12:00 PM ET, March 11, 2010
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
NEW YORK -- Arinze Onuaku crashed to the floor and clutched his right knee, writhing in pain at Madison Square Garden.Suddenly, top-seeded Syracuse had more to worry about than a loss in its Big East tournament opener.
O'Neil: Cautiously optimistic
ESPN.com's Dana O'Neil talked with Syracuse's team doctor about Arinze Onuaku's knee injury. Blog
• The Hoyas have won three straight after going 1-4 in their previous five games. They have seven wins on the season against ranked teams.
• Georgetown's Chris Wright scored 27 points for the third time this season. The Hoyas' Greg Monroe finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and was three assists shy of a triple-double.
• Syracuse, which had its four-game win streak against Georgetown snapped, turned the ball over 11 times in the first half and finished with 17 turnovers.
• Syracuse's Wesley Johnson had 24 points, seven rebounds and three steals (all team highs). It was the second time in 22 games this season the Orange lost when Johnson shot over 45 percent from the field.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||33-57 (.579)||32-59 (.542)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-18 (.333)||11-20 (.550)|
|FT Made-Attempted||19-28 (.679)||9-12 (.750)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||13 (0/0)||21 (0/0)|