Tyus Battle puts Syracuse up 72-71 and now has 26 pic.twitter.com/0KaAq8pqZg— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) December 8, 2018
Elijah Hughes had 15 points and Oshae Brissett added 12 for the Orange.
Tyus Battle saves Syracuse with this clutch jumper to beat Georgetownpic.twitter.com/KljKFehrXv— For The Win (@ForTheWin) December 8, 2018
A 3 by Govan gave the Hoyas a 71-70 lead with just over a minute remaining. Marek Dolezaj drew a charge on Georgetown’s Jagan Mosely with 10 seconds to go, giving Battle the opportunity. Georgetown took its largest lead of the game, 37-22, on a jumper by Trey Mourning when Syracuse stormed back on a 14-2 run. Battle scored 10 during the surge to bring the Orange to within three at 39-36. The Orange closed to 47-48 on a short jumper by Battle with 11:51 left. The Orange took its first lead since a 5-3 margin, 50-48, on a 3 by Hughes and extended it to a six-point advantage on a floater by Brissett. Two consecutive 3s by Hughes kept the margin at six with under seven minutes to go. Malinowski’s third straight 3 brought the Hoyas to 60-59, and a free throw by Josh LeBlanc tied the score at 60. A 3 by Jahvon Blair and two free throws by Malinowski gave the Hoyas a 65-62 cushion with 4:50 remaining. After a free throw by LeBlanc gave the Hoyas a 66-64 lead, Jalen Carey hit a desperation 3 with 2:35 left to give Syracuse a 67-66 lead. Govan’s jumper made it 68-67 Hoyas, but a 3 by Battle gave Syracuse a 70-68 edge with 1:28 to go.
Tyus Battle to the doubters from the NBA and the ACC: pic.twitter.com/wnfKSMkbXn— Jake Falk (@Jake_Falk95) December 8, 2018