During the slow season for college sports, Inside The Loud House is taking a look at the ten best moments from the 2011-2012 Syracuse Basketball Season.
#9: Orange Snap Losing Streak To Pitt, Start 20-0 For First Time In School History. 1/16/2012 #8: Syracuse Survives Three Point Barrage En Route To The Elite Eight. 3/22/2012 #7: “We’re #1!” Syracuse Disposes of George Washington. 12/10/2011 #6: The First True Road Test. 12/17/2011 #5: Syracuse Outlasts West Virginia in the Dome. 1/28/2012 #4: Syracuse Jumps All Over Marquette Early, Hangs on for 73-66 Win. 1/7/2012 #3: Syracuse Travels to YUM Center, Defeats Cardinals In Defensive Battle. 2/13/2012 #2: Syracuse Clinches Outright Big East Championship At Connecticut. 2/25/2012
Number One: Hoya Destroya- Joseph Buries From The Wing, Scores 29 To Lift Syracuse In Overtime Thriller. 2/8/2012
The Syracuse Orange prevailed in a thriller against the Georgetown Hoyas 64-61 in overtime in front of a crowd of 27,820 on February 8, 2012.
This game is what I believe we remember Kris Joseph most for. It was a career high for him with 29 points in a win that was classic Syracuse-Georgetown. The two teams only played once this past season, so that made it all the more memorable when they went blow for blow and eventually in to overtime, where Joseph showed his heroics. With about thirty seconds to play, Joseph took the pass from Scoop Jardine with the shot clock winding down and nailed a three to give the Orange the lead in overtime. On the other end of the floor, a defensive stand and a turnover gave Syracuse the ball back, where they eventually went on to win the game. The win gave the Orange their 24th victory of the season. This game every year, along with the Big East Tournament, definitely shows the drawbacks of leaving the Big East Conference for the ACC, and what makes this game more memorable is the fact that we might have seen Georgetown in the Dome as a a conference opponent for the last time. Top it all off with Jim Boeheim moving in to third place for all time coaching victories, pulling behind Bobby Knight who was on the call for ESPN that night makes it all the more memorable.