Saturday will mark the 95th meeting between the Syracuse Orange and Georgetown Hoyas men’s basketball teams. The previous 94 games have provided more than a share of memorable moments, but with the calendar turning to a new decade we decided to share some of ours for the last 20 years.
2004 at Georgetown
With time running down in a tie game Hakim Warrick is trying to get the ball down court for a final shot when he losses control. Hak doesn’t panic and delivers a pass to a cutting Gerry McNamara.
It’s always good to note the presence of mind of Craig Forth to be there for a tip-in but not touch the ball as it went through the net.
2006 Big East Tournament
The Hoyas were looking to win another BET title before they ran into “McNamara Madness” in the semifinals. Syracuse rallied from a fifteen-point halftime deficit to win on an Eric Devendorf lay-up off a left-handed pass from McNamara.
2012 in The Dome
Syracuse senior Kris Joseph scores a career-high 29 points including the winning three-pointer in overtime. This game is significant because it was the first time Jim Boeheim passed Dean Smith on the career wins list.
2013 Big East Tournament Championship
In the 2012-13 season the Hoyas had two double-digit wins over Syracuse. Six nights after Georgetown had beaten the Orange by 22 in the Carrier Dome Big East finale, the teams met again in MSG. This time CJ Fair punctuated the Orange’s final BET game against their rival with this overtime dunk on Otto Porter.
2018 in The Dome
One way to have fans remember you fondly is to deliver big moments against your rival. In his final two seasons Tyus Battle led the Orange to wins over Georgetown including this last second game-winner.
Those are some of our favorite moments of this rivalry in the 2000s. Now it’s your turn so share your favorites in the comments.