Same starting 5 for both teams that were covered in the pregame. Gates wins the tip. UC in the beautiful throwbacks. SK for 3. Bucket and a foul for Joseph. Foul on Gates. FT missed. Cash from the 5/3 logo! Christmas answers with a 2. Dixon 3 is no good. I think it was him. Triche misses, SK board. Jackson to Gates, who misses, but gets the board and fouled. FT miss and make. Dixon blocks Triche. Cash for 3. Triche drives for a layup. He feels he can take Dixon. He's right. Cash again. Fair has the ball stolen by Jackson. Foul on Fair. Gates has the ball knocked away. 15:57 to go in the half. 13-6 Cincinnati.
UC inbounds and works the ball around the zone. Gates puts it on the floor, misses but a tip in by Jackson. Fair is fouled by Jackson on the block. Scoop misses, Fair misses but Syracuse gets the board. Offensive foul on Christmas for a screen that was bad. Gates misses again inside. Foul on Syracuse. Scoop tips away the inbound and a dunk. No one got back. Jackson spin move tough shot missed. Jardine is fouled by Dixon on a shot. Barely draws iron the FT. Long on the second. Rebound and then an and 1 by Southerland. Foul on Mbodj. FT good. Guyn is in. Parker corner 3 is long. Fair saved it to UC. Offensive foul on Mbodj. Dropped the shoulder on that one. Fair from the baseline. Guyn drives and turns it over. Fair turner no good. Wrestlemania under the basket. Christmas gets the ball and scores. Tie game. SK long on a 3 in the corner. Southerland another board. Miss. Uc blows the break. SK shot is goaltended. 17-15 at the under 12.
Waiters in the game. He throws up an airball out of bounds. UC can't get inside. SK back cut, but the ball was way out in front, but went out on SU. Davis 3 no good. Waiters double dribbled but no call. Ball deflected out on UC. Shot missed. Gates board. Davis 3 no good again. Fair board. MCW misses from the foul line. Gates board. Gates gets a look inside, dunk attempt no good but he was fouled. Gates went lefty on that attempt. FT long. Make. 18-15. Southerland no good. Gates board. Jackson lob, comes down, hands to Gates for a layup. Jackson creates a double team that leads to a travel. Davis dribbles and turns it over. Jardine layup. Dixon for 3 no good. Triche a lob that hit the glass and went back to him. Lucky break. 3 pointer Joseph long. Cash turns the ball over coming up the court. 7:22 left. 20-17 UC.
UC forces a tie up. Southerland misses a 3. Cash no, Dixon misses a put back. Jackson throws a touch pass past Dixon. That was almost good. Syracuse misses. UC misses, but gets the board. Gates throws a pass that's deflected. Steal and a foul on Parker. Syracuse scores. Kelvin Gaines in the game. Cheap foul on BMK. Dixon drills a 3. Syracuse answers with 2. Parker misses. Jardine drives and gets a cheap whistle. 3:02 left. UC up by 1. UC was out of bounds before the Dixon 3. The officials are not very good. Scoop make miss. SK board. Bad entry pass by Guyn stolen. Gates could have tried hard. Jardine misses. 6 boards by Yancy. SK gets the ball and is doubled on the baseline, kick to Dixon no good. Triche loses the ball out of bounds. Nice seal by Gates for a bucket and foul. FT no good. Joseph a rain maker 2. Christmas a foul on Gates. Gates misses the front end. Joseph drives and dunks for the lead. Gates kind of walked then threw the ball away. Waiters drives and scores. Halftime.
UC ball to start. Cash drives and makes a floater. Syracuse a miss. Gates scores from Jackson. UC back in front. Pass thrown away. Jackson pass to SK knocked to Gates, who misses. Dixon slapped the board to SK, who misses. Run out layup by Triche. He's still down. Cash a 3. Scoop loses it, but SU recovers. Triche no good from 3. 3 no good for Cash. He nearly gets a steal. Triche drive and dish 3 no good by Joseph. Ball out to UC. Gates gets position inside and scores. 10 for Gates. 34-30. Timeout Cuse. 9-2 run to start the half. Waiters in. He drives and passes to Fair, who hits a tough jumper. Dixon short on a 3, SK rebound. Gates from the elbow. UC by 4. Jackson to Gates for a dunk. Fair no good, tip no, tip 2 yes. Cash misses a 3. Jackson flopped, which gave him a look. Waiters misses a floater. Gates board. SK has a corner 3 roll out. Joseph off the drive to tie. Gates misses a long 2. Dixon is blocked by Christmas. Waiters is BLOCKED by Jackson. That's the under 16. Tie game.
SU inbounds. Waiters drives and a charge. SK 3 from the corner puts UC back in front. He keeps running baseline and that time was open. Scoop no, SU can't get the board. SK kind of blows the break. Parker no good from 3. Joseph misses a 3. Board off Southerland. 41-38 with 11:07 left.
Cash way short on a floater, Parker took the board like a man. Dixon 3 is blocked by Joseph. Dunk for Southerland. Mbodj has his guy flop, gets the pass inside and is fouled. He's going to miss them both. He makes the 2nd. Cash knocks a pass out of bounds. Jardine drops a 3 in Cash's face. Lead to SU. Davis drives and misses a runner. Southerland saves to Joseph. Scoop is fouled by Dixon. SU gets a look from 3 for Triche. 4 point Orange lead. Timeout Mick. UC working around the perimeter. Gates drops to Jackson, who throws a pass Triche steals. Dunk by Joseph. Great catch by Joseph. Jackson blocked. Under 8. Syracuse by 6.
Inbound to the corner and another timeout. SK drives and lost the ball. Southerland misses. Break and a Dixon throwdown. Crowd loud. Jardine a layup. Damn. Dixon only has 5 points. Jackson turns and misses a close shot. Joseph board. Dixon went flying for the board. JJ has to shoot more. Joseph layup. Jackson blocked by Christmas. Southerland miss. Syracuse resets. Southerland misses again. UC knocks the ball out. Triche a drive and the ball rims off. Thank god. 4 minutes to go. Jackson goes up strong and scores. Jardine a blow by. Timeout Mick. Guyn in. Must be buying Cash more time with the media break coming. Gates a bucket and a foul. He hasn't scored in a while. Needs to make this FT. 3:33 to go. UC down 6.
Missed the FT. Pass inside to Triche for a layup. Killer. 3 missed. Rebound off Cuse. SK 3 no good. Take 30 seconds and then foul. That was stupid. Guyn called with a foul. Cash isn't in. 3 pointer good by Scoop. Game. 1:45 left. No Dixon or Cash. Parker misses. Ball to Cuse. Nearly a steal. Looked like it was off Dixon. Ref said "I have no idea, Jimmy." Stupid crew. Jump ball to Syracuse. Foul by Cash. Foul by JJ. Cuse nowhere close to the bonus. 5th foul now. 1 minute left. Body check. Joseph to the line. Miss. Gates board. Cash to Parker for 2. Triche fouled. Misses. Parker no good from 3. Ball out to Syracuse. Triche lost the bal. Cash a 3. The fans want a tie up. Joseph missed, but Fair got the board. Brutal. Another missed FT. And another. Cash is fouled. SU has fouls to give. Dixon no good. Wright no good. 7.2 left. Joseph makes. Miss. Cash misses from 2. Joseph board. That sucked.
Solid effort. This is what I was worried about. They were just too good. Gates threw up a double double. Cash had 17 again. This one is just one where you play a great team and come up short. They can hang with the best. We'll get 'em again.
Box score via ESPN
|Dion Waiters, G||0||1-5||0-0||0-0||0||2||0||1||0||1||1||2|
|Scoop Jardine, G||0||5-9||2-4||1-4||0||2||6||0||0||0||0||13|
|Kris Joseph, F||0||8-11||0-3||1-5||1||6||0||0||2||0||2||17|
|Brandon Triche, G||0||4-8||1-2||2-3||1||3||2||4||0||2||1||11|
|Baye Moussa Keita, C||0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|James Southerland, F||0||3-10||0-3||1-1||1||7||0||0||0||2||2||7|
|C.J. Fair, F||0||3-8||0-0||0-2||4||6||1||0||0||1||2||6|
|Michael Carter-Williams, G||0||0-1||0-0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Rakeem Christmas, F||0||2-4||0-0||0-0||4||9||2||0||3||2||3||4|
|Kelvin Gaines, C||0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Ge'Lawn Guyn, G||0||0-1||0-0||0-0||0||0||1||0||0||2||1||0|
|Cheikh Mbodj, C||0||0-0||0-0||1-2||1||1||0||0||0||1||3||1|
|Cashmere Wright, G||0||6-12||5-8||0-0||3||5||3||0||0||2||2||17|
|Jermaine Sanders, F||0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Jeremiah Davis, G||0||0-3||0-2||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sean Kilpatrick, G||0||3-8||2-5||0-0||2||9||4||0||0||0||3||8|
|Yancy Gates, F||0||7-12||0-0||2-7||1||10||0||0||0||1||2||16|
|Jaquon Parker, G||0||1-7||0-3||0-0||1||4||0||0||0||0||4||2|
|Justin Jackson, F||0||2-7||0-0||0-0||2||2||3||1||1||4||2||4|
|Dion Dixon, G||0||2-11||1-7||0-0||3||4||2||2||1||0||2||5|