Boxscore
Syracuse 56, South Florida 48
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
Officials - Bob Donato, Brent Hampton, Ed Hightower
Attendance - 25316

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
South Florida 20 28 48
Syracuse 24 32 56

Recap


SYRACUSE 56, SOUTH FLORIDA 48:
Scoop Jardine led the way with 15 points and the No. 2 Orange scored 26 straight points before holding off a valiant effort from the visiting Bulls.
 
The Orange (28-1, 15-1 Big East) began the second half with a 9-0 run and led by as much as 14, but South Florida crept within 47-46 before Jardine’s three-point play with 4:41 left. The Bulls never got closer than four after that.
 
C.J. Fair added 13 points and Kris Joseph 12 for Syracuse, which won its eighth straight game and clinched at least a share of the Big East regular season title.
 
Freshman point guard Anthony Collins had 12 points and matched his career high with 10 assists for South Florida (17-11, 10-5), which had its four-game winning streak snapped. Toarlyn Fitzpatrick added 11 points for the Bulls.
 
South Florida jumped out to a 20-7 lead, but Syracuse scored the next 17 points for a 24-20 halftime lead. Syracuse made only two of its first 13 shots, but held the Bulls without a point the final 8:52 of the first half.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: South Florida had 12 of its 17 turnovers in the first half. … Syracuse has won nine of 10 meetings with South Florida. … The Orange is 18-0 at the Carrier Dome.

South Florida Bulls

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ron Anderson 28:00 1-8 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 3 0 1 0 2
Anthony Collins 37:00 6-7 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 10 2 2 8 0 12
Augustus Gilchrist 27:00 3-7 0-1 0-0 3 5 8 0 4 1 2 0 6
Hugh Robertson 33:00 3-7 0-1 0-0 1 5 6 0 2 0 2 1 6
Victor Rudd 28:00 1-6 1-6 0-0 0 7 7 0 2 0 3 0 3
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick 26:00 4-9 3-4 0-0 2 5 7 0 4 1 1 2 11
Jawanza Poland 19:00 2-7 0-3 4-4 5 1 6 0 3 1 0 0 8
Shaun Noriega 2:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-52 4-17 4-4 11 28 39 11 20 5 17 3 48
  38.5% 23.5% 100.0% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 17

Syracuse Orange

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Rakeem Christmas 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Scoop Jardine 37:00 6-10 2-4 1-1 0 2 2 4 1 2 3 0 15
Kris Joseph 36:00 5-17 0-2 2-5 4 5 9 1 2 1 1 2 12
Fab Melo 33:00 1-4 0-0 2-3 3 3 6 1 3 0 3 6 4
Brandon Triche 24:00 0-6 0-0 3-5 0 3 3 1 2 0 1 0 3
C.J. Fair 37:00 4-10 0-1 5-6 2 4 6 3 2 5 0 0 13
Dion Waiters 19:00 3-6 1-1 2-3 0 3 3 1 0 2 1 0 9
James Southerland 6:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Baye Moussa Keita 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTAL 200 19-55 3-9 15-23 10 20 30 11 11 11 9 9 56
  34.5% 33.3% 65.2% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 9
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