Syracuse and Pittsburgh will meet again in a different conference. But in the two team’s last battle as Big East foes, the Orange hung on for a 62-59 win. Syracuse forward James Southerland gave the Orange the lead early, and Michael Carter-Williams helped SU finish Pitt in the end. The two teams will jump from the Big East to the ACC on July 1.
Syracuse and San Diego State opened the college basketball season on Sunday, Nov. 11, on a beautiful sunny (if highly windy) day in Southern California. The Orange jumped out to an early 17-4 lead after CJ Fair scored a quick nine points in the first nine minutes. SU would take a 33-19 lead into halftime, and lead by double-digits the entire second half.