With 5:37 remaining in the Syracuse men’s basketball team’s contest against Notre Dame, the Irish’s Prentiss Hubb missed a three-pointer, got his own rebound, and fired an overhead pass to John Mooney for an easy lay-in to put his team up 70-69.
During the pass, Hubb collided into the Orange’s Joe Girard III, sending him falling onto his back. After Mooney scored, Hubb glared down at Girard, still on his back, and put his right foot on the other side of the Syracuse point guard, standing over him while he was getting up. Hubb was issued a technical for taunting, giving Syracuse two free throws and the ball. Girard made both, the first one bringing SU fans Taco Time for the fourth straight game, and then hit a fadeaway jumper over Hubb on the next offensive possession.
Although the Orange eventually lost by one point, the sequence brought viewers an exciting duel between Girard and Hubb in the final minutes.
Ticket holders from the game will be able to enjoy a free taco at any participating Taco Bell restaurant by presenting their ticket stubs.
Syracuse is now 8-2 against the taco spread (ATTS) in 10 home games this year. Quincy Guerrier, Bourama Sidibe, Buddy Boeheim, Joe Girard III, and Jesse Edwards have also scored Taco Time for SU fans this season.
Syracuse basketball 2019-20 Taco Time record (ATTS): 8-2
November 6, Virginia - N/A
November 13, Colgate - Bell-ringer: Jesse Edwards
November 16, Seattle - Bell-ringer: Joe Girard III
November 20, Cornell - Bell-ringer: Elijah Hughes
November 23, Bucknell - Bell-ringer: Buddy Boeheim
December 3, Iowa - N/A
December 18, Oakland - Bell-ringer: Bourama Sidibe
December 21, North Florida - Bell-ringer: Quincy Guerrier
December 28, Niagara - Bell-ringer: Elijah Hughes
January 4, Notre Dame - Bell-ringer: Joe Girard III
Leading Bell-ringer: Tied: Elijah Hughes (2) and Joe Girard III (2)
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