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Andrew White’s record night helps Orange advance in NIT

He slid into SU history on Wednesday evening.

NCAA Basketball: Boston U at Syracuse
Syracuse Orange guard Andrew White III (3) shoots the ball against the Boston University Terriers during the second half at the Carrier Dome. The Orange won 99-77. 
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Another 30-point performance, and another record for the graduate transfer.

After scoring 40 points in the season finale against Georgia Tech, Andrew White had another impressive performance at the Carrier Dome.

White finished with 34 points on 11-of-15 shooting from the floor, and 7-of-9 from 3-point range.

In the midst of his impressive performance, White broke the Syracuse record for most made 3’s in a single season with 108. He passed assistant coach Gerry McNamara, who set the record with 107 back in the 2004-05 season.

Andrew also helped out on the glass, grabbing six rebounds in another game in which he played all 40 minutes.

In his last two games at the Carrier Dome, White has 74 points and 15 3-pointers.

No one knows where this team would be without Andrew White — but one thing is for sure: SU wouldn’t be the No. 1 seed in the NIT.

They likely wouldn’t even be in the NIT — or any postseason tournament for that matter.

What Andrew White has done in one season is nothing short of spectacular. He’s developed into a player who has bought in on the defensive end, can score at will, but also isn’t afraid to get dirty on the glass.

Syracuse has needed him to do more than just score this year, and he’s delivered.

In his postgame comments, Jim Boeheim made the comparison of White’s game to a former SU sharp-shooter.

"He's a little bit like Demetrius Nichols in some ways,” he said. “He's gotten better, putting the ball on the floor a little more."

And even though he can’t lead the Orange to a Final Four, he can still make a lasting impact with Orange fans — and he’s doing just that.