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Syracuse escapes with wild 107-96 overtime win against Buffalo at the Dome (full coverage)

Syracuse looked to be as cooked as a Christmas goose, but the Orange staged an improbable comeback for a 107-96 overtime win over the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday at the Carrier Dome.

Syracuse erased a 16-point second-half deficit but rallied to force overtime on a stunning defensive play and then took control in the overtime for the win.

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Syracuse hosts in-state foe Buffalo on Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Carrier Dome. The game, which is the second of three straight home contests for the Orange, tips off at 6 p.m.

Syracuse (5-1, 1-0) returned to the win column with a come-from-behind 62-56 victory against Northeastern on Wednesday afternoon. Sophomore Quincy Guerrier posted a double-double with 18 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, while fellow sophomore Joseph Girard III tallied 21 points to lead the ‘Cuse to victory.

Buffalo enters Saturday’s game on a two-game winning streak, which has improved its record to 3-2. The Bulls defeated MAC rival Miami (OH), 90-62, on Tuesday to even their conference mark at 1-1.

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