Syracuse vs. Georgetown score: Tyus Battle hits late go-ahead bucket to win it ...

Syracuse and Georgetown went toe-to-toe Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome in what surely prompted some feeling of nostalgia for fans of the old Big East.

Giving up the dagger in the final seconds stings, no doubt, but at half it appeared the Hoyas were in firm control.

Battle's 21 points and resurrection from a rare shooting slump played as big a factor as any.

Although the Hoyas gave up their cushy first half lead and ultimately fell flat of clinching a big road win, they did not go quietly.

Jessie Govan , Mac McClung and Greg Malinowski were big down the stretch and they had counters for every Orange response -- all, it turns out, except for the final one.

This was a win Syracuse needed desperately after faltering earlier in the season against UConn and Oregon and dropping out of the rankings entirely.

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