Syracuse vs. Georgetown: Full Game Preview

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Syracuse vs. Georgetown: Full Game Preview
(19) Syracuse
(25-8, 7-6 away)
(5) Georgetown
(25-5, 19-2 home)
Venue: Madison Square Garden
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 15, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Syracuse C Fair 14.1 C Fair 7.1 M Carter-Williams 7.7
Georgetown O Porter 16.3 O Porter 7.4 M Starks 2.9

Syracuse battles Georgetown in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on Friday. Tipoff occurs at 7 p.m. ET and you can catch it on ESPN. The Orange fell to the Hoyas 61-39 on Mar. 9 and are 5-5 against them over the last four years.

The 20 points and six rebounds by James Southerland helped the Orange to a 62-59 victory over Pittsburgh on Mar. 14. He tallies 14.0 points per game and also adds 5.1 rebounds per game. For the Hoyas, Otto Porter put up 18 points and six rebounds in the 62-43 blowout of Cincinnati on Mar. 14. He puts up a team-leading 16.3 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per game, and 1.9 steals per game.

Georgetown StatSmack

  • The Syracuse three-point leader (James Southerland, 63 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Georgetown three-point leader (Markel Starks, 56 three-pointers).
  • Syracuse has more wins over the last 5 years than Georgetown (164 vs. 137).
  • Syracuse has an average margin of victory of 7 over Georgetown in 37 wins since 1980.
  • The Syracuse assist leader (Michael Carter-Williams, 249 assists) has more assists than the Georgetown assist leader (Markel Starks, 87 assists).
  • Syracuse attacks the glass, with more rebounds (39.0 per game vs. 32.8 per game) than Georgetown this season.
  • The Syracuse blocks leader (Rakeem Christmas, 64 blocks) has more blocks than the Georgetown blocks leader (Mikael Hopkins, 33 blocks).
  • AP voters think more highly of Syracuse and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Georgetown (154 vs. 115).
  • The Syracuse rebounding leader (C.J. Fair, 229 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Georgetown rebounding leader (Otto Porter, 215 rebounds).
  • Over the past 10 years, Syracuse has had more players drafted by the NBA than Georgetown (10 vs. six).
  • Syracuse has come back to win after being down at half against Georgetown six times since 1997.
  • Syracuse has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Georgetown ($50,460 vs. $54,145).
SU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A M. Carter-Williams 0 12 5 8 3 1 3
A- C.J. Fair 0 15 7 1 1 1 2
B+ J. Southerland 28 14 5 1 1 1 1
B+ Brandon Triche 0 14 4 4 1 0 3
C+ R. Christmas 22 5 5 0 1 2 1
C Jerami Grant 16 4 3 0 0 0 1
C Baye Keita 15 3 4 0 1 1 1
C DaJuan Coleman 13 5 4 0 1 0 1
C Trevor Cooney 12 4 1 1 1 0 0
D+ Noel Jones 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D+ M. Lyde-Cajuste 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Nolan Hart 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D G. Hoffmann 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Albert Nassar 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
GTOWN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A+ Otto Porter 0 16 7 3 2 1 1
B+ Markel Starks 0 13 2 3 1 0 2
B G. Whittington 35 12 7 2 1 1 2
B Nate Lubick 30 7 5 3 1 1 2
B D. Smith-Rivera 25 9 3 1 1 0 1
B- Jabril Trawick 26 6 3 2 1 0 2
C+ Mikael Hopkins 20 6 3 1 1 1 2
C Moses Ayegba 10 1 3 0 0 0 1
C- David Allen 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
C- Aaron Bowen 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
C- John Caprio 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Stephen Domingo 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
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