Bryant upsets Syracuse after teams throw hands in slapfest

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Sherif Gross-Bullock scored 15 points, including a go-ahead runner successful the lane with 0.8 seconds left, and Bryant bushed Syracuse 73-72 connected Saturday nighttime successful a crippled that got testy midway done the archetypal half.

The Bulldogs (5-1) are disconnected to their champion commencement successful their Division I history.

Syracuse’s Joe Girard sank a brace of foul shots with 8 seconds to spell for a 72-71 vantage earlier Gross-Bullock took the inbound, drove the magnitude of the floor, enactment up a floater successful the mediate of the lane that bounced disconnected the rim and in. The Orange did not get disconnected a changeable astatine the end.

As for the testy archetypal half: Bryant was up 25-17 erstwhile Syracuse’s Judah Mintz was whistled for a charge. He became entangled with Bryant’s Doug Edert, who was a subordinate of the St. Peter’s squad who made it to the Elite Eight past season. Mintz past smacked Edert successful the look arsenic helium walked past him. Edert responded with a smack to Mintz with his backed turned earlier players and coaches intervened.

Judah Mintz #3 of the Syracuse Orange looks to walk  the shot  arsenic  Charles Pride #5 of the Bryant University Bulldogs guards him during the archetypal  fractional  astatine  JMA Wireless Dome connected  November 26, 2022 successful  Syracuse, New York.Syracuse’s Judah Mintz got slapped during the upset.Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images

After an authoritative review, Edert and Mintz were some ejected on with Bryant reserves Kvonn Cramer and Tyler Brelsford for leaving the squad bench.

Syracuse assistants Adrian Autry and Allen Griffin, and the Orange’s manager of hoops operations Pete Corasaniti were besides tossed, on with Bryant assistants Phil Martelli Jr. and Chris Cole

Antwan Walker led the Bulldogs with 18 points and 11 rebounds and Charles Pride and Earl Timberlake each scored 13.

Walker threw down a dunk to springiness the Bulldogs a 52-39 pb with 13:53 to spell earlier Syracuse got backmost successful it by outscoring Bryant 22-8 implicit the adjacent 10 1/2 minutes and went up 61-60 connected Jesse Edwards’ layup. The pb changed hands 5 times from there.

Reserve Justin Taylor scored 25 points for Syracuse (3-3), Chris Bell added 14 and Edwards had 12 with a career-high 21 rebounds.