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The Morning After: Young Hoyas Impress in Overtime Loss to Syracuse

If you're a Georgetown fan, there's nothing to be ashamed of after last night's thrilling overtime loss to Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. Nothing. At. All. These Hoyas fought hard and were a bounce away from defeating one of the best teams in the country on their home court. If anything, I feel better about this team now than I have all season. Let's get to the links...

Night Court: One of the best nights this season -
Game of the Night: Syracuse and Georgetown was the better game. And that's the tremendous thing about it. When most of the sports world tuned in to ESPN to watch two classic hoops rivalries, both tilts delivered in a huge way.

Georgetown-Syracuse classic a reminder of what Big East will miss - Michael Rosenberg -
Georgetown basketball will survive. Syracuse will play great games against Duke and North Carolina and Maryland. But it won't be the same. You can't sign a contract to loathe somebody. And even if Syracuse and Georgetown keep the playing, the rivalry will be a shell of itself.

Hoyas lose heartbreaker at Syracuse
Whether intimidated or not, 6-10 Henry Sims had an awful game, going 1 for 12 from the floor and finishing with six points and eight rebounds. "The ball just wouldn't go in," Thompson said. "He was getting the ball in pretty good position right under the basket. At the end of the day, he got it right there and the ball didn't go in. It happens sometimes.

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Georgetown vs. Syracuse: Hoyas fall in overtime, moving Jim Boeheim into third place in NCAA career wins - The Washington Post

"They now fall into the category as every other out-of-conference," opponent, he said. "There’s a finite number of games we can play out of conference. Do I like this series? Has this series been important to Georgetown? Yes. Has it been important to Syracuse? Yes. Has it been important to our conference? Yes. But they’re leaving. So now we’ll see."

Joseph Carries Orange to OT Win - Sports - The Hoya
For the second time in four years, Georgetown pushed Syracuse to overtime in the Carrier Dome but ultimately fell short.

Syracuse Basketball vs Georgetown Recap: The Sunny Side |
Were you expecting something different? Come on! This is Syracuse and Georgetown we are talking about people. Of course this game went to overtime, had a game-winning shot by a senior having an amazing game, a sequence at the end of regulation that left you scratching your head, 18 lead changes, 15 tie scores, and a partridge in a pear tree.

Jim Boeheim moves ahead of Dean Smith for third place all-time wins in Division I as Syracuse escapes to beat Georgetown in overtime - NY Daily News
When the Orange leaves for the ACC, most likely after next season, this storied series will likely disappear, a victim of conference realignment.

No. 12 Georgetown Falls Short at Syracuse, 64-61 -
No. 12 Georgetown used a late rally and had the lead in overtime, but could not the tying basket and No. 2 Syracuse escaped with a 64-61 win over the Hoyas at the Carrier Dome on Wednesday night.

Syracuse 64 - Georgetown 61: The Canadian Went Bakin' - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
The Orange now continue Hell Week with another Dome tilt against UConn on Saturday before heading to the dreaded confines of the YUM! to face Louisville. They overcame a tough start against a quality opponent and watched as their go-to guy emerged and took over. Great win and great addition to the rivalry.

Georgetown Hoyas vs. Syracuse Orange - Recap - February 08, 2012 - ESPN
The 87th meeting between the staunch rivals -- Syracuse leads 48-39 -- had added significance. With Syracuse's impending move to the Atlantic Coast Conference, it might have been the last time the teams meet as Big East foes in the Carrier Dome.

Georgetown done in by a defensive lapse - Washington Times
All the good things Georgetown did Wednesday night drifted away after one flick of Joseph’s wrist with 29 seconds left in overtime. As the shot clock ticked down, nervous murmurs swirled through the 27,820 fans wearing every imaginable orange accoutrement: jerseys, snow hats, sport coats, scarves, silk pocket squares, button-down shirts, canvas shoes, sweatshirts, polos, hoodies and, of course, the de rigueur T-shirts.

Hoya Prospectus: Recap: Syracuse 64, Georgetown 61 [OT]
Kris Joseph had a career-high number of makes from behind the arc [6/11] to carry the Syracuse Orange over the Georgetown Hoyas in overtime at the Carrier Dome, 64-61. Jospeh had shot a combined 3/27 from 3FG in his previous seven games before tonight.