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Brycen Goodine scores game-winner to lift Syracuse over Wake Forest, 75-73 (full coverage)

A rag-tag lineup saved Syracuse’s season.

With three starters on the bench after fouling out, a lineup featuring Buddy Boeheim at small forward, freshman Brycen Goodine at guard and freshman Jesse Edwards a center, Syracuse rallied from a four-point deficit to pull out a 75-73 victory over Wake Forest at the Carrier Dome on Saturday.

The Syracuse bench reach out to Syracuse forward Elijah Hughes (33) after three pointer that led to a Wake Forest timeout during a game on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.

Goodine scored the game-winner with 1.5 seconds left. Elijah Hughes missed a jumper, but Edwards kept the ball alive with a tip. Goodine grabbed the rebound and laid the ball off the glass.






After facing off against Duke in front of college basketball’s largest crowd of the year, Syracuse returns to Jim Boeheim Court on Saturday, Feb. 8 take on Wake Forest. Tipoff in the Carrier Dome is set for 8 p.m.

After winning two consecutive home contests against ACC rivals Boston College and Pittsburgh, the Orange (13-9) lost to the Duke Blue Devils in a high-scoring 97-88 affair. Junior Marek Dolezaj spearheaded the Orange offense with a career-high 22 points, while three other Orange players finished the game in double-figures: redshirt junior Elijah Hughes (21), freshman Joseph Girard III (17) and sophomore Buddy Boeheim (13). Syracuse is in fifth place in the ACC standings with a 6-5 record in conference play.

Wake Forest is coming off a 76-86 loss at Louisville on Wednesday. The Demon Deacons are 10-12, including a 3-9 record against ACC opponents. Wake Forest is 15th in the ACC standings and is 1-5 away from LJVM Coliseum in conference play this season.

Saturday’s game will be the 10th all-time meeting between Syracuse and Wake Forest. The Orange have won all but one of the previous nine contests between the two schools, including last year’s meeting, 79-54. Tyus Battle led the Orange in scoring with 21 points after previously establishing the record for most points by a Syracuse player against Wake Forest during the 2017-18 season (34).