Syracuse Takes Down In-State Rival Colgate
Syracuse defeated Colgate for the 52nd straight time, 72-58, in a Saturday matinée at the Carrier Dome. Colgate did not go away easy as they cut Syracuse’s lead to just seven with 5:45 remaining in the contest. The Orange used an 8-0 to put the Raiders away and seal the victory.
The Orange held their opponent to less than 60 points for the third time this season. Syracuse forced Colgate into 12 turnovers including 7 steals and blocked 5 shots. Marek Dolezaj came away with 3 steals, while Paschal Chukwu finished with 4 blocks.
Offensively, the Orange were led by the trio of Tyus Battle, Oshae Brissett, and Frank Howard; all three played the entire game. Battle scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed 5 rebounds, Brissett finished with a career-high 20 points and 5 rebounds, and Howard added 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists.
The Orange used a shorter bench than they’re accustomed to as only seven players saw action. Bourama Sidibe did not play as he is recovering from an ankle injury. Hopefully, he takes advantage of the week off to rest, so he is ready for Syracuse’s next game against long-time Big East rival Georgetown.
The Orange will take on the Hoyas on Saturday, December 16 at 12:30 at Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.