SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WWNY) - It was a case of déjà vu for Syracuse Wednesday, but this time the offense woke up.
After a 1-for-13 start in the team’s season-opener against Virginia, the Orange missed their first nine shots against Colgate, going the first six minutes without a make. The Orange offense finally got going but defense still keyed the win.
“You lose your first (game) and you get off to a slow start starting the second game, we had to rely on our defense,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. “Our defense was really good just to keep the game reasonable, which we did against Virginia, but we have to get our offense going better.”
Bourama Sidibe recorded his third career double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds, Elijah Hughes added 17 points and eight assists, and Syracuse overcame the ice-cold start to defeat Colgate 70-54.
In other local sports, Mohawk Community College beat Jefferson Community College’s men’s basketball team 100-76. Mohawk’s women also beat JCC’s women, 77-70. SUNY Plattsburgh beat SUNY Potsdam 2-1 in overtime in women’s varsity hockey.
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