Brandon Triche & The Hunt For The Syracuse Scorer

Chris Chambers

Brandon Triche scored 29 points on Saturday in Syracuse's win over Seton Hall. That is a lot of points, you guys.

Brandon Triche scored 29 points on Saturday in Syracuse's win over Seton Hall. That is a lot of points, you guys.

As Syracuse Orange fans, I don't need to tell you that we're not known for having guys that put up major scoring numbers consistently. We might get a 25-point night here and there but more often than not our leading scorer is in the 15-18 range.

It made me wonder just how rare big scoring nights like Brandon's are for SU. I took to the OrangeHoops archives to do a little digging and here's what I found.

Highest Single-Game Scorer This Season Before SHU: 35, James Southerland, vs. Arkansas

Highest Single-Game Point Total Last Season: 29, Kris Joseph, Georgetown (OT)

Highest Single-Game Point Total Last Season (Non-OT): 28, Dion Waiter vs. Cincy (BET)

Highest Single-Game Point Total 2010-2011: 27, Kris Joseph vs. Prov, Scoop Jardine vs. Detroit

Highest Single-Game Point Total 2009-2010: 31, Wes Johnson vs. Gonzaga (NCAA)

Highest Single-Game Point Total 2009-2010 Reg. Season: 28, Andy Rautins & Rick Jackson vs Prov

Last Time SU Player Scored 40: 43, Gerry McNamara vs. BYU. 2004 (NCAA)

No. of Games With A 25+ Point Scorer 2011-2012: 2

No. of Games With A 25+ Point Scorer 2010-2011: 3

No. of Games With A 25+ Point Scorer 2009-2010: 5* (two 25+ scorers in one game)

No. of Games With A 25+ Point Scorer 2008-2009: 10

No. of Games With A 25+ Point Scorer 2007-2008: 9

No. of Games With A 25+ Point Scorer 2006-2007: 10

No. of Games With A 25+ Point Scorer 2005-2006: 8

No. of Games With A 25+ Point Scorer 2004-2005: 12

No. of Games With A 25+ Point Scorer 2003-2004: 13

No. of Games With A 25+ Point Scorer 2002-2003: 15

SU Players Who Scored 25+ Most Times Since '02-'03: Hakim Warrick (18), Gerry McNamara (14), Carmelo Anthony (12), Demetris Nichols (7), Jonny Flynn (6), Donte Greene (6), Andy Rautins (4), Eric Devendorf (3). Wes Johnson (3), Kris Joseph (3), Brandon Triche (3)

By no means is this a defining statistic but it makes for an interesting discussion. Syracuse used to have much more dominant scorers all-around. Whether the game has changed or Syracuse has changed...scoring 29 points ain't what she used to be.

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