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Merry Christmas: Relive Rakeem's Big Night vs. Wake Forest

Rakeem Christmas had the best scoring night for an Orange player since 2007 on Tuesday.

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Thirty-five points. Nine rebounds. 9-of-12 from the free-throw line.

Rakeem Christmas had himself a night on Tuesday. His thirty-five point performance was the best by a Syracuse Orange player since Demetris Nichols scored 37 way back in 2007. It was also the difference-maker for the Orange, who held off a stingy and determined Wake Forest Demon Deacons attack en route to an 86-83 overtime victory. The Orange moved to 13-4 and 4-0 in the ACC.

Take a moment to re-live Christmas's big highlights from the evening and appreciate the fact that, despite what you think of the team overall, you're witness to one of the best four-year player evolutions in recent SU basketball history.