Syracuse vs. Pittsburgh: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Syracuse vs. Pittsburgh: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
(19) Syracuse 62
(25-8, 7-6 away)
(17) Pittsburgh 59
(24-8, 18-4 home)
Venue: Madison Square Garden
2:35PM ET / 11:35AM PT, March 14, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Syracuse 40 22 62
Pittsburgh 27 32 59
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Syracuse J Southerland 20 C Fair 7 M Carter-Williams 7
Pittsburgh L Patterson 14 L Patterson 11 J Robinson 4

On Thursday, Mar. 14, Syracuse took on Pittsburgh and won by a slim margin against the Panthers 62-59 in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament. With the win, the Orange move to 4-4 versus AP-ranked teams this season. James Southerland played well for the Orange and got a game-high 20 points, shooting six of six from three-point range. Michael Carter-Williams had 11 points and added seven assists (6 Reb 3 Stl). Lamar Patterson registered a double-double for the Panthers on a team-high 14 points and 11 rebounds. Pittsburgh (24-8) finished the regular season fourth in the Big East with a 12-6 conference record.

Syracuse Game Notes

  • Syracuse started 25-8 during the 2008 and 2000 seasons (since 1996).
  • SU beat the spread by five points. That makes the 15th time this season the Orange have beaten the spread.
  • The Orange have won four close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Syracuse is 30-16 in close games.
  • Prior to this game, SU played 59 Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 34-25.
  • Syracuse has won 93 percent of the time this season (13-1) when its field goal percentage has been 46.8 percent or better.
  • Syracuse has won 86 percent of the time this season (12-2) after committing 10 or fewer turnovers.
  • SU has won 94 percent of the time this season (17-1) when opponents record 11 or fewer free throws made.
  • SU has won 88 percent of the time this season (14-2) after holding an opponent to under 37.5 percent field goal percentage.
  • This season Syracuse has won 86 percent of the time (18-3) when Brandon Triche has 12 points or more, 73 percent of the time (16-6) when C.J. Fair has five field goals made or more, and 91 percent of the time (10-1) when Michael Carter-Williams has six rebounds or more.
  • The Orange set season highs for three-pointers (12) and three-point percentage (63.2).
  • The last time SU recorded at least 12 three-pointers was Mar 09, 2012 against Cincinnati.
  • James Southerland accounted for 32.2 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (C.J. Fair and James Southerland) accounted for 46.4 percent of the rebounds.
  • James Southerland has led the team in scoring in 10 out of 33 games this season.
  • C.J. Fair has led the team in rebounding in 15 out of 33 games this season.
  • This marks the eighth 20-point game of James Southerland's career.
  • James Southerland had a career high with a 100 percent three-point percentage.
  • C.J. Fair had a career high with three three-pointers.
  • Baye Keita had a career high with a 100 percent field goal percentage.

Pittsburgh Game Notes

  • The Panthers have lost five times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Pittsburgh is 25-23 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Lamar Patterson and Tray Woodall) accounted for 44.0 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Lamar Patterson and Steven Adams) accounted for 45.0 percent of the rebounds.
  • Lamar Patterson has led the team in scoring eight times and in rebounding eight times in 32 games this season.
  • Tray Woodall has 11 straight double-digit point games.
  • Lamar Patterson recorded the sixth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Lamar Patterson recorded a double-double. It was his third this season and fifth of his career.
  • Lamar Patterson set career highs with 11 rebounds and six offensive rebounds.
SU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+J. Southerland362061200
AM. Carter-Williams381167306
AC.J. Fair361372121
B+Brandon Triche351233011
CTrevor Cooney7211000
C-Baye Keita24410112
-Jerami Grant7010100
DR. Christmas17010110
PITT PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ALamar Patterson2714111202
ATray Woodall361223010
BJames Robinson291044404
C+Talib Zanna281050102
C+Steven Adams31671013
CJ.J. Moore12220000
CDurand Johnson13500000
D+Trey Zeigler12011000
-Dante Taylor9011001
-Cameron Wright3000000

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