2.5 Around The Big East

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Two games of Big East action to talk about, so let's get started!

Syracuse 63, Notre Dame 47 - 10-0 in just over four minutes, and the Irish didn't break onto the scoreboard until nearly six minutes into the game... when they went on an 11-0 run to take an 11-10 lead. Basketball is weird. Syracuse took a six point lead at the half and pushed it to 10 out of the intermission to get a comfortable lead for the rest of the game. C.J. Fair had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, outdoing Jack Cooley's 11 and 10. The Orange take a half game lead for first place until Wednesday night when Marquette plays South Florida. Fair and Jerami Grant both played the full 40, as the Orange only got 17 total minutes from their bench. Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician has more for you on Syracuse, while One Foot Down takes care of the Irish end.

Pittsburgh 56, Seton Hall 46 - The Panthers shot under 35% from the floor and turned the ball over 13 times. Sounds like a recipe for a problem, right? Luckily for them, the Pirates shot under 34% and turned the ball over 14 times. Pitt had a 46-41 lead with 5:19 left when Cameron Wright hit their last field goal of the game. In fact, they only took two more shots the whole game, one of them with just 10 seconds left. Instead, the Panthers wrapped this one up from the line, hitting 10 of the 12 free throws they attempted down the stretch. Lamar Patterson is your high scorer for Pitt, with just 12 points, while Fuquan Edwin was the only Pirate with more than six points. Cardiac Hill and South Orange Juice have further coverage.

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