Syracuse 85, Canisius 61

Saturday, December 15, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
Officials - Tom Courtney, Guy Pagano, Robert Riley
Attendance - 18120

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Canisius 32 29 61
Syracuse 35 50 85

Recap


No. 4 Syracuse 85, Canisius 61
: James Southerland scored a game-high 21 points as the host Orange outscored the Golden Griffins 50-29 in the second half to remain unbeaten and earn their 21st consecutive victory in the head-to-head series.

Brandon Triche added 19 points and five assists and Michael Carter-Williams tallied his fifth straight double-double with 12 points and 14 assists for Syracuse (9-0), which shot 54.8 percent from the field and 57.1 percent (8-of-14) from 3-point range.

Isaac Sosa and Billy Baron scored 15 points apiece for Canisius (6-2), which led 32-30 with 2:06 left in the first half.

The Orange led by as many as nine in the first half after Carter-Williams and Jerami Grant 3-pointer increased the lead to 23-14 with 9:26 left in the period. Baron and Sosa baskets pulled the Golden Griffins within four, and Jordan Heath and Josiah Heath tallied three points apiece to give Canisius a 32-30 lead before Syracuse closed the half on a 5-0 run. 

The Orange scored the first six points of the second half as part of a 15-3 run. After two Sosa 3-pointers cut the Golden Griffins deficit to 69-57 with 4:12 left, Syracuse scored 11 straight to seal the win.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Syracuse has won 29 straight at home and 51 against non-conference opponents. .... Carter-Williams recorded 11 of his 14 assists in the second half. He assisted on all five Syracuse baskets in the late-game 11-0 run. ...  Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim recorded his 899th win. He'll go for No. 900 against Detroit on Monday. Mike Krzyzewski and Dean Smith are  the only members of the 900 club.

Canisius Golden Griffins

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Harold Washington 38:00 3-10 1-6 2-2 0 2 2 4 1 0 3 0 9
Isaac Sosa 21:00 5-11 5-9 0-0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 15
Billy Baron 37:00 6-15 2-5 1-3 3 4 7 4 1 0 2 0 15
Jordan Heath 25:00 1-3 1-2 0-0 0 6 6 0 1 1 1 0 3
Chris Manhertz 18:00 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 4 4 0 5 1 3 0 2
Reggie Groves 16:00 2-5 1-3 0-0 1 1 2 2 1 1 3 0 5
Freddy Asprilla 12:00 0-1 0-0 2-2 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 2
Josiah Heath 18:00 1-4 0-0 1-1 3 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 3
Alshwan Hymes 14:00 2-7 2-4 0-0 1 3 4 1 1 0 2 0 6
Tyrel Edwards 1:00 0-1 0-1 1-2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 200 20-57 12-30 9-12 13 20 33 11 15 3 18 0 61
  35.1% 40.0% 75.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 18

Syracuse Orange

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
C.J. Fair 35:00 3-7 0-0 2-2 1 5 6 0 3 2 3 0 8
Brandon Triche 35:00 7-11 2-3 3-5 2 1 3 5 2 0 2 0 19
Michael Carter-Williams 38:00 4-9 1-3 3-4 0 2 2 14 3 3 2 0 12
Rakeem Christmas 21:00 5-7 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 3 1 0 3 10
DaJuan Coleman 16:00 3-5 0-0 1-5 4 2 6 1 1 0 0 0 7
Trevor Cooney 6:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
James Southerland 32:00 9-14 3-6 0-0 0 5 5 1 0 2 1 1 21
Baye Moussa Keita 10:00 1-3 0-0 0-2 2 4 6 0 2 1 0 3 2
Jerami Grant 7:00 1-3 1-1 0-0 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 3
Albert Nassar 0:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nolan Hart 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 34-62 8-14 9-18 12 20 32 23 15 9 10 7 85
  54.8% 57.1% 50.0% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 10