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Syracuse rallies past Georgetown 86-79 in overtime

WASHINGTON (AP) It was a lot like old times Saturday, with Jim Boeheim and Patrick Ewing facing each other for the first time as opposing coaches in one of college basketball's best rivalries.

There was, however, one noticeable difference.

''There wasn't any blood on the floor,'' Boeheim said.

Tyus Battle had 29 points, Oshae Brissett had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and Syracuse overcame a 13-point second half deficit to defeat Georgetown 86-79 in overtime.

Frank Howard added 19 points for Syracuse (9-1), which made 10 of 23 3-pointers on the afternoon in staging a fierce comeback over the final 10 minutes of regulation.

''The 3-point line, usually it works the other way against us but today the 3-point line worked for us which is highly unusual,'' Boeheim said.

Jessie Govan had 21 points and eight rebounds and Marcus Derrickson had 14 points and eight rebounds for Georgetown (8-1), which entered Saturday as one of six undefeated teams in Division I. Jagan Mosely had 20 points off the bench for the Hoyas.

Brissett had just one point at halftime but struck for 24 after the break and finished four for seven from behind the arc. Coming into the game Brissett was shooting 24 percent on 3-pointers and had made just nine this season.

''I just had to try and find different spots to get open and I was able to do that in the second half,'' Brissett said.

Battle took over in overtime by scoring eight points, including a long 3-pointer on the first possession that put the Orange on top for good at 72-69.

Syracuse ended a two-game losing streak to former Big East foe Georgetown and last beat the Hoyas on the road in 2011.

''It's a game we should have won,'' said Ewing, who went 8-3 as a player against Syracuse in the 1980s. ''When you're up double figures, especially going down the stretch, you can't make the mistakes that we made.''

Both teams had 16 turnovers.

Howard stripped Govan and hit a layup with one minute remaining to make it 69-69. Syracuse missed three shots at the end of regulation.

Mosely hit two free throws to give Georgetown its largest lead of 53-40 but Syracuse used a 5-0 spurt to pull back within eight after Brissett's 3-pointer with 9:55 remaining.

Georgetown led 64-57 with 5:23 left when Derrickson was called for a charge and fouled out. The Hoyas were outscored 29-13 the rest of the way.

Neither team led by more than five points in the first half. Both teams shot 37 percent (10 for 27) from the field.

''This was a great game today, it was like a firecracker compared to a bomb to those games,'' Boeheim said when comparing Saturday's game to when he coached against Ewing as a player.

BIG PICTURE

Syracuse: The Orange survived their first road test of the season and won't play again away from home until traveling to South Bend to face Notre Dame on Jan 6. Syracuse had gone 1-1 in neutral site games in losing to then No. 2 Kansas while defeating former Big East rival Connecticut at Madison Square Garden.

Georgetown: The Hoyas missed on their only chance to pick up a quality nonconference win. Georgetown's previous opponents had a combined record of 24-64. The Hoyas last defeated Syracuse three straight times between 2000 and 2002.

UP NEXT

Syracuse: The Orange return to the Carrier Dome to face two in-state foes next week - Buffalo on Tuesday and St. Bonaventure on Friday.

Georgetown: Two more games before the start of Big East play: North Texas on Wednesday and Alabama A&M on Dec. 23.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Offensive rebound by Kaleb Johnson 17.0
  Jagan Mosely missed 3-pt. jump shot 19.0
  Defensive rebound by Jessie Govan 19.0
  Frank Howard missed 2nd of 2 free throws 19.0
+ 1 Frank Howard made 1st of 2 free throws 19.0
  Personal foul on Jagan Mosely 19.0
+ 2 Jagan Mosely made layup 19.0
  Offensive rebound by Jagan Mosely 17.0
  Jagan Mosely missed layup, blocked by Marek Dolezaj 19.0
  Defensive rebound by Jessie Govan 19.0
  Marek Dolezaj missed 2nd of 2 free throws 19.0
Team Stats
Points 86 79
Field Goals 28-69 (40.6%) 26-57 (45.6%)
3-Pointers 10-23 (43.5%) 2-17 (11.8%)
Free Throws 20-28 (71.4%) 25-30 (83.3%)
Total Rebounds 44 37
Offensive 18 8
Defensive 25 26
Team 1 3
Assists 15 20
Steals 8 11
Blocks 4 8
Turnovers 16 15
Fouls 23 25
Technicals 0 0
29 PTS, 3 REB, 1 AST
21 PTS, 8 REB, 3 AST
12OTT
away team logo Syracuse 9-1 24451786
home team logo Georgetown 8-1 28411079
Team Stats
away team logo Syracuse 9-1 69.7 PPG 38.4 RPG 12.0 APG
home team logo Georgetown 8-1 79.5 PPG 42.8 RPG 16.4 APG
Key Players
25
T. Battle G 17.2 PPG 3.3 RPG 2.5 APG 43.1 FG%
15
J. Govan C 17.5 PPG 7.5 RPG 1.2 APG 49.6 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Battle G 29 PTS 3 REB 1 AST
J. Govan C 21 PTS 8 REB 3 AST
40.6 FG% 45.6
43.5 3PT FG% 11.8
71.4 FT% 83.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Battle 29 3 1 8/23 6/11 7/7 3 45 0 0 3 1 2
O. Brissett 25 14 2 6/17 4/7 9/12 1 45 1 0 1 8 6
F. Howard 19 2 9 9/18 0/5 1/2 4 44 3 0 7 1 1
M. Moyer 6 11 0 3/4 0/0 0/2 2 33 0 0 1 3 8
P. Chukwu 2 3 1 1/3 0/0 0/0 5 24 3 3 1 1 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Battle 29 3 1 8/23 6/11 7/7 3 45 0 0 3 1 2
O. Brissett 25 14 2 6/17 4/7 9/12 1 45 1 0 1 8 6
F. Howard 19 2 9 9/18 0/5 1/2 4 44 3 0 7 1 1
M. Moyer 6 11 0 3/4 0/0 0/2 2 33 0 0 1 3 8
P. Chukwu 2 3 1 1/3 0/0 0/0 5 24 3 3 1 1 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Dolezaj 5 8 2 1/2 0/0 3/4 4 22 0 1 1 4 4
B. Sidibe 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/1 4 11 1 0 2 0 1
H. Washington 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
A. Autry - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Belbey - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Feldman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Bayer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Featherston - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Herlihy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 86 43 15 28/69 10/23 20/28 23 225 8 4 16 18 25
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Govan 21 8 3 8/16 0/2 5/6 3 42 1 3 3 1 7
M. Derrickson 14 8 1 4/7 0/1 6/7 5 30 1 0 1 0 8
J. Pickett 12 2 4 4/11 1/6 3/3 4 32 1 1 5 0 2
K. Johnson 8 6 2 2/5 0/1 4/4 3 39 3 3 0 4 2
J. Mulmore 1 0 2 0/0 0/0 1/2 3 15 1 0 1 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Govan 21 8 3 8/16 0/2 5/6 3 42 1 3 3 1 7
M. Derrickson 14 8 1 4/7 0/1 6/7 5 30 1 0 1 0 8
J. Pickett 12 2 4 4/11 1/6 3/3 4 32 1 1 5 0 2
K. Johnson 8 6 2 2/5 0/1 4/4 3 39 3 3 0 4 2
J. Mulmore 1 0 2 0/0 0/0 1/2 3 15 1 0 1 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Mosely 20 5 3 7/11 0/1 6/8 4 30 2 1 4 1 4
J. Blair 3 4 5 1/5 1/5 0/0 1 25 1 0 0 2 2
T. Dickerson 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 1 10 1 0 1 0 0
C. Sodom 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
T. Mourning - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Hines - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Muresan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Walker - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 79 34 20 26/57 2/17 25/30 25 225 11 8 15 8 26