facebook
twitter
search
search

Syracuse 94, West Virginia 80

Feb. 8, 2003 at 6:23 PM

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Freshman Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Saturday as the 21st-ranked Syracuse Orangemen defeated Big East Conference rival West Virginia, 94-80, for its sixth win in seven games.

Anthony has established himself as one of the best players in the country in his first season with a 20.7 scoring average. He had been averaging just 15 points per game on the road, but made up for it Saturday by making 12 of 17 shots.

West Virginia (12-8, 3-5 Big East West) took a 16-6 lead on Drew Schifino's jumper nearly four minutes into the game and seized its largest advantage, 31-16, on a layup by Chaz Briggs with 11:35 to go before halftime.

Anthony made two foul shots and scored eight points in a 23-5 run as Syracuse (16-3, 7-2) surged ahead, 39-36. A three-pointer by Patrick Beilen just before the buzzer gave the Mountaineers a 47-46 halftime edge.

Anthony dunked and scored six points in an 8-0 tear to open the second half, putting the Orangemen ahead for good. Hakim Warrick dunked twice and Anthony added a slam off an alley oop as an 11-2 run opened an 83-68 cushion with just under four minutes to go.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
LeBron, Cleveland Cavaliers not talking just yet
San Antonio Spurs optimistic about Ginobili returning
Texas Rangers' Hamilton now dealing with groin strain
Dillon wins Firecracker 250 at Daytona
Washington Nationals' Strasburg goes on DL with oblique strain