Georgetown coach John Thompson III wouldn't bite. He wasn't about to say: "This Carrier Dome rivalry is officially over. " He sure could...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Georgetown coach John Thompson III wouldn’t bite. He wasn’t about to say: “This Carrier Dome rivalry is officially over.”
He sure could have.
Thirty-three years after his father became persona non grata in Syracuse, Thompson and star Otto Porter added their names to the lore of the Georgetown-Syracuse rivalry.
Porter scored a career-high 33 points as the 11th-ranked Hoyas humbled No. 8 Syracuse 57-46 on Saturday.
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It was the final game between Georgetown (21-4, 11-3 Big East) and Syracuse (22-5, 10-4) in the Carrier Dome as members of the same conference — the Orange is leaving the Big East in July to join the Atlantic Coast Conference.
It snapped the Orange’s 38-game home winning streak, the longest in the nation, and came 33 years after John Thompson Jr.’s Hoyas halted the Orange’s 57-game home winning streak. Both streaks were school records in different buildings.
Porter was 12 of 19, including five three-pointers, and it came in front of a disappointed record crowd of 35,012, the largest ever to see a college basketball game on a school campus.
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At Wake Forest 80, No. 2 Miami 65
C.J Harris scored 23 points and hit five three-pointers during Wake Forest’s win, giving the Hurricanes their first Atlantic Coast Conference loss while delivering the biggest win under coach Jeff Bzdelik.
Codi Miler-McIntyre added 15 points and fellow freshman Devin Thomas added 10 for the Demon Deacons (12-14, 5-9).
Durand Scott had all 17 of his points in the second half for the Hurricanes (22-4, 13-1), the last of the schools in the six BCS conferences to get its first league loss.
At No. 5 Florida 71, Arkansas 54
Mike Rosario scored 15 points and Patric Young added 14 to help Florida rebound from one of its two Southeastern Conference losses. Kenny Boynton and Erik Murphy both had 12 points for the first-place Gators (22-4, 12-2).
Coty Clarke had 18 points for Arkansas (17-10, 8-6).
At No. 9 Kansas 74,
Texas Christian 48
Jeff Withey scored 18 points and Ben McLemore added 14 as Kansas avenged a stunning loss to the lowly Horned Frogs just over two weeks ago.
Perry Ellis and Travis Releford added 12 points each for the Jayhawks (23-4, 11-3 Big 12), who are tied with Kansas State for first place in the conference.
Kansas has won three straight since a rare three-game losing streak, one that included an embarrassing 62-55 loss to the Horned Frogs (10-17, 1-13) on Feb. 6.
At No. 10 Louisville 79,
Seton Hall 61
Gorgui Dieng scored a career-high 23 points for the Cardinals (22-5, 10-4 Big East), who won their third straight. Aaron Cosby scored 17 points for Seton Hall (13-15, 2-13), which dropped its ninth straight.