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Syracuse pulls away late to defeat Cornell, 72-53 (full coverage)

The Battle of the Boeheims became more than just an easy Syracuse win over Cornell on Wednesday.

In the annual Boeheim family feud between Syracuse and Cornell at the Carrier Dome, Jimmy Boeheim had the Big Red on the verge of an upset more than halfway through the second half of Wednesday’s game.

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Jimmy Boeheim, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim’s oldest son, scored 25 points only to see Cornell’s upset bid come up just short as Syracuse pulled away late for a 72-53 victory.

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Another familiar foe visits the Carrier Dome on Wednesday, Nov. 20 when Syracuse hosts Cornell at 7:30 p.m. The game marks the 125th meeting between the two schools.

The game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra, but fans can only watch the stream if their cable provider carries the ACC Network. Fans unsure if their provider carries ACCN are strongly encouraged to visit GetACCN.com.

SCOUTING THE BIG RED
After the starting the season with a win against Binghamton, Cornell has lost three games in a row. The Big Red is coming off a 75-54 setback at DePaul on Saturday.

Jimmy Boeheim leads a group of three players who average double figures in scoring, averaging 15.3 per game. That group also includes Terrance McBride (14.5 ppg.) and Josh Warren (10.5 ppg.). Warren leads the Big Red on the boards (7.3 rpg.) and in assists (16).

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