PITTSBURGH (AP) Bourama Sidibe's aching left knee finally appears to be coming around. Syracuse's weird season may follow suit.
The freshman forward came off the bench to score a career-high 18 points to go with 16 rebounds in 31 energetic minutes as the Orange pulled away from Pittsburgh late in a 60-55 victory. Limited to just 35 minutes total during Syracuse's first seven Atlantic Coast Conference games, Sidibe looked healthy at both ends of the floor as Syracuse (15-6, 4-4 ACC) won its third straight.
"He was spectacular I thought," coach Jim Boeheim said. "I thought he had like 12 (points) and 12 (rebounds) or something, or 12 and 10. Good thing I didn't take him out."
Sidibe's play didn't allow it. While the starting frontcourt of Oshae Brissett, Marek Dolezaj and Paschal Chukwu combined to shoot just 6 of 26, Sidibe made 6 of 8 shots, most of them layups around the basket after finding open space in Pitt's 2-3 zone. >> Read more
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