A crucial turnover allowed Syracuse to pull away mid-way through the second half.
Syracuse forward Tyler Roberson hit a jump shot to put the Orange up by six with about nine minutes to play in the second half of Saturday night's men's basketball game against the Elon Phoenix (2-2). Directly after, teammate Michael Gbinije stole the Phoenix inbound pass and knocked down a three-pointer. A five point play in a matter of seconds effectively put the game away and Syracuse would go on to win 66-55 in their third straight game in the Carrier Dome.
The Bonnies held the lead for most of the game, but strong second-half play from Syracuse overcame the deficit.
The announced Carrier Dome attendance had quite a few St. Bonaventure (1-1) fans in the stands out of the 21,379 people that came to see the matchup. They were loud, visible, and pestering Orange fans throughout the game. However, Syracuse (2-0) had the last cheer as the Orange overcame a 32-21 deficit to topple St. Bonaventure 79-66.
SU head coach Jim Boeheim and his players discussed the upcoming 2016-17 campaign with the media on Friday.
The Syracuse University men’s basketball team hosted its annual Media Day on Friday, with SU head coach Jim Boeheim and his players discussing the upcoming season. SU will face Indiana (PA) in an exhibition game at the Carrier Dome on Nov. 1 to open the 2016-17 campaign. Here are some of the things we learned Friday.
Tyler Lydon will play three different positions for SU
A thriller in the Carrier Dome gives the Orange its third-straight conference win.
The Orange faithful were in for a treat; coming off a close win this past Saturday against Georgia Tech, the “loud house” was packed for another ACC battle that came down to the wire. This time, it took overtime to decide the winner.