Even though the rivalry between the Georgetown Hoyas and Syracuse Orange is historic, the Hoyas entered Wednesday's game with the Orange without a win at the Carrier Dome since February 2002. That's history now, too.
Austin Freeman's 14 points led the Hoyas to a 64-56 win over the Orange.
Jason Clark and Julian Vaughn each had 12 points, while Hollis Thompson had 11 off of the bench. Chris Wright had six points. For Syracuse, Kris Joseph scored a team-high 14 points.
Lead changes occurred throughout the night with neither team taking a double-digit lead. Georgetown hit six three-pointers in the first half, but still trailed by two. In the second half, each team took a small lead, but it was the Hoyas' 15-3 run to end the game that put the Orange away. John Thompson III would earn his first win at Syracuse in his career; he was 0-5 prior.
With the win, the Hoyas jump the Orange in the Big East standings. Georgetown now sits at 8-4 and have won seven straight conference games. The Hoyas are just 2.5 games behind first-place Pittsburgh Georgetown returns to action Sunday against Marquette.