We’ll see if a game under their belts with some new found shooting confidence turns the tide on a Pittsburgh team that’s been waiting to play, and continues the final New York story for yet another day.
Brandon Triche drained a pair of 3-pointers as part of a 17-point effort, as the Orange dispatched Seton Hall on Wednesday afternoon at Madison Square Garden in the Big East Tournament’s second round, 75-63.
It took a little while for them to get things rolling, but when they did, #19 Syracuse looked much more like the team that spent time in the top five of the polls early this season than the one that had dropped four of their last five games.
The Syracuse offense played a game like it hadn’t played in weeks and it wasn’t just because of one player. All season, the team has been bailed out by the performance of one player but today, it was a team effort.
SU (24-8) moved on to quarterfinals with a hard-fought second-half comeback to beat the pesky Pirates (15-18). Trailing by 10 twice in the first half, SU came back behind James Sutherland’s three-point shooting (17 first half points) to tie the game 34-34 at halftime.