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Syracuse University

December 30, 2004

Day trip to watch Syracuse University vs Hofstra

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Hakim Warrick scored a season-high 29 points, Terrence Roberts had a career-high 20 points and #7/8 Syracuse (13-1) rallied midway through the second stanza to defeat previously undefeated Hofstra (9-1), 80-75, on Thursday night in the Carrier Dome.

SU trailed by six points, 58-52, with eight minutes remaining in the contest, its largest deficit since the opening three minutes of the game, when Syracuse was behind by seven.

During the next six and a half minutes, SU had a 22-7 run, which included four slam dunks, three by Warrick, and three baskets from behind the arc. Gerry McNamara had two of the three treys during the run and both came at critical times for the Orange. McNamara’s first trey put the Orange in the lead by one and the second three-pointer finished the run for the Orange, giving SU its largest advantage of the game, 74-65.

The Pride rallied to within 74-73 on a three by Mike Radziejewski with 1:44 left. Warrick quickly converted a three-point play to boost the lead to four, but a putback by Adrian Uter moved Hofstra back within a basket with 46 seconds left. With the shot clock winding down, McNamara passed to Roberts who then found Warrick in the post. Warrick finished the play with his eighth dunk with 14 seconds left.

It was a battle the entire way for the Orange, who led for only 1:14 during the entire first half and ended the stanza tied with the Pride at 38-38.

Gerry McNamara finished with 17 points and six assists, while Roberts led the Orange with nine rebounds. Warrick’s eight dunks tied his career-best, which he set Tuesday night against Albany.

The triumph was Jim Boeheim’s 689th win and moved him 11 wins away from joining an exclusive group of 16 Division I coaches who achieved 700 career victories.

Hofstra was led by Antoine Agudio with 17 points, Carlos Rivera had 16 points and Loren Stokes finished with 15 points. The trio combined for 11 of the Pride’s 12 three-pointers.

Syracuse begins conference action on Wednesday, January 5, when the Orange travels to St. John’s. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Total Mileage: 146 Miles

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