Syracuse basketball at North Carolina State (2022)
The Syracuse basketball team visits North Carolina State at 9 p.m. Wednesday in PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The game will be televised on ESPN2.
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Girard makes two free throws to give Syracuse a 7-point lead. N.C. State misses another 3-pointer and Jimmy Boeheim will now go to the free throw line. He misses the front end of the one-and-one.
Timeout at 25.8 seconds: Syracuse 87, North Carolina State 82.
Swider connects on a clutch 3-pointer to give Syracuse an 86-82 lead with under two minutes left. Edwards is fouled with 43.2 seconds left and will shoot two free throws. He splits the freebies and Syracuse has a five-point lead.
Edwards blocks Gibson’s shot, but then picks up a foul trying to block Seabron’s shot on the next possession. Seabron makes both free throws to bring the Wolfpack within one point.
Smith drills his seventh 3-pointer of the game to bring N.C. State within one point, but Buddy Boeheim backs down a defender and banks in a close shot.
Timeout at 4:03: Syracuse 81, North Carolina State 75.
Seabron has an explosive two-handed dunk in transition, but Buddy Boeheim quiets the crowd with another 3-pointer.
Smith gets the friendly roll on a shot to bring the Wolfpack within two points. Swider counters with an open 3-pointer to give Syracuse a 78-73 lead.
Timeout at 7:46: Syracuse 72, North Carolina State 71.
Buddy Boeheim slips a pass to Edwards for an easy layup. Edwards has made all eight of his shots for 18 points. Gibson converts on a 3-point play to bring N.C. State within one point.
Allen makes his third 3-pointer. N.C. State is 15-of-30 from 3-point range.
Timeout at 9:54: Syracuse 70, North Carolina State 65.
Jimmy Boeheim slips on the court and is slow to get up following a Gibson dunk.
Timeout at 11:43: Syracuse 70, North Carolina State 60.
Joe Girard finds Jesse Edwards for an easy dunk and all five Syracuse players have scored 10 points or more. The Orange leads 68-57. Smith makes his sixth 3-pointer on a side-step 3. Edwards counters with a layup, plus the foul and will shoot the free throw after the break.
Seabron has 11 points after slicing to the rim for a layup. Girard counters with a 3-pointer and Syracuse has made all nine of its shots in the first half, including all four shots from 3-point range.
Syracuse is 8-for-8 in the second half after Swider makes another 3-pointer. Edwards splits a pair of free throws to give Syracuse a 63-53 lead with 13:55 left in the game.
Timeout at 14:44: Syracuse 59, North Carolina State: 53.
Smith has a game-high 17 points on five 3-pointers, ending Syracuse’s 12-0 run. Gibson has a big dunk inside to cut Syracuse’s lead to one point. Jimmy Boeheim counters with a triple and he has 14 points. He follows that up with a right-handed scoop. He’s made 7-of-9 from the field.
Timeout at 17:04: Syracuse 54, North Carolina State 48.
Joe Girard finds Jimmy Boeheim for a layup plus the foul. He makes the free throw for the 3-point play and it’s a 10-0 run for Syracuse. Girard has 13 points to give Syracuse it’s largest lead of the game at six points.
Morsell starts the second half with a 3-pointer, but Jesse Edwards counters with a dunk. Buddy Boeheim makes it a one-point game with a 3-pointer to give him 12 points. Edwards has made all five of his shots as he rolls in a tough floater.
Girard creates separation and makes another 3-pointer, giving him 11 points. Smith hits N.C. State’s 10th 3-pointer of the half, the most the Wolfpack have made in a half all season.
Jim Boeheim is not happy with Frank Anselem, who picks up his third foul. Boeheim goes with Jimmy Boeheim at the five-spot.
Buddy Boeheim drains his trademark fadeaway midrange shot and Cole Swider drains a 3 the next time down to bring Syracuse back within one point.
Timeout at 3:44: North Carolina State 38, Syracuse 34.
Jesse Edwards picks up his second foul and Cole Swider checks back into the game. Seabron makes N.C. State’s ninth 3 of the first half to give the Wolfpack a 38-34 lead with just over four minutes left in the first half.
Buddy Boeheim drains Syracuse’s second 3-pointer from the corner. Girard finds Jimmy Boeheim for a reverse layup to bring the Orange within one point.
Boeheim makes two free throws and Gibson gets it back for N.C. State with a thunderous dunk over Frank Anselem, plus the foul. Gibson, who averages 1.7 points per game, makes the free throw and he has seven points.
Timeout at 6:49: North Carolina State 32, Syracuse 27.
Buddy Boeheim draws a foul and will shoot free throws after the break.
Girard is fouled on a 3-pointer and will have three free throws. He makes all three freebies to bring the Orange within four points. Benny Williams is set to check in at the next whistle. Jimmy Boeheim grabs an offensive rebound and lays it in.
N.C. State makes its seventh 3-pointer as Smith connects from the wing. He has 11 points on 3-of-5 from deep.
Thomas Allen makes N.C. State’s sixth 3-pointer out of 10 attempts. Syracuse is 1-of-5 from 3-point range. Buddy Boeheim is back in the game as he checks in for Girard. Frank Anselem checks in for Edwards.
Girard ties the game with two made free throws. Symir Torrence has checked into the game for Buddy Boeheim. He sneaks a pass to Jimmy Boeheim for an easy layup.
Timeout at 11:32: North Carolina State 20, Syracuse 18.
Jimmy Boeheim gets his shot swatted off the glass by Smith. Girard attacks the basket and gets fouled. He will shoot two free throws after the break.
Jimmy Boeheim banks in a floater off the glass with his right hand to bring Syracuse within one. Buddy Boeheim drains a midrange shot to give Syracuse a one-point edge until Smith knocks down his second 3-pointer of the game.
Jesse Edwards makes the free throw out of the timeout to give Syracuse a 14-13 lead. Gibson grabs an offensive rebound and slams it in.
Timeout at 15:08: Syracuse 13, North Carolina State 13.
Jesse Edwards scores a layup to tie the game at 13 going into the first media timeout.
Seabron knocks down a deep 2-pointer as the shot-clock expires and Morsell drains a corner 3 to give N.C. State a slight edge.
N.C. State starts the game on a 5-4 run to begin, but Joe Girard nails his first 3-pointer of the game to give Syracuse a 7-5 lead.
Syracuse’s starters: Joe Girard, Buddy Boeheim, Cole Swider, Jimmy Boeheim and Jesse Edwards.
N.C. State’s starters: Casey Morsell, Dereon Seabron, Terquavion Smith, Jaylon Gibson and Jericole Hellems.
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