It took overtime, but the Syracuse Orange (3-1) outlasted the Richmond Spiders (2-3), 74-71, in the first game of the Empire Classic on Monday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Four players finished in double figures for the Orange. Joe Girard led the way with a career-high 31 points. Judah Mintz scored 16, his fourth double-digit point game this season. Chris Bell netted 11 points, including three three-pointers, while Jesse Edwards added 10.
Syracuse will take on St. John’s on Tuesday in the Empire Classic Final.
GAME RECAP LINKS:
- Joe Girard hits a career-high, and Syracuse beats Richmond 74-71 in OT (final score, recap) (Syracuse.com)
- Orange Best Spiders In Overtime Thriller (Cuse.com)
- Joe Girard posts career day as Syracuse survives in overtime against Richmond (DailyOrange.com)
- Syracuse 74, Richmond 71 (OT): Orange pull away in OT to sneak past Spiders (NunesMagician.com)
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