Syracuse, NY — The Syracuse basketball team takes on the Bryant Bulldogs at 4 pm Saturday in the JMA Wireless Dome.
The game will stream on ACC Network Extra.
See in-game team and individual stats here.
Note: Refresh this page throughout Syracuse’s game vs. Bryant to see the latest updates
Final: Bryant 73, Syracuse 72
Joe Girard turns it over, and Gross-Bullock dunks it home on a fast break.
Bryant denied Girard the ball, forcing Taylor to bring it up. Then Taylor gives it to Girard in a tough spot, leading to the turnover.
Taylor has a one-and-one at the other end, but with 20 seconds left.
Taylor goes 1-for-2 at the line.
Bryant heads to the line with 12.5 seconds remaining.
Gross-Bullock misses both free throws. Carey rebounds. Girard gets pushed out of bounds, and that’s five on Timberlake, who is out of the game with 8.1 seconds remaining.
Girard hits both free throws to put SU up, 72-71, but Gross-Bullock drives right down the middle of the lane and gets the friendly roll with 0.8 seconds remaining.
Bryant is going to win an ugly, strange game.
Syracuse will fall to 3-3 on the season heading into a tough game at Illinois on Tuesday night.
39.5 seconds remaining: Syracuse 69, Bryant 69
Taylor fouls Walker out of the game. Walker then goes running towards the bench in disbelief and he gets T’d up. What a meltdown in a tight game.
Taylor goes 1-for-2 on the technical foul shots to knot the score at 67-67 with 50.8 seconds remaining.
Taylor then goes 2-for-2 on the shooting foul; SU leads by two.
Timberlake drives the lane and draws a foul on Peter Carey.
1:10 remaining: Bryant 67, Syracuse 66
Edwards grabs the Girard missand lays it back in.
But Bryant’s Timberlake fouls Edwards out of the game with 3:12 remaining in regulation. His night is done after 12 points and 21 rebounds.
Hima did not practice Friday as a result of a lower-body injury, according to the broadcast. He has not played tonight.
Charles Pride hits two foul shots to give the Bulldogs a four-point lead with less than 3 minutes to play.
Bell hits a jumper off the bounce; ON down two. After a tie-up, Bell hits a 3 to give Syracuse a one-point lead. Bell has 14 points.
Syracuse has to hang on with Ajak, Carey, Bell, Taylor and Girard on the floor.
3:50 remaining: Bryant 60, Syracuse 59
Justin Taylor has 21 points, hitting a huge 3 off the screen. The Bulldogs switched out of the zone and went to man-to-man, but Taylor has been a huge boon playing extended minutes tonight.
Both teams are 21-for-56 (38%). Free throws and turnovers are about even. SU has had the advantage on the boards.
Earlier, Miles Latimer chases his own missed 3 to the short corner and calls timeout.
Joe Girard is 2-for-21 since his career-high, 31-point performance against Richmond on Monday night in Brooklyn.
Bryant has also gone cold here in the second half. Antwan Walker hits a couple free throws after getting fouled on a lob at the rim.
Pride misses a golden chance at a tip-in to grow the lead back to six.
Bell hits another mid-range jumper, and SU is within two.
Early Timberlake quiets the crowd with a big bucket, plus the foul.
We’ve just gotten word that Benny Williams has been dealing with an illness. We also haven’t seen Mounir Hima at all tonight.
7:23 remaining: Bryant 56, Syracuse 52
Taylor follows his own miss with a nifty behind-the-back dribble and friendly roll.
Taylor has a game-high 18 points to keep Syracuse in this amid a 15-4 scoring run.
Edwards is up to a career-high 17 rebounds. He’s playing with four fouls.
Earlier, Charles Pride (11 points) sinks both free throws. The Bulldogs turn to a 1-3-1 zone, giving Girard no looks.
Justin Taylor hits a baseline jumper. He’s got a team-high 14 points.
Edwards can’t catch a pass in transition, and Antwan Walker gets the lead back to 10.
Gross-Bullock gets called for a flop as Edwards backs him down; Taylor hits the free throw.
Taylor then gets SU possession on a jump ball. Girard misses 3; he’s 1-for-11 shooting (1-for-7 from 3).
Bryant steps out of bounds at the other end. The Orange, trailing by seven, can cut further into the deficit as Taylor earns a pair of free throws. Antwan Walker now has four fouls for the Bulldogs.
11:58 remaining: Bryant 52, Syracuse 44
Jesse Edwards gets called for his fourth foul with 13:31 on an over-the-back. Boeheim keeps him in the game.
Edwards has 14 of SU’s 28 rebounds. No rebounds between Benny Williams and Chris Bell.
A 3 by Justin Taylor (12 points, one rebound) and a basket by John Bol Ajak (two points, four rebounds) on a put-back, cuts the deficit back down to single digits with a couple free throws coming up for Charles Pride .
13:41 remaining: Bryant 52, Syracuse 39
Miles Latimer hits a 3 as Ajak leaves him on the right wing. Gross-Bullock then hits a deep 3, and the lead is back into double figures.
Torrence misses a 3, then SU gives up a transition lay-in at the other end.
15:55 remaining: Bryant 44, Syracuse 37
Edwards on the floor to open the second half despite three fouls.
He completes a three-point play, and SU closes the deficit to seven early in the second half.
Edwards with a put-back on the miss by Benny Williams.
Charles Pride with a tough, tough, offensive board and put-back.
Earl Timberlake picked up his fourth foul with 16:07 remaining in the second half.
Halftime: Bryant 40, Syracuse 29
It’s been an eventful half of basketball this afternoon in the JMA Dome, mostly for not-so-good reasons.
Freshman guard Judah Mintz and Bryant’s Doug Edert — the mustachioed NCAA media darling from Saint Peter’s — were among a host of ejections in the first half after both players slapped the other after a relatively normal basketball play.
Edert’s retaliation prompted John Bol Ajak to come charging towards him and escalating the scene, which resulted in both coaches coming onto the court to separate their players and return to the bench.
Assistant coaches Adrian Autry, Allen Griffin (Syracuse) and Phil Martelli Jr. (Bryant) were among those ejected for leaving the bench area earlier.
It has overshadowed everything that has taken place on the court, including Charles Pride’s homecoming and a cold-shooting day for the Orange.
SU freshman forward Justin Taylor leads SU with nine points on 4-for-4 shooting.
Joe Girard, coming off a miserable shooting performance vs. St. John’s, is 1-for-8 in the first half.
Mintz led SU with seven points at the time of his ejection.
Bryant is led by Antwan Walker (10 points, six rebounds). He and SU center Jesse Edwards each have three first-half fouls.
Jesse Edwards gets the ball on the low block but has his shot blocked on the initial attempt. He stays with it and draws a foul on Walker.
Syracuse is 8-for-28 shooting in the first half winds down. SU has not made a shot in more than 4 minutes.
Edwards picks up his third foul on the offensive end, fighting for position with Walker.
Torrence, Taylor, Bol Ajak, Bell, and Carey on the floor for the Orange.
Technical foul called on Walker, who wanted a foul call after converting a tough shot.
Bell comes off screen by Bol Ajak and hits a long 2.
Bryant’s hits an incredible buzzer-beater in the final 3 seconds of the half. The inbounds pass goes to halfcourt. Then one passes to Gross-Bullock, who shoots through Taylor from 40 feet out.
4:23 remaining: Bryant 35, Syracuse 22
Bryant’s Miles Latimer and Antwan Walker combined for 10 points to give the Bulldogs their biggest lead of the game.
7:35 remaining: Bryant 25, Syracuse 17
With 7:35 remaining, we’ve got several ejections as a result of a couple of slaps thrown by Syracuse’s Judah Mintz and Bryant’s Doug Edert.
Bryant’s Kvonn Cramer and Tyler Brelsford are also ejected as well as SU assistant coaches Adrian Autry, Allen Griffin and BOBO Pete Corasaniti for leaving the bench area.
After Mintz draws a foul in the lane, Mintz gets tangled up with Gross-Bullock. Mintz then slaps Edert, who retaliates and hits Mintz on the side of his head. John Bol Ajak comes running in to defend Mintz, causing the officials to step in and attempt to separate the two teams.
Adrian Autry and the Bryant coaches appeared to exchange some words as the teams retreated to their benches.
Before all that, Quadir Copeland ready to check in for the Orange.
Charles Pride hits a 3 from the top of the key; his first bucket of the game.
Torrence gets a head of steam and finishes at the rim on the tough lay-in.
Antwan Walker gets another bucket off the glass down low. Edwards loses it out of bounds. Syracuse has three turnovers.
Mintz slashes into the lane and draws a foul.
Charles Pride flies in on the miss by Timberlake and gets the put-back. Bryant up 20-13 with 9:40 remaining in the first half.
Mintz gets into the lane and lobs one up to Edwards, but Sherif Gross-Bullock steps in and draws the offensive foul.
Earl Timberlake, a former top-40 recruit who previously played at Miami (Fla.) and Memphis, sinks two free throws to give Bryant a nine-point lead.
Justin Taylor shot fakes and steps in and hits the long jumper. Jim Boeheim is playing a lot of guys here in the first half.
Mintz gets a friendly roll on the fading jumper.
Gross-Bullock hits an open 3 at the other end.
11:50 remaining: Bryant 13, Syracuse 8
John Bol Ajak checks into the game for the Orange.
Edert hits his first 3 of the game to give Bryant a five-point lead.
Torrence gets a steal and then loses it in transition on a jump ball. Syracuse gets the possession arrow.
Mintz back in for Torrence. Mintz gets into the lane but can’t finish. Bell then misses a mid-range jumper.
Another bucket by Bryant: Kvonn Cramer with the jumper.
Syracuse is 2-for-14 shooting to start, as Walker blocks Edwards’ shot.
Mintz ends the shooting slump by banking in a 15-footer, plus the foul.
15:31 remaining: Bryant 8, Syracuse 6
Earl Timberlake, one of four transfers in Bryant’s starting five, gets the game’s first bucket on a lay-in off the feed from Doug Edert.
Judah Mintz throws it away on an early turnover.
Antwan Walker finishes underneath.
Symir Torrence coming in for Mintz early. Mintz missed a couple shots, including a 3. Torrence turns it over looking for Edwards.
Chris Bell ends a 6-0 start for the Bulldogs with a 3, then Joe Girard hits a deep 3 to knot the score.
Bell misses everything with the 3, then Jesse Edwards gets called for his first foul on the over-the-back.
Syracuse basketball returns to action after an encouraging two-game split in Brooklyn.
It hosts another pesky mid-major in Bryant, which features former Liverpool star Charles Pride and former NCAA Tournament darling Doug Edert, who transferred in after helping Saint Peter’s reach the Elite Eight as a No. 15 seed last March.
Bryant is the first in an important three-game stretch for the Orange. It will travel to Illinois on Tuesday for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge before staying out in the Midwest and facing Notre Dame in its ACC opener next Saturday.
Former Syracuse player Demetris Nichols is in the building.
Here’s this afternoon’s starting five:
G Judah Mintz
G Joe Girard
F Chris Bell
F Benny Williams
C Jesse Edwards
MORE ORANGE BASKETBALL
Syracuse’s crazy loss to Bryant at the buzzer: A melee and a freshman bright spot (Ditota’s quick hits)
Syracuse basketball falls to Bryant, 73-72 on a last-second shot in an ejection-filled game
Syracuse basketball box score vs. Bryant
You Grade the Orange: Rate Syracuse basketball performance vs. Bryant
Childhood ‘brothers’ Symir Torrence and Charles Pride meet in the Dome when Syracuse plays Bryant
No, Syracuse didn’t win it all in Brooklyn. But a young Orange basketball team grew up a little
ORANGE BASKETBALL FANS
Orange tickets | ON gear | 2022-23 streaming guide