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Friday / July 19.
  • Philly Kids Lead Syracuse Over Villanova

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    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For one night free throw shooting in the Big East turned upside down.

    No. 17 Syracuse, last in the 16-team league in that stat at 65.5 percent, made the foul shots that counted Monday night in a 69-64 victory over No. 15 Villanova, the conference’s best team at 76.8 percent.

    Scoop Jardine and Rick Jackson – a couple of Philly kids – combined for 38 points and freshman Dion Waiters, another Philadelphia product, and Jackson made the final free throws that sealed the win.

    “We’ve been pretty good at the end of games,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. “We’ve been pretty good when we need them and tonight we needed them.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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