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Girard Leads SU Win In Career Start

SYRACUSE, N.Y – In his first career start, freshman guard Joseph Girard III tallied 24 points and led Syracuse (2-1, 0-1 ACC) to an 89-67 victory against Seattle (2-3) Saturday night in the Dome. Four other Orange finished the night in double figures as Marek Dolezaj logged 19 points, Elijah Hughes posted 15, Quincy Guerrier added 14 off the bench, and Buddy Boeheim ended with 10.

Girard's total was the most points from an Orange freshman since Jalen Carey scored 26 points against Connecticut in the third game of the 2018-19 campaign. Syracuse's 89-point outburst represented its most since tallying 95 in an overtime win at Duke last season.


Redshirt Junior Terrell Brown scored a team-high 23 points for the Redhawks.

Dolezaj's 19 points were one shy of his career-high. He made 7-of-8 from the field and tied for team honors with four assists.

Buddy Boeheim's four assists tied a career-high.

Girard (24) and Guerrier became the first two Syracuse freshmen to provide double-digit scoring in the same game since March 2018 (Oshae Brissett, Marek Dolezaj).

The Orange held the lead for 38:02.

Syracuse finished 28-of-47 from the field (.596).


The Orange welcome their second New York opponent to the Dome in 2019 as Cornell comes to town Wednesday, Nov. 20. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. and the game will be shown live on ACC Network Extra.

Fans can watch if their cable provider carries the ACC Network. Fans unsure if their provider carries ACCN are strongly encouraged to visit

Tickets for Cornell and all regular-season home games are on sale now online (, by phone (888-DOME-TIX) and at the Dome Box Office located in the Ensley Athletic Center.

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