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Final

Temple 76

(5-3, 3-1 away)

(23) Syracuse 82

(9-1, 7-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, December 16, 2013

Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York

1 2 T
TEM 32 4476
#23SYR 43 3982

Top Performers

Temple: F. Fitzgerald 28 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

Syracuse: S. Leary 24 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Stl, 6 Blk

No. 23 Syracuse pulls past Temple late 82-76

Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Brittney Sykes scored 11 of her 20 points in the second half as No. 23 Syracuse pulled away from stubborn Temple 82-76 Monday night.

The Owls (5-3) had pulled to within 68-66 when Meghan Roxas hit a 3-pointer with 2:46 left. Sykes answered for Syracuse (9-1) with a three-point play and a layup. In between, Rachel Coffey hit a 3-pointer and the Orange lead was back to 10, 77-67, with little more than a minute to go.

Shakeya Leary led Syracuse with 24 points, Brianna Butler 13, and Coffey 11.

Syracuse led by 11 at halftime but hit a five-minute dry spell afterward. Feyonda Fitzgerald scored eight of her career-high 28 points in a Temple 16-4 run, including two 3-pointers, to come within 49-48. For the next five minutes the teams traded the lead four times.

Natasha Thames added 12 points and 13 rebounds, Erica Coville 12 points for Temple.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TEM
SYR
Points 76 82
FG Made-Attempted 26-61 (.426) 29-74 (.392)
3P Made-Attempted 11-23 (.478) 4-16 (.250)
FT Made-Attempted 13-19 (.684) 20-27 (.741)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 15 (0/0)

Game Leaders

 
TEM
SYR
PointsF. Fitzgerald 28S. Leary 24
ReboundsN. Thames 13S. Leary 13
AssistsF. Fitzgerald 5R. Coffey 8
StealsF. Fitzgerald 1R. Coffey 5
BlocksN. Thames 4S. Leary 6

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