To celebrate Syracuse’s great basketball season, InsideTheLoudHouse will be counting down the ten best games of the year for the next ten days. Check back tomorrow for the next game in the installment!#10: Syracuse Gets Revenge Win Over Pittsburgh In Big East Tournament (3/14/2013) #9: Syracuse Sets Record In NCAA Tournament Win (3/21/2013)
Number Eight: Syracuse Wins Final Big East Game In The Carrier Dome (3/6/2013)
Brandon Triche and James Southerland ended their Carrier Dome careers with a win as the Syracuse Orange disposed of DePaul 78-57 in front of 23,380 fans. The win put the Orange at 11-6 in the conference, and was their final Big East regular season victory. James Southerland led the balanced scoring attack with 22 points and 10 rebounds. CJ Fair, Brandon Triche, and Michael Carter-Williams also scored in double figures for Syracuse in a game that started off extremely slow for the Orange.
The game started offensively challenged and looked like more of the same from an Orange team that just couldn’t score a basket. The Orange found themselves down by 8 points midway through the first half before going on a 20-3 run that put them ahead for good. Syracuse dominated the Blue Demons on the glass, out rebounding DePaul 47-38, and had a multitude of big plays defensively throughout the evening.
While it was senior day for James Southerland and Brandon Triche, it was also a senior day in a way for the Big East Conference in the Carrier Dome. The loud house will now be known for great ACC match ups, so this game was as memorable as any because it was important for Syracuse to win their final Big East Dome game. Here is the box score from the game, courtesy of ESPN:
|James Southerland, F||35||5-18||1-10||11-11||6||10||1||1||0||1||2||22|
|C.J. Fair, F||36||7-16||1-2||1-3||1||7||0||1||3||1||1||16|
|Brandon Triche, G||35||4-9||0-2||7-9||2||5||4||0||1||3||4||15|
|Michael Carter-Williams, G||36||3-6||0-1||4-5||3||5||5||4||1||2||2||10|
|Rakeem Christmas, F||22||3-7||0-0||0-0||1||6||0||1||5||1||5||6|
|Griffin Hoffmann, G||1||0-0||0-0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Matt Lyde-Cajuste, F||1||0-0||0-0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Baye Keita, C||13||2-3||0-0||0-0||4||4||0||0||1||0||1||4|
|Trevor Cooney, G||9||1-4||0-3||0-0||0||1||1||1||0||0||2||2|
|Jerami Grant, F||8||0-3||0-0||1-2||2||3||0||0||1||1||0||1|
|DaJuan Coleman, F||4||1-1||0-0||0-1||2||2||0||1||0||1||2||2|