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2009-04-10 11:05:00

Three Syracuse basketball players, including sophomore guard Jonny Flynn, said they are making themselves eligible for this summer's NBA draft. Flynn, Eric Devendorf and Paul Harris all said Thursday they would enter the draft. Devendorf and Harris each has one year of NCAA eligibility remaining while Flynn has two, a release on the Syracuse Web site said. Flynn said he won't hire an agent so has until June 15 to withdraw his name from draft consideration to be allowed to return to the...

2009-03-22 14:37:43

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...

2009-03-20 13:58:49

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. Austin. Arinze Onuaku and Rick Jackson each scored 12 points for the third-seeded Orange (27-9), who advanced to a second-round game Sunday against either Arizona State or Temple. Stephen F. Austin saw its season end with a 24-8 record. Benson Akpan led the Lumberjacks with 12 points and 10 rebounds. But team leading scorer Matt Kingsley managed...

2009-03-13 00:31:21

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....

2009-03-11 23:03:17

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. None of the teams that won in the first round on Tuesday were able to repeat their...

2009-03-07 18:04:12

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...

2009-03-03 23:10:04

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). Syracuse clinched a first-round bye in the Big East tournament. Mike Rosario had 16 points for the Scarlet Knights (10-20, 1-16), who have lost eight in a row and 17 of their last 18 games.

2009-02-22 15:06:24

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. Corey Fisher scored 16, while Shane Clark added 15 and Dante Cunningham had 12 with 12 rebounds and six...

2009-02-14 17:43:37

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. Devendorf buried two 3-pointers and a layup in overtime and wound up with 23 points. Syracuse blew a 66-50 advantage with 8:10 left in regulation. Flynn had a chance to win it but passed to an open man with 12 seconds left. Arinze...

2009-02-04 21:18:02

Forty-four points from Jonny Flynn and Eric Devendorf helped No. 20 Syracuse break out of a slump Wednesday with a 74-61 decision over West Virginia. After opening the season with 16 wins in 17 games, the Orange had lost three straight and four out of five heading into the meeting with the Mountaineers. Flynn and Devendorf both scored 22 points with Paul Harris adding 14 points and 13 rebounds. Syracuse advanced to 18-5 for the season and 6-4 in the Big East Conference. Marquette leads the...


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