Syracuse’s 61-44 win over Cornell Wednesday night wasn’t the prettiest from an offensive standpoint, with it taking nearly four minutes before the first points of the game were scored and the Big Red shooting 34.5% from the field and 4-for-22 from beyond the arc. Syracuse limited Cornell to just 12 points in the first half, and they shot 48.1% from the field with senior forward Rakeem Christmas scoring a game-high 19 points.
Trevor Cooney joined Christmas in double figures with 14 points. Freshman forward Chris McCullough wasn’t as productive as those two, scoring just six points on the night. Unfortunately for Cornell sophomore forward David Onuorah he was on the receiving end of two of those points, with McCullough finishing Syracuse’s cracking of the Cornell pressure with an emphatic one-handed dunk.
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