Kris Joseph's three-pointer with 30 seconds remaining in overtime broke a 61-61 tie as No. 2 Syracuse defeated No. 12 Georgetown 64-61 in a thrilling game at the Carrier Dome Wednesday night.
The Georgetown Hoyas held a slight lead over the Syracuse Orange 31-27 at halftime, but couldn't close the deal in the second half. The Orange started the second half with an 8-0 run and took the lead over the Hoyas, but never led by more than six points as the teams once again began trading blows back and forth. The Orange took a 54-48 lead on another Joseph three with 4:39 remaining. The Hoyas were able to tie the game up at 55-55 with one minute to go and Syracuse couldn't get a good shot off in the final seconds as the game went into overtime.
Overtime saw three ties and three lead changes, but Joseph's three made the difference. Georgetown had one final possession in overtime to try to tie the game, but Jason Clark turned the ball over out of bounds with four seconds to play.
Joseph led all scorers with 29 points, while both Otto Porter (14 points, 13 rebounds) and Hollis Thompson (10 points, 11 rebounds) recorded double-doubles for the Hoyas. Clark added 12 points for Georgetown, while Fab Melo added 11 for Syracuse.
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