Jesus Verdejo missed a three-pointer from the sideline with ten seconds left in the game, and the Syracuse Orange held off the South Florida upset effort at the Sun Dome tonight.

Eric Devendorf, who had eight points in the game, iced the win with two clutch free-throws at the 19 second mark. All of this coming after South Florida cut the lead to three with under a minute to play, the smallest deficit since the 11 minute mark in the first half.

With the win Syracuse moves to (14-1, 2-0) in the Big East, and USF (5-8, 0-1) drops its Big East opener.

Full game story will be in Monday’s back to school edition.

Until then, goodnight.

-K.K.

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