Kris Joseph and Andy Rautins each scored 15 points, Wes Johnson added 14, and No. 4 Syracuse rallied at home from an early deficit to beat No. 7 Georgetown last night, 73-56.
Syracuse (20-1, 7-1 Big East) has won seven straight since a home loss to Pittsburgh, and has defeated Georgetown (15-4, 6-3) six consecutive times in the Carrier Dome.
It was the 819th career win for Orange coach Jim Boeheim, breaking a tie with UConn’s Jim Calhoun for sixth in Division 1. Boeheim also extended his Division 1 record for most 20-win seasons to 32 in his 34 years at his alma mater.
Austin Freeman led Georgetown with 23 points and Jason Clark had 15. Unfazed by the crowd, the Hoyas scored the game’s first 14 points, hitting their first four 3-pointers as Boeheim winced with every shot.
Syracuse started the second half with an 18-8 surge to take command as the Hoyas failed to find the openings in the Orange’s zone defense that they did early on.
Kansas 84, Missouri 65 - Cole Aldrich had 12 points, 16 rebounds and 7 blocked shots, helping the No. 2 Jayhawks run over the rival Tigers in Lawrence, Kan.
Kansas (19-1, 5-0 Big 12) dominated inside and hounded Missouri (15-5, 3-2) defensively to turn the Border Showdown into a beatdown.