In Syracuse’s first game against longtime rival Georgetown since 2013, the Orange overcame a second half deficit to beat the Hoyas 86-79 in overtime on Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore guard Tyus Battle scored a game-high 29 points and shot 6-11 from the three point line. Forward Oshae Brissett posted a double-double, 25 points and 14 rebounds. Guard Frank Howard tallied 19 points, nine assists and seven turnovers.
Georgetown and Syracuse played a tight contest in the first half as the Hoyas went into halftime with a 28-24 advantage. It was the largest lead by any team in the first half.
The Hoyas bench played a key role in the half, outscoring Syracuse 10-2. Both teams didn’t shoot the ball well, going 10-27 from the floor.
Georgetown took a 47-35 lead with 13 minutes to go in the second half.
The Hoyas were clinging onto a eight point lead before Syracuse staged a comeback during the final four minutes of the game.
Battle knocked down a three-pointer followed by Howard’s layup to tie the game at 69 and force overtime.
Battle kicked off the extra session with a three-pointer and the Orange never looked back. Brissett tallied 21 points and eight rebounds in the second half.
Georgetown had four players to score in double figures. Center Jessie Govan registered 21 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Jagan Mosely scored 20 points off the bench. Forward Marcus Derrickson had 14 and eight rebounds. Freshman Jamorko Pickett scored 12 points.
Syracuse defeated the Hoyas for the first time since the 2013 Big East Tournament. The Orange improve to 9-1, while Georgetown suffered its first loss of the season.
- Georgetown will play North Texas and Alabama A&M before the start of Big East play.