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Three Syracuse basketball players, including sophomore guard Jonny Flynn, said they are making themselves eligible for this summer's NBA draft.
Eric Devendorf's 21 points Sunday led five players in double figures in a 78-67 Syracuse win over Arizona State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Orange, the third seed in the South Region event in Miami, seized control after an early 5-4 deficit and led 41-32 at the half. ASU closed to 61-57 on Ty Abbott's 3-pointer with 6:38 left, but Syracuse ended with a 17-10 run and advanced to a Sweet 16 encounter against second seed Oklahoma Friday in Memphis. Andy Rautins scored 17 with...
Jonny Flynn scored 16 points and Paul Harris grabbed 16 rebounds Friday, lifting Syracuse to a 59-44 NCAA Tournament first-round win over Stephen F.
A 3-pointer by Andy Rautins in the sixth overtime Thursday ignited Syracuse to an epic 127-117 win over Connecticut in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals. The amazing day and night of basketball at Madison Square Garden, which ended at 1:20 a.m., saw the nation's second and fourth-ranked teams knocked out of the tournament. Not only did the fourth-ranked Huskies fall victim to Syracuse in the late-night marathon, second-ranked Pittsburgh was run over in the second half by West Virginia....
Darryl Bryant helped West Virginia to a lightning-like start Wednesday en route to a 74-62 victory over Notre Dame in the Big East Tournament's second round. The Mountaineers opened a 17-2 lead with Bryant scoring seven points in the early run and the Fighting Irish were never able to get back in it. West Virginia joined Providence, Marquette and Syracuse as second-round winners in the five-day tournament.
Jonny Flynn scored 24 points Saturday, pacing 25th-ranked Syracuse to an 86-79 victory over 15th-ranked Marquette in their Big East season finale. The Orange (23-8, 11-7 Big East) earned their fourth straight win and clinched the sixth seed in next week's Big East Tournament. Andy Rautins made four three-pointers and scored 20 points, and Rick Jackson made 8-of-9 field goals in a 17-point, eight-rebound performance for Syracuse. Jerel McNeal had a game-high 25 points but missed a potential...
Paul Harris scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half and had nine rebounds Tuesday to lead No. 25 Syracuse to a 70-40 win over Rutgers. Andy Rautins added 11 points, and Arinze Onuaku 10 points and nine rebounds for the Orange (22-8, 10-7 Big East).
Six Wildcats scored in double figures Sunday and 14th-ranked Villanova held on for an 89-86 Big East win over Syracuse. Three free throws in a 30-second span by Reggie Redding gave Villanova an insurmountable 89-86 lead with 16 seconds left, and both Eric Devendorf and Jonny Flynn missed 3-point attempts in the closing seconds. Dwayne Anderson led Villanova with a season-high 22 points.
Jonny Flynn and Eric Devendorf combined for 14 of the Orange's 15 points in overtime Saturday and No. 22 Syracuse eased past Big East rival Georgetown 98-94. Flynn sank a jumper and 4-of-4 free throws in the extra stanza. He finished with 25 points and 13 assists.
Forty-four points from Jonny Flynn and Eric Devendorf helped No.
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