By B. Harrington
On the day Carmelo Anthony’s jersey was retired and a record crowd of 35,012 packed into the Carrier Dome, Otto Porter and the Georgetown Hoyas spoiled the party by downing the Syracuse Orange, 57-46. It was the largest on-campus crowd in NCAA basketball history.
Porter scored a career-high 33 points on 12-19 shooting as he posted the highest scoring total by an opposing player at the Carrier Dome since 2006. Syracuse, meanwhile, shot a dismal 34 percent from the field, including just 4-of-20 from beyond the three-point arc as the Orange struggled against Georgetown’s zone.
The win gives #11 Georgetown (21-4, 11-3) sole possession of first place in the Big East by a game over both Syracuse (22-5, 10-4) and Marquette. The loss snapped SU’s 38-game home winning streak, which had been the longest home streak in the nation. The eighth-ranked Orange have a quick turnaround as they travel to Milwaukee for a Big Monday match-up with Marquette.
We’ll talk about what went wrong for the Orange Sunday morning on The Bren Zone with Brendan Harrington. This week’s guests include Ben Myers of the Auburn Citizen, broadcaster Jason Benetti, and Hobart basketball coach Mike Neer. The Statesman won the Liberty League title on Saturday with a 72-63 win over RPI. Brendan will also have the latest from the Section V and Section III basketball tournaments.
The Bren Zone, hosted by Brendan Harrington, airs every Sunday morning from 9-11 on Finger Lakes News Radio and fingerlakesdailynews.com If you can’t listen live, you can listen anytime on demand at brenharrington.podbean.com