9:00 PM ET, December 10, 2009
Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, Florida
TAMPA, Fla. -- California, North Carolina and now Florida.It doesn't matter which ranked team Syracuse plays, the Orange (No. 6 ESPN/USA Today, No. 7 AP) seem to have all the answers during an impressive run to start the season."With all the problems you can have in the world, we don't have a lot right now," coach Jim Boeheim said Thursday night after Syracuse remained unbeaten with an 85-73 victory over Florida (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 10 AP) in the SEC/Big East Invitational."We'll probably encounter some problems," Boeheim added. "But right now, we don't have a lot."
• Rick Jackson scored a career-high 21 points and became the sixth different player to lead the Orange in scoring in nine games this season.
• Syracuse is 3-0 against ranked teams this season with all three wins coming by at least 12 points.
• Billy Donovan, coaching his 500th career game, fell to 15-8 at Florida against the Big East, the conference in which he played (Providence).
• Florida allowed a season high in points and suffered its first loss of the season despite making 12 3-pointers for the second straight game.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||32-61 (.525)||27-62 (.435)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-13 (.231)||12-30 (.400)|
|FT Made-Attempted||18-31 (.581)||7-13 (.538)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||12 (0/0)||20 (0/0)|
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