SU edges Cincy after Louisville conquest

Carter-Williams big in pair of Orange thrillers

While the defense was too slow to shifting gears to one side of the court, Parker capitalized delivering a pair of 3-pointers. Then Titus Rubbles capped off an 12-2 run, penetrating to the basket for consecutive layups.

A high-arcing 3 by Kilpatrick helped the Bearcats roll to a 36-29 lead with 12:35 left. Again putting the team on his back, Carter-Williams responded with seven straight points including 3 that tied the game at 36-36

The Bearcats nearly finished off SU completing an 11-4 spurt courtesy of Kilpatrick's 5th 3 and a layup contributed by Cheik Mbodj. Cincinnati appeared poised for an upset leading 49-42 with only 5:44 left.

Now SU played with a sense of urgency, making six of seven field goals, just as Cincy’s offense went cold going one-for-six the rest of the way.

Triche played an important role down the stretch hitting two straight jumpers and delivered a feed to Grant for a dunk that pulled SU closer trailing 55-50. Carter-Williams cashed in executing two clutch shots in the final 1:30 to tie it, leading to the dramatic finish.

Syracuse will have a few days off for much-needed rest before heading off to play Villanova on Saturday, and the Wildcats will be coming off its own win over Louisville on Tuesday.

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