12:00 PM ET, January 16, 2010
WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
No. 5 Syracuse holds on despite furious rally of No. 9 West Virginia
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- No double-digit lead is safe in the Big East, even in the final minute.Freshman Brandon Triche scored 16 points and
No. 5 Syracuse nearly blew a 10-point lead before outlasting West Virginia (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today,
No. 10 AP) on Saturday 72-71.
• In a battle of Big East powers, Brandon Triche led Syracuse with 16 points as the Orange improved to 4-0 against ranked teams this season.
• The Orange shot 57.8 percent from the field, helping them to overcome a 20-to-11 turnover deficit.
• For the Mountaineers, Darryl Bryant (18 points) led all scorers, but they suffered their first home loss in seven games.
• West Virginia lost for the first time when when scoring 70 or more points in its past 28 such games.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||26-45 (.578)||24-61 (.393)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-12 (.333)||10-26 (.385)|
|FT Made-Attempted||16-26 (.615)||13-19 (.684)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||24 (0/0)|
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