Freshman Tyler Ennis hit a long range three-pointer as time expired as the # 1 Syracuse Men's Basketball team escaped with a 58-56 win at # 25 Pittsburgh last night. Ennis finished with 13 points and 5 assists. CJ Fair racked up 14 with 4 rebounds and Trevor Cooney added 11 points. Backup Center Baye Mussa Keita did not play last night, as he continues to nurse a sprained knee. The Orange are 24-0, 11-0 in the ACC and will host North Carolina State Saturday afternoon at 3pm ... pregame coverage starts at 2:30 on Oldies 101.5.
The other two games scheduled in the ACC did not happen last night thanks to the snowstorm moving up the coast. Boston College will make up their game at Georgia Tech today at 5pm and # 8 Duke was supposed to travel to nearby North Carolina last night. The makeup date for that game is next Thursday (2/20) night ... the third in a stretch of four games in 8 days for the Blue Devils ... with Syracuse coming in for the rematch on February 22nd.
The TC3 Men's and Women's Basketball teams both fell at OCC last night. The Men lost 90-87 and saw an 11 game winning streak come to an end. The Women fell hard 96-53 to the # 2 Lazers, with Audrey-Kate Carmelo tallying 7 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.
Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, but the Knicks fell short once again ... losing to Sacramento 106-101 in overtime.
Team USA defeated Slovakia 7-1 in Olympic Men's Ice Hockey today. Paul Stasny scored twice for team USA and Ithaca Native Dustin Brown was one of 5 other goal-scorers for the Americans. Also today, Russia defeated Slovenia 5-2 and Finland beat Austria 8-4. Still to come, Canada takes on Norway.
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