Boxscore
Syracuse 63, West Virginia 61
Saturday, January 28, 2012 1:00 PM
Location - Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
Officials - Brian O'Connell, Karl Hess, Gene Steratore
Attendance - 28740

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
West Virginia 24 37 61
Syracuse 28 35 63

Recap


Brandon Triche scored 18 points and Kris Joseph collected 13 points and seven rebounds as No. 4 Syracuse survived a scare from visiting West Virginia, 63-61.

Playing its third straight game without starting center Fab Melo, the Orange (22-1, 9-1 Big East) were outrebounded 35-20. To make up for the deficit, Syracuse kept its guards on the perimeter and used its 2-3 defense to record 11 steals and get out in transition.

Neither school was able to gain more than a five-point advantage in the second half and the game went back-and-forth down the stretch.

Kevin Jones knocked down a corner 3-pointer for the Mountaineers with 1:45 left to knot it at 61. Triche was fouled on the ensuing possession and hit both free throws, putting Syracuse back on top, 63-61.

West Virginia was robbed of a tying basket with six seconds left. After Daryl Bryant aired a 3-point attempt, Deniz Kilicli got the offensive rebound and put it straight back up. Joseph knocked the ball out above the rim while it was still in the cylinder, but the officials called it a clean block.

Jones’ desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer rimmed out.

Jones finished with 20 points and eight rebounds for the Mountaineers (15-7, 5-4 Big East).

West Virginia Mountaineers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kevin Jones 40:00 8-18 2-4 2-2 4 4 8 0 2 1 2 0 20
Deniz Kilicli 27:00 2-10 0-0 1-5 2 3 5 1 2 0 2 1 5
Jabarie Hinds 30:00 3-5 0-2 0-0 3 2 5 3 1 1 0 0 6
Keaton Miles 10:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 4 2 1 3 0 0
Darryl Bryant 39:00 4-11 2-9 2-2 0 5 5 3 2 0 3 0 12
Aaron Brown 10:00 1-2 1-1 2-2 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 5
Gary Browne 31:00 3-6 1-2 4-4 4 1 5 3 3 0 1 0 11
Dominique Rutledge 9:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 0 2 1 2
Kevin Noreen 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-54 6-18 11-15 15 21 36 16 16 3 14 2 61
  40.7% 33.3% 73.3% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 14

Syracuse Orange

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Scoop Jardine 27:00 3-8 2-6 1-2 0 1 1 5 1 1 2 0 9
Kris Joseph 38:00 4-9 0-3 5-5 3 4 7 3 1 2 3 2 13
Brandon Triche 24:00 7-12 2-4 2-2 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 18
C.J. Fair 26:00 3-4 0-0 1-2 0 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 7
Rakeem Christmas 14:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 5 1 0 1 0
Baye Moussa Keita 25:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 4 5 0 4 1 1 3 4
Dion Waiters 29:00 2-9 0-3 4-6 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 1 8
James Southerland 17:00 2-6 0-4 0-0 1 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 4
TOTAL 200 23-50 4-20 13-17 5 16 21 11 14 11 7 7 63
  46.0% 20.0% 76.5% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 7
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