SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) It was a great night for the Boeheim clan.
Coach Jim Boeheim's Syracuse Orange overwhelmed Cornell 77-45 Friday night in the season opener for both teams and son Jimmy Boeheim scored 11 points in his collegiate debut for the opposing Big Red.
"The first few minutes I was a little nervous going up and down but after the first few possessions I felt like it was like any other game," the young Boeheim said.
Tyus Battle scored 18 points, and Syracuse's hounding defense held Cornell to 25 percent from the field and 4-of-27 from beyond the arc.
Geno Thorpe had 12 points, Oshae Brissett had 11 points and 10 rebounds, Matthew Moyer 10 rebounds and Bourama Sidibe chipped in with seven points and six rebounds for Syracuse. Matt Morgan led the Big Red with 14 points. It was the 38th straight win for Syracuse in the series between the Upstate New York schools.
Syracuse had a 33-22 lead at the half and, led by Battle's 10 points, went on a 19-4 run after the break to take control. The Orange outscored Cornell 44-23 in the second half.
Jimmy Boeheim hit Cornell's first two shots of the game - a 3-pointer and driving layup - to give the Big Red a 5-2 lead but Cornell missed its next 11 shots and went more than 10 minutes between field goals. The Orange went on a 14-1 run to take a 16-6 lead. >> Read More