 1 3 2 1 1 16
Jordan Callahan 36:00 3-9 2-5 2-2 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 10
Josh Davis 28:00 0-9 0-0 3-4 5 1 6 2 2 0 1 0 3
Ricky Tarrant 33:00 3-6 2-5 7-8 1 3 4 1 2 0 2 0 15
Kevin Thomas 16:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 1 4
Trevante Drye 23:00 3-9 0-0 1-4 5 0 5 0 0 0 1 1 7
Trent Rogers 7:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Malte Ziegenhagen 13:00 2-2 2-2 0-0 1 1 2 1 4 1 1 0 6
Dan Monckton 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Cherry 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 17-50 7-16 20-30 15 14 29 8 15 3 11 3 61
  34.0% 43.8% 66.7% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 11

Syracuse Orange

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Scoop Jardine 16:00 2-4 0-2 3-3 0 2 2 3 0 0 1 0 7
Rakeem Christmas 15:00 0-1 0-0 2-4 1 4 5 0 3 1 0 1 2
Kris Joseph 28:00 2-7 2-4 7-8 0 2 2 3 1 0 1 1 13
Fab Melo 20:00 1-2 0-0 2-2 1 4 5 0 4 0 3 2 4
Brandon Triche 18:00 3-6 3-4 0-0 1 2 3 3 2 1 0 0 9
Dion Waiters 24:00 6-12 2-4 1-1 1 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 15
Michael Carter-Williams 18:00 3-5 0-1 1-2 1 1 2 3 3 1 0 0 7
C.J. Fair 18:00 2-4 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 4
Baye Moussa Keita 11:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 2
James Southerland 22:00 4-5 2-3 0-0 2 3 5 1 1 1 0 4 10
Matt Tomaszewski 3:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Nolan Hart 1:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Reese 1:00 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Nick Resavy 1:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Russ DeRemer 1:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Lyde-Cajuste 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Griffin Hoffman 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Albert Nassar 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-51 10-21 18-22 9 19 28 16 19 7 7 11 80
  51.0% 47.6% 81.8% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 7
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