Deniz Kilici

January 28, 2012 - 6:06pm
A last second West Virginia missed 3-point attempt proved to be the difference in the Dome on Saturday.

With No. 4 Syracuse’s depth and balance, it seems a different player steps up each game. Saturday, it was Brandon Triche’s turn. The junior guard scored 18 points, including two game-winning free throws with about 88 seconds remaining in the game. Despite rebounding issues and some late-game drama, the Orange (22-1, 9-1) were able to escape with a 63-61 victory over West Virginia (15-7, 5-4) in front of 28,740 fans at the Carrier Dome on Saturday.