9:00 PM ET, February 27, 2010
Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
Jackson, Onuaku help Orange drop Wildcats in front of record crowd
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Jim Boeheim didn't want to talk about rankings. He just wanted to briefly bask in a scintillating victory by his Syracuse Orange and then move on.Rick Jackson scored 19 points and Arinze Onuaku had 17 as the two big men dominated inside, helping the No. 4 Orange rout Villanova (No. 8 ESPN/USA Today, No. 7 AP)95-77 on Saturday night before an NCAA on-campus record crowd of 34,616.On a day when the top two teams in the nation -- Kansas and Kentucky -- both lost, the victory could move the Orange to No. 1 for the first time since 1989-90.
In a matchup between two teams that like to run the floor, Syracuse dominated Villanova in transition. The Orange more than doubled the Wildcats' point total in transition by making the most of each possession.
|Pts. per poss.||.80||1.33|
• Syracuse clinched the No. 1 seed in the Big East tournament and is 7-0 against ranked teams this season.
• Syracuse has scored 99 and 95 points in their last two games.
• Scottie Reynolds was 4 for 8 from 3-point range, the remainder of the team went 4-20.
• Villanova has won five of the last six meetings between the two.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||28-67 (.418)||32-74 (.432)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-28 (.286)||7-21 (.333)|
|FT Made-Attempted||13-18 (.722)||24-33 (.727)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||25 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
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|TEAM||CONF W-L||TOTAL W-L|
|#7 West Virginia||13-5||27-6|
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